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Government of Ireland Scholarships 2022/23

Government of Ireland International Scholarships are awarded to high calibre students from non-EEA countries to study in Ireland for a period of one year. The relevant terms and conditions attached to the Scholarships include:

  • The HEA will award a scholarship fund to the student (through the HEI that the student is attending) amounting to €10,000 for one study year. This fund is directed at supporting student costs and living expenses. The scholarship may be for:

  • Final year of an undergraduate programmes;
  • one year of a taught master degree programme or;
  • one year of a research programme (i.e. one year of a 2-year research masters or a 3-4 year PhD programme).
    • Trinity would provide a full tuition fee waiver to successful students for the specified scholarship year (i.e. tuition fee and registration charge are waived).
    • It is expected that a total of 60 scholarships will be funded by the Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships for the academic year 2022/23 across all participating Irish Higher Education Institutions.
    • Successful Scholars are to commence studies in September 2022. Late enrolments will only be considered in relation to PhD awardees.

    The Application Process

    Applicants are required to be in possession of a conditional or final offer for admission to Trinity at the time of application for the scholarship and will be required to submit a copy of the same.

    Applications should be submitted by the individual student applicants and not by host Institutions.

    The postgraduate course application should be submitted via this portal.

    The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm Irish time on Friday 25 March 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.

    This is an external scholarship, the School of Law cannot advise on application processes and outcomes.

    Further information on the evaluation criteria and assessment process can be found here.

    Student Testimonial: Victoria O'Gorman


    Prior to coming to Trinity, GOI-IES Scholarship holder Victoria O’Gorman worked as Senior Legal Analyst in the National Development Bank of Argentina (BICE) where she structured regulatory frameworks, credit agreements, and public work contracts to foster productive and infrastructure investments. After working for a corporate law firm in Buenos Aires, Victoria decided to pursue a career in the public sector and since then she served as Chief of Staff at a Secretariat of the Ministry of Security, advisor of Argentina’s public media holding CEO, and currently providing external advice at the Directorate General for Recycling and Circular Economy of the City of Buenos Aires.

    Having experienced the difficulties that developing countries face to address their infrastructure gap and how their volatile political and macroeconomic conditions hinder economic growth, Victoria is now seeking an “MSc in Law and Finance” aiming to put these two fields at the service of projects towards sustainable development and social inclusion.

    “My time at Trinity has been an amazing journey and has marked a turning point not only in my career but also in my life. Being part of this inspiring academic community has allowed me to expand my horizons, benefiting from an environment that strives for excellence, attending lectures with brilliant professors, learning hard-skills to leverage my knowledge as a lawyer, and sharing meaningful ideas within a broad and diverse international alumni network. I am deeply thankful for this opportunity and hope to bring out the best of this experience to tackle future professional challenges and advocate for a fairer and more equal international landscape”.

    Postgraduate Ussher Fellowships

    General

    A number of postgraduate fellowships are made annually to exceptionally highly qualified candidates to enable them to undertake postgraduate studies at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin. These fellowships are open only to new entrants to the full-time Ph.D. register in a given academic year.

    Applications are assessed competitively and nominations are made at a Faculty level. As the number of postgraduate fellowships is limited, applicants are strongly advised to apply for all other postgraduate awards and grants open to them.

    Eligibility

    Normally postgraduate fellowships will be made only to applicants who are placed in the first class at a moderatorship or final examination or who obtained equivalent status at a final degree examination in a professional subject. However, graduates who are reading for the Ph.D. degree may be eligible if they have already received a Masters degree (excluding the degree of Master in Arts) from the University, irrespective of the class of primary degree received.

    Postgraduate Fellowships cannot continue beyond the third year on the Ph.D. register.

