Scholarships 17-18 Details

 

University College Cork – College of Science, Engineering & Food Science

Undergraduate Scholarships 2017-18

 

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DIRECT ENTRY STUDENTS (pursing full-time undergraduate degree)

Available to International (Non-EU) Students

 

  •  ‘Presidential’ Merit Scholarships

  • Direct Entry Undergraduate Scholarships

    • Value: 25% of international (non-EU) fee

    • Number: Unlimited

    • Mechanism: Awarded automatically at offer stage

 

Undergraduate Scholarship Eligibility & Rules:

 

  • Applicants may not avail of more than one scholarship.  Where an applicant is eligible for more than one scholarship, the scholarship with the higher value will be applied

  • Applicants must be in possession of a full offer to be considered for scholarships

  • Scholarships apply to tuition fees only.  Bench fees, if applicable, are not discounted

  • Scholarships will only apply to privately funded/self-funded students (e.g. students with external funding will be charged full international fee)

  • Undergraduate Scholarship is renewable for 4 years (or the duration of course), subject to the student successfully completing each year to the required standard for progression

  • Successful applicants will be required to pay deposit of €2,000 within 21 working days and scholarships may not be used in lieu of the applicants’ deposit

  • New fee and scholarship arrangements should not affect existing agreements with partner universities

  • Quercus postgraduate scholarship applications must be submitted via application form on PAC

  • All scholarships will be determined by the academic unit in which the programme is anchored and will be formally approved by SEFS committee comprising the Head of Graduate School, the Chair of the International Committee, academic representation and representation from the International Office

  • UCC is committed to promoting women in STEM

 

College Scholarships of €1000: Available to EU and International (Non-EU) Students

In the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science College Scholarships of €1000 each, tenable for one year, are offered for competition, based on the results of each of the Summer First, Second and Third year University Examinations in programmes offered by the College of Science, Food Science and Engineering and are distributed as follows:

  • Seven scholarships will be awarded in each of first, second and third years.
  • The top three in each subjectgroup (detailed below) in first, second and third years are chosen (based on the highest percentage marks).
  • The results of the students ranked fourth in each subject group (detailed below) in each year are compared and the student with the smallest gap in percentage point between 3rd and 4th ranked in their group is awarded the seventh scholarship in each of the three years.

Subject Groups


(1) Engineering/Mathematical Sciences/Computer Science/Physics
(2) Life Sciences/ Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences/Food and Nutritional Sciences/Chemistry.

Title of College Scholar will be awarded to all first class honours recipients, in each degree programme within the College of Science, Engineering & Food Science, without any financial award. The qualifying standard for the award of any of the above scholarships/titles is First Class Honours.

Further Information

University College Cork – College of Science, Engineering & Food Science

Postgraduate Scholarships 2017-18

 

          Quercus Postgraduate Scholarships: Available to both EU and International (Non-EU) Applicants

  • Eligibility: all students pursing taught postgraduate programmes who attain UCC First Class Honours or equivalent in their undergraduate degree and satisfy the requisite academic criteria for their chosen programme

  • Mechanism: details https://www.ucc.ie/en/quercus/about/postgrad/quercuspostgraduateinfo/

  • Value: 50% off tuition fee (not including bench fees)

    Scholarship Deadline: 1st June 2017

  • Deadline for Uploading Final Undergraduate Results:              30th June 2017

  • Results communicated to applicants                                      Mid to late July 2017

     

    Merit Scholarships: Available to International (Non-EU) Applicants

    Eligibility: International (Non-EU) students on taught masters programmes

    Value: as below

  • UCC First Class Honours or equivalent (1H): 20% off tuition fee

  • UCC Second Class Honours, Upper Division or equivalent (2H1): 10% off tuition fee

  • UCC Second Class Honours, Lower Division or equivalent (2H2): €1,000

    Mechanism: Awarded automatically at offer stage

     

    Progression Scholarships: Available to International (Non-EU) Applicants

    (applicable to students applying from any other Irish Higher Education Institution) 

    Value: 20% off international (non-EU) tuition fee

    Mechanism: Awarded automatically at offer stage

     

    Lauritzon Food Research Scholarship 2017 - 2018: Available to EU and International (Non-EU) Applicants

    Fully funded postgraduate (MSc or PhD) scholarship in the highly innovative area of food science and food-related disciplines. Lauritzon Food Scholarship Information (22kB)

    Scholarship will cover full tuition fees plus monthly stipend and consumables for up to 4 years

    Applications can be downloaded here Lauritizon Food Scholarship Application (50kB), please ensure that you have written agreement from a potential supervisor in advance of your application submission.

