Postgraduate Research Studentships

These postgraduate studentships are applicable to new entrants as well as continuing students on the Ph.D. Register

What are the requirements for this Award?

Postgraduate 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 postgraduate Studentships aim to support and develop gifted research students. They are awarded competitively on academic merit.

How much would I receive?

The postgraduate studentship fully covers EU or non-EU fee and an annual maintenance of €6,500 for three years.

How would this be paid?

Fees will be covered and maintenance is payable monthly via Trinity College payroll directly to your bank account.

Will I have any teaching obligations?

The holder of a postgraduate studentship is required to engage in teaching-related activities, as advised by the appropriate Director of Teaching and Learning (Postgraduate) or his/her nominee, to a maximum of 6 hours per week in teaching term. It is also 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. Postgraduate studentships cannot continue beyond the fourth year on the Ph.D. register.

How do I apply?

New entrants to the Research Register must make their applications online using

You must make your application for Postgraduate studentship awards in conjunction with your Ph.D. application. This process is done online using

To apply for the funding during your online application, simply select the award (Studentship or Ussher Award) you wish to be considered for from the drop down menu in the Section of the application form titled "Funding/Financial Support".

Continuing students who wish to apply for a postgraduate award should contact their School directly.

Nominations are considered at various times of the year depending on the School. New applicants are advised to submit their application as early as possible.


Please note that the closing date for applications for this award is the 1st of May 2018.

This closing date covers September 2018 and March 2019 entrants only.