V.V. Giri Global Excellence Scholarship Ongoing

Awarded By: University College Dublin in Ireland
Updated on Dec 22, 2023
Rekha Madi
Rekha Madi
University Research Analyst
Course: Bachelors +1 more
Deadline: Feb 28, 2023
Amount: Euro 22,500

Scholarship Overview

Global Excellence Scholarships aim to attract outstanding candidates to UCD programmes and to encourage early application. An annual competition will be run to select a limited number of students per region. Successful applicants will be awarded either a 100% or a 50% tuition fee scholarship.

Applicable course, university, and country

The scholarship is applicable to the below programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages
  • Master of Arts in Art History, Collections & Curating
  • Master of Arts in Classics
  • Master of Arts in Media & International Conflict
  • Bachelor of Arts in English with Creative Writing
  • Master of Arts in Modern & Contemporary Literature
  • Bachelor of Arts in History (Bachelor of Arts in Humanities)
  • Master of Arts in Public History
  • Master of Arts in Irish Folklore & Ethnology
  • Master of Arts in Linguistics & Applied Linguistics
  • Master of Music in Music & Culture
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Commerce
  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Science in Human Resources
  • Master of Science in Urban Design & Planning
  • Master of Science in Digital Agriculture
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering

The following programs are excluded from the Global Excellence Scholarship scheme:

  • Online programs
  • Part-time programmes
  • Clinical programs
  • Off-shore campus programs

Scholarship amount details

Successful applicants will be awarded either a 100% or a 50% tuition fee scholarship.

Scholarship amount can be used for:

Type of Expense Indicates if the scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Application × Not covered in scholarship
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
Others × Not covered in scholarship

Eligible student nationality

Scholarships are only open to self-funding candidates who are classified as non-EU.

Appication Process for this scholarship

Applicants to the Global Excellence Scholarship will have already obtained one of the following statuses on an application for an eligible program:

  • Offer
  • Conditional Offer
  • Accept
  • Conditional Accept

Candidates will be notified within two weeks of the Committee’s decision, or within 5-6 weeks of the application deadline.

Important Dates & FAQ info:

Info Date
Scholarship Deadline 31st March
Scholarship Decision date within five weeks of the deadline
Contact email:  internationalenquiries@ucd.ie


Scholarship Application:

This scholarship needs a separate external application.

Scholarship Eligibility


Scholarship applications will be considered on academic merit paired with a holistic review of their scholarship application. The scholarship is only available to students entering a new program at UCD. Students already completing a program will not be considered for the Global Excellence Scholarship for that program.

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?
Scholarships are only open to self-funding candidates who are classified as non-EU. To apply for the Global Excellence Scholarship, students must first have received an offer (or conditional offer) to study in an eligible UCD course.

What is the minimum Qualification Required?
The applicant must be a bachelor’s or equivalent degree holder from a recognized institution.

What is the procedure for applying?
The applicant need to submit the scholarship application using the portal: https://hub.ucd.ie/usis/W_HU_MENU.P_PUBLISH?p_tag=APPLY

What are the documents required for filling the forms?
There is no separate documentation required.

What is the duration of the Scholarship?
Global Excellence Scholarships are automatically renewed each year of a programme, on condition that the student maintains a stage GPA of 3.08/4.20 and meets the programme progression and credit requirements within one academic year, or the first attempt of a given stage.