University College Cork offers College Scholarships to students who have completed the programme of the previous year. They must also pass the relevant examination in the minimum time. The standard has to be achieved at the first attempt in the spring/summer examinations, unless permission is given by the University Mitigation Committee.
A College Scholarship is awarded to students who have taken the whole relevant examination. Applicants must obtain marks of a standard considered adequate by the Academic Council. They must also show that they have contributed significantly to the public life of the University. Students cannot compete for this award if they have obtained it previously.