2014/2015

SUBSEQUENT UNDERGRADUATE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

Undergraduate Scholarships and Prizes are awarded on the basis of the previous year's Examination results, i.e. those listed in the 2014/2015 University Calendar are based on Summer Examination 2014 results.

Scholarships are listed on this page by College as follows:

COLLEGE OF ARTS, CELTIC STUDIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND LAW
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, FOOD SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH

COLLEGE OF ARTS, CELTIC STUDIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, UNDER REVIEW

  1. Eligibility for an Undergraduate Scholarship is the achievement of an overall first class honours standard in the University examination in the year immediately preceding the year in which the scholarship is awarded, the examination to have been passed with a total mark of at least 840 out of 1200.
  2. The standard must have been achieved at the first attempt in the Summer examinations unless permission has been given by the University Mitigation Committee to sit the examinations in the Autumn or to split them between Summer and Autumn. Exemption from this regulation will be granted only in the case of certified serious and prolonged illness.
  3. In order to be eligible for the award of a Scholarship, a student must be registered as a full-time student in University College Cork in the year immediately following the examinations on which the award of a scholarship will be assessed.
  4. Second Year College Scholarships may be awarded on the results of the Summer First University Examinations. Similarly, Third Year Scholarships may be awarded on the results of the Second Year Examinations, and so on.
  5. The College shall normally award one scholarship of 1000 Euro in each year of each programme (subject to 3 and 4 above).  The Head of College shall also have discretion to make one or more awards (of a reduced amount if deemed appropriate).
  6. Each recipient of a scholarship shall also be awarded the title of University College Scholar in xxx: followed by an appropriate descriptor based on their degree programme: Arts, Social Sciences, Music, Arts-Music, Applied Psychology, Early Years and Childhood Studies, Drama and Theatre Studies, Sports and Physical Education
  7. In the event that no student in a particular category achieves first class honours, the Head of College shall have the discretion to award an additional scholarship in another category to a student who has achieved first class honours. The Head of College shall also have discretion in such circumstances to make one or more awards (of a reduced amount if deemed appropriate) to a student who, while not achieving first class honours, has achieved results which are the best of the eligible students in his or her category.
  8. College Undergraduate Scholarships will be awarded at a College prize giving ceremony;
  9. This is a financial prize and all scholars are liable for tuition (if applicable), registration and capitation fees.

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND LAW

College of Business & Law Undergraduate Scholarships

Scholarships will be awarded by the College of Business and Law. Recommendations on undergraduate scholarships recipients are made by the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Commerce. The College has agreed that the following undergraduate scholarship funds will be available for consideration by each Faculty. The Faculty of Commerce has an annual undergraduate scholarship fund of €15,000. The Faculty of Law has an annual undergraduate scholarship fund of €10,000.

Faculty of Commerce
Undergraduate College Scholarships and Titles of College Scholar

The list of degrees and awards for the Commerce Faculty Undergraduate
follow:- 

Year

Second

Third

Degree

 

 

BComm

€1,000

€1,000

BComm III (Year Abroad)#   €1,800
BComm III (Transferrable Skills Placement)##   €500
BComm III (Transferrable Skills Project)###   €500

BSc Accounting

€1,000

€1,000

BSc Business Information Systems

€1,000

€1,000

BSc Finance

€1,000

€1,000

BSc Government

€1,000

€1,000

BComm (International)*

€1,000

€1,000

Top Mature Student**

€1,000

€1,000

Top Non EU Student***

 

