The UCD Ad Astra Academic programme seeks motivated students who can demonstrate high intellectual achievement yet want to reach further through undertaking a challenging university programme.

Each year, we offer up to fifteen scholarships for students who are joining UCD straight from their leaving certificate, entering stage one of a programme and up to seventeen scholarships for students entering stage two of their programme.

As a UCD Ad Astra Academic Scholar you will receive the support of a dedicated mentor who will have a close knowledge of your academic commitments and will provide guidance on how best to develop your potential. Through a series of seminars and workshops in areas such as leadership, innovation and creative thinking, Scholars learn to make the most of their opportunities within the University and develop skills that will allow them to excel in their chosen careers. The Academy will provide a supportive environment in which to help you meet the challenge.

Professor Regina Uí Chollatáin

Director of UCD Ad Astra Academic Strand