Masters Scholarship in International Marketing Practice at UCD Smurfit School in Ireland 2019

University College Dublin UCD Smurfit School and Bord Bia invite applications from graduates for an MSc scholarship in International Marketing Practice in 2019.

You will gain exciting overseas industry experience while being awarded an internationally recognised Masters. They have assembled the world’s best food industry educators from business schools including Harvard, IMD, NYU Stern and UCD Smurfit School.

While it is intended to offer 70 scholarship places in total, UCD Smurfit School and Bord Bia reserve the right to offer scholarship places to more or less than the target of 70 places. It is hoped that 20 of these places will be offered on the Bord Bia Fellowship programme with the remaining on the other three Bord Bia scholarship programmes. Exact bursary amount depends on allocated location.

Worth of Award

This is a full scholarship programme. All tuition fees are paid and, in addition, you receive a tax-free bursary of approximately €28,000 per 12 months.


  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including effective presentation skills.
  • The ability to quickly establish effective internal and external working relationships with key people across different services/functions.
  • Strong commercial acumen – the ability to identify opportunities and to follow these through to completion by working with others and discovering to the best way to achieve results.
  • Project management skills – the ability to schedule and manage time and resources; maintaining a project management plan for communication and review at all times;
  • A strong passion for pursuing a career in the food, drink and horticulture industry.
  • Successful candidates will be resilient self-starters with a proven record of self-motivation and self-discipline. In addition, they will demonstrate:
  • It is a requirement that the Fellows are willing/able to live in a foreign country, and travel in-market at short notice and sometimes where public transport may be limited.
  • Applications are welcomed from all graduates with a minimum of 2-3 years work experience.
  • Although fluency in a second language is not essential, some placements will require fluency in a second language (for example French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Japanese or Chinese).

How to Apply

  • There are 20 places available on this programme. Interested participants must be available if selected to take part in the interview and assessment process around April/ May 2019 in Dublin (attendance on one day is required – exact dates to be confirmed) and if successful must be ready to commence the programme 8th July 2019.
  • If you have any queries about this programme, please contact a member of their team on +35317168889,
  • Apply Now by sending your CV  and please let them know what programme or programmes you are interested in applying for.

Deadline: Applications are ongoing, apply immediately.

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