€1,000

* BComm International.  Students who have completed First Year will be eligible for consideration for one award of €1,000 in Second Year. Similarly, B Comm International Students who have completed Second Year will be eligible for consideration for one award of €1,000 in Third Year.  In the case of each award one student only will be selected to receive the award for each of the years identified from amongst eligible students of all of the following degrees:- BComm International with Chinese Studies, BComm International with French, BComm International with German, BComm International with Hispanic Studies,  BComm International with Irish, BComm International with Italian. The Scholarship will be awarded to the student who received the highest marks overall across all of the BComm International degrees listed above.
** Top Mature Student.  Mature Students who have completed First Year will be eligible for consideration for one award of €1,000 in Second Year. Similarly, Mature Students who have completed Second Year will be eligible for consideration for one award of €1,000 in Third Year.  In the case of each award one mature student only will be selected to receive the award for each of the years identified from amongst eligible  students of all of the following degrees:- BComm, BSc Accounting, BSc Business Information Systems, BSc Finance, BSc Government, BComm International with Chinese Studies, BComm International with French, BComm International with German, BComm International with Hispanic Studies,  BComm International with Irish, BComm International with Italian. The Scholarship will be  awarded to the mature student who received the highest marks overall across all of the degree programmes listed above.
*** Top Non-EU Student.  Non-EU students who have completed Second Year will be eligible for consideration for one award of €1,000 in Third Year. For the award one non-EU student only will be selected to receive the award for the year identified from amongst eligible  students of all of the following degrees:- B Comm, BSc Accounting, BSc Business Information Systems, BSc Finance, BSc Government, BComm International with Chinese Studies, BComm International with French, BComm International with German, BComm International with Hispanic Studies,  BComm International with Irish, BComm International with Italian. The Scholarship will be  awarded to the non-EU student who received the highest marks overall across all of the degree programmes listed above.
#BComm III Year Abroad.  Students who have completed Year 2 of the BComm Degree and who have been accepted for Study Abroad in Year 3 in either the US or Canada will be eligible for An International Business Education Scholarship (IBES). Scholarships will be awarded to the students who received the highest marks overall in Year II of the BComm Degree. Students’ who are in receipt of a scholarship from the host university are ineligible.
##BComm III Transferrable Skills Placement.  Students will be eligible for Transferrable Skills Placement Award if they have completed the Transferrable Skills Placement Module in Year 3 of the BComm Degree and have been nominated by either the student’s employer and/or the Academic Mentor member of staff involved in assessment of the student’s Placement.
###BComm III Transferrable Skills Project.  Students will be eligible for Transferrable Skills Project Award if they have completed the Transferrable Skills Placement Project in Year 3 of the BComm Degree and have been nominated by the Academic Mentor member of staff involved in assessment of the student’s Project.

Contribution to the Public Life of the University
The “top student” is defined by reference to examination marks.  Where more than one student receives the same top mark the contribution to the University, as judged by involvement in student clubs and societies, is used as a tie-breaker. Submissions will be requested of the students, with at least one reference included to support claims, and these will be considered by the Faculty Scholarships Committee.

The Faculty Scholarships Committee:
The Dean,
The Chair of Teaching and Curriculum Development Committee,
The Chair of Undergraduate Student Needs Committee.

Faculty of Law Undergraduate Awards

The Faculty of Law has an annual fund of €10,000 from the College for this purpose.  The decision was made to reward students in the course of their studies while they are still at UCC.  All prizes to be awarded on the basis of the accompanying assessment criteria and marking scheme.  The total amount of prizes below amounts to €10,500, rather than €10,000.  In the event that at least one student in each of the seven categories achieves first class honours, the additional €500 will be provided by the Department of Law.  If not, the total amount to be distributed will be €10,000.

The award breakdown is as follows:

Programme


BCL I

1,500

BCL II

1,500

BCL (Int/Clin) I

1,500

BCL (Int/Clin) II

1,500

BCL (Law & Languages) I

1,500

BCL (Law & Languages) II

1,500

Dip. Law / EBCL III

1,500

Total

10,500

Assessment Criteria and Marking Scheme

The Scheme has been designed to differentiate fairly, equitably and rationally between the different programmes on offer in the Faculty of Law.  The award is based on academic merit.  The award, of a sum of money and a parchment, will be confined to students who have successfully completed the relevant academic year during the preceding session in the Programme first chosen by them, and in the minimum prescribed time, and is made after the presentation of a report from the Faculty of Law Scholarship Committee to the College of Business and Law.

General:

  1. Second Year College Scholarships may be awarded on the results of the Summer First University Examinations.  Similarly, Third Year Scholarships may be awarded on the results of the Second Year Examinations, and so on.  Further details are given below.
  2. Such awards are tenable only in University College Cork, and for the session immediately following their award.
  3. To be eligible for any such award, a student must not have previously registered for a programme leading to a degree in any third level College other than that for which they are currently registered.  The interpretation of such eligibility in any disputed case shall be a matter solely for the decision of the Faculty Scholarships Committee.
  4. To be eligible for the award of a College Scholarship in any year, a student must have completed the programme of the preceding year, and passed the relevant examination thereon, in the minimum time.  Exemption from this regulation will be granted by the Academic Council only in the case of serious and prolonged illness.
  5. The standard must have been achieved at the first attempt in the summer examinations unless permission has been given by the University Mitigation Committee to sit the examinations in the autumn or to split them between summer and autumn.
  6. A College Scholarship will normally be awarded only to a student who has (a) taken the examination concerned as a whole, (b) obtained a first class honours result.  In the event that no student in a particular category achieves first class honours, the Faculty Scholarship Committee shall have the discretion to award an additional scholarship in another category to a student who has achieved first class honours.  The Faculty Scholarship Committee shall also have discretion in such circumstances to make one or more awards (of a reduced amount if deemed appropriate) to a student who, while not achieving first class honours, has achieved results which are the best of the eligible students in his or her category.  If funds remain after the Committee has determined whether or not to exercise its discretion in the above two respects, there shall be discretion (in a year where there has been an intake into the Evening BCL Degree) to make an award of up to €750 to the student who achieves the highest aggregate mark in the Evening BCL 1 class.
  7. No student from another University or College is eligible to compete for any such award in this University except in an academic grade higher than that held by him/her in the University from which he/she came.
  8. No student is eligible to compete for a scholarship which s/he has already achieved in a previous session.
  9. The title University Scholar will be given to all students who achieve first class honours in their end of year examinations but who are not awarded an Undergraduate Scholarship.
  10. This is a financial prize and all scholars are liable for tuition (if applicable), registration and capitation fees.
  11. All scholars must devote their whole time to their University programmes and may not, without special permission from the Academic Council, undertake any outside work.

