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International Students Scholarship (ISS)

Scholarship introduction

International Student Scholarships (formerly ‘Global Scholarships) are applied in line with UCD Global procedures, with the aim to attract: a) Academically strong students; b) Students from underrepresented regions; c) Students to academic programmes with a greater capacity for international students.


The International Student Scholarship is payable only toward the tuition fees of successful applicants.


Programme applications are assessed at the point of offer for International Student Scholarship eligibility. Once the scholarship amount is determined by UCD Global, it is not possible to appeal the International Student Scholarship amount.

Applicant qualifications

Scholarships are only open to self-funding candidates who are classified as non-EU for tuition fee purposes. Non-EU tuition fee rates can be found here:


Eligible programmes are limited to undergraduate and graduate taught programmes, where the student must be based in Dublin and no part of the programme is awarded by another institution. The following programmes are excluded from the International Student Scholarship scheme: a) Online programmes, b) Part-time programmes c) UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School MSc and MBA d) Clinical programmes e) Off-shore campus programmes Other programmes may also be ineligible for the International Student Scholarship scheme at the discretion of the UCD College or School.


All non-EU applications to eligible programmes will be assessed by UCD Global for the International Student Scholarship. UCD Global determines the eligibility and amount of scholarship based on the applicant’s academic strength as demonstrated in the relevant programme application. Minimum eligibility criteria are determined relative to the programme’s entry requirements and the student’s regional matriculation qualification.

Only the prerequisite prior academic qualifications will be considered when determining the eligibility and amount of an International Student Scholarship. Awards or experience in nonprerequisite degrees or programmes will not be considered.


The International Student Scholarship cannot be combined with any other tuition scholarship. In the instance that an applicant is awarded more than one scholarship offer, they will receive the scholarship of greater financial value.

Scholarship amount

Partial automated €2,000 - €10,000

Scholarship application deadline




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