    Closing date for applications is 14th July 2017.

    Further information is available from Dr. Karen McCarthy on karen_mccarthy@ucc.ie / 021 490 3810

     

    Lilly Research Scholarships 2017 - 2018: Available to EU and International (Non-EU) Applicants

    In the areas of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Biotechnology related areas and Chemical Engineering

     

    UCC invites applications for the first Lilly Research Scholarships which have been established to promote research excellence in one of the following disciplines: Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Biotechnology related areas and Chemical Engineering.  These scholarships aim to support students and integrate them into the academic, social and cultural aspects of University College Cork. The scholarships are targeted at high performing students proposing to undertake impactful research, possibly of an inter-disciplinary nature, at the highest level in the broad areas of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Biotechnology related areas and Chemical Engineering under a supervisor or supervision team with significant experience in the area.  

    APPLICATION DEADLINE 14th JULY 2017

    Lilly Research Scholarships 17-18 Appl  InfoLillyScholarship17-18

     

    Eligibility:

    Students who have attained at least at least Second Class Honours, Grade 1 (or equivalent) in an appropriate degree are eligible to apply for a PhD or MSc Research degree at UCC.   The scholarship consists of student stipend of €16,000, tuition fees (EU or international) and €6,000 towards consumables. The scholarship is tenable for two or four years, depending on the course of study (i.e. MSc or PhD). 

     

    Prospective applicants are advised to consult with the Head of relevant School/Department and with the proposed supervisor to discuss their area of research prior to making an application to the Scholarship programme. Written confirmation from supervisor agreeing the proposed topic and supervision must be included with application.  Students should also apply for their PhD/MSc via the online Postgraduate Application Centre (www.pac.ie) prior to applying for this scholarship, as this forms part of the selection criteria. 

University College Cork – College of Science, Engineering & Food Science

Food Research Scholarship 2017-18

Applications are invited for the Lauritzon Food Research Scholarship, details of which are below:

 

Lauritzon Food Research Scholarship 2017 - 2018: Available to EU and International (Non-EU) Applicants

 

Fully funded postgraduate (MSc or PhD) scholarship in the highly innovative area of food science and food-related disciplines. Lauritzon Food Scholarship Information (22kB)

 

Scholarship will cover full tuition fees plus monthly stipend and consumables for up to 4 years

 

Applications can be downloaded here Lauritizon Food Scholarship Application (50kB), please ensure that you have written agreement from a potential supervisor in advance of your application submission.

 

Closing date for applications is 14th July 2017.

 

Further information is available from Dr. Karen McCarthy on karen_mccarthy@ucc.ie / 021 490 3810

 

 

University College Cork – College of Science, Engineering & Food Science


Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Biotechnology Related Areas and Chemical Engineering

 

Lilly Research Scholarships


Available to EU and International (Non-EU) Applicants

 

UCC invites applications for the first Lilly Research Scholarships which have been established to promote research excellence in one of the following disciplines: Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Biotechnology related areas and Chemical Engineering.  These scholarships aim to support students and integrate them into the academic, social and cultural aspects of University College Cork. The scholarships are targeted at high performing students proposing to undertake impactful research, possibly of an inter-disciplinary nature, at the highest level in the broad areas of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Biotechnology related areas and Chemical Engineering under a supervisor or supervision team with significant experience in the area.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 14th July 2017

Lilly Research Scholarships 17-18 Appl    Eli Lilly Scholarships

 

Eligibility:

Students who have attained at least at least Second Class Honours, Grade 1 (or equivalent) in an appropriate degree are eligible to apply for a PhD or MSc Research degree at UCC.   The scholarship consists of student stipend of €16,000, tuition fees (EU or international) and €6,000 towards consumables. The scholarship is tenable for two or four years, depending on the course of study (i.e. MSc or PhD). 

