University College Dublin announces €400,000 scholarships

New Delhi, December 19, 2014: University College Dublin (UCD) is delighted to announce the launch of the 2015 UCD scholarships for Indian undergraduate and postgraduate students. Of particular note in the scholarship fund are the 4 full scholarships in recognition of V. V. Giri, the fourth President of India, who studied law in UCD from 1913 to 1916.

University College Dublin (UCD) is Ireland's Global University. Established in 1854 UCD is Ireland's largest and most international university. There are over 27,000 students including 6,000 international students from 127 countries studying in UCD. A public, government-funded institution UCD receives the highest levels of research funding in the country and is ranked within the top 1% of world universities.

University College Dublin announces €400,000 funds


UCD can objectively be considered the Irish University with greatest profile in India and today UCD is the most popular university for Indian students studying in Ireland. There are currently 308 Indian students studying in UCD.

UCD's commitment to attracting top Indian students is evident in its scholarship offering which is the largest offered by an Irish university along with their regular visits to India, importantly with key academics and engagement with Indian university partners such as the University of Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIM Bangalore and University of Baroda amongst others.

The following scholarships will be available to Indian students applying to UCD. This outlines the minimum scholarship fund available, it is estimated the fund will rise as the year progresses.

1. UCD International Scholarships

V.V. Giri Scholarships (Graduate)

  • 4 x 100% V.V. Giri Scholarships. These are awarded on application to the top Indian students applying for postgraduate courses*

Graduate (Taught Masters) Scholarships

  • 5 x 50% Global Graduate Scholarships. These are merit based tuition scholarships for Indian students applying for postgraduate courses*
  • 100 merit based tuition scholarships worth €3,000 each specifically for Indian students applying for postgraduate courses* (applied to applicants who accept offers in first come, first served basis)
  • U21 Delhi University Scholarships-UCD is offering tuition scholarships worth €3,000 each specifically for Indian students graduated from Delhi University, UCD's Universitas 21 partner, applying for postgraduate courses* (guaranteed)

Undergraduate Scholarships

  • 1 50% Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarship. This is a merit based tuition scholarship.*
  • 5 merit based tuition scholarships worth €5,000 each for undergraduate students*
  • 10 merit based tuition scholarships worth €3,000 each for undergraduate students*

The deadline for applications is 31st March 2015. Students are encouraged to apply early.

(*clinical programmes are not eligible for these scholarships)

2. The Government of Ireland Scholarships for India

  • 1 Government of Ireland scholarships was awarded in the 2014-2015 academic year to an Indian student, who had successfully gained a place on a 1 year Taught Masters Programme.

  • The scholarship entitled the successful student to a full tuition fee waiver at UCD, as well as a stipend of €10,000 to cover living expenses for the year.

  • They hope to offer 2 fully funded Government of Ireland scholarships to Indian students who successfully gain a place on a 1 year taught Masters Programme in UCD for 2015/16 programmes.
  • Details of the Government of Ireland scholarships will be confirmed in February 2015.

    3. UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business

    • Ireland top Business School is offering 6 x 50% merit based tuition scholarships specifically for Indian students applying to MSc Programmes in the UCD Smurfit School of Business MBA and PhD scholarships available.

    Please see Deadline for applications is 31st March 2015.

    For further information on UCD Scholarships, visit:

    Contact: The UCD International Student Scholarships & Funding Coordinator at

    About UCD

    UCD is ranked in the top 1% World Universities per 2014 QS Rankings. UCD is Ireland's Global University. It is the largest and most international university in Ireland with over 26,000 students of which over 6,000 are international (from 127 countries). UCD is Ireland's leader in postgraduate education (over a quarter of all graduate students in Ireland study in UCD) and the national leader in research funding, attracting quality investment that has helped the university to establish a reputation as a world-class destination for leading researchers.

    Famous Alumni

    • UCD has produced three Irish Presidents and five Taoisigh (Prime Ministers)
    • UCD has produced the most Justices of the Supreme Court of Ireland, the most Chief Justices and the most Attorney Generals of Ireland. 10 of the 11 current Justices of the Supreme Court are UCD alumni.
    • In international affairs UCD's alumni include Seán MacBride, one of the founders of Amnesty International and recipient of the 1974 Nobel Peace Prize. UCD law graduate Peter Sutherland, one of the major negotiators in the foundation of the World Trade Organization, served as its first Director-General.
    • Within the institutional frameworks and politics of the EU, UCD has a number of figures. 7 of Ireland's 10 European Commissioners are alumni.
    • Catherine Day, UCD Alumni, is the current Secretary-General of the European Commission.
    • V. V. Giri, the fourth President of India studied law in UCD from 1913 to 1916.
    • Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam, Mr Hoang Trung Hai was at student at the UCD Smurfit School of Business.

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