The Puttnam Scholars program gives six students the opportunity to work with Oscar-winning producer Lord David Puttnam, whose film credits include Chariots of Fire, The Mission, The Killing Fields, and Midnight Express. Puttnam is also an entrepreneur in the creative industries who was formerly appointed as Ireland’s Digital Champion. This outstanding scholarship program provides students with one-of-a-kind mentoring experiences and exemplifies an innovative concept for the mentorship of industry or sector professionals.
Students who wish to apply for this scholarship must either be currently enrolled at University College Cork as part of an undergraduate/level 8 program (their final year), or a postgraduate program there.
About the Scholarship:
The University College Cork, usually known as UCC, was founded in 1845 and is one of Ireland’s top research universities. UCC was renamed the National University of Ireland, Cork, under the Universities Act of 1997. The University of California, Santa Cruz (UCC) has achieved legendary status as the first institution of higher education anywhere to receive the international green flag for environmental friendliness. In 2011, it also became the first institution in the world to meet the ISO 50001 standard for energy management. The Queen’s Colleges of Belfast, Cork, and Galway were established with the purpose of fostering academic excellence in Ireland. When it first started, there were 23 faculty members and 181 students present, from disciplines as diverse as medicine, the arts, and law.
The college was then integrated into the Queen’s University of Ireland a year later. Saint Finbar, the patron saint of Cork, has a connection to the area, as his monastery, Gill Abbey Rock, is not far from where the institution is now located. Although the foundation stone was put in 1845, UCC did not begin operations until 1849. According to 2016 figures, UCC has a total of 21,000 students, with 15000 participating in undergraduate programs and 4400 enrolled in postgraduate and research programs.
There are about 2,800 people working in the various academic and research departments and in administrative roles. In 2017, UCC claimed to have 1,50,000 alumni around the world. Because of its unparalleled standing as Ireland’s foremost research institute in the colleges of Arts and Celtic Studies, Commerce, Science, Engineering, Medicine, Law, Food Science and Technology, and Law, the University College Cork has a research funding of over 96 million Euros. UCC wants to construct a Center of Excellence to conduct world-class research in the domains of nanoelectronics, food and health, and environmental science, according to the proposed strategy.
In fact, UCC’s governing council said in 2008 that the university had become the first in Ireland to engage in Embryonic Stem Cell research. The Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland has approved the Cork Centre for Architectural Education. The University College Cork (UCC) Teaching Hospital is Ireland’s largest medical facility, and it is connected to UCC’s College of Medicine and Health. Students can study Chinese culture and language as part of the Humanities facility. The campus, which is nestled in a forested riverfront setting near to the city center, has a combination of early and modern buildings. The university is part of the National University of Ireland and focuses a significant emphasis on research while maintaining tight relationships to industry and the community.
The Sunday Times has recognized University College Cork as Ireland’s University of the Year. The honor comes on the heels of UCC becoming the only Irish university to be recognized Ireland’s first five-star university and improving its place in the QS World University Rankings for the third time. Located on the same island is the independent Republic of Ireland and the British colony of Northern Ireland. The “Emerald Isle” gets its name from its verdant beauty and mild, ever-changing climate. Ireland’s diversified environment, which encompasses coastal mountains, inland plains, and rocky beaches, can only be described as lovely. Ireland’s cultural heritage spans eons, from the Stone Age through the Bronze Age to the Iron Age and beyond. If history isn’t your thing, you can always turn to sports.
The most popular sports in Ireland are hurling and football, and fans take their championship games very seriously. Irish poetry, which dates back to the 6th century, is still immensely popular. Folk music and dance are a widely diffused tradition over the island if you’re up for an Irish jig. Ireland offers the best of both worlds, with castles, abbeys, cliffs overlooking the Celtic Sea, raucous rugby supporters, and musicians of all kinds, and will be an experience not soon forgotten. Cork is the southernmost city in Ireland and its second largest. Industry in the city ranges from electronics to pharmaceuticals to brewing to food production, making it a thriving port.
In 2005, the city was named the European Capital of Culture, and Lonely Planet named it one of the top ten cities to visit in the world; it hosts international arts, film, and jazz festivals, as well as lively performing arts and a growing artisanal culinary culture of cafes, restaurants, markets, and boutiques. Cork sits at the entrance to Cork Harbor, surrounded by water to the south, mountains and hills to the north and east, and the famous Killarney Lakes to the west.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): University College Cork
Scholarship Country: Ireland
Scholarship Worth: €1,000
Study Level: Undergraduate
Nationality: International Students
- A monetary prize in the amount of €1,000 upon completion
Eligibility for Scholarship.
- At University College Cork, candidates for the scholarship must be enrolled in either an undergraduate/level 8 program (their final year) or a postgraduate program. They can be studying any subject.
The children who were chosen will be given the title of Putnam Scholar for the duration of one school year.
During the course of the academic year, the Puttnam Scholars will collaborate on a group project and be required to participate in a series of six video conference mentorship and coaching sessions with Lord Puttnam. These sessions will take place by video conference.
Puttnam Scholars will collaborate on the production of a short film, which will be shown as part of a presentation to Lord Puttnam and other invited visitors at the conclusion of the academic year.
Students who are granted a Puttnam Scholarship will be given the opportunity to earn a monetary prize in the amount of €1,000 upon completion of the short film, which will take place during the course of the academic year.
Students who withdraw from, suspend, or repeat their studies owing to illness, bereavement, or other extraordinary circumstances will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Exceptional circumstances may include:
The University College Cork 2023 Puttnam Scholarship Programme is open to all International Students
Scholarships are available through Auckland University of Technology and the Nicholas Tarling Charitable Trust for foreign students who are interested in pursuing a doctoral degree at New Zealand’s Auckland University of Technology for the academic year 2023-2024.
- Are you interested, and do you qualify? To submit an application, please visit forms.office.com and navigate to University College Cork.
The application deadline for University College Cork 2023 Puttnam Scholarship Programme is currently opened.