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Funding and Scholarships

There are a number of funding and scholarship providers, for more information, please click on the titles. 

Undergraduate Students 

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

(opens in a new window)Uversity 

Scholarship aimed at adult learners, for eligibility and more information click on (opens in a new window)Uversity

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students

(opens in a new window)SUSI

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.

(opens in a new window)Student Finance

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

Kay Mahon Award

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

UCD School of Archaeology CSSL Scholarship

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.

UCD Cothrom na Féinne Scholarships

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.

(opens in a new window)Vin Davis Bursary

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.

Other Supports

(opens in a new window)Government of Ireland Scholarships

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.

(opens in a new window)Ireland-SIDS Fellows Programme

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

North American Loans

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

UCD Student Fees Information

For all student fees information, please see www.ucd.ie/fees this covers all information about deadlines, fee assessments and any other supports available.

Contact UCD School of Archaeology

Newman Building, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 8312 | E: archaeology@ucd.ie