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Postgraduate Scholarships


Irish Research Council Enterprise Postgraduate Programme

CUBS, University College Cork

Cork University Business School is seeking to host an applicant to the Irish Research Council Postgraduate Enterprise Programme in the field of Social Enterprise. Working under the supervision of Dr Mary O’Shaughnessy, the PhD scholar will research the area of social enterprise and social impact.

Cork University Business School will provide the applicant with support in writing the application and in identifying a non-academic partner. The scholarship will include full fees (€5,750 per annum) and an annual stipend of €16,000 and €2,250 research support expenses.

This will be a structured four-year PhD. If the application is unsuccessful there will be no scholarship under this scheme available.

Irish Research Council Enterprise Partnership Scheme

The Irish Research Council is a leading funding agency whose mission is to enable and sustain a vibrant research community in Ireland.

The Irish Research Council’s Enterprise Partnership Scheme is a unique national initiative linking excellent researchers to enterprise. The scheme brings great research ideas into an enterprise partner with the support of university.


Candidate Requirements

  • Ideally graduates with a Research Masters in the disciplines of sociology and economics.In lieu of a Research Masters candidates with a bachelor’s degree will be considered.
  • Degree must be completed by 28 February 2019. If undergraduate examination results are not known at the time of application, the Council may make a provisional offer of a scholarship on condition that the awardee’s bachelor’s, or the equivalent, degree result is a first-class or upper-second-class honours.

Application Process

Candidates must submit a three-page curriculum vitae outlining educational, research and relevant employment history to Dr Mary O’Shaughnessy ( by Friday 9 August 2019. The selected candidate will then submit a full proposal on 17 September 2019.

Contact information

Enquires on developing a research project can be made to Dr Mary O’Shaughnessy (

For further details on this scheme and grant writing supports please contact Dr Seán Lucey, Research Manager, College of Business and Law (email:

Name: The FDC Group Scholarships (The Jack Murphy Scholarship)

Purpose: To support up to six students participating in the MSc in Co-operatives, Agri-Food and Sustainable Development and/or the MSc in Management and Marketing.

Value: €12,500 per successful applicant. Successful applicants must complete the placement element of the MSc programme with the FDC Group.

Criteria: To be considered for a competitive Scholarship, the following criteria must first be met:

  • Students must secure a minimum Second Class Honours Grade 1 in an approved primary degree or equivalent.
  • Students must have applied for one of the two applicable programmes via the Postgraduate Applications System (PAC), have received an offer and have accepted a place on either programme to qualify to apply for the Scholarship. 

This Scholarship is open to all EU students.

Applications: Applications for the Scholarship must include name, contact details and qualifications with graduating institution(s).
Applications for the Scholarship must be submitted directly to the Programme Directors.
Applications must include a short personal statement in response to the following (max 500 words per question):

  1. Identify an important issue facing Rural Ireland at present and propose a concise strategy to address this issue.
  2. Outline in what way you could contribute to the development of Rural Ireland given the challenges identified in question 1 above.
  3. Finally, outline
    • Your reason for applying and academic background.
    • Your previous achievements (academic or other notable achievements).
    • Your future career ambitions.

Applicants must name at least two referees – one academic and one professional.

Closing date for applications

Friday 21st August 2020

For full details of this scholarship and application form, click here

University College Cork is pleased to offer two full scholarships to eligible students on the MSc Food Security Policy and Management. These scholarships are offered on a competitive basis to applicants from developing countries who meet the eligibility criteria laid out below and who also satisfy the entry requirements for the programme.

The Scholarships include payment of tuition fee, a stipend of €1,000 per month for 12 months, and a small allowance to cover other essential costs including return airfare to Ireland.

In order to apply for the Scholarships you must first apply for, and be offered a place on, the MSc programme. See for details of the programme including entry requirements and how to apply.

To apply for the programme you need to make an application online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre at providing all relevant documentation: see courses (Non-EU Taught Masters courses) at University College Cork and use the course code CKL04.

To be eligible for consideration for a scholarship, applicants should:

  1. Be a citizen of and normally resident in a developing country
  2. Satisfy all the entry requirements for the MSc Food Security Policy and Management
  3. (i) have attained a Second Class Honours Grade 1 or above (or equivalent) in their primary degree, or (ii) hold a relevant primary degree and have significant relevant professional experience.

Applicants for the scholarships should apply by email to Ms Niamh Kiely (, using the subject heading “MSc Food Security Scholarships” providing

- (i) evidence that they have applied online to the MSc Food Security Policy and Management,

- (ii) a motivational statement (max. 300 words) outlining their suitability to be considered for a scholarship, and

- (iii) contact details of two referees.

Closing date for scholarship applications: Tuesday 31st March 2020. Successful applicants will be informed in mid April.

Download information sheet.

New Scholarship to promote women in business


The Department of Management and Marketing (M&M), Cork University Business School (CUBS), University College Cork (UCC) in association with the 30% Club has established this Scholarshipto help promote women in senior project management and leadership roles within companies and organisations.


The scholarship consists of 100% tuition fees for the MSc Project Management (2 year part-time) for one successful female Applicant. The programme application and scholarship letter of application will be used to determine the successful candidate.  The scholarship assessment panel however reserves the right to interview shortlisted candidates to determine the awardee. CUBS reserves the right not to award the Scholarship if no candidates of the required calibre are identified

  1. A letter of application which outlines why the applicant should be considered for the scholarship (word limit < 1000 words) setting out how the MSc Project Management will help achieve both your individual career goals and success for your organisation. 
  2. A copy of your CV

This scholarship is now closed for 2019/20



Irish Aid Fellowship Training Programme

The Irish Aid Fellowship Training programme is a scholarship award available to qualified candidates from developing countries to undertake Masters degrees at universities and colleges in Ireland. This includes the following Cork University Business School programmes 

The scholarship award covers course fees, required flights, accommodation (for out of country study), monthly allowances, insurance and other incidental expenses. 

For full details including eligibility and application information about the Irish Aid Fellowship Training Programme click here.

Applications for 2020 are now open.

New Scholarship to promote women in business

Cork University Business School in association with the 30% Club, has established this scholarship to help promote women in taking on leadership roles within companies and organisations

The scholarship consists of 100% of tuition fees for the UCC Executive MBA 2019/20 programme for one successful female applicant.
Applications close now closed.
More details 2020



Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI)

Applications are now open for the year 2019/2020 for this Student Grant.

  • The priority closing date for making renewal applications is 13th June, 2019.
  • The priority closing date for new applications is 11th July, 2019

If you are currently a registered student (undergraduate to PHD)  or you are aware of a student who may be eligible for a SUSI grant, grant applications are now open for the next academic year. If you are unsure if you or an incoming/current student reach the criteria for eligibility, please check the eligibility reckoner on the SUSI website.

If you are aware of a student or you yourself are unsure about the grant processes or complications arise, appointments can be made with the UCC Student Budgeting service via their website