The University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland, has announced a 250000-euro scholarship funding for Indian students.

Last Updated: 2013-03-11T15:36:55+05:30

University College Dublin (UCD) Offers Scholarships for Indian Students

The University College Dublin (UCD), the largest University of the Republic of Ireland, has announced a new scholarship scheme for students from India. As per this new funding initiative, the University is offering scholarship amounting 250,000-euro for students of both postgraduate and undergraduate (UG) programmes, commencing in September 2013. Apart from this new scholarship scheme, the varsity has also introduced two new Masters level courses in petroleum geosciences and actuarial sciences. The said courses have been launched keeping in the view the growing demands of the Industry.
While making the declaration regarding this noble initiative, Gerald Byrne, Vice-President and College Principal, UCD College of Engineering and Architecture, said that the UCD want to create awareness about the future prospects in the areas of science, technology and engineering for Indian students in Dublin. He went on to explain that, with this funding programme the varsity wants to encourage more and more students to come, study and have a new learning experience. Also, each scholarship will also have a stipend to cover the living expenses. A number of new projects in alliance with key Universities of India are also in the pipeline, he added.  
According to the sources, amongst the announced scholarships, the University is offering two full tuition scholarships at the graduate level, with five 50% tuition scholarships for taught Masters programmes and over 50 scholarships of 2,000 euros. However, at the undergraduate level, the scholarships may value between 50% of the full tuition fee and 2,500 euros. In addition to that, for the academic year 2013-14, the University also has three fully-funded Government of Ireland scholarships on offer, for graduate students from India.
In order to become eligible for these scholarships, students are required to have gained a place on a one-year taught Masters programme. The last date for submitting applications for these scholarships is April 30, 2013. For any further details, one can visit the UCD’s official website:
- By Madiha Wasi
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