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Government of Ireland 2020 Bachelor, Masters/PhD International Education Scholarships Programme

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) invites applications for the 2020 Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships Programme.  Under the initiative 60 scholarships will be provided for one year study at Bachelor, Master or PhD levels to successful candidates who have an offer of a place at an eligible Irish higher education institution.

The aim of the 2020 GOI-IES scheme is to reflect Ireland’s engagement in target partner countries. The scheme is operated in the higher education sector and funded in partnership between the Government and the higher education institutions (HEIs). Scholarships will be branded as prestigious awards reflecting the core messages about Ireland as a centre of international education. It is expected that for every scholarship winner, awareness of Ireland will be raised among many more potential students.

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

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About Government of Ireland Postgraduate Programme

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) is the statutory planning and policy development body for higher education and research in Ireland. Through its international section, the HEA administers a wide variety of programmes with a global focus. The mission of the Department is to provide high-quality education which will (a) enable individuals to achieve their full potential and to participate fully as members of society; and (b) contribute to Ireland’s social, cultural and economic development.... read more


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Government of Ireland International Education Programme


Aim and Benefits of Government of Ireland International Education Programme

Students who are successful will receive:

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

Benefits

  1. Scholarships must be regarded as highly desirable and value adding to individuals’ subsequent lives and careers. In view of this, the GOI-IES will be awarded:
    1. to high calibre higher education students from non-EU/EEA countries;
    2. to study in Ireland for a period of one year
  2. 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 covering student costs and living expenses. The scholarship may be for:
    1. the final year of an undergraduate programme;
    2. one year of a taught master’s degree programme or;
    3. one year of a research programme (i.e. one year of a 2-year research masters or a 3-4-year PhD programme).

Requirements for Government of Ireland International Education Programme Qualification

Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships will be awarded to high calibre students from non-EU/EEA countries to study full-time in Ireland for a period of one year.

  1. Possess excellence (academically, personally, professionally, creatively);
  2. Excellent communication skills;
  3. Extra curriculum activities (for example: humanitarian work; politics local, national, international; arts; sports);
  4. Possess strong rationale for pursuing their study in Ireland that indicates how a GOI-IES fits into their longer-term goals.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for Government of Ireland International Education Programme

Successful Scholars are to commence studies in September/October 2020. Later enrolments will only be considered in relation to PhD awardees.


Documents Required for Application

  1. Academic qualifications, achievements and/or work experience
  2. Personal Statement (refer to the Candidate profile).
  3. Two references uploaded via the online application portal


Application Deadline

March 27, 2020


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Government of Ireland Postgraduate Programme on webportalapp.com to apply
  1. Applicants will need to apply for admission to a relevant Bachelor, Master or PhD programme offered by an eligible Higher Education Institution
  2. Applicants are expected to have a conditional or final offer of admission to the HEI at the time of application and will be required to submit a copy of same.
  3. Should an applicant be in receipt of more than one offer, separate applications may be submitted for each course offer. Final offers will be subject to admission to the relevant HEI. Applicants should make enquiries directly to the relevant institution prior to submission of an application to the HEA.

Any questions regarding the call for applications should be submitted to [email protected] no later than 27 March 2020. Telephone queries cannot be accommodated

For more details, visit GOI-IES website


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