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Maria Helena Kopschitz Scholarship

Maria Helena Kopschitz Scholarship

for MA in Irish Literature and Culture, 2019/2020

Announcement and Call for Applications

The School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin, is pleased to announce the continuation of the Maria Helena Kopschitz Scholarship to enable a Brazilian student to pursue the MA in Irish Literature and Culture, University College Dublin. The scholarship honours the pioneering contribution to Irish studies in Brazil made by Professor Maria Helena Kopschitz. The scholarship entitles the holder to full tuition (international fee) for the one-year course (September 2019 to August 2020) and a bursary of €17,000 to cover accommodation costs. A €2,000 travel bursary is also available. For further information on the context for the Professor Maria Helena Kopschitz award, see https://mariahelenakopschitz.wordpress.com/

Application Procedure

The competitive award will be judged by a selection committee; applications will be judged by academic qualifications and professional suitability for the Masters in Irish Literature and Culture programme. Candidates must have completed a Bachelors programme to high honours level in a Brazilian university in a degree in Literature or Letters by date of application, and may be currently enrolled in or have completed a Masters degree in English. Candidates must also meet all criteria for acceptance to UCD’s Master programmes in English (including provision of academic transcripts and successful completion of UCD English language requirements; see below).

Information on the MA programme is available online here 

Information on UCD English language requirements is available here 

Applications for the award should be sent by 30 April 2019 to Professor Margaret Kelleher (Margaret.O.Kelleher@ucd.ie) comprising

  • (1) full CV;
  • (2) personal statement (1-2 pages) indicating suitability for the bursary award;
  • (3) academic transcript;
  • (4) evidence of completion of UCD English language requirements; and
  • (5) sample of recent academic writing in English on a literary subject (max 3,000 words). The applicant should also nominate two referees, whose references should be sent directly to Professor Margaret Kelleher by the closing date.