For the academic year 2023–2024, the University College Dublin is requesting candidates to submit applications for the Think Again Scholarships.
The scholarship is intended to assist female applicants from Irish, EU, EEA, UK, or Swiss nationalities who plan to enroll in the University College Dublin’s undergraduate program either full- or part-time. The program offers financial assistance for living expenses in addition to a number of other crucial aids like career and personal development.
- University or Organization: University College Dublin
- Department: NA
- Course Level: Undergraduate
- Award: €25,000 per year
- Access Mode: Online
- Number of Awards: NA
- Nationality: International
- The award can be taken in Ireland
- Eligible Countries: Overseas students can apply.
- Acceptable Course or Subjects: The University offers an Undergraduate and graduate taught degree program in any subject offered by the university
- Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the given criteria:
To be considered for the Think Again Scholarship and applying for a part-time course you must be:
- A woman aged 23 years and over.
- Income: Living in a household with a combined reckonable income of €25,000 per year or less.
- be receiving a long-term Social Protection benefit from an EU Member State, or its equivalent.
- A first-time student entering higher education at NFQ Level 6 or higher;
OR An applicant who has taken a 3-year absence from school after leaving a course at NFQ Level 6 or above and has previously attempted but not completed it;
- OR An applicant who has successfully completed a diploma at NFQ Level 6 or higher as a step on the path to a UCD undergraduate degree.
- You must have a specified immigration status or be an Irish, EU, EEA, UK, or Swiss national to be eligible. A copy of your Public Services Card, an original government-issued photo identification document, a passport, your complete civil birth certificate.
- OR permission from the Department of Justice to remain in the country that must be accompanied by a letter from the International Protection Office must serve as proof of your nationality.
- Residency: For three of the previous five years, you must have been a resident of the Irish State, EU, EEA, UK, or Swiss Federation.
- Documentation proving residency is required, and examples include Social Protection Statements, GP letters, school letters, your P60 for years up to 2018, or an Employment Detail Summary for years beginning after 2019.
The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
- Cover letter
- Academic transcripts,
- Letter of recommendation,
- Your motivational statement shouldn’t be more than 350–400 words long. To help you with your inspiring message, kindly utilize the questions and statements below:
- Reasons why you wish to study at UCD
- Your achievements to date
- Your future plans after you complete the part-time course.
- Any obstacles that have affected your education in the past.
- Admission Requirements: Applicants should check all the country-specific entry requirements of the university.
- Language Requirement: The students must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests:
- IELTS – 6.5
- TOEFL – 90
- ETAPP – C1
- PTE – 63
- DET – 110
The University College Dublin will provide all the following study expenses:
- Undergraduate full-time degree students may secure up to €14,000 per student per year of study.
- The one-year part-time University Access Course students may avail of €1,000 per student.
- Other part-time students may avail of €1,000 per student per year of study.
How to Apply
- How to Apply: To apply for the grant, one must be admitted to an undergraduate degree at the university. After that, you can apply for a scholarship application. Please read carefully before you apply. Please download and complete the documents below
- Please read the documents below carefully before you apply: