Application are now opened for the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme (GOIPG). The Programme is an established national initiative, funded by the Department of Education and Skills and managed by the Council. The aim of the Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme is to support suitably qualified research Master’s and doctoral candidates pursuing, or intending to pursue, full-time research in any discipline.
The programme provides outstanding students with the opportunity to direct their own research project at the early-career stage, working with a supervisor, in their chosen area of interest. GOIPG is opened for candidates from any country to study in a wide range of programmes available at participating universities in Ireland.
- Host Institutions: Athlone Institute of Technology, Carlow College, Coláiste Mhuire Marino, Cork Institute of Technology, Dublin City University, Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies, Dublin Dental Hospital, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Galway–Mayo Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology, Carlow, Institute of Technology, Sligo, Institute of Technology, Tralee, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Limerick Institute of Technology, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Maynooth University, National College of Art and Design, National College of Ireland, National University of Ireland, Galway, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Royal Irish Academy, Royal Irish Academy of Music, St. Angela’s College, Sligo, St Patrick’s College, Carlow, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth (Pontifical University), Technological University Dublin, University College Cork, University College Dublin, University of Dublin, Trinity College, University of Limerick, Waterford Institute of Technology, Economic & Social Research Institute, Teagasc and The Discovery Programme.
- Fields of study: Scholarships are available to study any programs in Medical Sciences, Economics & Finance, Computer Science & Engineering, Natural Sciences, Information Technology, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Engineering & Technology, Life Sciences, Natural Resources Management at partner universities.
- Number of awards: Not specified.
- Duration: Research master’s degree 1 year, structured research master’s degree 2 years, Traditional doctoral degree 3 years and Structured doctoral degree 4 years.
- Target group: Open to All Nationalities.
Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Benefits
The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship will fund up to a maximum of €24,000 in any approved year and consist of the following:
- a stipend of €16,000 per annum;
- a contribution to fees, including non-European Union scholarship fees, paid to the HEI up to a maximum of €5,750 per annum.
- eligible direct research expenses of €2,250 per annum to enable the scholar to carry out the research project.
Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Eligibility
To be eligible for the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme, All applicants:
- must have a first class or upper second-class honours bachelor’s, or the equivalent, degree. If undergraduate examination results are not known at the time of application, the Council may make a provisional offer of a scholarship on condition that the scholar’s bachelor’s, or the equivalent, degree result is a first class or upper second-class honours. If a scholar does not have a first class or upper second-class honours bachelor’s, or the equivalent, degree, they must possess a master’s degree. The Council’s determination of an applicant’s eligibility on these criteria is final;
- must not have had two previous unsuccessful applications to the programme, including strategic partner themes;
- must not have had two previous ineligible applications to the programme, including strategic partner themes;
- in the case of applications for a research master’s, must not currently hold, or have previously held, a Council scholarship;
- in the case of applications for a doctoral degree, must not currently hold, or have previously held, any Council scholarship other than that which would have enabled them to obtain a research master’s degree.
- Applicants will fall under one of two categories based on nationality and residency.
- Category One: Applicants must meet BOTH of the following criteria: be a national of a European Union member state OR Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland AND have been ordinarily resident in a European Union member state OR Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland for a continuous period of three of the five years preceding 1 September 2021.
- Category Two: All other applicants who do NOT meet one or both criteria.
- Canadian Government Banting Fellowships;
- Turkish Government Research Scholarship;
- Government of the Czech Republic Scholarships (Master – PhD);
- Brazilian Government Scholarship Programme for Developing Countries;
- Slovak Government Scholarship for International Students;
- Japanese Government MEXT Scholarships (Master, PhD, Research).
Potential applicants should click on the apply button below and follow instructions to submit their applications. For any inquiry, please send your question to [email protected].
Below documents are for indication purpose only. These documents are provided solely for information purposes. All documents (Applicant form, Supervisor form, Referee form) must be completed through the online system.
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