Mary Ryan Language Scholarships

At a glance

  • Value: €2500-€3250
  • You must be a current UCC Student to be eligible for this scholarship
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The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences will offer up to five scholarships of between €2500 and €3250 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.

Eligibility and Selection 

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 monetary award will be allocated as follows: €1,000 in First Arts, and €750 in each of Second and Third Arts, and Fourth Arts in Arts International or BA World Languages.

No application form is required for the Mary Ryan Language Scholarship. 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.


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