Scholarship Description:

Benefits for students: 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:

·        to high calibre higher education students from non-EU/EEA countries;

·        to study in Ireland for a period of one year

Benefits for Higher Education sector: GOI-IES will reflect Ireland’s commitment to excellence in the provision of higher education for both domestic and international students:

·        for scholarships that will highlight Ireland’s strengths as a centre of

international education;

·        to promote links with target markets globally;

·        to strengthen the internationalisation strategies of HEIs especially in the context of the system performance framework.

The scheme is managed by the Higher Education Authority (HEA), on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills. Following a competitive process based on an annual call for proposals from individual applicants, the HEA will approve a defined number of scholarships under the scheme to successful applicants.

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. The following are the terms and conditions that will apply:

Ø 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:

§ the final year of an undergraduate programme;

§ one year of a taught master’s degree programme or;

§ one year of a research programme (i.e. one year of a 2-year research masters or a 3-4-year PhD programme).

Ø The scholarship stipend will be transferred to the host higher education institution (HEI) of the successful student and forwarded by that HEI to the scholar in tw payments of €5,000.

Ø The HEI will be required to give a FULL fee waiver to the student for the scholarship year (i.e. tuition fee and registration charge are waived). This is the minimum matching funding requirement that institutions will be required to make to the scholarship scheme.

Ø It is expected that a total of 60 scholarships will be funded by the Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships for the academic year 2020/2021.

Ø Applicants must have a domiciliary of origin1 not equal to the EU/EEA or Switzerland

1 Whilst their nationality is Indian and their correspondence address is in Ireland, their country of legal and permanent residence is still India.

Ø Scholarships may be approved for study across all disciplines, subject to the availability of places. 

The HEA will seek to ensure that, overall, there is gender-balance in the cohort of students to whom scholarships are awarded.

Ø Due to the very large number of applications it will not be possible to give feedback to unsuccessful candidates.

Ø Applications are welcome from under-represented cohorts.

Ø Successful Scholars are to commence studies in September/October 2020.

Scholarship Details:

Date Posted:Mar 8, 2020 Closing Date: Mar 27, 2020