Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarships 2024 [Fully Funded]

The 2023/2024 call for applications for the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Program, fully funded for foreign students to study in Ireland is now open. The opportunity is open to all international applicants across all disciplines wishing to take their study in Ireland starting September 2024.

The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme is an established national initiative, funded by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, and managed by the Council. It is a highly competitive scholarship programme with an average success rate of 18% over the past five years.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): Government of Ireland

Host Institution(s): Higher Institutions in Ireland

Scholarship Worth: Up to €28,000 per annum

Number of Awards: Not Stated (Several)

Study Level: Postgraduate (Master’s, Doctorate)

Nationality: International Students

Eligibility Criteria | Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship 2024

The following are indicative of the eligibility conditions for the 2024 Irish Government Postgraduate Scholarship award;

  • There is no age limit for applicants to be eligible for either programme type.
  • All applicants must be affiliated with an eligible Irish higher education institution or research-performing organisation.
  • Applications will only be accepted in either the Irish or English language
  • Applicants must not have had two previous unsuccessful applications to the relevant programme, including to strategic partner themes.
  • All applicants will be required to complete and pass an eligibility quiz on the
    online application system prior to accessing an application form
  • It is important you read the call for application for the full eligibility conditions

Award Benefits

The scholarship fund will reach a maximum of €28,000 per annum consisting of

  • a stipend of €19,000 per annum;
  • a contribution to fees (up to a maximum of €5,750 per annum for non-EU fees);
  • eligible direct research expenses of €3,250 per annum.

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Application Procedures

How to Apply: Interested and qualified applicants are invited to read the 2024 call documentation and complete the eligibility form to begin application. Indicative versions of the applicant and supervisor forms are provided for information purposes only. All participants must create and submit their forms via the online system.

Key dates

Call open 31 August 2023
FAQ deadline 16:00 (Irish time) 05 October 2023
Applicant deadline 16:00 (Irish time) 12 October 2023
Supervisor /Mentor deadline 16:00 (Irish time) 19 October 2023
Research office endorsement deadline 16:00 (Irish time) 26 October 2023
Call outcome April 2024
Award start date 1 September 2024

Please note that the timings provided here are indicative and may be subject to change.

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