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Government of Ireland Scholarships

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 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 on the evaluation criteria and assessment process is available from the Government of Ireland Scholarship/HEA information flyer

LLM Scholarship Students
LL.M Scholarship Recipients
Joshua Hovsha (Kader Asmal Fellowship), Samuel Tyrer (Hyman Tarlo Scholarship), Alexander Heinze (Law School Alumni Scholarship) and Nubia Martins Domingues (Government of Ireland Scholarship (Brazil)

Constantia Maxwell Faculty Studentship 2018/19

Students may apply to be considered for Constantia Maxwell Faculty Studentship for the academic year 2018/19. The value of the studentship is a 5,000 euro contribution towards LL.M tuition fees (EU or Non-EU) in academic year 2018/19. It is generously funded by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Trinity College Dublin.

This studentship seeks to acknowledge the quality of entrants to our taught LL.M programmes and the on-going contribution of LL.M students to our Law School and Faculty. It aims to support and develop gifted postgraduate students.

Eligibility

This studentship is available to new entrants (EU and Non-EU) to any of our four LL.M. degrees, for admission in September 2018. In order to be eligible, applicants must hold and have officially accepted an Unconditional Offer of a place on one of these programmes by 31st July 2018. 

Selection Criteria

Applications are assessed competitively with the sole criteria for the grant of the studentship being the proven academic merit of the candidate. It is accepted, however, that very many candidates with exceptional qualifications apply annually to the programme. Thus the decision as to the recipient of the studentship (which is made at School level) is at the exclusive discretion of the LL.M. Course Director.

As only one studentship will be available in 2018/19, LL.M applicants are strongly advised to apply for all other funding and grants open to them.

LL.M. applicants are expected to apply for the renewal of any Local Authority Scholarship they may have held as undergraduates. 

Conditions

This studentship is open to EU and Non-EU postgraduate students undertaking studies on one of our four LL.M. degrees in 2018/19. It is offered subject to the following conditions:

  • The holder must engage in full-time study and must register for one LL.M. degree at the Law School in academic year 2018/19;
  • The holder is required to engage in relevant academic activities as determined by the LL.M. Course Director;
  • The holder must not be a simultaneous holder of other grants, or funding or other awards (or any other awards with a similar monetary value).
     

How do I apply?

LL.M. Applicants who meet the above eligibility criteria and wish to be considered for this studentship must submit a one-page letter no later than 1 August 2018 indicating:

1. Full name and TCD application number (assigned by TCD when application is submitted); 
2. Interest in being considered for the award;
3. The reasons why they believe such an award would be justified.

Letters should be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format to law.postgraduate@tcd.ie
Please use subject title "Constantia Maxwell Faculty Studentship".

Hyman Tarlo Scholarship

Hyman Tarlo Scholarship 2018/19

The Law School of Trinity College Dublin is pleased to announce the Hyman Tarlo Scholarship in Law for 2018/19. This scholarship is generously sponsored by Mrs Ruth Tarlo in memory of her late husband.

Professor Hyman Tarlo was a law student at Trinity College during the 1940s. He was elected a scholar of the College, the highest honour bestowed on undergraduate students, and was also Auditor of the student Law Society. He practised as a solicitor in Ireland for several years before moving with his wife, also a Trinity graduate, to Australia to take up a position as Senior Lecturer at the Law School in Canberra, then associated with Melbourne University before becoming part of the Australian National University. Professor Tarlo then was a scholar at the University of Queensland from 1966 until his retirement in 1986. His legal specialities were Land Law, Equity and Family Law, and he was a pioneer in the teaching of Environmental Law. He was an innovative Dean of UQ Law School, reforming the way in which legal education was delivered. 
This scholarship is a fitting tribute to Professor Tarlo, both rewarding legal excellence and facilitating students to travel between Australia and Ireland.


The Scholarship covers full LL.M Non-EU tuition fees in academic year 2018/19, payable directly by the Law School to Student Finance, and a stipend of AUS$10,000. 
Applications are assessed competitively with the sole criteria for the granting of the scholarship being the proven academic merit of the candidate. The decision as to the recipient of the scholarship (which is made at school level) is at the exclusive discretion of the School of Law in Trinity College Dublin.

