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Scholarships & Funding

Eoin and Cliona Murphy with the Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast, and scholarship recipients

 

M.Phil. in Chinese Studies

  • TCAS M.Phil. Scholarships
  • One exceptional candidate will be considered for a full tuition fee waiver for either EU or non-EU fees and an annual stipend of €12,000. Awards will be made on academic merit. Applicants with conditional and unconditional course offers should apply online here. Applicants must have firmly accepted their course offer before applying for the scholarship. Deadline extended to 31 July 2020.  

  • Eoin and Cliona Murphy Scholarships
  • The Eoin and Cliona Murphy Scholarships are awarded annually to two candidates accepted for the M.Phil. in Chinese Studies programme, on the basis of academic merit as well as financial need. The value of each scholarship is €3,000 per annum. All applicants are eligible (EU/non-EU, full-time/part-time). Applicants must have firmly accepted their course offer before applying for the scholarship. Applicants with conditional and unconditional course offers shoud apply online here. Deadline 31 July 2020.

  • TCD Claddagh Scholarship   
  • Trinity College Dublin are delighted offer a number of scholarships for Chinese nationals under the Claddagh Scholarship Programme. These scholarships are being offered to students who have an offer for a postgraduate programme at Trinity, including the M.Phil. in Chinese Studies. Scholarships are valued at €2,500 and €5000 each, applied as a reduction to tuition fee . There are a maximum number of 10 scholarships available across the university. More information can be found here. 

  • SUSI Postgraduate Student Grants (ongoing)
  • Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) is the grant-awarding authority in Ireland for students. Students enrolling in postgraduate courses may get financial assistance under the Student Grant Scheme with the cost of tuition fees. Grants are available for Irish, EU/EEA or Swiss Federation nationals, who have been resident in the Irish State or the EU/EEA/Swiss Federation for three of the last five years. There are two ways postgraduates may qualify for assistance under the Student Grant Scheme. They may either apply for a flat rate fee contribution of €2,000, if they pass the SUSI fee contribution means test or have all their all their tuition fees paid and essential field trips (up to €6,270), if they meet the qualifying conditions for the special rate of grant for disadvantaged students. To qualify for assistance under the Student Grant Scheme you must also meet the criteria for nationality and immigration status, and residency.

  • Scholarships for international applicants
  • Trinity College Dublin offers a number of scholarship opportunities for prospective international postgraduate students. A list of schemes is available here, held by the university's Global Relations Office. Applicants must meet the criteria for nationality and immigration status, and residency.

Doctoral research scholarships

  • Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarships (Irish Research Council, annual scheme)
  • Application criteria and deadlines vary from year to year; the following is indicative only. Scholarships are typically valued at up to €16,000 Euro plus fees. You can apply for an IRC Scholarship before you start your degree (duration of PhD funding is four years) or in the first two years of PhD study (duration of funding two or three years). The call is generally issued around September with an application deadline at the start of November. Students should liaise with their supervisors in planning and preparing an application and study the guidance provided by the IRC. Applications have to be signed by the Head of School and the College Research Office. Please bear in mind that internal TCD deadlines will be several weeks before the IRC deadline. http://research.ie/funding-category/postgraduate/

  • Ussher Fellowships (Trinity College Dublin, annual scheme)
  • Highly competitive TCD award open to new entrants on the PhD register (not to continuing students). All new full-time PhD students (EU and non-EU) who apply to the School by 1 May are automatically considered. The award is valued at €13,000 plus fees for three years. Please see: https://www.tcd.ie/study/postgraduate/scholarships-funding/.

  • SUSI Postgraduate Student Grants (ongoing)
  • Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) is the grant-awarding authority in Ireland for students. Students enrolling in postgraduate courses may get financial assistance under the Student Grant Scheme with the cost of tuition fees. Grants are available for Irish, EU/EEA or Swiss Federation nationals, who have been resident in the Irish State or the EU/EEA/Swiss Federation for three of the last five years. There are two ways postgraduates may qualify for assistance under the Student Grant Scheme. They may either apply for a flat rate fee contribution of €2,000, if they pass the SUSI fee contribution means test or have all their all their tuition fees paid and essential field trips (up to €6,270), if they meet the qualifying conditions for the special rate of grant for disadvantaged students. To qualify for assistance under the Student Grant Scheme you must meet all the eligibility criteria.

    • China Scholarship Council (CSC) – Trinity College Dublin Joint Scholarship Programme
    • Trinity College Dublin and the China Scholarship Council affiliated with the Ministry of Education in China offer a number of scholarships to Chinese students who wish to pursue a Ph.D. at Trinity. In the past, scholarships have included a full fee-waiver from Trinity, and a stipend for living costs, airfare and health insurance, provided by the CSC. Please contact TCD’s Global Relations Office for details.

      Further funding, grants & support

      • Trinity Trust Postgraduate Travel Grants (ongoing)

      These travel grants are awarded to research postgraduate students for attendance at conferences related to their research or to carry out research abroad to supplement research undertaken in Dublin. Please see : https://www.tcd.ie/graduatestudies/students/research/

      • SUSI Postgraduate Student Grants (ongoing)

      Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) is the grant-awarding authority in Ireland for students. Students enrolling in postgraduate courses may get financial assistance under the Student Grant Scheme with the cost of tuition fees. Grants are available for Irish, EU/EEA or Swiss Federation nationals, who have been resident in the Irish State or the EU/EEA/Swiss Federation for three of the last five years. There are two ways postgraduates may qualify for assistance under the Student Grant Scheme. They may either apply for a flat rate fee contribution of €2,000, if they pass the SUSI fee contribution means test or have all their all their tuition fees paid and essential field trips (up to €6,270), if they meet the qualifying conditions for the special rate of grant for disadvantaged students. To qualify for assistance under the Student Grant Scheme you must meet all the eligibility criteria.

      • Postgraduate Student Assistance Fund (ongoing)

      The Postgraduate Student Assistance Fund (SAF) is operated by Trinity’s Postgraduate Student Support Officer on behalf of the Postgraduate Financial Assistance Committee and provides financial support to registered postgraduates who are experiencing short or long-term financial difficulties while attending higher education. The SAF is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.