UCD Dublin PhD International Positions in Travel Behaviour Change, Ireland

UCD Dublin is looking for two PhD students to work on a fully-funded NexSys project on Travel Behaviour and Transport Policy Acceptance in Ireland. The applications for the academic year 2022-2023 are now open.

This scholarship is available for students that want to undertake a PhD degree study in Ireland, especially on Travel Behaviour and Transport Policy Acceptance at the UCD Dublin. The position will be extended to the selected candidates for up to 4 years of study with a tuition fee covering an annual stipend. The applicants must have an MSc degree in a relevant field to be eligible.


Worthy offer for students in Ireland.

UCD Graduate Business School is a graduate business school under the University College Dublin in Ireland. It ranks among the best in Europe, according to the Financial Times, and is a globally ranked institute that is also recognized by the title of one of the world’s top 100 by the Financial Times and the Economist Intelligence Unit for its range of MBA programmes and masters degrees.

Why choose to study at University College Dublin? UCD Dublin fosters an expert faculty that creates future business leaders. The courses offered by UCD are taught in a combination of lectures, seminars, case studies, role-playing, leading industry guest speakers, simulations, and practical projects, enabling convenience to the students.

Application Deadline: Applications received later than 31st May 2022, 5 pm (Standard Irish Time) will not be considered.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: UCD Dublin
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: €18,500
  • Number of Awards: 2
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: Domestic and International
  • The award can be taken in Ireland.


  • Eligible Countries: Students from all domestic regions and international countries are eligible to apply.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: Students can apply for the PhD focusing on travel behavior change or PhD with a focus on transport policy acceptance at UCD Dublin.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must have a background in a relevant area, such as psychology, marketing, behavioral economics, or environmental policy, or background in behavioral/ transport economics, behavioral public policy, psychology, environmental policy, or cognate areas.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: The applicants must submit their admission applications on the official online portal of the university. Students can apply for the PhD position by emailing the relevant supervisors.
  • For PhD 1, email carroll@ucd.ie and use “PhD 1 with a focus on travel behavior change” as the subject of the email.
  • For PhD 2, email schuitema@ucd.ie and use “PhD 2 with a focus on transport policy acceptance” as the email’s subject.
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • A cover letter
  • A current CV
  • Maximum three examples of work demonstrating prior achievement in research, inquiry, or debate
  • Details of a maximum of 2 referees (names, contact details) who can provide information about the candidate’s qualifications
  • Diploma and Transcripts of records (e.g., BSocSc/BA and MSocSc/MA)
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants must have an MSc degree in a relevant area with at least an IE 2:1 honors degree (or its international equivalent).
  • Language Requirement: The students must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests:
  • IELTS – 6.5


UCD Dublin will provide the candidates selected for the PhD positions with the PhD tuition fees and a tax-free yearly stipend (€18,500 per annum) for four years, along with funding for travel to an annual conference and a PC/laptop.

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