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LOYOLA INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIPS

 Undergraduate Scholarship

The Loyola Institute is pleased to announce a new scholarship for 2017/2018 which consists of a payment of €6,500 per year and payment of the student contribution.
To be eligible students will:

  • Have sat either Leaving Certificate or A levels in 2016 or 2017.
  • Been offered a place to study the BA Moderatorship in Catholic Theological Studies (CAO: TR030) (Note: The 2 subject moderatorship TSM is not applicable for this scholarship).
  • Have a minimum of 430 points
  • Be ordinarily resident in Ireland or Northern Ireland and are EU applicants.

The final decision on the scholarship will be decided by interview of all eligible students by 15th September 2017.

The Scholarship will be applicable for 4 years of undergraduate degree, subject to:

  • Passing annual exams with at least a 2.1
  • Being an ambassador for Loyola Institute through speaking at open days etc.

It is not possible to defer this scholarship and should the student not continue in Catholic Theological Studies the scholarship will lapse

Faculty MPhil Scholarship

A Master's Studentship of €5,000 is being made available to an MPhil student in the School of Religions, Peace Studies and Theology from the Faculty Strategic Funds.

The award will be made to a student entering any of the School's MPhil courses in September 2017.

Awards will be made on academic merit with CV and experience also taken into account. The deadline is  June 30th 2017;  all completed applications with an unconditional offer will be considered.

Further scholarships for the MPhil in Christian Theology will be announced shortly.

PhD: The Intersection of Theology, Church and Society

The Loyola Institute, Trinity College Dublin, is pleased to announce a new PhD Scholarship which will fully cover the university's fees, plus an annual award of €13,000 for maintenance, for a period of three years.

This scholarship is being offered for a PhD which will build on the theme of a recent major international conference organised by the Loyola Institute, entitled The Role of Church in a Pluralist Society: Good Riddance or Good Influence?
This scholarship is open to a PhD supervised by a full-time member of the academic staff of the Loyola Institute. It is open to new entrants to the full-time PhD register and covers EU and non-EU fees.

The scholarship is being made available thanks to generous private funding.

Application Process

You can apply for this scholarship until 1st May 2017.

You are required to:

  • Submit an application for a full-time PhD at the Loyola Institute at Trinity College using the central Trinity College application system.

And

Your application should include:

    • a brief letter of motivation;

    • a CV, including contact details of two academic referees;

    • a research proposal of up to 2000 words, covering state of the art, the main research question, key objectives, relevance, the proposed methodological approach, a brief description of the relevant literature, and the proposed timetable for the writing of your thesis.

Note that the procedure will include interviews. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview in Dublin or via Skype. Interviews are scheduled to take place during week commencing 8th May 2017. 

PhD: Theology in the Catholic Tradition


The Loyola Institute, Trinity College Dublin, is pleased to offer a PhD scholarship for 2017. The scholarship will fully cover the university's fees, plus an annual award of €6,500 for maintenance, for a period of three years.

The scholarship is provided by the Loyola Trust and is available to PhD projects supervised by a full-time permanent member of the academic staff of the Loyola Institute.

The scholarship is open to new entrants to the full-time PhD register who are resident in Ireland or within the European Union.  

Application Proces

You can apply for this scholarship until 1st May 2017.

You are required to:

  • Submit an application for a full-time PhD at the Loyola Institute at Trinity College using the central Trinity College application system.

And

  • Send an email of application to Loyola@tcd.ie marked for the attention of Dr Fáinche Ryan, Director of the Loyola Institute.

This email of application should include:

    • A short cover letter

    • A research proposal of no more than 2000 words

    • A CV

The result is expected to be announced mid-June. 

Information correct as of 14/2/17