About Us

What are The Undergraduate Awards?

UA is a prestigious and international academic awards programme, which is wholly pan-discipline. It is now the largest academic awards programme in the world and it aims to celebrate and support the world’s brightest and most innovative undergraduate students by recognising their best coursework and projects. The programme has been under the patronage of President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, since February 2012.

What We Do

The Undergraduate Awards are open to all penultimate and final year students on a degree course, and those who were enrolled last year. The UA programme is divided into seven regions: Africa & the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Ireland, Latin America, Oceania and US & Canada. The programme is open to all undergraduate students. Entrants are chosen for their innovative approach to their subject area – creating world-class research to tackle some of the world’s toughest challenges. Each participant can submit up to three pieces of research or project work. All Global Winners are published in The Undergraduate Journal, which is circulated internationally. Winners and Highly Commended Entrants are also invited to the four-day UA Global Summit in Dublin, Ireland where they will have the opportunity to mix with a truly international group of similarly minded, high-potential scholars.

Our Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission is to inspire generations of future graduates by supporting and celebrating their ideas.

Our Vision is a culture of excellence through which graduates create, advance, and realise world-class ideas.

Our Values: Innovation, Collaboration, Ambition, Impartiality, Inclusiveness, Efficiency


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