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Excellence Scholarships (Masters)
The scholarships are for one year full-time or two years part-time only and are not extendable for any reason. If the taught programme is officially of two years’ duration, then the scholarship can be renewed for a second year, subject to satisfactory reports from the student and supervisor at the end of year 1. The scholarships are open to EU and non-EU students. However, the funding will only cover the EU fee, so successful Non-EU applicants will be responsible for the balance.
Applicants must have at least Second Class Honours (Grade 1) or equivalent in their undergraduate or postgraduate degree and must have already applied for their chosen Masters or MRes course at www.pac.ie/ucc before applying for the scholarship. A referee's report will be required as part of the application process.
Application for this scholarship is now closed.
Excellence Scholarships (PhD)
UCC offers up to 11 Excellence Scholarships every year to applicants who intend to start a PhD Track (initial registration for a PhD) or MPhil degree in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences in September 2020 or January 2021.
The scholarships cover EU tuition fees and are tenable for the duration of the student's chosen postgraduate course (2 yrs for MPhil, 3 years for PhD and 4 years for PhD Digital Arts and Humanities and DSocSc).
The scholarships are open to EU and non-EU students. However, the funding will only cover the EU fee, so successful non-EU applicants will be responsible for the balance.
Applicants must have at least Second Class Honours (Grade 1) or equivalent in their undergraduate or postgraduate degree and must have already applied for their chosen postgraduate course at www.pac.ie/ucc before applying for the scholarship. A referee's report will be required as part of the application process.
Please note it is the responsibilty of each applicant to ensure that their referee submits the report.
Application for this scholarship is now cloased.
O'Connor Scholarship (if your parent is named O'Connor)
The O’Connor Scholarship is worth €10,000 and is open to anyone who meets the following conditions:
- Graduate of UCC
- Born in Ireland
- With a parent whose surname on birth was O’Connor
- Planning to do a postgraduate course at UCC in 2019/2020.
The O’Connor Scholarship was endowed by Mr. Dennis J. Doherty of Lynnfield, Massachusetts, to commemorate his wife Frances P. Doherty, his mother Catherine E. Doherty (née O'Connor) who came from Co. Kerry, and his sister Kathleen L. Doherty. One scholarship will be awarded on a competitive basis for 2018/2019, based on academic merit. The scholarship will be paid monthly over the academic session.
Candidates who meet all four criteria above should submit three hard copies of their scholarship application, in the form of a Curriculum Vitae (academic), to Ms. Anne Landers in the Student Records and Examinations Office, UCC, by Friday, 28 August 2020. References may also be included.
Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scholarships
The Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme supports suitably qualified Research Masters and Doctoral candidates pursuing or intending to pursue full-time research in any discipline.
The next closing date for applications is 1 November 2020.
Fee discount 25% for returning international students
UCC's College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences is pleased to welcome back international students who may have attended UCC and taken modules in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences in the past and now wish to return to UCC to pursue a taught Masters programme in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences.
As an incentive, Non-EU graduates (with at least a Second Class Honours grade 1 (or equivalent)) who attended UCC in the past (for a semester, a year, or longer) and are now progressing to a taught Masters programme in UCC's College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences are eligible for a 25% discount on the usual Non-EU taught Masters programme fee.
If you think you might be eligible for the 25% discount, please contact email@example.com
NUI Travelling Studentships
Worth up to €96,000 over 4 years.
- Did you achieve first class honours in your Bachelor's degree from the NUI, or in a Masters degree?
- Are you in the early stages of your PhD, or thinking about starting a PhD?
- Would you like to spend a substantial period of your doctoral research in a reputable university overseas?
The National University of Ireland offers 3 of these Travelling Studentships in the Humanities & Social Sciences each year.
The next closing date is Friday, 20 March 2020.
More information from http://www.nui.ie/awards/travelling_Studentships.asp
North/South Postgraduate Scholarships and History Bursary
1. North/South Postgraduate Scholarships
Universities Ireland, the body which promotes collaboration between universities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, is offering four scholarships to students who meet the eligibility requirements detailed below and who have been accepted to undertake a recognised Master's degree or are entering the first year of a PhD programme at a university on the island of Ireland.
The aim of this scheme is to encourage outstanding students from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to cross the border to undertake postgraduate study and experience life in the other Irish jurisdiction. If you have already successfully completed an Undergraduate degree at a university in one Irish jurisdiction and have either successfully completed a Master's degree (or will have completed a Master's in 2017) at a university in the other Irish jurisdiction, you are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply for these scholarships.
These scholarships are worth 15,000 each. Scholarship winners from the Republic of Ireland will be paid in Euro whilst winners from Northern Ireland will be paid in the Sterling equivalent as converted on the day the cheques are issued. These scholarships must be taken up for the academic year 2017-2018.
The closing date for receipt of completed application form and essay is 4pm on Thursday, 16 May 2019. Further information and application form is available here: http://universitiesireland.ie/bursaries-scholarships/
2. PhD History Bursary
Universities Ireland, the body that promotes collaboration between universities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, is offering four bursaries to students commencing post-graduate study on a topic relating to the 1912-1923 period in Ireland, the decade of the First World War and the division of the island into the states of Ireland (Irish Free State) and Northern Ireland. Applications are particularly welcome this year from students undertaking work on the impact of events in 1917 on this island.
This bursary scheme is part of a wider inter-university initiative by the universities on the island of Ireland entitled ‘1912-1923: Reflecting on a decade of War and Revolution in Ireland’ that is making a high-level, scholarly and sustained contribution to reflection on this vital period by the island’s intellectual leaders, the ten universities (and particularly their departments of history). The initiative also involves a series of annual international conferences.
There are four bursaries of €6,500 and they must be taken up for the academic year 2017-2018. While it is not required that the study be completed in 2017, there will be no further award for study in following years.
The closing date for receipt of completed application form and essay is 4pm on Thursday, 16 May 2019. Further infomration and application form is available here: http://universitiesireland.ie/bursaries-scholarships/