Which scholarship is right for you? UCD Smurfit School has a range of scholarships available to support students

With a range of scholarships available to international students, the highly ranked UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School offers life-changing opportunities to prospective students at Ireland’s leading business school. These scholarships help students to complete a world-class degree from our triple-accreditation school in Dublin, the European headquarters for many of the world’s leading multinational companies. With extensive industry ties and a vast, international alumni network, graduates are exceptionally positioned in the minds of the international business community.

Aoife Kiernan, MSc International Business ‘17, was the recipient of a scholarship and went on to become the scholarship programme’s alumni president. “UCD Smurfit School scholarship programmes offer more than any recipient could envisage,” said Aoife. 

By easing financial pressure, scholarships afford students the time to focus on academic requirements and also allow them to be selective about professional work they pursue during their programme. In addition, the networking opportunities that often come with a scholarship offer valuable professional contacts through global, scholarship alumni networks.

“While providing an exceptional benefaction towards tuition fees, scholarships further enable recipients through their progression into the alumni community who are leading in multiple industries around the globe. Alumni support new members in the academic, business and social facets of their development enabled through multi-disciplinary backgrounds ranging from private, limited companies to senior leadership roles in global organisations,” continued Aoife.

By offering merit-based scholarships, UCD Smurfit School recruits the highest quality students from across the world; while financial needs based scholarships put an MBA or Masters within reach for a number of ambitious students each year. This creates a dynamic classroom where students from diverse backgrounds bring their experience, challenge preconceived notions and learn from each in an enriched learning environment. 

Specific scholarships include the Full-Time MBA Regional Excellence Scholarships and the MSc Academic Excellence Scholarships which are awarded to academically exceptional students who act as ambassadors for UCD Smurfit School during their studies and after graduation.  Scholarships are also offered for specific specialist Masters Programmes including the MSc in Marketing and Retail Innovation and the MSc in Aviation Finance.

Approximately 50% of our students are international, representing over 70 countries worldwide, adding a welcome and important intercultural dimension to life and learning at UCD Smurfit School. International student Monica Tanwar studies the MSc in International Management CEMS, ranked 8th Globally by The Financial Times. “I’m from Italy, but I have Indian origins. I speak Italian, English, French, Spanish and Hindi. I am honoured to be in such a prestigious course. I love Dublin, it is the perfect multicultural melting pot!

To learn more about UCD Smurfit School and the Scholarships available for 2021 entry, visit www.smurfitschool.ie/admissions/scholarships/.

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