UCD offers an extensive range of scholarships, awards and prizes to current students as they progress through their studies. University Scholarships are awarded to acknowledge the highest achieving students at each stage of their degree programme. Awards and prizes are typically presented on the basis of performance in a subject or module and may consist of a monetary award, book voucher or medal. Many of such awards are made possible by bequests and gifts that have been generously donated to the University over the years.
Ad Astra Academic Scholars
The Ad Astra Academy is an initiative designed to recognise and nurture exceptional students in academia, sports and the performing arts. Scholars benefit from a scholarship, mentoring, a range of tailored supports.
Each year, Ad Astra academic scholarships are awarded to students based on academic performance in Stage 1, and recipients are notified before the start of the following academic year. Full details on Ad Astra academic scholarships along with profiles on some of our current scholars can be found here.