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ISE Trust Scholarships

The Irish School of Ecumenics Trust will make the following scholarships available:

  • International Peace Studies M.Phil. (IPS) - €2,000 (1 scholarship)
  • Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies M.Phil. (IT&IS) - €2,000 (1 scholarship)
  • Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation M.Phil. (CRR) - €2,000 (1 scholarship)
  • Conflict and Dispute Resolution Studies Postgraduate Diploma (CDRS) - €1,000 (1 scholarship)
  • PhD/MLitt, for research in the fields of Peace and Conflict Studies or Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies. - €3000 (1 scholarship). For further details please contact

The closing date for all ISE scholarships is 26 July 2020. Other deadlines may vary, please check carefully before applying. All full-time applicants with an unconditional offer will be considered and the decisions will be made on academic merit. Students should note that these scholarships only cover part of the total costs for fees and living expenses and applicants are therefore encouraged to explore additional sources of funding. There is no application form for ISE scholarships. All incoming students who have accepted a firm offer by 26th July 2020 will be considered.

Faculty M.Phil. Scholarship

A Master’s Studentship of €3,000 is being made available to a student entering the MPhil in Christian Theology in September 2020. The award will be made on academic merit with CV and experience also taken into account. The deadline is 26th July 2020. Scholarship applicants must have completed their course application and hold an unconditional offer. Application details will be sent closer to the deadline.

Government of Ireland Scholarships 2020

The Government of Ireland Scholarships are awarded to high calibre students from non-EEA countries to study in Ireland. They provide an individual stipend of €10,000 and full fee waiver to 60 beneficiaries for a period of one full year of study. The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on 27 March 2020 (Irish Time).

Further details on the programme and links to the application portal for interested students can be found here.

China Scholarship Council – Trinity College Dublin Joint Scholarship Programme

This Scholarship offers Chinese students who wish to pursue a PhD a full fee-waiver from Trinity, and a stipend for living costs, airfare and health insurance, provided by the CSC.

Trinity is now inviting applications for the CSC-Trinity College Dublin Joint Scholarship Programme for 2020. The competition will be supported by the Global Relations Office.

To be eligible for the scheme, students should have received an unconditional offer letter for their Ph.D. position at Trinity College Dublin (students must have met the English language requirement prior to application). Candidates must also meet the criteria set out by CSC and the student’s home university.

Learn more about the China Scholarship Council - Trinity College Dublin joint scholarship programme.

Chinese and Brazilian Scholarships

There is a limited number of Government of Ireland scholarships available for Chinese and Brazilian citizens to study in Trinity. Please see Trinity Global Relations Office for further details. Please note Trinity's Regional Officer for China is Susan Phillips ( and Trinity's Regional Officer for Brazil is Genevieve Judson-Jourdain (

North/South Postgraduate Scholarships

Applications are now open for the 2020 North/South Postgraduate Scholarships. Universities Ireland will be offering four scholarships to students who have been accepted to undertake a recognised Master's Degree or are entering the first year of a Ph.D. programme at a university in the island of Ireland that is not in the same jurisdiction as the university where they have previously studied. Further details can be found at Universities Ireland (UI).

For further information please contact:

Useful links for external sources of funding

Ph.D. funding

Last updated 23 April 2020 by Irish School of Ecumenics (Email).