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Government of Ireland Scholarship Opportunities for Chinese and Brazilian Students

Posted on 7 March 2013

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland's leading university has announced Government of Ireland Scholarships for postgraduate students from China and Brazil.
The scholarships are being offered in any of the university's postgraduate courses in Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Health Sciences. The Government of Ireland International Scholarships 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.


Chinese students continue to come to Trinity College Dublin in large numbers due to the recognition of a Trinity qualification and the synergies in research interests between Trinity and Chinese institutions. Trinity College Dublin has collaborated with a number of Chinese institutions including Tsinghua University and Peking University and is interested in encouraging students from these institutions to apply for the scholarships.
This March an academic delegation from Trinity College Dublin will visit Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai, where they will meet with students who are interested in pursuing their education at Trinity College Dublin. Academics from a range of disciplines will be on hand to talk through the various course options and the application process. Interested applicants should email Trinity's Regional Officer for China, Susan Phillips by email at in advance to arrange an appointment.


Trinity College Dublin has longstanding links with Brazil. In October 2012 Trinity's Vice President for Global Relations signed a strategic partnership with the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil's top university. The agreement will see both institutions cooperate on teaching and research and facilitate mobility of staff and students between the two institutions. Trinity researchers are also collaborating with nine research institutions and universities in Europe, and three in Brazil (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais; Universidade of Sao Paulo; Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz) on a programme to fight inflammatory disorders.
Professor Mauro Ferreira acts as a key link for the university with partners in Brazil. Professor Ferreira is a Lecturer in the School of Physics and is travelling to Brazil in March where he will be available to meet with prospective students. Professor Ferreira joined the staff of the School of Physics in Trinity College in 2002, where he now conducts research focused on the central theme of physical properties of nanostructures. Students who are interested in meeting with Professor Ferriera this March should contact Trinity's Regional Officer for Brazil, Genevieve Judson-Jourdain by email at in advance to arrange an appointment.

How to Apply

Individuals who are interested in applying for a postgraduate course at Trinity College Dublin, either research or taught, should first consult the course finder on the website and contact the appropriate School with a research proposal and arrange a suitable supervisor before submitting your application. Students should highlight in their application that they would like to apply for a Government of Ireland Scholarship.

About Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, established in 1592, is recognised globally as Ireland's premier university. It is currently ranked 67th in the top 100 world universities by the QS World University Rankings 2012. The university also features prominently in the QS Subject Rankings 2012, with a top 50 ranking in four subjects and top 100 ranking in a further fourteen areas. The College's leading 50 subjects include English, Language & Literature in 14th place worldwide; 38th in History; 40th in Geography; and 45th globally in Politics & International Studies. Trinity College Dublin is ranked in the QS top 100 universities in the world in each of fourteen other subjects: Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Computer Sciences & Information; Economics & Econometrics; Education; Electrical Engineering; Law; Mathematics; Medicine; Modern Languages; Philosophy; Physics & Astronomy; Psychology and Sociology.

As Ireland's leading university, the pursuit of excellence through research and scholarship is at the heart of a Trinity education.It has an outstanding record of publications in high-impact journals and leading academic publishers. Interdisciplinarity forms a key element in the university strategy in increasing Trinity's international standing as a research-led university. It is a multidisciplinary university with Faculties of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Engineering, Mathematics, and Science; and Health Sciences. As a research-intensive university, it has international strengths in areas such as nanoscience, molecular medicine, engineering and the humanities. The university has 16,800 students, of which 5,000 are postgraduate masters and doctorate students. Some 17% of students are from outside of Ireland.
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