Quercus Entrance Scholarships

At a glance

  • Value: up to €1,000
  • You must be a registered UCC Student to be eligible for this scholarship
  • No application required
  • Questions about this scholarship can be directed to k.meagher@ucc.ie


Sixty Quercus Entrance Scholarships of up to €1,000 each, tenable in any College of the University, are offered for competition on the basis of results in the Irish Leaving Certificate Examination or equivalent. 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.

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.

Eligibility and Selection

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.

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.

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.

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.

No application form is required for Quercus Entrance Scholarships. Successful students will be notified directly in March 2021



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