Gaelic Players Association (GPA) MBA Scholarships in Ireland

 Applicants are invited to apply for the Gaelic Players Association (GPA) MBA Scholarships offered by the UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School. The university is accepting applications for the academic session 2023/2024.

The UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School is the graduate school of business that is a part of University College Dublin. Its mission is to educate the next generation of business leaders to the best possible international standards in order to educate, support, and inspire the growth of society both in Ireland and around the world.

Why study at UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School? MBA and Master’s degree programmes offered by this institute are consistently listed by the Financial Times and The Economist Intelligence Unit as being among the best in the world. The institute enjoys a high international ranking. The highly qualified teaching staff that moulds students into successful future business leaders is the institution’s most important asset. They teach their classes through a variety of methods, including lectures, seminars, case studies, role-playing, simulations, practical projects, and guest lecturers who are leaders in their fields.

Application Deadline: 30th June 2023

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University College Dublin
  • Department: UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School
  • Course Level: Master’s
  • Award:100% tuition fees up to €36,760
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: Domestic and International
  • The award can be taken in Ireland
  • Eligible Countries: Applicants from all countries and Ireland are eligible.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: All subjects and courses of the master’s of a business administration degree programme are eligible under this scholarship.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • Any nationality but must be resident in Ireland for over three years.
  • Demonstrates leadership in their working or playing lives.
  • Exhibits an initiative to give something back to the community.
  • One male and one female candidate only.
  • Must be a member of the Gaelic Players Association

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: The students must create an account on the official online portal of the university and complete the application process. No separate application to apply for the scholarship is required.
  • Supporting Documents: The applicants must submit the following documents to the university at the time of application:
  • Transcripts of bachelor’s degree certificate or equivalent
  • One academic reference
  • One professional reference
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants are required to score a minimum of 700 or above and 520 or above on GMAT to be admitted to an MBA programme, respectively
  • Language Requirement: The applicants are required to submit the following English language proficiency tests with the average demanded scores by the university:
  • IELTS – 7.0
  • TOEFL – 100
  • Cambridge examination – 185 or higher
  • PTE – 65
  • ETAPP – Grade C1
  • Trinity ISE – C2
  • Duolingo – 120


The successfully selected applicants will be given 100% tuition fees up to €36,760 to conduct their master’s studies at Smurfit.

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