U21 Summer School Scholarships now open for applications

UCD is a member of Universitas 21, a global network of world-leading universities. UCD undergraduate and masters students are invited to apply for a scholarship to attend a summer school at one of our U21 partner institutions. 

The scholarships are available to degree-seeking UCD students who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Undergraduate students who will have completed Stage 2 by 1 June 2020
  • Masters students

Applicants must be available to travel for the full duration of the summer school and ensure the summer school does not interfere with any assignments as part of their UCD programme. Applicants must also ensure they meet the eligibility criteria of the summer school they are applying to as indicated by the host institution.

There are 5 travel scholarships available. The  deadline for applications is Wednesday, 11 March at 13:00. Students who are interested in more than one summer school must submit one application per summer school. If a student is offered a scholarship for more than one summer school, they will be asked to decide which summer school they prefer to attend. Results of the call for UCD scholarships will be announced on Friday, 20 March.  Please refer to the application forms for more detailed instructions.

The summer schools on offer are listed below:

University of Amsterdam

Number of scholarships available: 1

Scholarship value: €2,000

Dates: 3 weeks between June and August 2020 - varies according to specific programme

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) offers a range of interdisciplinary and immersive summer programmes in the heart of the city. With over 17 summer programmes to choose from, there is something for everyone, from urban studies, to political science, social and behavioural sciences, and more.

Find out more and apply here; Amsterdam Summer School Scholarship.

University of Glasgow

Number of scholarships available: 1

Scholarship value: approximately €3,150

Dates: 17 June to 13 July 2020

Scottish Cultural Landscapes: Nation, Heritage and the Arts will give students across all disciplines a unique perspective on contemporary cultural practices with an analysis of their historical, cultural and socio-economic roots. Alongside the academic programme, excursions and social activities will create a true Scottish experience. The course is specifically designed for an international audience, allowing students to explore the local cultural context as the primary case study and compare it to the variety of their own cultural and disciplinary contexts.

Find out more and apply here; Glasgow Summer School Scholarship Final.

KU Leuven

Number of scholarships available: 2

Scholarship value: €1,525

Dates: from 29 June to 10 July

Europe Inside Out: a 2020 summer school unlike any other: During this 14-day residential course jointly offered by the Faculties of Arts, Economics & Business and Social Sciences, students  combine two majors, chosen from a list of four: Doing Business with Europe(ans); Policies & Politics in the EU; Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe and Social & Cultural Interactions. The course includes visits to Brussels and Antwerp.

Find out more and apply here; KU Leuven Summer School Scholarship Final.

University of Zurich

Number of scholarships available: 1

Scholarship value: €2,155

Dates: from 5 July to 24 July 2020

How Switzerland Got Rich: This summer school looks at the development of Switzerland into one of the richest and most globalised countries in the world. Participating in this summer school will not only allow students to get to know the University of Zurich but also to experience Zurich as one of the world's most attractive student cities. As part of the social programme, students will be introduced to some of the most beautiful spots in the city and the region and will have plenty of opportunities to socialise and make friends.

Find out more and apply here; Zurich Summer School Scholarship


If you have any queries, please email universitas21@ucd.ie