Deadline : March 27, 2020 .
Apply for the Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships Programme. 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 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 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).
- 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 two payments of €5,000.
- 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.
- 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.
- The offer is open to students from non-EU/EEA countries and is applicable to all fields of study.
- Applicants will need to apply for admission to a relevant Bachelor, Master or PhD programme offered by an eligible Higher Education Institution as per that HEI’s admission procedures.
- Applicants are expected to have a conditional or final offer of admission to the HEI at the time of application and will be required to submit a copy of same.
- Should an applicant be in receipt of more than one offer, separate applications may be submitted for each course offer.
- Final offers will be subject to admission to the relevant HEI. Applicants should make enquiries directly to the relevant institution prior to submission of an application to the HEA.
- The Call for Applications will issue 10 February 2020 and the centralised application system is now live and accepting applications.
- The closing date for receipt of applicationsis 5pm on Friday 27 March 2020 (Irish Time).
- Any questions regarding the call for applications should be submitted to [email protected] no later than 27 March 2020.
- The HEA will advise the applicants and the HEIs of the outcome of the evaluation process by 1 June 2020