University Cork Collge (UCC) offers Quercus Taught Masters Scholarships for eligible students enrolling in the master’s program. The University aims of creating an environment in which academic excellence can be combined with opportunities for personal development. Further, the university commits to the intellectual growth, social formation and welfare of our students and recognizes the strength derived from student diversity.
Moreover, UCC acknowledges that there are several social factors that hinder a student to reach full potential. Hence it has introduced Quercus Talented Students’ Programme aimed at supporting and promoting excellence in academia, sport, creative and performing arts, active citizenship, and innovation/entrepreneurship for both prospective undergraduate/level 8 students and students already registered in UCC.
- A letter from the relevant college confirming the award of the Quercus Taught Masters Academic Scholarship with a 50% contribution towards postgraduate fees for the duration of the postgraduate course.
- An invitation to a welcome reception for Quercus Masters Scholars.
- The opportunity to attend the Quercus Lecture Series on campus.
- Only Masters students are eligible for Quercus Taught Masters Academic Scholarships on taught programmes.
- Likewise, Applicants are eligible if they have a minimum 1H (or equivalent result in an NFQ Level 8) undergraduate honors bachelor degree or a 1H (or equivalent result in an NFQ Level 9) postgraduate.
- Further, Only Self-funded students are eligible for Quercus Taught Masters Academic Scholarships. If a student accepts Quercus and also additional funding from another source, the UCC Fees Office will apply the scholarship/funding of greater value.
- Similarly, The Quercus Taught Masters Academic Scholarship entails a 50% fee contribution awarded in semester 2.
- Applicants receiving alternative funding not known at the time of application may still receive the title ‘Quercus Taught Masters’ Scholar,’. However, they are not eligible for any contribution towards fees.
- Further, the Quercus Taught Masters Academic Scholarships are open to full-time, part-time and online taught masters courses.
- Applicants can apply for three courses on the PAC system. However, Applicants may apply for only one scholarship to one specific course. Applicants will be eligible for a scholarship for one-course choice. The applicant must announce the course choice at the time of application.
- Students awarded a Quercus Taught Masters Academic Scholarship who wish to defer admission for the current academic year will not be eligible to carry the scholarship forward. In such cases, the candidate must submit a new scholarship application the following year.
- Applicants receiving Quercus Taught Masters Academic Scholarship must meet the university’s standard English language requirements.
- Also, Courses offered outside the PAC application system are not eligible in this scheme.
- The Quercus Taught Masters Academic Scholarship will not fund repeat years/modules.
How To Apply
- First, apply for your course via the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC).
- Upload your transcripts for each year of your undergraduate degree, including your overall final result. Final degree results will need to be submitted by June 30th in order for you to be considered. Applicants who do not achieve a 1H (or equivalent) cannot be considered.
- Submit your online application, including the personal statement section outlining the following:
- Your reasons for choosing this masters course at University College Cork (max 300 words). Please include in your answer how you anticipate this qualification will benefit you personally, and academically and professionally and your research/study interests.
- Further, any additional academic achievements, including postgraduate qualifications, if relevant (max 200 words).
- Moreover, consider any non-academic or professional experience you may have that relates to the master’s course (max 200 words).
- Also, any skills and attributes relevant to the master’s course that set you apart from other applicants (max 200 words).
Successful applicants will:
- Show outstanding academic achievement.
- Demonstrate skills of reflection and a clear motivation for choosing their course of study.
- Demonstrate evidence of initiative and original thinking.
Application deadline 2019
- June 1st, 2019 is the closing date for applications.
- For those waiting final year results, June 30th, 2019, is the deadline for uploading final transcripts to PAC.
- Awards will be communicated to applicants by mid-July 2019.