Fees and Funding
Fees for 2013-14 are as follows
- EU students - 5,335 Euro
- Non-EU students - 8,885 Euro
|College Awards||Fees plus 8,000 Euro||3 Years||Incoming and continuing students|
|Ussher Fellowships||Fees plus 16,000 Euro||3 Years||Incoming students|
|Teaching Studentships||Fees plus up to 8,000 Euro||4 Years||Incoming and continuing students|
|Grattan Scholarships||Fees plus 20,000 Euro||4 Years||Incoming students|
|Indian Scholarships||Up to 6,000 Euro||3 Years||Incoming students|
|Chinese and Brazlian Scholarships||Fees plus 10,000 Euro||1 Year||Incoming students|
A number of postgraduate studentships are made annually by Trinity College Dublin to highly qualified candidates to enable them to undertake postgraduate studies in the University of Dublin. Studentships are available only to new entrants to the full-time PhD register for entry in September. The studentship fully covers EU or non-EU fee and an annual maintenance of €8,000 for three years. The holder of a studentship is required to engage in teaching-related activities to a maximum of 6 hours per week during the teaching term. An application for a College research award must be submitted together with your complete application form for admission to Trinity College Dublin.
A small number of postgraduate fellowships are made by Trinity College Dublin annually to exceptionally highly qualified candidates to enable them to undertake postgraduate studies in the University of Dublin. 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 €16,000 for three years. The fellowship is unrelated to teaching. An application for an Ussher Fellowship award must be submitted together with your complete application form for admission to Trinity College Dublin.
Teaching studentships are available to new entrants as well as continuing full-time PhD students. The awards aim to support and develop gifted research students. The studentship fully covers EU and non-EU fees and – depending on the teaching load – up to €8,000 for a year. Teaching studentships entail marking essays arising out of a particular course and moderating class discussions (tutorials). Application to become a teaching assistant should be made by students to the Head of Department, following any department-specific procedures that may be in place.
The Grattan Scholarship Programme has been established with the generous support of Trinity College alumni and friends with the aim of advancing cutting-edge social science research and teaching. In a rapidly changing global environment such knowledge is central to our economic and social wellbeing, growth and development. The Grattan Scholars are a cohort of exceptional PhD students whose work will have a real impact on Trinity College and in helping to understand the evolving challenges facing society. Teaching is also an important part of the Scholars remit, contributing to the academic life of the School while enriching the students' learning opportunities. Each scholarship is fully-funded, covering fees and an annual stipend of €20,000 for four years.
Postgraduate scholarships for the year beginning September 2013 are being offered to Indian nationals for full-time study on our PhD programme. It is valued at €6,000 per year for three years. The scholarships will be competitively awarded based on the results in a relevant undergraduate degree such as Sociology, Social Policy or Social Anthropology. We would also be delighted to hear from Indian doctoral candidates with an interest in areas of conflict such as Kashmir and Tibet, or with a focus on migration. If you are interested in applying for one of these scholarships please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with PhD in Sociology in the subject line. Studentships to the value of €3,000 are also available for our taught MPhil in Race, Ethnicity, Conflict.
Government of Ireland scholarships for the year beginning September 2013 are being offered to Chinese and Brazilian nationals for full-time study on our PhD programme. The scheme is operated and co-funded by the Irish Government and the higher education institutions (HEIs) and includes a full tuition fee waiver and a stipend of €10,000 to cover living expenses for one year. The scholarships will be competitively awarded based on the results in a relevant undergraduate degree. We are particularly interested to supervise the following projects: Return migrations of Brazilians from Ireland; Community dynamics among Brazilians in Ireland; and Brain drain or brain gain: Brazilian graduate mobility in Ireland. Students should highlight in their application that they would like to apply for a Government of Ireland Scholarship.
There are various sources of external post-graduate funding. A list is available from the Graduate Studies Office website. One such external funding opportunity is the Irish Research Council (IRC). Applicants must be nationals of a member country of the European Union. They should already be, or will be during the forthcoming year, registered in a recognised third-level institution as full-time postgraduate research students pursuing degrees by major thesis. Scholarships are awarded initially for one year, but subject to terms and conditions, may be renewable for up to two additional years. The scholarship covers EU fees and provides an annual maintenance of about €16,000. The scholarship is unrelated to teaching.Back to top
Assistant Examiner/Exam Marking
In addition, departments may be able to offer the role of assistant examiner to a small number of teaching assistants. This entails marking exam scripts from 1st and 2nd year undergraduate courses under the direction of the lecturer responsible for the course.
A regular source of funding for postgraduate students comes from performing research assistance work as part of various projects, especially research projects of their supervisors. Students are strongly encouraged to enquire about and pursue such possibilities with their supervisors.
Funding for conference travel
A fund for conference travel exists through the Trinity Trust Travel Grant Award Scheme. This fund covers 90% of the costs associated with conference travel, provided the department agrees to pay the other 10%.Back to top