Scholarships Merit-based
University College Dublin

Universitas 21 Alumni Scholarship

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Various benefits
Not specified
Application deadline


There are a range of scholarships available for international students studying at UCD.


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



Partial tuition fee waiver

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


The Universitas 21 Alumni Scholarship is payable only toward the tuition fees of successful applicants.

Applicable programmes


As a member of the prestigious Universitas 21 Network, UCD offers alumni of Universitas 21

partner universities tuition fee scholarship of:

a) €3,000 of the non-EU tuition fee rate for students on non-EU fee rates;

b) 10% of the EU tuition fee rate for students on EU fee rates.


Successful candidates must have obtained a degree from a current member of the Universitas 21 member universities

uccessful candidates must not have obtained a degree at UCD previously.

Scholarships are only open to self-funding candidates.

Eligible programmes are limited to graduate taught programmes, where the student must be

based in Dublin and no part of the programme is awarded by another institution. All online, parttime, UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School MBA and MSc, and clinical programmes are ineligible for the Universitas 21 Alumni Scholarship. Oversubscribed programmes may also be ineligible for the Universitas 21 Alumni Scholarship.

Candidates must confirm the Scholarship award with UCD Global before commencing studies in UCD Dublin. The Scholarship award will not be applied to the students account after teaching term for applicable period commences.

Only the prerequisite prior academic experience will be considered when determining the

eligibility and amount of a Global Scholarship. Awards or experience in prior non-prerequisite degrees or programmes will not be considered.

The Universitas 21 Alumni Scholarship cannot be combined with any other tuition fee

scholarship, but it does not preclude an awardee from applying for scholarships of a greater

value. Where an applicant is successfully awarded a scholarship of a greater value, the applicant will no longer retain the Universitas 21 Alumni Scholarship.

Scholarship requirements






226 nationalities

Study experience required





Application deadline

Not specified

By accepting a Universitas 21 Alumni Scholarship, students commit to contributing to at least one

of any of the following platforms, as reasonably directed by UCD:

a) UCD social media content

b) UCD website content

c) Discussion groups and panels,surveys

d) Additional events or activities for the promotion of UCD.

Only students who remain continuously enrolled in UCD may retain their Universitas 21 Alumni Scholarship.

  • A student who withdraws, cancels, becomes inactive, enrols as less than full-time, is suspended or dismissed from the University will lose their scholarship eligibility. If a student’s enrolment status is changed to any of the aforementioned statuses due to medical reasons (or other approved extenuating circumstances), they may appeal in writing to the College or School Programme Office to have their scholarship reinstated upon return to normal, full-time enrolment at the University. The appeal and supporting documentation, such as a letter from a doctor, should be emailed to the appropriate College or School Programme Office. In order for reinstatement of the Global Scholarship to be considered, a student’s leave from the University cannot exceed two consecutive semesters.
  • Universitas 21 Alumni Scholarships are automatically renewed each year of a programme, oncondition that the student maintains a Stage GPA of 3.08/4.20 and meets the programme
  • progression and credit requirements within one academic year, or the first attempt of a given stage. If a student loses eligibility for a Universitas 21 Alumni Scholarships on the basis of academic performance or progression, the relevant UCD College may determine that the student is still eligible for a discretionary College Global Scholarship. College Global Scholarships are administered wholly at the discretion of the College.
  • All scholarship and funding schemes are subject to availability of funds, and details given here are subject to change at any time. Potential applicants are urged to check information regularly to ensure they are aware of current procedures, deadlines and other information.
  • The University reserves the right to withdraw, vary or amend any aspect of a Scholarship if it is found that an error or mistake has been made by the University.
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