UCD Scholarships

UCD Scholarship Schemes

Smurfit Business School

UCD Smurfit Scholarships offer a life-changing opportunity to prospective students. By offering merit-based scholarships, we recruit the highest quality students from across the world; while our financial needs based scholarships put an MBA or Masters within reach for a number of ambitious students each year.

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UCD Global Scholarships for International Students

UCD Global offers a number of scholarships specifically for international students at both undergraduate and graduate level.

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Newman Fellowships Programme

Since 1989, leading Irish and multinational corporations, semi-state bodies, voluntary organisations and individuals have sponsored high-calibre, post-doctoral research across the humanities and sciences through the UCD Newman Fellowship Programme.


U21 Scholarships

U21 provides a range of development activities for students, researchers as well as senior academic and professional staff. The opportunities include extra-curricular incentives such as competitions, continuing professional development workshops and meetings, support and sharing best practice around delivery, and development of strategy and policy in Higher Education

China Scholarship Scheme


  • UCD and the CSC signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2007, renewed in 2011, for the purposes of providing high quality research training to qualified Chinese students from Chinese universities/research institutions.
  • This is an exciting opportunity for Chinese students to benefit from studying in one of Europe’s leading research-driven universities.


UCD Graduate Sports Scholarships

The UCD Graduate Sports Scholarship (GSS) is a scholarship programme specifically for students who are competing and succeeding at the highest sporting level – nationally and internationally - while simultaneously completing a post graduate programme at UCD. The scholarship supports athletes in their pursuit of both sporting and academic success. The focus of the GSS programme is on a number of selected sports: GAA, Athletics, Rugby, Soccer, Hockey and Rowing although outstanding applicants from other sports may also be considered.