Tuesday, May 23, 2017

UCD Ad Astra Academic Scholarship, Ireland 2017

Deadline: 21/08/2017 Degree: Bachelor Scholarship Description: University College Dublin is awarding a number of Ad Astra Academic Sc... thumbnail 1 summary
Deadline: 21/08/2017

Degree: Bachelor

Scholarship Description: University College Dublin is awarding a number of Ad Astra Academic Scholarships for September 2017 intake. Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate programme in the field of Science, Law, Business, Medicine, Nursing, Engineering, Actuarial & Financial Studies, Psychology, Physiotherapy and Veterinary Medicine.
The programme is designed to further foster their talents by providing these students with a range of benefits, mentoring and development opportunities to allow them to perform to their full potential.

Eligibility: Ad Astra Academic Scholarships for September 2016 onwards will be awarded on the basis of the academic criteria of 6 H1’s in the first sitting of the Leaving Cert (or A Level equivalent), as well as an online application. The application will consist of a personal statement and a statement of achievement ‘beyond the classroom’.  Achievement ‘beyond the classroom’ could include:
a. Achievement in national competition such as Young Scientist, Maths Olympiad or Debating
b. Evidence of active citizenship or volunteering for example through a Silver or Gold Gaisce Award
c. Evidence of innovation or entrepreneurship
d. Evidence of leadership in a school, club or sporting context
e. Achievement in cultural, musical or artistic pursuits


Benefits: Ad Astra scholars benefit from a scholarship, mentoring and a range of tailored supports. The value of the scholarship for new scholars entering the programme in September 2017 is €3,000 which can be used to offset the cost of fees, accommodation, or used as a bursary. If wishing to live on campus, Ad Astra scholars may avail of allocated on-campus accommodation and have their scholarship allowance applied in part payment. In addition to this scholars receive a range of academic privileges which include:
a.The support of a dedicated academic mentor
b. A programme of workshops and seminars by academics, distinguished alumni and guest speakers throughout the year to develop the scholars’ academic and personal potential.
c. Networking and development opportunities
d.The scholarship is tenable for 4 years or for the duration of the programme, whichever is the lesser, subject to meeting the criteria for scholarship renewal each year.


Application: Students must complete the UCD Ad Astra Academy – Academic Scholarship application form online.