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Government of Ireland Scholarships 2018-19

The Government of Ireland International Education Scholarship Programme for 2018/19 is now open for applications. 
Government of Ireland International Scholarships are awarded to high calibre students from non-EEA countries to study in Ireland for a period of one year. 
The relevant terms and conditions attached to the Scholarships include:

  • The HEA will award a scholarship fund to the student (through the HEI that the student is attending) amounting to €10,000 for one study year. This fund is directed at supporting student costs and living expenses. The scholarship may be for: 
    • the final year of an undergraduate programmes;
    • one year of a taught master degree programme or;
    • one year of a research programme (i.e. one year of a 2-year research masters or a 3-4 year PhD programme). 
  • Trinity would provide a full tuition fee waiver to successful students for the specified scholarship year (i.e. tuition fee and registration charge are waived).
  • It is expected that a total of 60 scholarships will be funded by the Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships for the academic year 2018/2019 across all participating Irish Higher Education Institutions. 
  • Successful Scholars are to commence studies in September/October 2018. Late enrolments will only be considered in relation to PhD awardees. 

 

The Application Process

Applicants are required to be in possession of a conditional or final offer for admission to Trinity at the time of application for the scholarship and will be required to submit a copy of the same.
Applications should be submitted by the individual student applicants and not by host Institutions. 
Application form
The application form should be submitted to this email address GOI-IES2018@hea.ie

The deadline for applications by students is 17.00 Irish time on Friday, 23 March 2018.

Further information: http://hea.ie/assets/uploads/2018/01/Government-of-Ireland-International-Education-Scholarship-Call-2018.pdf

Funded PhD and MLitt scholarships available at the School of Law

Postgraduate Ussher Fellowships

  • These fellowships are only applicable to new entrants on the Research Register.
  • Fellowships are available to new entrants to the full-time Ph.D. register for entry in September and/or the following March of the same academic year (e.g. September 2018 and/or March 2019).
  • The Fellowships aim to support and develop gifted research students. They are awarded competitively on academic merit.
  • The Fellowship fully covers EU and non-EU fees and provides an annual maintenance of €13,000 for three years.
  • Fees will be covered and maintenance is payable monthly via College payroll directly to your bank account.
  • The fellowship is unrelated to teaching. 
  • It is important to be aware that income received by the award recipient from other sources (such as private tuition, research funding), can be to the maximum annual income level of €18,000 excluding fees but including the studentship maintenance. The receipt of any additional funding must be notified immediately to the Graduate Studies Office and the Staff Office payroll.
  • New entrants to the Research Register should apply for the Ussher Award when completing the online application here.
  • Applicants should complete the application process (as set out here) by 20th April 2018.
     

Further information is available at Graduate Studies website.

Postgraduate Research Studentships

  • Postgraduate Research Studentships are available to new entrants as well as continuing students on the full-time Ph.D. register for entry in September and/or the following March of the same academic year (e.g. September 2018 and/or March 2019).
  • The aim of the Studentship award is to support and develop gifted research students. They are awarded competitively on academic merit.
  • The studentship fully covers EU and non-EU fees and provides an annual maintenance of €6,500.
  • Fees will be covered and maintenance is payable monthly via College payroll directly to your bank account.
  • As the number of studentships is limited, applicants are strongly advised to apply for all other awards and grants open to them. 

Conditions

The Trinity College Postgraduate Research Studentship Awards are open to graduate students undertaking research in any branch of learning subject to availability of resources and supervision in the chosen area. They are offered subject to the following conditions:

  • the holders must engage in full-time research and must register for a Ph.D. degree in the University of Dublin;
  • holders may be required to engage in relevant academic and professional activities as determined by the Director of Teaching and Learning (Postgraduate). Within such activities, teaching-related activities such as demonstrating are limited to a maximum of six hours per week.
  • Income received by applicants from other sources (such as private tuition, research funding), can be to the maximum annual income level of €18,000 excluding fees but including the studentship maintenance. The receipt of any additional funding must be notified immediately to the Graduate Studies Office and the Staff Office payroll.
  • Studentships cannot continue beyond the fourth year on the Ph.D. register.
  • Successful students may not be simultaneous holders of Government of Ireland or Research Councils' awards (or any other awards with a similar monetary value).

How do I apply?

  • Applicants should complete the application process (as set out here) by 20th April 2018.
  • New entrants apply when completing the online application here.
  • Continuing students who wish to apply for this Award should contact their School directly.
  • Further information is available at Graduate Studies website.

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Scholarships of Limited Application

Frances E. Moran Research Studentship

This studentship is offered by the Trinity Trust for research in any area of Irish law, European or International law. The grant will normally be of one year’s duration. The successful candidate will be required to register for the degree of Ph.D. or M.Litt. The successful candidate may be required to assist with tutorial work in the Law School for four hours per week. Applications should be addressed to the Director of Teaching and Learning (Postgraduate). Value, Ph.D. or M.Litt. fees for the year will be paid, together with a tax-free stipend of €1,841 – €2,222.

John A. Boland Memorial Scholarship (Law):

The John Boland memorial prize was founded in 2007 by subscription in memory of John Boland (LL.B., M.A., Barrister-at-Law, 1954), former U.K. Public Trustee, who founded the UK Trust for TCD (then called 'The London Trust for TCD'), and who was a very loyal graduate serving Trinity in many capacities. The Prize is awarded annually by the U.K. Trust for Trinity College Dublin for a new incoming research postgraduate student in Law. Award to be decided on the basis of merit in application. Value: €1,000 p.a.

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