Funding and Scholarships
There are a number of funding and scholarship providers, for more information, please click on the titles.
Ad Astra Scholarships
UCD offers several scholarships for scholars who achieve excellence in Academic, Performing Arts or Elite Sports.
“Free fees” (EU Undergraduate full-time students only) The Higher Education Authority in Ireland supports students with their tuition fees, eligibility criteria apply, more information can be found at www.ucd.ie/fees
Scholarship aimed at adult learners, for eligibility and more information click on (opens in a new window)Uversity.
Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students
SUSI is Ireland’s national awarding authority for further and higher education grants. We offer support to eligible students in approved, full-time courses at PLC, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
This website is a convenient and user-friendly source of information about the financial assistance schemes available in Ireland to help you progress through further and higher education.
Graduate Taught Students
There are a wide range of funding supports that may be available to you, for further information on each of these, please click on the name and you will be able to check any eligibility criteria for them.
UCD Graduate Taught Supports
UCD School of Archaeology is delighted to offer the Kay (Cathryn) Mahon Bursaries. Ms Mahon had a life-long passion for archaeology - especially Irish archaeology, and these bursaries are funded from the generous bequest that Kay made to UCD to assist students to study archaeology
The UCD School of Archaeology is delighted to offer up to two College of Social Sciences and Law (CSSL) Global Tuition Fee Scholarships. All full-time Irish/EU/EEA and non-EU students who have applied for one of our one-year, campus-based Masters programmes are eligible to apply.
These 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 Vin Davis Bursary in Archaeology was established in 2016 in memory of Professor Robert Vincent Davis, Vin to all, by his wife Rosemary and his daughter Amy to celebrate and honour his sense of excellence as a scholar, colleague and archaeologist.
The Government of Ireland International Education Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship for non-EU/non-EEA students in Ireland. There are 60 places awarded across all Irish Higher Education Institutions each year.
The Ireland Fellows Programme enables early to mid-career professionals from eligible countries, with leadership potential, to benefit from a prestigious, world-class, quality education contributing to capacity building. It offers selected students the opportunity to undertake a fully funded one-year master’s level programme at a higher education institution (HEI) in Ireland. The award covers programme fees, flights, accommodation and living costs. For eligibility criteria and more information, please click on this (opens in a new window)link
UCD Global provides administrative support for students accessing financial student aid loans offered by Canada and the United States of America.
While UCD facilitates Canadian and U.S. government loans for students, these loans are given by their respective governments. Students are always advised to familiarise themselves with their respective governments' regulations and policies for financial student aid loans.
For further information on fees
For all student fees information, please see www.ucd.ie/fees this covers all information about deadlines, fee assessments and any other supports available.