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Scholarship Opportunities

Irish School of Ecumenics Trust Scholarships

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

  • International Peace Studies M.Phil. (IPS) - €2,000 (1 scholarship)
  • Contextual Theolgies and Interfaith Relations M.Phil. (CTIR) - €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)
  • Ph.D./M.Litt., for research in the fields of Peace and Conflict Studies or Contextual Theologies and Interfaith Relations - €3000 (1 scholarship). For further details please contact

The closing date for all ISE scholarships is 25 July 2022. 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 25th July 2022 will be considered.

Postgraduate Research Studentships

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

Applications for Postgraduate Research Studentships for new entrants are made online in conjunction with your Ph.D. application at Continuing students who wish to apply for this postgraduate Award should contact the School of Religion, Theology, and Peace Studies Postgraduate Officer directly:

Further information is available on the Graduate Studies website.

Postgraduate Research Fellowships (Ussher)

A number of postgraduate fellowships are made annually to exceptionally highly qualified candidates to enable them to undertake postgraduate studies in the University of Dublin. These fellowships are open only to new entrants to the full-time Ph.D. register. Application to the Ussher award is online along with your Ph.D. application. The internal School deadline for Ussher applications in 2022 will be confirmed nearer the time.

Constantia Maxwell Postgraduate Scholarship

Further information is available on the Graduate Studies website.

China Scholarship Council – Trinity College Dublin Joint Scholarship Programme

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

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.

Further Information on Postgraduate Scholarships and Funding Graduate Studies Website.

External Sources of Funding

Government of Ireland Scholarships

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

    The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme offers scholarships for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a Ph.D. (either traditional or structured) in any discipline at an eligible HEI within Ireland. Details of the scholarship and application process can be accessed on the Irish Research Council website.

    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 or you can contact the following personnel:

  • Damien O’Farrell, Regional Manager, the Americas,
  • Dominique Luthringer, Regional Manager, China and East Asia,
  • North/South Postgraduate Scholarships

    Universities Ireland offers a limited number of 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).

    Further links for external funding

    For further information please contact the School of Religion, Theology, and Peace Studies Postgraduate Officer: +353 (0)1 896 4772.