Scholarship Description:

Fully Funded PhD Scholarships at Ireland University College Cork 2023 is open for International Students . The scholarship allows PhD level programm(s) in the field of Marketing, Management taught at University College Cork . The deadline of the scholarship is .

Cork University Business School is offering Ph.D. Scholarships in 2023 for all disciplines of marketing and management. The scholarship is fully funded and will be awarded on merit. The university website announced the scholarship on the 6th of September 2022.

Prospective applicants are directed to the list of potential research topics listed below and to then also consider the areas of expertise that exist in the Department when developing their research proposal.  While we will consider research proposals not linked to these topics, applicants must have engaged with a potential supervisor in the preparation of their research proposal, and have their agreement to supervise the Ph.D., if successful.  Applications without the explicit agreement of a supervisor will not be considered.

Degree Level:

Fully Funded PhD Scholarships at Ireland University College Cork 2023 is available to undertake PhD level programs at University College Cork.

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • Marketing
  • Management

Scholarship Benefits:

Scholarships provide up to four years of funding, covering doctoral program tuition fees up to a maximum of €5,900 per annum and an annual stipend of €18,500 per year (subject to satisfactory progress in studies each year). Teaching experience will also be provided and is part of the scholarship.

Eligible Nationalities:

International students from any country.

Eligibility Criteria:

Cork University Business School is committed to providing dynamic and supportive learning and research environment, which recognizes the diverse backgrounds and interests of both students and staff. In line with this, the successful applicant(s) will be provided with a supportive supervisory team and be provided with learning and networking opportunities to attain the highest standards of academic excellence. These scholarships seek to build on our already strong cohort of Ph.D. scholars.  We are looking for graduates who have a strong desire to earn a Ph.D. that will attain the highest standards of academic excellence and positively influence their discipline in addition to being able to demonstrate the impact of their research on society.

The successful applicants will receive tailored guidance on their research, be part of burgeoning research focused Department and School, gain access to key international networks, in addition to gaining experience in third-level teaching. The supervisory team will be drawn from scholars with a strong track record in publishing in the leading international journals and texts in their field of expertise, gaining competitive research funding, and holding various editorial positions. The successful applicant(s) can be confident that s/he will be on the right path to a successful academic career through completing their Ph.D. in UCC.  At the earliest possible opportunity during the tenure of a scholarship, the awardee will be required to prepare one, or if necessary two, application(s), under the guidance and advice of the supervisor, for external research funding under the Irish Research Council (IRC) Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme, if eligible to do so.

If you have any queries on the scholarships or Ph.D. program then please contact Dr. Ronan Carbery at, Director of Postgraduate Teaching and Learning.


To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must have obtained a standard of at least Second Class Honours, Grade I in a relevant Masters’s degree.

If English is not the first language you will need to satisfy the English language requirement:

IELTS: 6.5- with no individual section lower than 5.5

TOEFL: 90 – with minimum scores as follows: Listening- 17; Reading – 18; Speaking – 20; Writing – 17

Application Procedure:


The closing date for PhD scholarship applications is 5pm on Friday 28th October 2022.  Presentations and interviews will take place in late November 2022.

To apply you must email through a completed application form (attached to email). In the case of applicants where English is not your first language, you must also provide evidence that you meet the entry criteria set out above.

Please note that candidates who do not submit a fully completed application form (and evidence of satisfying the English language requirements where required) by the specific deadline will not be considered. Please note that we reserve the right to check any submitted proposal for originality.

Your application should be emailed to Siobhan Boyle ( Every application will be acknowledged.

The successful scholarship awardees will then have to submit a formal application through the University application system with an anticipated start date in January 2023.



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