Professional Diploma in Arbitration: Government Funded places for January 2021

UCD Sutherland School of Law is currently offering a number of Government funded places on the Professional Diploma in Arbitration commencing in January 2021.  This initiative, arising from the call for stimulus initiatives is also contributing to the School’s aim of empowering humanity.


This initiative will enable candidates to upskill and undertake a unique and internationally recognized Professional Diploma and to make a real difference in dispute resolution, in conducting and participating in Irish arbitrations.  


The closing date to apply for Government funded places on the Diploma in Arbitration is Friday, 11 December 2020.  


Applications for the Diploma will be accepted up until 11 January 2021.  For more information on the Diploma please click on this link.  


Who should Apply?

Alumni from the Diploma include a range of professionals and executives engaged in personnel management, public administration, or planning, architects, consulting engineers, chartered surveyors, property professionals and accountants.  Applications are welcome from those with approved university degrees, academic and/or professional qualifications and/or career experience that would satisfy the School that candidates are well placed to successfully engage with and contribute to what is a leading Professional Diploma.

The aim of the Government in providing Stimulus Funding to the UCD Sutherland School of Law is to enable skills development or reskilling for those who may be returning to the labour market in areas of growing and needed skills, such as:

  • Returners to the work environment such as homemakers and carers
  • the Unemployed.
  • Former Self Employed and Employed looking to reskill in areas of growing need.

Eligibility and the criteria for awarding the Government funded places that are available will align with the Government’s aim and with Springboard+ eligibility criteria which are detailed here  and the entry requirements for the Diploma.  Eligible applicants must be ordinarily resident in Ireland and must meet the nationality and EU residency rules as aligned to Springboard as detailed here This funding has been approved under the Higher Education Authority and Government of Ireland - July Stimulus Package - Modular Skills Provision. For full details on this Government Funded initiative see the July Stimulus - Higher Education Initiatives.

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