 

Faculty Scholarship Committee

Chair of Undergraduate Recruitment
Chair of BCL Committee
Chair of International Committee
Chair of Law and Languages Board of Studies
Clinical Education Coordinator
Faculty Administrator

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND FOOD SCIENCE

In the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science College Scholarships of €1000 each, tenable for one year, are offered for competition, based on the results of each of the Summer First, Second and Third year University Examinations in programmes offered by the College of Science, Food Science and Engineering and are distributed as follows:

Subject Groups
(1) Engineering/Mathematical Sciences/Computer Science/Physics
(2) Life Sciences/ Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences/Food and Nutritional Sciences/Chemistry.

Title of College Scholar will be awarded to all first class honours recipients, in each degree programme within the College of Science, Engineering & Food Science, without any financial award. The qualifying standard for the award of any of the above scholarships/titles is First Class Honours.

General

  1. Second Year College scholarships may be awarded on the results of the Summer First University Examinations. Similarly, Third Year scholarships may be awarded on the results of the Second Year Examinations, and so on. Further details are given below;
  2. Such awards are tenable only in University College Cork, and for the session immediately following their award;
  3. To be eligible for any such award, a student must not have previously registered for a programme leading to a degree in any third level College other than that for which they are currently registered. The interpretation of such eligibility in any disputed case shall be a matter solely for the decision of Academic Council;
  4. To be eligible for the award of a College Scholarship in any year a student must have completed the programme of the preceding year, and passed the relevant examination thereon, in the minimum time. Exemption from this regulation will be granted by the Academic Council only in the case of serious and prolonged illness;
  5. The standard must have been achieved at the first attempt in the summer examinations unless permission has been given by the University Mitigation Committee to sit the examinations in the autumn or to split them between summer and autumn;
  6. A College Scholarship will be awarded only to a student who has (a) taken the examination concerned as a whole, (b) obtained marks of a standard considered adequate by the College of Science, Food Science and Engineering (minimum first class honours);
  7. No student from another University or College is eligible to compete for any such award in this University except in an academic grade higher than that held by him/her in the University or College from which he/she came;
  8. No student is eligible to compete for a scholarship which he/she has already obtained in a previous session;
  9. The title University Scholar will be given to all students who achieve first class honours in their end of year examinations but who are not awarded an Undergraduate Scholarship;
  10. This is a financial prize and all scholars are liable for tuition (if applicable), registration and capitation fees;
  11. All scholars must devote their whole time to their University programmes and may not, without special permission from the Academic Council, undertake any outside work.

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH

Title of College Scholar will be awarded to all first class honours recipients, in each degree programme within the College of Medicine and Health without any financial award.

General

  1. Scholarships will be awarded for each year of the programme except the final year.  For the Graduate Entry to Medicine (GEM) programme it is applicable for results in Years 1,2 and 3 only;
  2. Second Year College scholarships may be awarded on the results of the Summer First University Examinations. Similarly, Third Year scholarships may be awarded on the results of the Second Year Examinations, and so on.  Further details are given below;
  3. Such awards are tenable only in the College of Medicine & Health, University College Cork, and for the session immediately following their award;
  4. To be eligible for the award of a College Scholarship in any year a student must have completed the programme of the preceding year, and passed the relevant examination thereon, in the minimum time;
  5. 5. The standard must have been achieved at the first attempt in the summer examinations unless permission has been given by the University Mitigation Committee to sit the examinations in the autumn or to split them between summer and autumn;
  6. A College Scholarship will be awarded to the student who has obtained the highest overall aggregate score in the summer exams of the previous year. This must be an overall grade of first class honours or equivalent grade;
  7. When, at any examination on which College Scholarships are awarded, the results of more than one candidate are equal, each eligible student will be granted the award;
  8.  This is a financial prize and all scholars are liable for tuition (if applicable), registration and capitation fees.

