2017/2018

ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS

BT YOUNG SCIENTIST AND TECHNOLOGY FIRST YEAR SCHOLARSHIP

*- College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, 021-4903075
- College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, 021-4902361/4903925
- College of Business and Law, 021 4205102
- College of Medicine and Health, 021 4901615

AN COMHALTAS CEOLTÓIRÍ ÉIREANN SCHOLARSHIPS

  1. Two scholarships of €381 each are awarded annually to Irish traditional musicians who wish to study music in the first year of the BA (Hons) Arts-Music Degree at University College Cork.
  2. Candidates must (a) display a high degree of practical ability in traditional music performance on one or more of the principal traditional instruments and (b) satisfy the normal requirements of the Music Department.
  3. The award shall be made by the Academic Board on the recommendation of the Head of the Music Department and the person within the Music Department with responsibility for Irish traditional music.
  4. Selected candidates are interviewed and assessed for the Scholarships in October of their year of entry to University College Cork.

GAA (MUNSTER COUNCIL) SPORTS BURSARIES

  1. The Bursaries will be awarded each year to persons (a) who have reached a very high level of performance in their sporting event (b) who will be attending UCC in 2015/16 and (c) be a member of a GAA Club/Unit in one of the six Munster counties, either in a playing or administrative capacity.
  2. The Bursaries shall be called GAA (Munster Council) Bursaries.
  3. It is expected that candidates for the Bursaries will have applied in the usual manner to the Central Application Office for admission to the University.
  4. The annual value of each Bursary is €750.
  5. A person to whom a Bursary is awarded must satisfy the minimum entry requirements of the programme which he/she intends to enter.
  6. Renewal of a Bursary is dependent on the maintenance of a satisfactory academic and athletic standard throughout the duration of the programme and reapplication.
  7. A candidate may compete for other Scholarships or grants offered for entry to the University provided that in every case he/she satisfies the regulations governing the award but no student is allowed to hold two scholarships simultaneously.
  8. Monies will be allocated in two stages during the year.
  9. An adjudicating panel consisting of at least three persons nominated by the President will include two nominees of the Munster Council of the Gaelic Athletic Association.
  10. The final decision on the award of a Bursary rests with University College Cork and Munster Council GAA.

KELIHER SCHOLARSHIPS

  1. One or more scholarships equivalent in value to Category A Grant, under the Higher Education Grant Scheme, are awarded annually in order of merit to eligible candidates who attain Entrance Scholarships standard in the Leaving Certificate Examination. Recipients who are also holders of Higher Education Grants will receive a Scholarship of €1,710 subject to the rules relating to the renewal of the Scholarship.
  2. Each candidate (a) must have been born, or be the child of a parent who was born, in the county or city of Cork or Limerick; (b) must be a Catholic; and (c) must prove, to the satisfaction of the President, that without such financial assistance he/she would be unable to avail of, or to continue to avail of, university education.
  3. A special form of application for a Keliher Scholarship, which is obtainable from the Student Records and Examinations Office, University College Cork, must be properly filled up by each candidate, and lodged with the Student Records and Examinations Office not later than 5.00 p.m. on 25 August 2017. In no circumstances can a late application be accepted.
  4. The Keliher Scholarship will be awarded on the results of the eligible candidates in the Leaving Certificate Examination. It is tenable only in UCC, for the First Year of a full-time primary degree programme in  the session following the Leaving Certificate Examination on which the award is based. The basis for an award will be order of merit in accordance with the standard UCC scoring system as set out under regulations for admission in the University Calendar. Only performance in the six best subjects taken at the first attempt at the same sitting of the Leaving Certificate will be counted. Any award made is at the discretion of the Trustees.
  5. A candidate must not have attained the age of 20 years before 1st July in the year of his/her candidature.
  6. A successful candidate must satisfy the minimum entry requirements of the National University of Ireland, and must pursue in University College Cork, approved programmes leading to a degree in one of the following Colleges: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences; Business and Law; Science, Engineering and Food Science.
  7. A Keliher Scholarship will be renewed for each year of the primary degree programme, provided the holder obtains the equivalent of a high honours standard at the preceding university or sessional examination. It will be renewed for a postgraduate programme only if the scholar has displayed exceptional ability and conspicuous diligence and has obtained the equivalent of an honours degree.
  8. If a holder fails to obtain the equivalent of a satisfactory honours standard at the university or sessional examination, he/she will forfeit the scholarship. On the recommendation of the President, however, he/she may be granted a Keliher Bursary of lesser amount than the scholarship.