 

Prospective applicants are advised to consult with the Head of relevant School/Department and with the proposed supervisor to discuss their area of research prior to making an application to the Scholarship programme. Written confirmation from supervisor agreeing the proposed topic and supervision must be included with application.  Students should also apply for their PhD/MSc via the online Postgraduate Application Centre (www.pac.ie) prior to applying for this scholarship, as this forms part of the selection criteria.

 

Terms & Conditions:

Students must have attained at least at least Second Class Honours, Grade 1 (or equivalent) in an appropriate degree, and be pursuing a research programme in a relevant discipline. 

 

The Lilly Research Scholarships will be tenable for two or up to four academic years (depending on whether the successful applicant is pursuing a MSc or PhD) and include a student bursary of €16,000 per annum, tuition fees (EU or international) and a budget for laboratory consumables to support the student’s research.

 

Prospective scholars must have applied for their research programme via the online Postgraduate Application Centre (www.pac.ie) prior to applying for this scholarship and are advised to do so at least 2 months in advance of the desired start date of 1st October[1].

 

Successful candidates will be selected on the basis of their PAC and scholarship applications in the first instance, and may be called to interview, if required.  Two references, at least one academic, are also required.

 

Students may not be in receipt of any other scholarship funding.

 

For more detailed information on the regulations for UCC research degrees, please refer to: http://www.ucc.ie/academic/postgraduate/calendar/.

 

 

The student selection will be at the discretion of Scholarship Research Selection Committee to be established at UCC. The Committee shall be appointed by the Head of College of Science, Engineering & Food Science and provide balance across the relevant academic units.  It shall comprise:

  • at least three senior academics representing relevant disciplines
  • the Head of the College of Science, Engineering & Food Science (chair)
  • a representative from a representative from the UCC Development Office

 

The committee will meet at least once a year and as deemed necessary.

 

Successful applicants must confirm their intention to take up the Scholarship within ten days of notification and if necessary, arrange visa requirements via the International Education Office, UCC.

 

Academic staff can only supervise or co-supervise one student funded under this scheme at any one time.

 

University College Cork will endeavour to provide teaching/demonstrating opportunities for the research student when appropriate. Should a teaching/demonstrating opportunity be arranged by the University, the recipient will provide teaching and examining (if required) in an area reasonably compatible with his/her expertise, and for a number of hours (to a maximum of three per week) as agreed by the University, the recipient and the recipient’s Supervisor at UCC.

 

Evaluation of applications:

Evaluation of applications will take into account (a) the details provided through the PAC application and (b) the merits of the applicant with particular focus on the impact, quality, feasibility and relevance of the proposed project.

 

Selection of successful applicants for shortlisting on the basis of the materials supplied will be made by the Research Scholarships Committee. This Committee (or a subset of the Committee) will conduct interviews if required.

 

The award of the Lilly Research Scholarship will take place only if the selection committee is satisfied that there is a candidate of sufficient merit.

 

Reporting:

Recipients of this Scholarship and his/her supervisor at the UCC must submit progress reports on a template provided to the Lilly Research Scholarship Committee. If the progress reports are deemed unsatisfactory, the scholarship may be terminated:

 

  • MSc programme: Two reports, one after 12 months, and a second at the end of the programme
  • PhD programme: Four reports, at the end of each year (1-3) and on completion of PhD

 

Referees:

Applicants are required to submit two references along with the application form and personal statement. If you graduated within the last five years, at least one of these references should be from a lecturer or tutor. Applicants who have graduated more than five years ago or who may be coming from a non-academic background should provide references from an employer or another appropriate individual who can comment on academic ability. References from relatives or friends will not be accepted.



[1] Start dates for research programmes are: 1st October; 1st January; 1st April or 1st July. 

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