Conditions

The Hyman Tarlo scholarship is open to all Australian nationals who will, by September 2018, have attained an undergraduate or graduate law degree in an Australian university. Applicants can apply to any of the four prestigious taught Masters in Law (LL.M) programmes, for admission in September 2018. 
It is offered subject to the following conditions:

  1. The holder must engage in full-time study and must register for one LL.M degree at the Law School in academic year 2018/19;
  2. The holder is required to engage in relevant academic activities as determined by the LL.M Course Director;
  3. The holder must not be a simultaneous holder of other grants or funding, Government of Ireland or other awards (or any other awards with a similar monetary value).

How do I apply?

  1. Applicants must complete the LL.M. application process by 31st May 2018, providing all required documentation (See LL.M Admissions for further information).
  2. Applicants must hold an Unconditional offer by 1st July 2018. In exceptional cases, the Law School reserves the right to extend this deadline in circumstances where the successful candidate has not received his or her final degree result from the awarding institution by this deadline and his or her offer to study on the LLM programme is conditional on such result being available.

For further information, please contact law.postgraduate@tcd.ie

Trinity Hyman Tarlo Scholarship holder

2016/17 Hyman Tarlo Scholarship recipient, Amy Stone is a Town Planner and Solicitor from Newcastle, NSW. Amy enrolled in Trinity College Dublin’s LL.M program to further her knowledge in International Law and Legal Research. Amy utilised the research dissertation component of the LL.M programme to undertake a critical analysis of the Australian Government’s response to the Stolen Generations, though an application of Transitional Justice Theory, Public International Law and Human Rights Law. 

Amy has enjoyed the experience of living and studying abroad: “The LL.M program at TCD provided me with the opportunity to learn from some of the best legal minds at a world-renowned university. Taking classes with a cohort of international students has given me a unique insight into other legal jurisdictions. I've also made life-long friends. For me, the scholarship presented a once in a lifetime opportunity and I’m so glad I took the chance to apply!”. 

Roger Casement Fellowship

Irish Aid Casement Fellowship 2018/19

The Roger Casement fellowship has been established by Irish Aid to honour the memory of the Irish human rights activist Roger Casement who spent some of his early working life in Calabar, Nigeria and was an early advocate for human rights while in Nigeria, and, famously, during his later work in the Congo, the Amazon and in Ireland. With his humanitarian legacy in mind, Irish Aid set up this fellowship to support one Nigerian student to study a masters degree in human rights in Ireland. The purpose of the Irish Aid Casement Fellowship Programme is to provide talented candidates with the opportunity to pursue advanced education and professional development in Ireland in order to contribute to the future development of Nigeria.

Under the Casement fellowship, full financial support is provided for one successful candidate from Nigeria to undertake a one-year masters level course of study in Human Rights in Ireland such as Trinity College's LL.M (International and Comparative Law) degree.

The Irish Aid Casement Fellowship Programme normally covers: return airfares, full tuition, stipends to cover accommodation and subsistence costs, health insurance and other allowances, in addition to the necessary entry arrangements such as medical examination and visa.

Full eligibility criteria, conditions of application and application procedures are available at http://www.irishaidfellowships.ie/casement-fellowship

The deadline for applications will be  December 20, 2017

Kadar Asmal Law Fellowship

Kader Asmal Fellowship 2018/19

The Law School of Trinity College Dublin is pleased to announce the Kader Asmal Fellowship for 2018/19. This fellowship applies to Human Rights Law, specifically the LL.M. (International and Comparative Law) at the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin, with candidates to be selected by the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC). Canon Collins Trust, on behalf of the Government of Ireland, invites applications for the Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme via http://www.canoncollins.org.uk/ireland.html

Professor Kader Asmal was a lecturer in the School of Law at Trinity College Dublin from 1963 until 1990 and served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts (Humanities) between 1980 and 1986. He was a member of the first democratically elected government of South Africa having previously been a leader of the Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement. Dr Asmal combined his academic career with a commitment to social and political reform and this has influenced the way many of the staff at the Law School teach law, with one eye on how legal developments affect contemporary political and social issues.