QUERCUS ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS

  1. Sixty Quercus Entrance Scholarships of up to €2,000 each, tenable in any College of the University, are offered for competition on the basis of results in the Irish Leaving Certificate Examination. The Scholarships are tenable only in University College Cork, for the First Year of a full-time primary degree programme at University College Cork in the session following the Leaving Certificate Examination on which the award is based.
  2. In any one year, no more than fifteen Quercus Entrance Scholarships will be awarded in relation to any one of the Colleges as follows: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences; Business and Law; Medicine and Health; Science, Engineering and Food Science.
  3. To be eligible to receive a scholarship a student must have met the normal entry requirements for the degree programme in question and have been validly registered for same. A student who has previously registered for a programme leading to a degree in any third level college shall not be eligible for the award of an Entrance Scholarship.
  4. Scholarships shall be awarded in order of merit in accordance with the standard UCC scoring system for Leaving Certificate results as set out under regulations for admission in the University Calendar. Only performance in the six best subjects taken at the first attempt at the same sitting of the Leaving Certificate will be counted. In the event of a tie it may be necessary to award a reduced Scholarship to some candidates.
  5. In the case of CAO applicants to Medicine the scholarship fund for the programme will be divided between: 
    1. all those on maximum LCE score (625 points); 
    and 
    2. The top scoring five students based on their combined LCE and HPAT score. 
    Students who achieve the standard in both the Leaving Certificate and combined Leaving Certificate and HPAT will be counted once only. Students who are awarded scholarships in this category must also satisfy the general conditions for the Quercus Entrance Scholarships.
  6. If the holder of a Quercus Entrance Scholarship withdraws from the programme for which they have registered or fails to continue throughout the year to meet the attendance and other requirements for the programme including examination entry, they may be required to repay to the University the whole or part of the scholarship.
  7. No application form is required for Quercus Entrance Scholarships. Successful students will be notified directly.

SPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS (see also Quercus Sport Scholarships)

  1. Scholarships ranging in value from €500 to €2000 each are awarded annually.
  2. Candidates will be required to possess the appropriate academic qualifications needed for admission or be full-time registered students at University College Cork.
  3. Scholarships will be awarded to candidates who have reached a very high level of performance in their chosen sport or have the potential to do so.
  4. Renewal of the Scholarship is dependent on the maintenance of a satisfactory academic and athletic standard throughout the duration of the programme.
  5. Money will be paid out in two stages.
  6. To monitor level of fitness the recipients of a Scholarship will be required to undergo a series of physiological tests.
  7. Regular reports will be necessary to ensure that satisfactory progress is being achieved both by the recipient and the club coach.
  8. The recipients of a Scholarship must make themselves available for selection on University teams.  Exceptions may be made if the standard of the competition in which the University team is participating would impede rather than assist progress.  However, availability for intervarsity competitions would be compulsory.
  9. Recipients will be required to maintain a satisfactory academic standard throughout the duration of the Scholarship and to display at all times an appropriate standard of conduct and sportsmanshi.
  10. Recipients will be required to make themselves available to the Department of Sport & Physical Activity where and when requested – up to a maximum of three times a year.
  11. There will be an adjudicating panel of five nominated by the President.

STUDENT GRANT SCHEME

For information concerning the award of these grants, see citizensinformation.ie here.

STRATEGIC SKILLS ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS

Students who were unsuccessful in being awarded the standard Entrance Scholarships may be considered for these awards.

COLLEGE OF ARTS, CELTIC STUDIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Mary Ryan Scholarships

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences will offer up to five scholarships of €5,000 each for incoming students on 500+ points who are not also in receipt of another University Scholarship, provided they register for at least two languages from French, German, Italian, Hispanic Studies and Chinese Studies (Mandarin).*

The Head of College shall have discretion regarding the number of awards to be made in any year.

Scholarships shall be awarded in order of merit in accordance with the standard UCC scoring system for Leaving Certificate results, as set out under regulations for admission in the University Calendar. Only performance in the six best subjects taken at the first attempt at the same sitting of the Leaving Certificate will be counted.

The €5,000 will be allocated as follows: €2,000 in First Arts, and €1,500 in each of Second and Third Arts, with provision for funding in Fourth Arts if students follow one of the study abroad pathways.

No application form is required for Quercus Entrance Scholarships. Successful students will be notified directly.

*The Mary Ryan Language Scholarship will be offered to qualifying students ahead of the Quercus Entrance Scholarships. Students who accept the Mary Ryan Scholarship do so on the basis that they will be exempt from the monetary award associated with the UCC Quercus Entrance Scholarship, but will hold the title of Quercus Entrance Scholar.

