UCD Champions “Opening Doors” Alumni Fund

UCD, as Ireland’s leading global University has a student population of 36,000. What is easy to forget however, is that many of these students would not be here without financial support.


Last year more than 3,500 alumni and friends chose to support the University by making a donation. As a result, we were able to welcome 102 scholars to UCD for the academic year 2016/2017.

Our priority for the UCD Alumni Fund for 2017 is to once again focus on scholarships for hardworking and deserving students.

We have again set a minimum target of 100 scholars for this year to ensure that students from all backgrounds have the opportunity to study at UCD.

It is also important to ensure that once here these students have the support they need, not just financially. That is why if we manage to exceed our minimum scholarship target, we aim to also provide funding for library books and e-journal access, so that scholarship students will not have to pay large sums for books. We also hope to ensure that the campus facilities students rely so heavily on, both in Belfield and at our planned Newman Centre on Stephens Green are fully equipped to meet the demands of an ever growing student population

Impact of Giving


Alan Cosgrove, Year 1, Veterinary Medicine student (pictured below) was one of the students who received a UCD Alumni funded scholarship. 



Will you become a UCD Champion today by supporting our Alumni Fund and give a once off gift of €250 or a monthly gift of €25 to help support a deserving student? 

Your support will help change a student’s life forever.

Thank you.