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Frequently Asked Questions

This page aims to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about Scholarships & Awards at UCD. If you cannot find an answer to your question here, please email your query to awardsandscholarships@ucd.ie

Ad Astra Academic Scholarships are offered to students entering UCD with 6 Higher Level A1s in a single sitting of the Leaving Cert.  For full details
see www.ucd.ie/adastraacademy/academic

The Ad Astra Academy also offers Academic, Performing Arts and Elite Sports scholarships. Ad Astra Academic Scholarships are awarded on the basis of the academic criteria of 6 H1's in the first sitting of the Leaving Cert (or A Level equivalent), as well as an online application. Students who have completed the Irish Leaving Certificate, or the GCE A levels in Northern Ireland or U.K., or the equivalent in other examinations are eligible to apply. Please contact admissions@ucd.ie  if you require advice on equivalency. 

For more information on these scholarships including application guidelines, please
see https://www.ucd.ie/adastraacademy/ or contact adastraacademy@ucd.ie

The Entrance Scholar Awards are presented to first year students who achieve 560 points or more in their Leaving Certificate (or equivalent second level examination) in recognition of their academic accomplishment to date. Recipients are presented with a recognition certificate at a ceremony organised by the UCD Conferring Unit and their achievements are recorded on their academic transcript. 

The Entrance Scholar award does not have a financial value, but the achievement of these
students is recognised at a ceremony in O’Reilly Hall each November, where students are
presented with a certificate.

Details of UCD scholarship and awards are displayed both on your statement of results and
on your final academic transcript. This will allow you to provide a verifiable record of your
UCD scholarships and awards to any interested third party.

Awardees are also issued an Award letter via email before their scholarship payment is processed.

Typically, academic scholarships and awards are offered based on achievements in the
preceding academic year and recipients are notified by email between October to December each year.

University scholarships are presented at University Awards Day which takes place in March every year.

For more information on award ceremonies, please visit the UCD Conferring website or email conferring@ucd.ie.

The Fees & Grants office apply fee concessions for Department of Education scholarships. If
you have received one of these scholarships you should submit a copy of your award letter
to the Student Desk and the concession will then be applied to your account.

A range of scholarship opportunities are available to international students to undertake study at UCD. The UCD Global Undergraduate Scholarship and the UCD Global Excellence Undergraduate Scholarship are managed through our International Office.

Full details, including application deadlines, can be found on their website here, or email internationalscholarships@ucd.ie for more information.

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