Quercus Taught Masters Academic Scholars must agree to abide by the following terms and conditions. Failure to abide by the following terms and conditions may result in the scholarship being revoked with immediate effect.
- Quercus Taught Masters Academic Scholarships are only awarded to masters students on taught programmes. Postgraduate diploma, Higher diploma and postgraduate certificate students and students on research programmes (including MRes) will not be considered.
- Applicants are invited from candidates who have a minimum 1H (or equivalent result in a NFQ Level 8) undergraduate honours bachelor degree or a 1H (or equivalent result in a NFQ Level 9) postgraduate.
- Quercus Taught Masters Academic Scholarships are only awarded to self-funded students. If a student accepts Quercus and is offered additional funding from another source, the UCC Fees Office will apply the scholarship/funding of greater value. If the final funding awarded is not the Quercus Taught Masters Academic Scholarship, applicants may still receive the title ‘Quercus Taught Masters Academic Scholar,’ but will not be awarded any contribution towards fees. The scholarship will be awarded in semester two of the academic year.
- The Quercus Taught Masters Academic Scholarship 50% fee contribution will be awarded in semester 2.
- Applicants who receive alternative funding not known at the time of application may still receive the title ‘Quercus Taught Masters’ Scholar,’ but will not be awarded any contribution towards fees.
- The Quercus Taught Masters Academic Scholarships are open to full-time, part-time and online taught masters courses.
- Applicants can apply for three courses on the PAC system. Applicants can apply for only one scholarship to one specific course only under the Quercus Taught Masters Academic Scholarships scheme. Applicants will be considered for a scholarship for one course choice and the course choice is requested at the time of application.
- Students awarded a Quercus Taught Masters Academic Scholarship who wish to defer admission for the current academic year will not be eligible to carry the scholarship forward. In such cases a new scholarship application will need to be submitted the following year.
- In order to be awarded a Quercus Taught Masters Academic Scholarship students must meet the university’s standard English language requirements.
- Courses offered outside the PAC application system will not be included in this scheme.
- Repeat years/modules will not be funded under the Quercus Taught Masters Academic Scholarship programme.
- Students suspending their studies due to illness, bereavement or other exceptional circumstances will be dealt with on a case by case basis by the relevant college office.
- It is the responsibility of the applicant to fill out the application form correctly. We will not consider incomplete or incorrect applications.
- Due to the volume of applications only successful applicants will be notified.
- We will accept applications from applicants expecting a 1H (or equivalent result) in their final exams. June 1st 2019 is the deadline for applications. We will accept academic transcripts (via PAC) until June 30th 2019. We will not accept applications that are dependent on any other outstanding documentation after June 1st 2019. The outstanding academic results must be uploaded to PAC by June 30th 2019.
The decisions made by each college will be final. Quercus Taught Masters Academic Scholars will be expected to contribute to activities designed to promote the Quercus Taught Masters’ Academic Scholarship scheme.
Memorandum of Understanding
Scholars can expect:
- A letter from the relevant college confirming the award of the Quercus Taught Masters Academic Scholarship with a 50% contribution towards postgraduate fees for the duration of the postgraduate course.
- An invitation to a welcome reception for Quercus Masters Scholars.
- The opportunity to attend the Quercus Lecture Series on campus.
- Engage with, and participate in, the activities of the Quercus Masters’ Students’ scheme as requested from time to time.
- Be available to participate at university postgraduate fairs and other recruitment events such as photo shoots and videos.
- Be a positive ambassador for UCC at all times including the promotion of UCC through blogging (we will request three blogs per year), external interviews or publications associated with your field.