KPMG Outstanding Scholar - Year 2 BSc Accounting

At a glance

  • Value: €1,500 per student and a 6-month work placement placement in the third year of the programme worth €10,000.
  • You must be a current UCC Student to be eligible for this scholarship.
  • Questions about this scholarship can be directed the Department of Accounting and Finance,


KPMG, Chartered Accountants, offer two bursaries annually to two UCC students enrolled in 2nd year BSc Accounting, to the value of €1,500 each. Both students will also receive a 6-month work placement worth €10,000, during their third year on the programme.

Eligibility criteria:   

  • Students must achieve at least a 2H.1 result in their first sitting of their 1st year and hope to achieve at least a 2H.1 result in their 2nd year BSc Accounting exams. 


  • Students are invited to apply for the scholarship by providing a personal statement of 500 words outlining their success in academic life, community initiatives, sports, and work experience. 


  • Interviews will take place with a panel of shortlisted students. The judging panel will include a representative from KPMG and the Department of Accounting and Finance. Students who have been able to combine a high level of personal development with strong academic results will be highly regarded. Successful applicants will be notified shortly after the Semester 2 exam results are made available.

The application form is available here:

Female applicants can apply for this award in conjunction with the KPMG Women in Accounting Prize (further details available here)

Please note if a scholarship holder withdraws from the programme for which s/he has registered or fails to continue throughout the year to meet the attendance and other requirements for the programme, including examination entry, s/he may be required to repay to the College the whole or part of the scholarship.

Opening date for applications: The application window opens in March every year. Specific applications details will be communicated to students directly by the Department of Accounting and Finance.


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