The difficulties pertaining to high tuition fee, issues related to working while studying, visa, etc., has never stopped students from considering higher education abroad. Professor Jeremy Simpson, Associate Dean for International Study, UCD believes, "But at least no student should be turned away from University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland, citing financial reasons."
He said this on the sidelines of the Enterprise Ireland, an education fair, held in Chennai on 8th February, 2014.
"We offer five attractive scholarships - Graduate Scholarships (taught master's), The Government of Ireland Scholarships for India, UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business Scholarships, Graduate (master's) Scholarships from UCD Sutherland School of Law and Undergraduate Scholarships," Simpson said. Of these, the former 2 are comparatively new ones and was awarded for the 1st time during the academic session of 2013-2014.
Graduate Scholarships for taught master's provide 4 full-tuition fee waivers and is devoted to former President of India, VV Giri, who is an alumni of UCD. Simpson said, "Other than that, there are five 50-per cent tuition fee waivers, 50 merit-based scholarships offering €2,000 (approx Rs 1.7 lakh) and U21 Delhi University (DU) Scholarships, which fund students who have graduated from DU to the tune of €2,000 each."
Apart from providing full tuition fee waiver for 2 Indian students, the Government of Ireland Scholarships for India also offers a stipend of €10,000 (approx Rs 8.5 lakhs) for a year to cover living expenses. Simpson adds, "For 2014-15 academic year, we are mulling about two more similar awards, though this is yet to be confirmed."
5 half-tuition waivers for MSc programmes is being offered by the scholarships from the business school. This is given based on the GMAT score. Simpson informs, "We also have awards for MBA and PhD studies. Your GMAT score should be higher than 650."
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The last date for application for this scholarship is 28th March, 2014.
€5,000 (approx Rs 4.3 lakh) fee waivers is being provided by the law school scholarships. Simpson says, "Besides you have six tuition fee waivers of €3,000 (approx Rs 2.5 lakh) each to fund full-time study in LLM, MSc (criminology and criminal justice) and master's in common law."
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Last date for application of this scholarship is 17th April, 2014.
5 €5,000 and 10 €2,000 awards are being offered on the undergraduate front.
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