The Achiever MBA Scholarship

Awarded By: University College Dublin in Ireland
Updated on Mar 7, 2024
Rekha Madi
Rekha Madi
University Research Analyst
Course: Masters
Deadline: Apr 16, 2024
Amount: EURO 36,760

Scholarship Overview

The Achiever MBA Scholarship is awarded for pursuing Full Time MBA at University College Dublin. A student can get a maximum amount of Euro 34500 and the scholarship amount will be given one time only. The scholarship amount can be used for paying tuition. Bachelor degree is required for applicants to be eligible for this scholarship. To be eligible for this award, international students must take English language examinations as well as standardised exams like TOEFL, IELTS and GMAT. As a part of selection process, applicants must have relevant work experience and also needs to appear for an interview. In order to apply for the scholarship, students need the following documents: LOR, Essays, CV and Official Transcripts.

Applicable course, university, and country

  • This scholarship is applicable for the following courses in University College Dublin in Ireland
  • Full Time Master of Business Administration
  • Applicable to all full-time Master of Business Administration and executive Master of Business Administration students

Scholarship amount details

Max scholarship per student: Euro 36,760 => Rs 32,29,734
Conversion rate used: 1 Euro = Rs. 91.03 (last updated 9th January 2024)

Scholarship amount will be given: One Time
Scholarship amount can be used for:

Type of Expense Indicates if the scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Tuition & Fees ✔ Scholarship amount can be used for this
Living Expense × Not covered in scholarship
Accommodation × Not covered in scholarship
Air Fare/Travel Expenses × Not covered in scholarship
Spouse/Child Care × Not covered in scholarship
Health Cover × Not covered in scholarship
Application × Not covered in scholarship
Others × Not covered in scholarship

Number of students to be awarded:

Eligible student nationality

India, United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Malaysia, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Norway, Japan, Thailand, Belgium, Armenia, Fiji, China, South Korea, Greece, Mauritius, Estonia, Luxembourg, Ukraine, South Africa, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Philippines, Cyprus, Bangladesh, Lithuania, Monaco, Nepal, Georgia, Hong Kong, Turkey, Malta, Bahrain, Barbados, Guyana, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Finland, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Isle of Man, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Macao, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Pitcairn, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Reunion, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, U.S. Virgin Islands, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Appication Process for this scholarship

  • LOR- Two recommendation letters
  • Essays- Complete three or in some cases, four essay questions online:
  • Beyond what is outlined in your Curriculum Vitae, what will be your unique contribution to your MBA class? (Max 300 words)
  • What is your opinion is UCD Smurfit Schools’ responsibility to you as an MBA student and what is your responsibility to the School? (Max 300 words)
  • What are your career expectations in the 3 years post MBA? (Max 300 words)
  • Upon reflection have your career goals, opinion of UCD Smurfit, and aspirations to pursue an MBA, changed since your last application? (Max 300 words) To be completed by re-applicants only
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • GMAT official score report
  • IELTS/TOEFL official test report
  • Copies of official final transcripts of degrees and /or professional qualifications
  • Complete a short video appraisal section via the Kira platform through the UCD application portal

Scholarship Application:
Students will be auto-considered for this scholarship when they apply for the courses on which this scholarship is applicable. No separate application is needed.

Application Documents:

Type of documents Indicates if this type of document is required to be submitted
LOR Required
Essays Required
CV Required
Work Experience Required
Official transcripts Required

Important Dates & FAQ info:

Date Additional Details
Application final end date Not Available No specific deadline mentioned
Please note that these dates could be in local country times and may not be IST (Indian standard time)
Contact email mba@ucdie
Phone number +353 1 716 8862

Additional Information:

  • Once scholarship awards are issued, students must accept this offer within two weeks of the notification being distributed by the committee. It is the student’s responsibility to formally accept the scholarship offer, a non-response will be considered as declining the offer

Scholarship Eligibility

  • A university degree*
  • A minimum of three years’ quality professional experience (excluding summer placements, part-time or temporary work experience) at the time of application
  • A valid score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)
  • Open to all successful MBA scoring 700 or above on the GMAT and Executive MBA applicants scoring 700 or above on the GMAT or 149 and above in the Executive Assessment (EA)and cover full tuition feesExecutive MBA: GMAT score of 520 or above required
  • An average IELTS score of 70 over all components and a minimum of 65 in each band on the Academic Version
  • OR
  • A minimum score of 100 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (iTB) with minimum score 24 in Writing, and minimum score 20 in Reading, Listening and Speaking components
  • For all proficiency tests the results must normally have been issued within two years prior to the start of your programme
  • OR
  • UCD has approved the use of the Duolingo Test of English (DET) for upcoming intakes A DET score of 120 will be accepted with at least 100 in each subscore
  • All eligible candidates deemed suitable to be considered for the MBA or EMBA programme will be interviewed Candidates are interviewed by one or in some cases more of the following:
  • MBA Programme Director, Head of Admissions, Careers Manager, Alumni
  • International candidates are normally interviewed via telephone or Skype

Special Restrictions:
No Special Restriction applicable
Exams Details:

Exam name Indicates if exam is required and cutoff (if any)
TOEFL Required (minimum score 100)
IELTS Required (minimum score 7)
GRE Required
GMAT Required (minimum score 700)
UG Required
Work Experience Required (minimum 3 years)
Interview Required

iSchoolConnect Rating

The rating is done considering various factors

Frequently Asked Questions

The frequently asked questions about the scholarship are:

Who can apply for the Scholarship?
The scholarship is applicable to students from various countries.

What is the minimum Qualification Required?
To be eligible for the award, applicants must have completed their Bachelor degree and passed the 12th grade.
What is the procedure for applying?
Students will be auto-considered for this scholarship when they apply for the courses on which this scholarship is applicable. No separate application is needed.

What are the documents required for filling the forms?
LOR, Essays, CV, Work Experience, Official transcripts
What is the duration of the Scholarship?
One Time