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Undergraduate scholarships for international students

University College Dublin (UCD) and Dublin International Study Centre (ISC) are offering joint scholarships of up to €20,000 to international students.* The scholarship is available towards your tuition at the International Study Centre, as well as for your chosen progression degree at UCD.

Scholarship values

The following scholarships are available for students studying an International Foundation Year at the International Study Centre. After progressing to your undergraduate degree, you will continue to receive funding for each year towards your study in Ireland.

International Foundation Year at Dublin ISCUndergraduate degree at UCDUndergraduate degree at UCD

3-term course3-year courses4-year courses
Social Sciences, Arts and HumanitiesUp to €4,000€2,000 each academic year€4,000 each academic year
Business, Economics and FinanceUp to €4,000€2,000 each academic year€4,000 each academic year
Engineering and SciencesUp to €4,000€2,000 each academic year€4,000 each academic year

*The ISC scholarships are awarded from €1,000 to €3,000, plus an additional €1,000 based on the academic excellence for entry to the International Foundation Year. UCD's scholarships are based on meeting eligibility criteria and academic requirements detailed in the terms and conditions and excludes students progressing to Biomedical, Health & Life Sciences, and Radiology degrees and sponsored students. 

Am I eligible for the joint scholarship?

All self-funded students are eligible for the joint scholarship, excluding those who are progressing to degrees in Biomedical Science, Health & Life Sciences, and Radiology. Sponsored students are not eligible for these scholarships. To be eligible, you must:

  • Achieve the required progression grades at Dublin International Study Centre
  • Be a self-funded, unsponsored international student 
  • Not have any other scholarship
  • Meet the conditions in your University offer
  • Have the funds to cover the remaining living cost, travel and any other costs associated with studying at the university.

Both scholarships are subject to meeting the published foundation requirements and subject to availability.