UrbanVolt Scholarship Deadline Extended to 13th July

The deadline for the 2018/19 UrbanVolt Master’s Scholarship programme at DCU has been extended until 13th July 2018. The scholarship is open to students wishing to pursue a master’s programme in Engineering, Computing or Business at DCU and the successful recipient will receive full fee support for a full-time taught master’s degree programme.

This is the second year that UrbanVolt are offering this exciting scholarship opportunity and represents the renewal of a natural partnership between Ireland’s University of Enterprise and an ambitious company on a mission to transform the energy industry and accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.

Since its establishment in 2015, UrbanVolt has revolutionised the energy sector through their innovative Light as a Service business model. The model sees UrbanVolt install energy saving LED lighting on a subscription basis, delivering significant reductions in energy costs for clients with no upfront expenditure, leaving companies with capital intact to invest in growing their business. The company has also recently launched its new Solar as a Service product on the same subscription model basis.

Speaking at the announcement of the 2018/19 scholarship at DCU in March, Edel Kennedy, Head of Marketing with UrbanVolt explained:

“We are looking for a student who has the passion and drive to bring a new way of thinking to solving global problems. UrbanVolt began life in DCU’s Alpha innovation campus and from our own experiences, we understand that it sometimes takes an outsider to transform an industry. This is why we now want to give a student the opportunity to learn and drive changes which have a direct impact on business, the environment and people’s lives. We believe strongly that investing in talented young people is the best way to achieve positive change and improve our world.”


The Master’s scholarship is a wonderful opportunity for DCU graduates and demonstrates how industry and academia can work together to develop talent and find innovative solutions to real world problems. The recipient of the 2017/18 UrbanVolt scholarship, Laura Brady was supported to pursue a Master’s degree in HR Management with DCU Business School and is keen to stress the benefits of the scholarship to anybody thinking of applying for this year:

“I can’t thank UrbanVolt enough for the opportunity and I would advise all eligible students to apply for the scholarship this year. UrbanVolt are a very creative company and they are looking for somebody who can stand out from the crowd. For anybody thinking about applying, I would suggest they put a lot of thought, work and creativity into their application but also to be true to themselves and who they are.”


For further information on the scholarship, interested candidates can download the application pack here. The closing date for applications is now Friday, 13th July 2018. Scholarship enquiries should be directed to graduatestudiesoffice@dcu.ie.