Ad Astra PhD Scholarships – School of Sociology at University College Dublin

Deadline: 31 March 2020
Open to: holders of masters degree, or the equivalent
Benefits: full fee-waiver and stipend


The School of Sociology at University College Dublin is pleased to invite applications from outstanding candidates for four (4) Ad Astra PhD Scholarships. First established in 1854, UCD is Ireland’s largest university with almost 30,000 students, including 10,000 graduate students. It is one of the major research-intensive universities in Europe and is ranked within the top 1 per cent of universities worldwide.

The Ad Astra scheme involves students working under the supervision of an Ad Astra Fellow, a major recruitment initiative launched by University College Dublin.


Applicants must normally have a first or upper second-class honours primary degree and/or masters degree, or the equivalent. In circumstances where examination results are not known at the time of application, the School of Sociology may make a Conditional Offer subject to receiving a complete and final transcript confirming that the applicant has met the above requirements. Notarized English translations, as well as the original transcript, should be provided where relevant giving details of all courses taken and examination marks obtained.


The Ad Astra Scholarships comprise an annual stipend of EUR 18,000, as well as a full fee-waiver. There is also an allowance of up to EUR 4,000 per annum for research costs. Scholarships are available for a period of up to 4 years, and annual renewal is subject to satisfactory progress being made. Successful applicants must meet the University’s standard PhD admission requirements and be accepted into the School of Sociology’s PhD programme.

How to Apply?

For more information visit the official website.