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Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programm

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A great opportunity to study in Europe. Candidates who want to pursue their postgraduate Program in Europe are going to have a great opportunity. The government of Ireland has announced multiple scholarships for international Students. Irish Research Council has announced fully funded scholarships for international students to pursue their Masters and Ph.D. programs. It is one of the most prestigious awards in Ireland and it will be awarded to the most talented and bright students. Candidates who are proposing innovative and creative ideas in the research fields are most welcome to join the Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Program. Research proposals related to the interdisciplinary nature will be recognized as advancement in the fundamental understanding.

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A number of government departments and agencies are contributing to the funding of the Research Irish Council Program. It is a fully funded Irish Scholarship Program and the 28000 euros will be awarded to the selected candidates. It is the most prestigious and toughest scholarship program and there is only an 18% success rate over the past 5 years. Candidates who have strong academic and research proposals will be more likely to be accepted in the Ireland Post Graduate Scholarship Program. Irish Government is offering these scholarship programs to the Masters and PhD candidates.

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. The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme is unique in the Irish research landscape and complements other channels for funded postgraduate education in the Irish ecosystem. 


InstituteTop Universities of Ireland
OrganizationIrish Research Council
ProgramIreland Postgraduate Scholarship Program
Scholarship TypeFully funded
GenderNo Preference
Qualifications requiredMasters/ PhD/ Researchers
Scholarship opensAugust
Ageno limit
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Financial Coverage:

The government of Ireland will offer 28000 euros each year and it will be divided into the following:

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  • Candidates will be offered 19000 euros per annum as a stipend
  • a contribution to fees, including non-EU fees, up to a maximum of €5,750 per annum
  • 3,250 euros as research expenses

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List of Approved Institutes

Following is the list of Irish institutes that are partners of the Irish Research Council Scholarships:

  • Atlantic Technological University
  • Dublin City University
  • Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
  • Dublin Dental Hospital
  • Dundalk Institute of Technology
  • Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology
  • Marino Institute of Education
  • Mary Immaculate College
  • Maynooth University
  • Munster Technological University
  • National College of Art and Design
  • National College of Ireland
  • RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Royal Irish Academy
  • Royal Irish Academy of Music
  • South East Technological University
  • Technological University Dublin
  • Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • University College Cork
  • University College Dublin
  • University of Galway
  • University of Limerick

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates need to fulfill the following eligibility criteria for the Irish Government Scholarship Program:

  • Applicants must be an international citizen
  • Candidates must have done graduate or bachelor’s for Masters Program
  • Candidates must have done a Masters degree for the Ph.D. program from a recognized institute
  • Applicants must not be enrolled in any Postgraduate Council Scholarship Program
  • Applicants from all areas of discipline are encouraged to apply.
  • There are different categories for Irish Government scholarship nominees Candidates belonging to specific categories need to fulfill relevant criteria. ( For eligibility categories )


Ireland scholarships are open on 31st August 2023
Irish Postgraduate scholarship applications will be closed on 12th October 2023

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Required Documents:

Candidates needed to complete the following set of documents for the Ireland government scholarship Program:

  • Highest degree transcripts and diplomas attested by the verified or recognized office should be uploaded
  • Detail CV
  • Recommendation Letter
  • Photographs
  • Personal Statement
  • Research Proposals
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How to Apply:

  • Candidates need to apply for the Irish Government Postgraduate Scholarship Program on the official portal
  • Sign up first on the Irish Research Council online Portal
  • Fill out the application form
  • Attach all the supporting documents
  • Submit the application form

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