*Holders of the Mary Ryan Language Scholarship, who subsequently are offered, and accept, a Quercus Talented Student Programme Scholarship in any given year, will retain the title of Mary Ryan Language Scholar but forfeit the monetary award associated with the Mary Ryan Scholarship award.

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND LAW
Leaving Certificate Excellence Awards

  1. Twenty-five Scholarships of €500, tenable within the College of Business and Law, are offered for competition on the basis of results in the Irish Leaving Certificate Examination. The Scholarships are tenable only in University College Cork, for the First Year of a full-time primary degree programme at University College Cork in the session following the Leaving Certificate Examination on which the award is based.
  2. To be eligible to receive a Leaving Certificate Scholarship a student must have met the normal entry requirements for the degree programme in question and have been validly registered for same. A student who has previously registered for a programme leading to a degree in any third level college shall not be eligible for the award of a Leaving Certificate Scholarship.
  3. Scholarships shall be awarded in order of merit in accordance with the standard UCC scoring system for Leaving Certificate results as set out under regulations for admission in the University Calendar. Only performance in the six best subjects taken at the first attempt at the same sitting of the Leaving Certificate will be counted but not falling below a minimum score of 500 points.
  4. The purpose of the Leaving Certificate Excellence Awards is two-fold. 1) To attract high achieving students to the College of Business and Law who would not be eligible for an Entrance Scholarship. 2) To support and encourage excellence in all degree programmes within the College of Business and Law.
  5. If the holder of a Leaving Certificate Scholarship withdraws from the programme for which they have registered or fails to continue throughout the year to meet the attendance and other requirements for the programme including examination entry, they may be required to repay to the University the whole or part of the scholarship.
  6. No entry form is required for a Leaving Certificate Scholarship. Successful students will be notified directly.

College of Business and Law Leaving Certificate Excellence Awards Fund - 2015

Faculty of Law:    
  CK301 BCL €2,500 (i.e. 5 scholarships of €500)
  CK302 BCL with French €500
  CK304 BCL with Irish €500
  CK305 BCL Clinical €500
  CK306 BCL International €1,000 (i.e. 2 scholarships of €500)
     
Faculty of Commerce:    
  CK201 Commerce €1,000 (i.e. 2 scholarships of €500)
  CK202 Accounting €1,000 (i.e. 2 scholarships of €500)
  CK203 Business Information Systems €1,000 (i.e. 2 scholarships of €500)
  CK204 Finance €1,000 (i.e. 2 scholarships of €500)
  CK205 BComm International French €500
  CK206 BComm International German €500
  CK207 BComm International Italian €500
  CK208 BComm International Spanish €500
  CK209 BComm International Irish €500
  CK211 BComm International Chinese Studies €500
  CK210 Government €500

THE TONY BURKE/ST. MICHAEL'S CREDIT UNION BURSARY (NOT ON OFFER)

St Michael's Credit Union Blackrock has offered, funded by a donation from the Burke family, the above Entrance Bursary to be awarded annually for five years. The Bursary will be awarded under the following conditions:

  1. The award will be called 'The Tony Burke/St. Michael's Credit Union Memorial Bursary.
  2. The recipient of the Bursary must be a member or child of a member of St. Michael's Credit Union, Blackrock, Cork.
  3. One Bursary, value €1000, will be offered for competition on the basis of the highest aggregate results achieved in the following combination of subjects: Irish, Geography and Mathematics in the Leaving Certificate Examination.
  4. Students must have achieved a minimum of a grade H4 in Honours Irish in the Leaving Certificate Examination.
  5. The Bursary is tenable only in University College Cork and shall be used exclusively for the purpose of pursuing at UCC a BA Degree in which either of the subjects Irish, Geography or Mathematics is a major subject.
  6. The Bursary will be advertised by St Michael's Credit Union and the applicants details will be forwarded to the Student Records and Examinations Office, University College Cork for selection of recipient.
  7. The Bursary will be awarded in the session following the Leaving Certificate Examination results on which the award is based. Only performance in the first attempt at the same sitting of the Leaving Certificate will be considered.

PAYMENT OF SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS

Distribution of Grant cheques is made in the Finance Office which is situated in the North Wing of the main University building. Grants are distributed in three instalments - the first one during the First Semester, the second one after the Christmas Recess and the third one after the Easter Recess. Scholarships are paid in two instalments, in the First and Second Semesters and are posted out to the student's home address. Notices are displayed on the University notice boards when cheques are available for collection. Students are required to attend in person and to produce their student identity cards when collecting their Grants.


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