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LL.M Scholarship Recipients

(Joshua Hovsha (Kader Asmal Fellowship), Samuel Tyrer (Hyman Tarlo Scholarship), Alexander Heinze (Law School Alumni Scholarship) and Nubia Martins Domingues (Government of Ireland Scholarship (Brazil))

Constantia Maxwell Scholarship 2024/25

LL.M students may apply to be considered for Constantia Maxwell scholarship for academic year 2024/25. The value of the scholarship is a 3,000 euro contribution towards LL.M tuition fees (EU or Non-EU) in academic year 2023/24. It is generously funded by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Trinity College Dublin.

This scholarship seeks to acknowledge the quality of entrants to our taught LL.M programmes and the on-going contribution of LL.M students to our Law School and Faculty. It aims to support and develop gifted postgraduate students.


This scholarship is available to new entrants (EU and Non-EU) to any of our four LL.M. degrees, for admission in 2024/25. In order to be eligible, applicants must hold and have officially accepted an Unconditional Offer of a place on one of these programmes by 30 June 2024.

Selection Criteria

Applications are assessed competitively with the sole criteria for the granting of the scholarship being the proven academic merit of the candidate. It is accepted, however, that very many candidates with exceptional qualifications apply annually to the programme. Thus the decision as to the recipient of the studentship (which is made at School level) is at the exclusive discretion of the LL.M. Course Director.

As the selection process will be highly competitive, applicants are strongly advised to apply for all other funding and grants open to them.


This scholarship is open to EU and Non-EU postgraduate students undertaking studies on one of our four LL.M. degrees in the academic year 2024/25. It is offered subject to the following conditions:

  • The holder must engage in full-time study and must register for one LL.M. degree at the Law School in academic year 2024/25
  • The holder is required to engage in relevant and appropriate student ambassador activities as determined by the LL.M. Course Director
  • The holder must not be a simultaneous holder of other grants, or funding or other awards (or any other awards with a similar monetary value)

How do I apply?

LL.M. Applicants who meet the above eligibility criteria and wish to be considered for this scholarship must complete the Constantia Maxwell Scholarship Application Form (one page in length) and submit to law.postgraduate@tcd.ie by 1st July 2024. Please use subject title "Constantia Maxwell Scholarship” and include your 8 digit application reference number.

Government of Ireland Scholarships 2024/25

The Government of Ireland International Education Scholarship (GOI-IES) programme supports high-calibre international students who wish to study at master’s or PhD level in Ireland [1]. The programme is funded by the Government of Ireland in partnership with Irish higher education institutions and managed by the Higher Education Authority. Under the initiative, 60 scholarships are awarded each year for one year of full-time study at master’s or PhD level.

The offer is open to students from non-EU/EEA countries and is applicable to all fields of study.

Students who are successful will receive:

  • A €10,000 stipend for one year’s study
  • A full fee waiver of all tuition and other registration costs at the higher education institution

The programme is open to applicants studying in any field. The deadline for the submission of applications is 5pm (Irish Time) 13 March 2024.

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 offer letter when applying for Government of Ireland Scholarship. We suggest you apply to Trinity College Dublin by 15 February 2024 if you are considering applying for the Government of Ireland Scholarship. This will allow us time to review your application. We cannot guarantee applications submitted after this date will be reviewed in time.

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

The scholarship application should be submitted via the HEA portal.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm Irish time on 13 March 2024.

Late applications will not be accepted.

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

Further information and FAQ can be found here.

Student Testimonial: Fatima Asgarova. Government of Ireland Scholar, LLM (Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law) 2020-21

About my education - I passed the University entrance exam with high results which gave me the chance to study at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan during 2014-2018. I then obtained my first masters degree at Baku State University that focused on Commercial law. During my studies I also engaged in many extracurricular activities. I participated in a study visit to ELSA, Amsterdam and in the “Human Rights Academy” held in Baku and visited the International Criminal Court, European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation and The Netherlands Commercial Court of Appeal. Due to my top exam points and full participation at the Academy, I gained a chance to visit Strasbourg where I attended lectures on the EU's legal issues at the Council of the European Union and visited The European Court of Human Rights. I then worked as a lawyer in private companies in Azerbaijan and as a leading specialist at the Law Department of BakuBus LLC.