Medicine

MB BCh BAO
Four College Scholarships of €1000 each, tenable for one year, are offered for competition on the results of each of the following examinations:
1. Second Year College Scholarship (based on Summer First University Examination in Medicine);
2. Third Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Second University Examination in Medicine);
3. Fourth Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Third University Examination in Medicine);
4. Fifth Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Fourth University Examination in Medicine).

Graduate Entry to Medicine (GEM)
Three College Scholarships of €1000 each, tenable for one year, are offered for competition on the results of each of the following examinations:
1. Second Year College Scholarship (based on Summer First University Examination in Medicine for Graduate Entrants);
2. Third Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Second University Examination in Medicine for Graduate Entrants);
3. Fourth Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Third University Examination in Medicine for Graduate Entrants).

BSc Public Health and Health Promotion
Three College Scholarships of €1000 each, tenable for one year, are offered for competition on the results of each of the following examinations:
1. Second Year College Scholarship (based on Summer First University Examination in Public Health and Health Promotion);
2. Third Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Second University Examination in Public Health and Health Promotion);
3. Fourth Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Third University Examination in Public Health and Health Promotion).

Dentistry

BDS
Four College Scholarships of €1000 each, tenable for one year, are offered for competition on the results of each of the following examinations:
1. Second Year College Scholarship (based on Summer First University Examination in Dentistry);
2. Third Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Second University Examination in Dentistry);
3. Fourth Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Third University Examination in Dentistry);
4. Fifth Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Fourth University Examination in Dentistry).

Nursing & Midwifery

BSc (Nursing)
Three College Scholarships of €1000 each, tenable for one year, are offered for competition on the results of each of the following examinations:
1. Second Year College Scholarship (based on Summer First University Examination in Nursing);
2. Third Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Second University Examination in Nursing);
3. Fourth Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Third University Examination in Nursing).

BSc (Midwifery)
Three College Scholarships of €1000 each, tenable for one year, are offered for competition on the results of each of the following examinations:
1. Second Year College Scholarship (based on Summer First University Examination in Midwifery);
2. Third Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Second University Examination in Midwifery);
3. Fourth Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Third University Examination in Midwifery).

BSc (Nursing) Children's and General (Integrated)
Three College Scholarships of €1000 each, tenable for one year, are offered for competition on the results of each of the following examinations:
1. Second Year College Scholarship (based on Summer First University Examination in Nursing);
2. Third Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Second University Examination in Nursing);
3. Fourth Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Third University Examination in Nursing).

BSc (Nursing) Psychiatric
Three College Scholarships of €1000 each, tenable for one year, are offered for competition on the results of each of the following examinations:
1. Second Year College Scholarship (based on Summer First University Examination in Midwifery);
2. Third Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Second University Examination in Midwifery);
3. Fourth Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Third University Examination in Midwifery).

BSc (Nursing) Intellectual Disability
Three College Scholarships of €1000 each, tenable for one year, are offered for competition on the results of each of the following examinations:
1. Second Year College Scholarship (based on Summer First University Examination in Midwifery);
2. Third Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Second University Examination in Midwifery);
3. Fourth Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Third University Examination in Midwifery).

Clinical Therapies

BSc (Speech & Language Therapy)

Three College Scholarships of €1000 each, tenable for one year, are offered for competition on the results of each of the following examinations:
1. Second Year College Scholarship (based on Summer First University Examination in Speech & Language Therapy);
2. Third Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Second University Examination in Speech & Language Therapy);
3. Fourth Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Third University Examination in Speech & Language Therapy).

BSc (Occupational Therapy)
Three College Scholarships of €1000 each, tenable for one year, are offered for competition on the results of each of the following examinations:
1. Second Year College Scholarship (based on Summer First University Examination inOccupational Therapy);
2. Third Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Second University Examination in Occupational Therapy);
3. Fourth Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Third University Examination in Occupational Therapy).

Pharmacy

BPharm
Three College Scholarships of €1000 each, tenable for one year, are offered for competition on the results of each of the following examinations:
1. Second Year College Scholarship (based on Summer First University Examination in Pharmacy);
2. Third Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Second University Examination in Pharmacy);
3. Fourth Year College Scholarship (based on Summer Third University Examination in Pharmacy).