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Funding, Fees and Scholarships

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The Department of Political Science normally admits around five students per year to the PhD programme, and typically provides financial support in the form of tuition grants, stipends, teaching and research assistantships, along with support for postgraduate conference and research travel (more details here).

Where other funding is not available, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for Trinity College Awards. Please note that the closing date for applications for this award is the 1st of May 2017

Students in their second year have been very successful in attracting funding from the Irish Research Council (formerly the Irish Reseach Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences).

Graduate students are also given the opportunity of teaching and tutoring on the Department's undergraduate courses, useful preparation for going onto the job market.

Fee information for the programme can be found here:

Postgraduate Fees

Fee levels may increase in subsequent years. As mentioned above, the Department typically pays these fees on students' behalf.

The School of Social Sciences and Philosophy also provides financial support to a limited number of PhD students through the Grattan Scholarships.

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Last updated 23 January 2017 polsci@tcd.ie.