As can be seen from my background, I was always interested in the legal policies of different countries, while comparing it with local legislation but it was challenging to find gaps and think about the future of legal relations. The development of new technologies makes lawyers think about the future of law and human rights in that context as well, so I decided to pursue my second masters degree in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law. My dream was to study in foreign country and the GOI-IES scholarship made my dreams come true.

Getting a chance to study out of your boundaries is a huge challenge and I think everyone should try it once in their life. Considering that the 2020-2021 academic year was an extra challenging one, our professors did their best to deliver their valuable knowledge on data protection, cybersecurity, cyberspeech, media law, copyrights, trademarks, patent law. Studying at Trinity was not only about completing another milestone of my academic background and gaining new skills, it was about being a part of a diverse community and sharing ideas with classmates from all over the world.

Jean Monnet School of Law Scholarship 2023/24 (Turkey)

Applications are now open for September 2023 intake.

Award: The Trinity scholarship will top up the €20,000 tuition fee scholarship provided by the Jean Monnet Scholarship to ensure the awardees’ full tuition fees are covered.  The scholarship applies to the Jean Monnet Scholars from Turkey enrolling into Trinity for the following one-year programmes::

  • LL.M
  • LL.M International and European Business Law
  • LL.M International and Comparative Law
  • Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law

  • Requirements to apply:

    • Hold an offer, firm or conditional, for one of the Trinity LLM programmes above
    • Hold a Jean Monnet Scholarship

    Selection Criteria:

    The scholarship will be applicable for the first five Jean Monnet scholars who register for the selected programmes at Trinity following placement approval by the Directorate for EU Affairs in Turkey.

    Application Process:

    Please submit your scholarship application as follows:

  • Email your application to Antonio.delinares@tcd.ie Regional Manager for Turkey at Trinity Global Relations Office
  • Subject line: Your name + Trinity application ID + Turkey: Trinity School of Law - Jean Monnet Scholarship 2023/24
  • Scholarship Application Documents
  • Trinity Offer Letter (Applicants must have received a conditional or firm offer of a place in one of the selected Trinity postgraduate courses)
  • Letter addressed to Trinity, issued by the Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme office, that your attendance to the subject programme has been approved by the Directorate for EU Affairs in Turkey
  • You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of scholarship request
  • The Trinity Regional Manager will inform you if you have been selected for a scholarship and will inform you for the process to formally accept the scholarship
  • To learn more about a Jean Monnet Scholar’s experience at the School of Law, please visit here

    Kader Asmal

    Kader Asmal Fellowship

    The Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme is a fully-funded scholarship opportunity offered to South African students to study at Master’s level in Ireland’s world-renowned Higher Education Institutions. This fellowship applies to Human Rights Law, specifically the LL.M. (International and Comparative Law) at the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin, with candidates to be selected by the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC). Canon Collins Trust, on behalf of the Government of Ireland, invites applications for the Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme via http://www.canoncollins.org.uk/ireland.html

    Professor Kader Asmal was a lecturer in the School of Law at Trinity College Dublin from 1963 until 1990 and served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts (Humanities) between 1980 and 1986. He was a member of the first democratically elected government of South Africa having previously been a leader of the Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement. Dr Asmal combined his academic career with a commitment to social and political reform and this has influenced the way many of the staff at the Law School teach law, with one eye on how legal developments affect contemporary political and social issues.

    The Kader Asmal Fellowship will cover, amongst other costs, tuition fees, economy travel to and from your country of residence to Ireland, a monthly personal living allowance (stipend).

    For full eligibility criteria please see http://www.canoncollins.org.uk/ireland.html

    P. Erasmust

    Prior to coming to Trinity, Kader Asmal Fellowship holder Patricia Erasmus was manager of the Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme at Lawyers for Human Rights in South Africa and manager of The University of Pretoria pro bono legal aid clinic. She also held a position as a lecturer of law at Varsity College in South Africa.  Patricia’s professional goals are to use the law as a tool for rights protection of marginalized groups in the African continent and she believes in strategic litigation as a method for change, alongside promoting awareness about state accountability within communities through advocacy.

