Frequently Asked Questions

This page aims to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about Scholarships & Awards at UCD. If you cannot find an answer to your question here please email your query to

Q: What academic Entrance Scholarships does UCD offer?

Ad Astra Academic Scholarships are offered to students entering UCD with 6 Higher Level A1s in a single sitting of the Leaving Cert.  For full details see

Applicants who achieve  560 points or above are termed Entrance Scholars as a recognition of their achievement. The Entrance Scholar award does not have a financial value but the achievement of these students is recognised at a ceremony in O’Reilly Hall each November, where students are presented with a certificate. The award is recorded on their academic transcript.

Q: Can I request a letter confirming that I’m a UCD award recipient?

Details of UCD scholarship and awards are displayed both on your statement of results and on your final academic transcript. This will allow you to provide a verifiable record of your UCD scholarships and awards to any interested third party.

For more information on online document publication please see

Q: What time of year are academic scholarships awarded?

Typically, academic scholarships and awards are offered based on achievements in the preceding academic year and recipients are notified by email in October / November each year. University scholarships are presented at University Awards Day which takes place in March.

Q: I was awarded a Department of Education scholarship but it's not showing on my fees account?

The Fees & Grants office apply fee concessions for Department of Education scholarships. If you have received one of these scholarships you should submit a copy of your award letter to the student desk and the concession will then be applied to your account.

Q: I’ve been awarded a research scholarship – how will it be processed?

Research Scholarships forms are administered by the Research Finance Office, located in Room 107 in the Tierney Building.

Such scholarships payments are normally made through the payroll system, and are processed by the Compensation and Benefits section of the UCD HR department.

Full details, including relevant scholarship forms can found at

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