Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships 2020

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The Higher Education Authority (HEA) is pleased to issue the 2020 Call under the 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 deadline is on 27 March 2020.

Scholarships 2020.
Youth Opportunity, Scholarship in Ireland

The aim of the GOI-IES

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 (HEI).

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 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 scholarships 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).

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.

Main criteria

  • Candidates must possess academic and professional excellence, have communication skills, and show engagement in extra curricular activities, i.e. humanitarian work; politics, local, national, international affairs; arts; sports);
  • Eligible Regions: Non-EU/EAA countries.

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