    "My experience at Trinity has been an incredible privilege.  I have been exposed to ideas and ways of thinking which have expanded my world view and provided me with legal tools and inspiration to continue my work in human rights protection.  I won't forget this year I am spending at Trinity."




    Ireland's Fellowship Programme

    Ireland’s Fellowship Programme enables students to benefit from a prestigious, world-class, quality education contributing to capacity building whilst also profiling the best that Ireland has to offer in education.  A range of different strands are offered under the Programme.  Each strand has a different focus in terms of eligible countries and subject areas.

    The School of Law is delighted to confirm that applicants who are eligible to apply for the following fellowship strands can select the LLM (International and Comparative Law) as their chosen course in their application. Please note that applications for some strands are by invitation only.

    The Fellowship Programme aligns with the Irish Government’s commitment under Global Ireland  and other development and international education strategies. It is fully funded by the Irish Government and managed by the relevant Embassy responsible for eligible countries. Programme implementation in a, conditions of application, application procedures and closing dates are available at https://www.irishaidfellowships.ie/

    Postgraduate Global Scholarship for Excellence

    Scholarships valued between €2000 to €5000 each, applied as a reduction to the tuition fees of a full-time postgraduate programme for the first year of study only.

    It is open to all Non-EU postgraduate Students at Trinity College Dublin and is not specific to the School of Law.


    Applicants who have non-EU (international) status and will pay tuition fees at the non-EU rate. Applicants must have submitted an application to their chosen programme at Trinity College to be eligible.

    Selection Criteria

    The scholarship will be assessed based on academic achievement, and evaluation of the applicants’ potential to contribute to the overall TCD community.

    How do I apply?

    Application instructions and submission deadlines are available on the Scholarships for Postgraduate Study website.

    European Excellence Award

    Details to be confirmed for 2023/234 in due course here

    Award: Scholarships valued at up to €1,000 each, applied as a reduction to the tuition fees of your postgraduate masters programme for the first year of study only.

    Who can apply: Applicants with EU fee-status who hold an offer letter for a Postgraduate Taught Masters programme in Trinity College Dublin for the academic year 2023/24.*

    Selection Criteria: The scholarship will be assessed based on academic achievement, and evaluation of the applicants’ potential to contribute to the overall Trinity community.

    Application process: Application will be via an online application form, available here

    Claddagh Scholarship Programme (China)

    Trinity College Dublin are delighted offer a number of scholarships for Chinese nationals under the Claddagh Scholarship Programme. Five scholarships valued up to 5,000 euro each, applied as a reduction of the tuition fees of a full-time postgraduate taught program. These scholarships are offered throughout the University and are not specific to the School of Law.


    Applicants who are normally resident in China, who have non-EU status and will pay non-EU tuition fees. Applicants must have submitted an application to their chosen programme at Trinity College to be eligible.

    Selection Criteria

    The scholarship will be assessed based on academic achievement, and evaluation of the applicants’ potential to contribute to the overall TCD community

    How do I apply?

    Application instructions and submission deadlines are available on the Scholarships for Postgraduate Study website.


    North/South Postgraduate Scholarships (Ireland)

    Universities Ireland, the body which promotes collaboration between universities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, is offering four scholarships to students who meet the eligibility requirements as set out by Universities Ireland and who have been accepted to undertake a recognised Master's degree or are entering the first year of a PhD programme at a university on the island of Ireland. The aim of this scheme is to encourage outstanding students from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to cross the border to undertake postgraduate study and experience life in the other Irish jurisdiction. Each scholarship is worth €15,000 each.

    These scholarships are offered throughout all universities on the island of Ireland and are not specific to the School of Law. However, we encourage LL.M applicants who meet the eligibility criteria to consider applying.

    Full eligibility criteria, conditions of application and application procedures are available at http://universitiesireland.ie/northsouth-postgraduate-scholarships/