UCC Student awarded Notre Dame Scholarship
Marie-Luise came to UCC as an international student in 2007 to complete a Certificate in Irish Studies after which she decided to transfer to UCC from her home university in Berlin to complete her primary degree in French and Celtic Civilization.
Marie-Luise was awarded a three-year IRCHSS postgraduate scholarship in late 2009 and is currently working on an interdisciplinary doctorate in Early Irish and Old French. In April 2012, she won the inaugural Murphy Irish Exchange scholarship at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, US, where Marie-Luise will spend her fourth and final year of the PhD.
The Murphy Irish Exchange Program was set up as an exchange in the field of Irish Studies between University College Cork and the University of Notre Dame as a means to promote cultural exchange between the two institutions. The exchange will happen under the auspices of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame. The Institute received an endowment for thescholarship from William Murphy, a former UCC graduate now residing in Florida. More information on the Program can be viewed here: