[Apply Now] Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme 2023-2024

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

The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme is highly competitive, with an average success rate of 18% over the past five years. Successful awardees under the programme are recognised as demonstrating world-class potential as future research leaders.

These awards will support suitably qualified research master’s and doctoral candidates
pursuing, or intending to pursue, full-time research in any discipline. The duration of a
Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship ranges from one to four years depending on the type of degree being pursued and the date of first registration (where relevant).

Scholarship provider:  The Government of Ireland
Degree Category: Masters & PhD
Eligible Country: International
Application Closing Date: 8th Sept – 20th October 2022

Scholarship Benefits

  • A stipend of €18,500 per annum;
  • A contribution to fees, including non-EU fees, up to a maximum of €5,750 per annum; and
  • Eligible direct research expenses of €3,250 per annum.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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 organization. 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. This applies regardless of whether the applicant has changed their host institution or research topic since a previous

How to apply for the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme

Potential applicants should read the call documentation carefully to ascertain whether or not they are eligible to apply. 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.

Interested applicants are to check the official website for the proper Application procedures. Visit the official announcement page for more details. To start your application, Click the apply now button below.


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