The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is happy to announce up to 70 Bord Bia International Scholarships from recent and experienced graduates from all disciplines/roles. Scholarships are available for International students.

The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is the graduate business school of University College Dublin and is located in Blackrock in Dublin, the Republic of Ireland, on the site of the former Carysfort College, a teacher training college. The Financial Times ranked the MSc in International Management 15th in the world in 2017. The Economist Intelligence Unit ranked the full-time MBA programme 63rd in the world in 2014.

Although fluency in certain foreign languages is required for particular markets this is not an absolute requirement as there are also English speaking locations. Fluency is required for markets such as French/German/Dutch/Spanish/Italian/Russian/Polish/Japanese/Korean or Chinese. English speaking locations include UK/USA/U.A.E./Australia/Holland/Sweden. Note: locations are subject to confirmation

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: March 9, 2019
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue MSc as well as Postgraduate diploma programs.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study any of the courses offered by the university.
  • Scholarship Award:
  1. Overseas industry placement with global companies while gaining an internationally recognised qualification from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
  2. Full tuition fees paid
  3. Tax-free bursary paid (up to €30,000 per 12 months)
  4. Outstanding career prospects
  5. Intensive professional & career development
  6. The world’s best food industry educators from business schools including Harvard, IMD, NYU Stern and UCD Smurfit School
  7. Some of our client/host companies & employers: Kerry, Glanbia, Teeling Whiskey, Five Guys, Nestle, Danone, Ornua, Starbucks, Keoghs, among a host of other leading global food companies
  8. Some locations include New York, Dubai, Shanghai, Milan, Stockholm, Sydney, London, Paris, Dublin and Singapore.
  • Nationality: Scholarships are available for International students.
  • Number of Scholarships: 70 International Scholarship Opportunities.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Ireland

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: Scholarships are available for International students.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • A 3rd level qualification, minimum of 2.1
  • A minimum of 2-4 years’ experience for respective MSc programmes and no professional experience is required for the Postgraduate Diploma.
  • Committed to a career in the Irish food, drink and agribusiness industry.
  • Although fluency in certain foreign languages is required for particular markets this is not an absolute requirement as there are also English speaking locations. Fluency is required for markets such as French/German/Dutch/Spanish/Italian/Russian/Polish/Japanese/Korean or Chinese. English speaking locations include UK/USA/U.A.E./Australia/Holland/Sweden. Note: locations are subject to confirmation.
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills
  • Experience with M/S Excel, Powerpoint, Word and PM

English Language Requirements: Although fluency in certain foreign languages is required for particular markets this is not an absolute requirement as there are also English speaking locations. Fluency is required for markets such as French/German/Dutch/Spanish/Italian/Russian/Polish/Japanese/Korean or Chinese. English speaking locations include UK/USA/U.A.E./Australia/Holland/Sweden. Note: locations are subject to confirmation.

Application Procedure

How to Apply: Applications will only be accepted using the official application form. You must complete the application form in one go, it is not possible to start the form, save it and return to it.

You will also need to upload a copy of your CV with your completed application form. We would appreciate if the document name for your CV was in the format “firstname_surnameCV”.

Please include names and contact details for two Referees in your CV (one must know you in a professional capacity).  Please note that Referees will only be contacted with your permission.

As part of the personal details required, we ask for your nationality (to determine visa requirements), gender (to ensure a balance on the programme) and date of birth (to be used as a unique identifier where two candidates with the same name apply to the programme).

It is a requirement that the participants are willing/able to live in a foreign country and travel in-market at short notice and sometimes where public transport may be limited.

In order to be considered for the scholarships, you must;

Complete the online Scholarship Application Form. All required fields must be completed. Click here to complete the Scholarship Application Form. Please note that you must have submitted a valid application by 4th March 2019.

Scholarship Link


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