Ireland Scholarships

Studying in Ireland comes with its own set of benefits like academic excellence, access to quality educational resources, research opportunities, career opportunities, a visual treat of history and culture, access to Europe, and above all – the opportunity to build a career in the country on a stay back visa. In spite of all these, education in this country is quite expensive. The good news is there are several Irish scholarships for international students. This post introduces you to the same and more.

Government Study in Ireland Scholarships

Government of Ireland Scholarships: Every year, the Government of Ireland awards 60 scholarships to international students with meritorious credits. A student receives EUR 10,000 stipend for a year and can avail benefits of tuition fee and registration waivers at institutions of higher education.

Website Link: https://hea.ie/policy/international-funding-schemes/

Fulbright Scholarships: As of 2022, these scholarships are awarded in nine categories to students pursuing bachelors, masters, and PhD courses in Ireland.

Frederick and Anna Douglas Award

Dublin City University Taught Master’s Program Award

Hugh Lane Gallery Curatorial Award

Masters of Science in Public Health, University of Limerick Award

Peter Real Analog Devices Bernal Award

RCSI PhD Award

University College Cork Masters in Creative Writing Award

University College Dublin Taught Master’s Program Award

Open Study/Research Award

Website Link: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries/europe-and-eurasia/ireland

The Walsh Fellowship: This postgraduate fellowship is awarded by Teagasc, which is the semi-state agriculture and food development authority of Ireland. The fellowship is awarded to 140 students pursuing PhD programs in Teagasc. Every year, up to 35 new places are awarded, with a grant of €24,000.

Website Link: https://www.teagasc.ie/about/research–innovation/postgraduate-scholarships/

Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarships 2020: This scholarship is awarded to students wishing to pursue their MS research, direct PhD or PhD in Ireland. Funded by the Department of Education, successful candidates who have been awarded these post graduate scholarships in Ireland receive a stipend of €16,000 per annum, along with contribution fees, and research expenses.

Website Link: https://research.ie/funding/goipg/

Non-Government Irish Scholarships for International Students

Central Bank of Ireland Undergraduate Scholarships for International Students: This scholarship introduced by the Central Bank of Ireland offers scholarships to students who wish to pursue a career at the bank as well as undertake a fully funded part-time degree in any Irish university in business, accounting and finance, and business studies.

Website Link:  https://www.centralbank.ie/careers/scholarship-programme

University Scholarships in Ireland

UCD Global Excellence Scholarships: The University College Dublin is one of the popular universities in Ireland, which offer Global Excellence Scholarships to non-EU students. These scholarships cover tuition fees and are offered for most courses.

Website Link: https://www.ucd.ie/global/scholarships/globalexcellencescholarships/

University of Limerick’s Executive Dean’s Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to post-graduate research students pursuing PhD at the University of Limerick. The scholarship recipients are required to take 6 hours of tutoring every week. The scholarship covers €12,000 p.a. + EU fees (€5,250, subject to review).

Website Link: https://www.ul.ie/artsoc/students/fee-waivers-and-scholarships

Trinity College’s Partial International Scholarships: These scholarships are awarded to international students pursuing MSc in Energy Science. Full-time students with Bachelor’s degrees in Engineering can apply for these scholarships. The scholarships cover tuition fees.

Website Link: https://www.tcd.ie/study/international/scholarships/

DCU International Merit Scholarship: Funded by Dublin City University, this merit-based scholarship is open to all international students pursuing undergraduate and post graduate courses in the university. Successful candidates will receive 100% off on tuition fees.

Website Link: https://www.dcu.ie/international/dcu-international-scholarships

Dublin Institute of Technology Centenary Scholarship: This scholarship program encourages international students to pursue postgraduate courses in Arts and Tourism, Business, Engineering & Built Environment, and Sciences and Health. Successful candidates receive 50% off on tuition fees.

Website Link: https://www.educationinireland.com/en/News/DIT-launches-Centenary-Scholarships.html

University College Cork Scholarships: These scholarships are awarded to international students pursuing undergraduate courses at the University of Cork. The scholarship amount varies every year.

Website Link: https://www.ucc.ie/en/scholarships/internationaltable/

NUI Galway International Students Scholarships: This scholarship funded by NUI Galway is offered to students enrolled in research, postgraduate, and undergraduate programs. The award amount of scholarship schemes vary for UG and PG students, whereas for research graduates, the allowance is usually €18,000 yearly.

Website Link: https://www.nuigalway.ie/

NUI Galway International Students Scholarships: This scholarship funded by NUI Galway is offered to students enrolled in research, postgraduate, and undergraduate programs. The award amount of scholarship schemes vary for UG and PG students, whereas for research graduates, the allowance is usually €18,000 yearly.

Website Link: https://www.nuigalway.ie/

Maynooth University Scholarships: There are several scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students at Maynooth University. Micheal Osborne Scholarship, Sport Scholarship, Music Scholarship, Entrance Scholarship, Intel Women in Technology Scholarship are a few popular scholarships offered by the university.

Website Link: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

Conclusion

These Irish scholarships for international students funded by the government, non-government organizations, and universities are designed to offer an excellent study abroad experience to international students. Excellent academic performance in your high school, undergraduate, and postgraduate courses are one of the ways to earn these scholarships; however, there are other requirements, too. You can check the websites of these scholarships to check the requirements. Wishing you a happy study abroad experience in Ireland!

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