UCD College of Arts and Humanities Masters Scholarship (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) 2022

In support of UCD’s commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, the College of Arts and  Humanities is offering a new Masters Scholarship (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) for  2022/23. This provides €12,000 towards the cost of study on a Masters programme (MA, MFA  or MMus) in any one of our seven Schools and in the Clinton Institute. We encourage  applications from all students who have been offered a place on one of our Masters programmes but are experiencing challenges in continuing their educational journey. Before  completing an application, candidates may wish to familiarize themselves with UCD’s work in  the area of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion by exploring our website.

The award is open to EU and non-EU applicants enrolling on one of the Masters programmes in our college in September 2022, on either a full-time or a part-time basis. The award can be  held for a maximum of one year for students registered to the Masters programme on a full time basis, or two years for students registered to the Masters programme on a part-time  basis, subject to satisfactory performance by the holder in the first year.  

Guidance Notes 

  1. Applicant Details: Applications are welcomed from EU and non-EU students and from those registering for full-time or part-time study 
  2. Referees: Two referees must be specified on the application form. At least one of these should be able to write on the applicant’s academic abilities and potential.
  3. Programme Details: Please include the title of your programme (for example, MA  Literature and Culture) and whether you have applied to take the course on a full-time or  part-time basis. Please note the school or unit to which you have applied and the date that  you were notified of acceptance to the programme.
  4. Funding: please specify the source and amount of any funding you have secured in support of your postgraduate studies. If you are entirely self-funded, please note this.
  5. Prior Qualifications: please list your undergraduate qualifications. If you have  completed other courses or training programmes relevant to your postgraduate study, you should include these here.
  6. Academic Aims: please outline your reasons for choosing this programme and how it helps  you to advance your wider educational ambitions.
  7. Personal Statement: please write a supporting statement outlining the reasons that you  are applying for an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship. On the UCD Equality,  Diversity and Inclusion website you will find information on the supports available in a  variety of areas. These may help you to reflect on the particular circumstances that make  continuing in education challenging for you.

Terms and Conditions

In the event of the recipient subsequently receiving an award from another source, the College of Arts and Humanities Masters Scholarship will be reduced by that amount or  discontinued, as appropriate.  

From time to time, the successful candidate may be asked to support events and activities  organized by the College of Arts and Humanities. The scholarship recipient consents, in  principle, to taking part in promotional activity for the scholarship, which may involve the use  and distribution of their name, photographs, video footage or new media, with prior  consultation. 

To retain this scholarship throughout the programme of study recipients must meet all  programme requirements. Students will not be eligible to defer their scholarship offer. 

Application Process

Applicants must have been offered a place on one of our Masters programmes (commencing  September 2022). Applications for this scholarship should be sent to Associate Professor Lucy  Collins, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies at arts.humanities@ucd.ie by 5pm on 8 July  2022. Late applications will not be accepted. The application must include: 

  • a completed application form
  • a copy of the email/letter confirming acceptance to the Masters programme
  • a sample of recent academic writing (maximum 2000 words) 

Applicants should download the application form from the College of Arts and Humanities website and email the completed version, together with their letter and writing sample, by  the stated deadline. 

Applicants should request that their referees submit written references directly to arts.humanities@ucd.ie by the closing date for application. It is the applicant’s responsibility  to ensure that referees are aware of this requirement. 

If you have any queries, please contact Lucy Collins, Associate Dean for Graduate  Studies, at lucy.collins@ucd.ie.

Download application form here|