Scholarships / Funding
Wondering how to fund your studies at NCAD? Funding programmes are available to support your studies at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
All new Higher Education Student Grants are administered through a single agency called SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland). Applications are made online and students who wish to apply for a student grant are advised to start the process as early as possible. You can start the application process before you receive your CAO place offer and have confirmed your acceptance.
Postgraduate and Research
NCAD are offering a number of MA scholarships and PhD studentships to incoming students for 2019/20. These scholarships will recognise excellence, outstanding achievement and potential in Art, Design and Visual Culture. The scholarships, worth full tuition fees (exception MFA Fine Art, see details below), are awarded on academic merit and all applicants are eligible, including EU and non EU students. Follow the link above for more information.
Uversity’s Scholarships are intended to unlock adult learners’ potential. By providing multi-annual financial support, Uversity’s Scholarships aim to remove the financial barriers to pursue a Bachelor’s degree for the first time. Scholarships are not limited to particular subject areas and will enable individuals 23 years or older to complete a Bachelor’s degree in one of the participating institutions (NCAD is one of the participating institutions).
To find out more about Uversity Scholarships you should visit the following website: https://u-versity.eu/
The Leinster Pillar 1 Cluster of Higher Education Institutions is delighted to invite applications for the 1916 ‘Leaders and Learners’ Bursary 2019 – 2020 funded by the Department of Education and Skills for eligible students in the following Higher Education Institutions – Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire (IADT); National College of Art and Design (NCAD); Marino Institute of Education (MIE); Trinity College Dublin (TCD); and University College Dublin (UCD).
Important information about the UK EU referendum result and NCAD tuition fees
Existing enrolled UK/ NI students will retain an EU fee status and/or an entitlement to ‘Free Fees’ funding, if they were assessed with this status on the basis of existing regulations, for the duration of their current degree programme.
UK/NI students who enrol in the 2019/20 academic year, and who have an EU fee status for that year, will retain this status for the duration of their programme.
Please note that the arrangements for an intake of UK /NI students in subsequent years will be kept under review in the context of the Brexit negotiations.
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