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Government of Ireland Scholarships

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:

  • the 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 2019/2020 across all participating Irish Higher Education Institutions.
  • Successful Scholars are to commence studies in September/October 2019. 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 application should be submitted via this portal.

    Any questions regarding the call for applications should be submitted to goi-ies@hea.ie no later than 28 February 2019. The answer to all questions received will be posted on www.EurIreland.ie website.

    The deadline for applications by students is 17.00 Irish time on Friday, 29 March 2019.

    Late applications will not be accepted.

    Further information on the evaluation criteria and assessment process is available from the Government of Ireland Scholarship/HEA information flyer.

    Postgraduate Ussher Fellowships

    Fellowships are available to new entrants to the full-time Ph.D. register for entry in September and/or the following March of the same academic year (e.g. September 2019 and/or March 2020).

    • The Fellowships aim to support and develop gifted research students. They are awarded competitively on academic merit;
    • The Fellowship fully covers EU and non-EU fees and provides an annual maintenance of €13,000 for three years;
    • Fees will be covered and maintenance is payable monthly via College payroll directly to your bank account;
    • The fellowship is unrelated to teaching.

    It is 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.

    New entrants to the Research Register should apply for the Ussher Award when completing the online application here. Applicants should fully complete the application process (as set out on our Admissions page above) by 20th April 2019.

    Further information is available at Graduate Studies website.

    Postgraduate Research Studentships

    • 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 2019 and/or March 2020).
    • The aim of the Studentship Award is to support and develop gifted research students. They are awarded competitively on academic merit.
    • The studentship fully covers EU and non-EU fees and provides an annual maintenance of €6,500 for three years.
    • Fees will be covered and maintenance is payable monthly via College payroll directly to your bank account.
    • 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 in the University of Dublin.

    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.
    • Studentships cannot continue beyond the fourth year on the Ph.D. register.
    • Successful students may not be simultaneous holders of Government of Ireland or Research Councils' awards (or any other awards with a similar monetary value).

    How do I apply?

    • New entrants apply when completing the online application here.
    • Continuing students who wish to apply for this Award should contact their School directly.
    • Nominations are considered at various times of the year depending on the School. You are advised to contact your School as early as possible in order to be considered for this award.
    • Please note that the closing date for applications for this award is the 20 April 2019.
    • 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 Irish 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. 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. fees for the year will be paid, together with a tax-free stipend of €1,841 - €2,222.

    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. Value: €1,000 p.a.