International Student Scholarship

  • Master, Bachelor
  • Partial tuition fee waiver
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International Student Scholarships (formerly ‘Global Scholarships) are applied in line with UCD Global procedures, with the aim to attract:

a) Academically strong students;

b) Students from underrepresented regions;

c) Students to academic programmes with a greater capacity for international students.

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University College Dublin

University College Dublin is a public research university in Dublin, Ireland, and a member institution of the National University of Ireland.

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Scholarships are only open to self-funding candidates who are classified as non-EU for tuition fee purposes.

Eligible programmes are limited to undergraduate and graduate taught programmes, where the student must be based in Dublin and no part of the programme is awarded by another institution. The following programmes are excluded from the International Student Scholarship scheme:

a) Online programmes,

b) Part-time programmes

c) UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School MSc and MBA

d) Clinical programmes

e) Off-shore campus programmes

All non-EU applications to eligible programmes will be assessed by UCD Global for the International Student Scholarship. UCD Global determines the eligibility and amount of scholarship based on the applicant’s academic strength as demonstrated in the relevant programme application. Minimum eligibility criteria are determined relative to the programme’s entry requirements and the student’s regional matriculation qualification

Only the prerequisite prior academic qualifications will be considered when determining the eligibility and amount of an International Student Scholarship. Awards or experience in nonprerequisite degrees or programmes will not be considered.

The International Student Scholarship cannot be combined with any other tuitionscholarship. In the instance that an applicant is awarded more than one scholarship offer, they will receive the scholarship of greater financial value.

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The International Student Scholarship is payable only toward the tuition fees of successful



Following notification of an offer for an International Student Scholarship, students must accept their scholarship offer online within the timeframe communicated in the Offer Letter.

  • It is the student’s responsibility to formally accept the scholarship offer.
  • Failure to respond within the given timeframe will be considered as declining the scholarship offer
  • A declined or lapsed offer for the International Student Scholarship cannot be reinstated.

Candidates for the International Student Scholarship must pay the deposit required upon acceptance of an offer to study at UCD. Only candidates who have paid their deposit by the International Student Scholarship acceptance deadline will successfully secure their Scholarship. Applicants who accept the programme offer after the International Student Scholarship acceptance deadline will not retain their scholarship.

International Student Scholarships are non-transferable and will apply only to the programme and academic term (or ‘commencement date’) associated with the offer letter that contains the scholarship award. Once the offer of an International Student Scholarship has been issued, a student who declines the initial offer of admission to UCD may not transfer the Scholarship to another programme.

International Student Scholarships cannot be deferred to another commencement date. If a student chooses to defer their entry to UCD after the offer of an International Student Scholarship is given, they will forfeit their scholarship. Students with deferred entry may be re-considered for an International Student Scholarship under considerations used for all students for the new year of entry.

UCD reserves the right to discontinue or modify the scholarship scheme or any component thereof, and to revise any or all of the scholarship requirements, processes, or eligibility criteria, at any time in the future.

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