2020-2021 Scholarships

Funded Ireland Government Scholarship for International Students 2021

Study in Ireland - Bachelor, Master's, MPhil, Ph.D

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 of study at Bachelor, Master or Ph.D. levels to successful candidates who have an offer of a place at an eligible Irish higher education institution.

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

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.

Benefits of the Ireland Government Scholarship 2021

  • The Higher Education Authority (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 Higher Education Authority (HEA) 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).
  • 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.

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Details of Ireland Government Scholarship 2021 Scheme

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).

Candidate profile

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

Evaluation Criteria of Ireland Government Scholarship 2021

Eligible students are invited to submit applications to the HEA via the official
online application process. A marking system (total of 100 marks) is part of the call with the relevant scores shown in brackets after the key selection criteria.

The applications must cover the following, as requested in the online application tool:

  • Academic qualifications, achievements and/or work experience (40
  • Personal Statement (refer to the Candidate profile). Applicants will be
    required to demonstrate:
  • The benefit of becoming a GOI-IES Scholar; to themselves
    (personally and professionally), to Ireland, as well as their
    country of origin. (15 marks);
  • How they will extend themselves beyond their project/studies
    to become actively involved in Irish society in order to maximize
    their academic/cultural exchange experience and to raise
    awareness of the GOI-IES scheme in Ireland and beyond (15
  • The extent to which they have a long-term interest in Ireland
    and how they will promote links with Ireland during their time
    as Scholars and also after as Alumni (15 marks).
  • Two references uploaded via the online application portal (please note
    that the HEA is not able to accept references submitted via email or
    other sources outside of the online application portal) (15 marks)

Eligible Institutions for Applications of Ireland Government Scholarship 2021

The following is a list of all institutions eligible under the GOI-IES 2020 programme:

  1. Athlone Institute of Technology
  2. College of Computing Technology, Dublin
  3. Cork Institute of Technology
  4. Dublin Business School
  5. Dublin City University
  6. Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology
  7. Dundalk Institute of Technology
  8. Galway Business School
  9. Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
  10. Griffith College, Dublin
  11. ICD Business School, Dublin
  12. Independent College, Dublin
  13. Institute of Technology, Carlow
  14. Institute of Technology, Sligo
  15. Institute of Technology, Tralee
  16. Letterkenny Institute of Technology
  17. Limerick Institute of Technology
  18. Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
  19. Maynooth University
  20. National College of Art and Design, Dublin
  21. National College of Ireland, Dublin
  22. The National University of Ireland, Galway
  23. The National University of Ireland, Maynooth
  24. Royal College of Surgeons
  25. Technological University for Dublin
  26. Trinity College Dublin
  27. University College Cork
  28. University College Dublin
  29. University of Limerick
  30. Waterford Institute of Technology

Deadline of Ireland Government Scholarship 2021

The Call for Applications will issue 10 February 2020 and is now live and accepting applications.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5 pm on Friday 27 March 2020
(Irish Time). Late applications will not be accepted.

Apply for the Ireland Government Scholarship 2021

Visit the Official Website of Ireland Government Scholarship 2021

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