UCD Cothrom na Féinne Scholarships

Graduate Students | 2019/2020 Entry 

UCD Cothrom na Féinne Scholarships are awarded to scholars who demonstrate clear motivation to pursue higher education despite educational challenges faced and demonstrate leadership to others experiencing similar challenges to pursue third level education.

The College of Social Sciences and Law are offering one scholarship per School for full fee support for taught postgraduate programmes for an access student with economic need.

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These scholarships are available to students on taught graduate programmes in the College of Social Sciences and Law. They will be divided among the different Schools as follows: 

School of Archaeology
One scholarship across their full-time graduate programmes

School of Economics
MSc Applied Economics x 1

School of Education
Professional Masters in Education x 3

School of Geography
One scholarship across their graduate programmes

School of Information & Communication Studies
MSc Communication and Media Studies

School of Philosophy
One scholarship across their graduate programmes

School of Politics & International Relations
One scholarship across their graduate programmes

School of Psychology
One scholarship in one of the following:
MSc Rehabilitation and Disability Studies or
MSc Mindfulness Based Interventions
MPsychSc

School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice
One scholarship in each of the programmes below:
Professional Masters Degree in Social Work 
MA in Gender Studies
MSc Equality Studies

School of Sociology
One scholarship across their graduate programmes

College of Social Sciences and Law Graduate School
Two scholarships across their one-year full-time graduate programmes

The scholarship is open to incoming Irish/EU applicants who satisfy the normal academic entry requirements and have been offered and accepted a place on a taught graduate programme in the UCD College of Social Sciences and Law

Applicants must also be from one of the under-represented groups at higher education, including: 

  • Those who have previously entered third level education via, or were supported by, a recognised Access Programme
  • Students from a low-income household (<€45,790 a year)
  • Those in receipt of a means-tested social welfare payment
  • Low-income first-time mature students
  • One parent family
  • Students with a disability from a low-income family
  • Asylum Seekers, Refugees, those with Leave to Remain

Please note: As this scholarship covers fees, successful students can only be in receipt of the Student Grant administered SUSI or a Cothrom na Féinne Scholarship  

To apply you should:

  1. Complete and submit an Online Application Form
  2. Complete an Income Declaration Form and submit it along with the required supporting financial documentation

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 5th July 2019

• This is a fee scholarship.

• These scholarships are for taught masters programmes only in the College of Social Sciences & Law.

• A student can only hold one UCD scholarship. In the event of a student qualifying for more than one scholarship, the scholarship of the greatest value will be awarded. The UCD Cothrom na Féinne scholarships are not open to holders of Department of Education Scholarships.

• As this scholarship covers tuition fees only, successful students can only be in receipt of either the Student Grant administered SUSI or a Cothrom na Féinne Scholarship. They cannot take both scholarships. Students must specify which scholarship they wish to take up.

• The students who are awarded scholarships are required to pay any fees due to the University. Failure to do so may result in the withdrawal of the scholarship.

• Scholarships cannot be deferred.

• As this is a private scholarship, successful candidates will be asked to provide a short annual report and photographs, extracts of which will be used in publicity materials.

• If a student has to repeat a stage UCD Access and Learning scholarship will suspend the scholarship for that year and will resume once the student progresses. Academic performance will be monitored and support provided if necessary.

• UCD Access and Lifelong Learning reserve the right to withdraw the scholarship should a student continually fail to complete the academic standards of their programme, or if they face disciplinary proceedings within UCD.

• Applicants must have a legal entitlement to remain in Ireland to complete their proposed course of study. The onus rests with the applicant to satisfy the University in this regard.

• UCD Cothrom na Féinne Scholars will be encouraged to act as role models within UCD and their local community.

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