V.V. Giri Scholarship

Academic year 2020


Scholarship Description

1. Global Excellence Scholarships aimto attract excellent candidatesto UCD programmes and to encourage early application.

2. 100% Global Excellence Scholarships awarded to Indian students on graduate taught programmes are called ‘V.V. Giri Global Excellence Scholarships’ in honour of UCD alumnus and fourth president of India, Varahagiri Venkata Giri. V.V. Giri Scholarships are subject to the same Terms and Conditions as all other Global Excellence Scholarships.

3. Scholarship applications will be considered on academic merit paired with holistic review of their scholarship application.

4. The Global Excellence Scholarship and V.V. Giri Global Excellence Scholarship are payable only toward the tuition fees of the successful candidate.


5. Successful candidates will meet the citizenship and residence status requirements for the region they are applying for, as outlined in the relevant Regional Information.

6. Scholarships are only open to self-funding candidates who are classified as non-EU for tuition fee purposes.

7. Eligible programmes are limited to those that are undergraduate and graduate taught programmes, where the student must be based in Dublin and no part of the programme is awarded by another institution. All Clinical Programmes are ineligible for the Global Excellence Scholarship. A full list of eligible programmes is provided in Eligible Programmes.

8. Applicantsto theGlobal Excellence Scholarshipwill have alreadyobtainedone ofthe following statuses on an application for an eligible programme:

• Offer

• Conditional Offer

• Accept

• Conditional Accept

9. Applications for the Global Excellence Scholarship should be submitted in accordance with the instructions given in the Scholarship Instruction Section.

10. The Global Excellence Scholarship cannot be combined with any other tuitionscholarship. Due Date and Timeframes

11. Without exception, only complete applications received on or before the deadline will be considered. The deadline is given in the relevant Regional Information.

12. Successful and reserve candidates for the Global Excellence Scholarship will be selected by the Scholarship Committee.

13. Candidates will be notified within two to four weeks of the committee decision.

14. The Scholarship Committee’s decisions are final and cannot be appealed.

15. Following notification of an offer for a Global Excellence Scholarship, students must accept their scholarship offer online within the time frame communicated by the International Scholarships and Funding Officer.

a. It is the student’s responsibility to formally accept the scholarship offer.

b. Failure to respond within the given time frame will be considered as declining the 2 Version 1.5 Published Tuesday 15 October 2019 scholarship offer.

c. A declined or lapsed offer for the Global Excellence Scholarship cannot be reinstated.

16. Candidates for the Global Excellence Scholarship must pay the deposit required upon acceptance of an offer to study at UCD. Only candidates who have paid their deposit by the time of accepting the Global Excellence Scholarship will successfully secure both their Scholarship and programme at UCD. Successful awardees of the 100% Global Excellence Scholarship will have their deposit refunded following registration at UCD.

17. Global Excellence Scholarships are non-transferable and will apply only to the programme and academic term (or ‘commencement date’) associated with the offer letter that contains the scholarship award. Once the offer of a Global Excellence Scholarship has been issued, a student who declines the initial offer of admission to UCD may not retain the Scholarship for another programme. Global Excellence Scholarships cannot be deferred to another commencement date. If a student chooses to defer their entry to UCD after the offer of a Global Excellence Scholarship is extended, they will forfeit their scholarship.

Student Obligations

18. By accepting a Global Excellence Scholarship, students commit to contributing to at least one of any of the following platforms, as reasonably directed by UCD:

• UCD social media content

• UCD website content

• Discussion groups and panels,surveys

• Additional events or activities for the promotion of UCD.

19. Only students who remain continuously enrolled in UCD may retain their Global Excellence Scholarship.

20. A student who withdraws, cancels, becomes inactive, enrols as less than full-time, is suspended or dismissed from the University will lose their scholarship eligibility. If a student’s enrolment status is changed to any of the aforementioned statuses due to medical reasons (or other approved extenuating circumstances), they may appeal in writing to the Scholarship Committee to have their scholarship reinstated upon return to normal, full-time enrolment at the University. The appeal and supporting documentation, such as a letter from a doctor, should be emailed to the appropriate College or School Programme Office. In order for reinstatement of the Global Excellence Scholarship to be considered, a student’s leave from the University cannot exceed two consecutive semesters.

21. 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.

22. All scholarship and funding schemes are subject to availability of funds, and details given here are subject to change at any time. Potential applicants are urged to check information regularly to ensure they are aware of current procedures, deadlines and other information.

23. The University reserves the right to withdraw, vary or amend any aspect of a Scholarship if it is found that an error or mistake has been made by the University.

Note that all Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notification. 

Regional Information

South Asia

Deadline and Time Frames Deadline

(Graduate Taught Programmes): 28 February 2020

Deadline (Undergraduate Programmes): 31 March 2020


Application will close on 31 March 2020


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