    Conditions

    The Ussher postgraduate fellowships are open to graduate students undertaking research in any branch of learning subject to availability of resources and supervision in the chosen area. They are offered subject to the following conditions:

    • the holders must engage in full-time research and must register for a Ph.D. degree in the University of Dublin.
    • income received by applicants from other sources (such as private tuition, demonstrating, research funding) can be to the maximum annual income level of €18,000 excluding fees but including the fellowship maintenance. The receipt of any additional funding must be notified immediately to the Graduate Studies Office and the Staff Office payroll.

    Applications

    You must make your application for the Ussher award in conjunction with your Ph.D. application. This process is done online using tcd.ie/courses.

    Applicants should fully complete the application process by 20 April 2022.

    Candidates are informed of the outcome of their application from June/July onwards.

    Further information is available at Graduate Studies website.

    Postgraduate Research Studentships

    General

    A number of postgraduate research studentships are made annually to highly qualified candidates to enable them to undertake postgraduate studies at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin. Studentships are open to new entrants to the full-time Ph.D. register as well as continuing students in a given academic year.

    The value of the studentship is a contribution towards maintenance, plus waiver of the annual fee. The maintenance is payable monthly via the Staff Office payroll over twelve months.

    Applications are assessed competitively, and nominations are made at a Faculty level. As the number of studentships is limited, applicants are strongly advised to apply for all other awards and grants open to them. Candidates are expected to apply for the renewal of any Local Authority Scholarship they may have held as undergraduates. Research Scholarships awarded by the Ministry for Education for Northern Ireland are tenable at Trinity.

    Eligibility

    Normally postgraduate studentships will be made only to applicants who are placed in the first class or the first division of the second class at a moderatorship or final examination or who obtained equivalent status at a final degree examination in a professional subject. However, graduates who are reading for the Ph.D. degree may be eligible if they have already received a Masters degree (excluding the degree of Master in Arts) from the University, irrespective of the class of primary degree received.

    Conditions

    The Trinity College Postgraduate Research Studentship Awards are open to graduate students undertaking research in any branch of learning subject to availability of resources and supervision in the chosen area. They are offered subject to the following conditions:

    • the holders must engage in full-time research and must register for a Ph.D. degree in the University of Dublin;
    • holders are required to engage in relevant academic and professional activities as determined by the Director of Teaching and Learning (Postgraduate). Within such activities, teaching-related activities such as demonstrating are limited to a maximum of six hours per week and are governed by guidelines provided by the Graduate Studies Committee.
    • income received by applicants 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.

    Applications

    You must make your application for the Ussher award in conjunction with your Ph.D. application. This process is done online using tcd.ie/courses.

    Please note that the closing date for applications for this award is the 20 April 2022.

    Continuing students who wish to apply for this postgraduate Award will receive a call for applications directly by the School of Law in March 2022.

    Candidates are informed of the outcome of their application from June/July onwards

    Further information is available at Graduate Studies website.

    Scholarships of Limited Application

    Frances E. Moran Research Studentship

    This studentship is offered by the Trinity Trust for research in any area of law. The grant will normally be of one year's duration. The successful candidate will be required to register for the degree of M.Litt or PhD. The successful candidate may be required to assist with tutorial work in the Law School for four hours per week. Applications should be addressed to the Regius Professor of Laws. Value, M.Litt/PhD fees for the year will be paid, together with a tax-free stipend of €1,841 - €2,222.

    All new successful applications will automatically be considered in our application review for this studentship. Continuing students who wish to apply for this studentship will receive a call to apply directly by the School of Law in March 2022.

    John A. Boland Memorial Scholarship (Law):

    The John Boland memorial prize was founded in 2007 by subscription in memory of John Boland (LL.B., M.A., Barrister-at-Law, 1954), former U.K. Public Trustee, who founded the UK Trust for TCD (then called 'The London Trust for TCD'), and who was a very loyal graduate serving Trinity in many capacities. The Prize is awarded annually by the U.K. Trust for Trinity College Dublin for a new incoming research postgraduate student in Law. Award to be decided on the basis of merit in application and all new successful applications will automatically be considered in our application review for this scholarship. Value: €1,000 p.a.