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Application process for the Scholarship for Teachers

One Scholarship to the value of 9,000 euro.

This scholarship is  thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Loyola Trust (funded by the Augustinians, Carmelites (O.Carm.), Columbans, Jesuits, Loreto Sisters, Marists, Oblates, Society of African Missions).

Who can apply

To be eligible the applicant must be currently working as a Teacher in a school in the Republic of Ireland or in Northern Ireland. Application from RE Teachers are particularly welcome. (Retired Teachers will not be eligible).

Teachers applying to either a full time or part time M.Phil. in Christian Theology in September 2023 will be eligible for this scholarship. The value of the Scholarship is 9,000 euro. In the case of a student doing the M.Phil. over two years the award will be a total of 9,000 euro across the two year period with 4,500 euro paid per annum (should a student not continue to the second year no award will be payable).

In order to be eligible, applicants must hold an unconditional offer of a place on the M.Phil. and must reside in sufficient proximity to Trinity College Dublin as to be able to share fully and regularly in the life, work, and events of the Loyola Institute.

Application process

The deadline for applications for the scholarship is Friday June 16th, 2023. The outcome of the process is expected to be announced by July 2023.

In addition, one must separately submit an application for the M.Phil. Christian Theology, using the central Trinity College application system. The closing date for applications is 31st July 2023.

You are required to:

1.Submit an application for M.Phil. in Christian Theology using the central Trinity College application system.


2. Send an email of application to

Your application should include

A letter (maximum 600 words) setting out why you would like to do the M.Phil. in Christian Theology and why you think you should be considered for a scholarship.

A letter signed by the School Principal confirming that you are currently employed as an Teacher in a school in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.

Applicants who have applied for this specific teachers scholarship, but not been successful will automatically be included in the selection process for the Sean O'Riordan, Dominic Barberi and Loyola Trust scholarships. There is no need to put in a separate application.


The result is expected to be announced by the end of July.