DCU launches new Taught Masters Bursary Scheme - 2012
In response to the significant reduction in funding support from local grant authorities for taught postgraduate students for the coming academic year, DCU is introducing 40 postgraduate bursaries for students registering on full-time taught postgraduate masters programmes for 2012/2013.
The scheme is open to those students who have been in receipt of a local County/City Council Higher Education grant in their final year of undergraduate study in recent years (2008-2012).
The Bursaries - valued at €2,000 - are for students who will register on Masters programmes in the following school/Faculties:
• DCU Business School
• Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
• Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Despite increasing budget constraints, DCU is prioritising this scheme to support students will who will struggle to continue on to a Masters level qualification. These students, previously supported by their local authorities, have had very little time to plan for the withdrawal of government support for maintenance costs.
The Bursaries will be awarded competitively, based on academic excellence, and are available to those students accepted onto a full-time taught Masters programme at DCU commencing in September 2012 . Applicants will need to meet the minimum entry requirements of their Masters programme.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 5th July with results communicated to applicants in the first week of August.