Fully-funded studentships are available for study in the PhD programme, paying tuition plus financial support of €12,000 per year.
Application for this financial support is automatically considered as part of the normal admissions process.
The Department of Political Science normally admits four to six students per year, and typically provides financial support in the form of tuition grants, stipends, teaching and research assistantships, plus support for postgraduate conference and research travel. Most students also have opportunities to apply for extra funding in their first year. The School of Social Sciences and Philosophy also provides financial support to a limited number of PhD students through the Grattan Scholarships.