The Kader Asmal Fellowship will cover, amongst other costs, tuition fees, economy travel to and from your country of residence to Ireland, a monthly personal living allowance (stipend).

For full eligibility criteria please see http://www.canoncollins.org.uk/ireland.html

Conditions

To apply for this scholarship through the Canon Collins Trust you must:

  1. be a South African citizen or a citizen of Zimbabwe holding a South African Permanent Residence Permit
  2. have achieved the necessary standard to be accepted onto a postgraduate course in an institute of higher education in Ireland
  3. be seeking funding for a full-time postgraduate programme in one of the above-listed subject areas
  4. be able to take up the fellowship in the academic year 2018/19

Please note applicants already in possession of a Master’s degree are not eligible.

How do I apply?

Full details are available at http://www.canoncollins.org.uk/ireland.html

The deadline for applications will be Tuesday 20 February 2018

Patricia Erasmus - Kader Asmal Scholarship holder 2016

Prior to coming to Trinity, 2016/17 Kader Asmal Fellowship Patricia Erasmus was the manager of the Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme at Lawyers for Human Rights in South Africa and manager of The University of Pretoria pro bono legal aid clinic. She also held a position as a lecturer of law at Varsity College in South Africa.  Patricia’s professional goals are to use the law as a tool for rights protection of marginalised groups in the African continent and she believes in strategic litigation as a method for change, alongside promoting awareness about state accountability within communities through advocacy.

"My experience at Trinity has been an incredible privilege.  I have been exposed to ideas and ways of thinking which have expanded my world view and provided me with legal tools and inspiration to continue my work in human rights protection.  I won't forget this year I am spending at Trinity."

Postgraduate Global Scholarship for Excellence 2018/19

Students may apply to be considered for a Postgraduate Global Scholarship for Excellence 2018/19. Several scholarships valued at 5,000 euro each, applied as a reduction of the tuition fees of a full-time postgraduate taught programme. It is open to all Non-EU postgraduate Students at Trinity College Dublin and is not specific to the School of Law.

Eligibility

Applicants who have non-EU (international) status and will pay tuition fees at the non-EU rate. Applicants must have submitted an application to their chosen programme at Trinity College to be eligible.

Selection Criteria

The scholarship will be assessed based on academic achievement, and evaluation of the applicants’ potential to contribute to the overall TCD community.
 

How do I apply?

Application instructions and submission deadlines are available on the Scholarships for Postgraduate Study website.

Claddagh Scholarship Programme 2018/19 (China)

Trinity College Dublin is delighted to offer a number of scholarships for Chinese nationals under the Claddagh Scholarship Programme. Five scholarships valued at 5,000 euro each, applied as a reduction of the tuition fees of a full-time postgraduate taught programme. These scholarships are offered throughout the University and are not specific to the School of Law.

Eligibility

Applicants who are normally resident in China, who have non-EU status and will pay non-EU tuition fees. Applicants must have submitted an application to their chosen programme at Trinity College to be eligible.

Selection Criteria

The scholarship will be assessed based on academic achievement, and evaluation of the applicants’ potential to contribute to the overall TCD community
 

How do I apply?

Application instructions and submission deadlines are available on the Scholarships for Postgraduate Study website.

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North/South Postgraduate Scholarships 2018/19 (Ireland)

Universities Ireland, the body which promotes collaboration between universities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, is offering four scholarships to students who meet the eligibility requirements as set out by Universities Ireland and who have been accepted to undertake a recognised Master's degree or are entering the first year of a PhD programme at a university on the island of Ireland.  The aim of this scheme is to encourage outstanding students from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to cross the border to undertake postgraduate study and experience life in the other Irish jurisdiction. Each scholarship is worth €15,000 each.

These scholarships are offered throughout all universities on the island of Ireland and are not specific to the School of Law. However, we encourage LL.M applicants who meet the eligibility criteria to consider applying. 

Applications and accompanying essay must be submitted to Universities Ireland no later than 4pm, Thursday 3 May 2018.

Full eligibility criteria, conditions of application and application procedures are available at http://universitiesireland.ie/northsouth-postgraduate-scholarships/