Scholarships for international students

National College of Ireland has an extensive scholarship and bursary portfolio for international students which aims to reward excellence and promote diversity among our student body.

Please ensure that you read both the specific requirements for each scholarship and the overall Terms & Conditions for NCI scholarships. To secure your scholarship, you are required to pay your fees in full within the published deadlines for each scholarship.

Masters scholarships

The following scholarships are available for Masters courses. All students who receive an offer to study a Masters course at NCI are automatically assessed for these scholarships based upon their previous academic performance. There is no requirement for you to submit a scholarship application form for these scholarships

 Scholarship Name Amount Intake
Academic Merit Scholarship €2,000 - €4,000  Jan 19 or Sept 19 
MSc in Entrepreneurship €5,000 Sept 19

Premium scholarships

The following scholarships are available for Masters courses starting in September 2019 only. You may apply for one of these scholarships only once you have an offer to study a Masters programme at NCI AND have received a scholarship offer for our Academic Merit, MSc in Fintech or MSc in Entrepreneurship scholarships (see above). To apply please complete the Scholarship Application Form and return to

 Scholarship Name Amount  Intake
Future Leaders 50% of tuition fees Sept 19

Undergraduate bursaries

The following bursaries are available for students beginning an undergraduate course at NCI in September 2019. The amount of the bursary is based solely on the date of payment of your full tuition fee.  Fees will remain the same for all subsequent years of study, subject to academic progression and good standing within the college. 

  • Pay tuition fees by 31 May 2019 > €3,000 bursary
  • Pay tuition fees by 30 June 2019 > €2,000 bursary
  • Pay tuition fees by 31 July 2019 > €1,000 bursary