Ireland offers courses that are on par with the courses offered in the UK. With its beautiful landscape, friendly people and heritage spots Ireland is a popular higher education destination as well. Most Irish institutions
offer limited scholarships to international students; additionally private institutions and charitable organisations and trusts also offer scholarships and study grants to deserving international students.
Some of the popular scholarships available to international students studying in Ireland are:
- NUI Galway Government of Ireland Scholarships 2013
- DCU Government of Ireland Scholarships 2013
- IOTI Postgraduate Scholarship Initiative 2013
- The Undergraduate Awards
NUI Galway Government of Ireland Scholarships 2013
The National University of Ireland, Galway is one of Ireland’s leading research oriented institutions. In partnership with the Irish government, NUI Galway
offers a number of scholarships to students from India. These scholarships are offered to eligible Indian students who opt for taught-Master’s programmes in the fields of either Biomedical Science and Innovation or Software Engineering and Informatics. The scholarship includes a full tuition fee waiver and a stipend of €10,000 to cover living expenses for one year.
DCU Government of Ireland Scholarships 2013
Dublin City University (DCU) is Ireland’s University of Enterprise and has been at the forefront of top-class education since 1989. Applicants to the following postgraduate courses offered at DCU
can apply for a scholarship:
- MSC in Management
- MSC Computer Science
- MSC Bioprocess Engineering
- MA International Relations
Successful scholarship awardees get a full fee-waiver for the courses listed above. Only students from India are eligible to apply for these scholarships and the scholarship offers full tuition waiver and a stipend of €10,000 to cover living expenses for one year.
IOTI Postgraduate Scholarship Initiative 2013
The Institutes of Technology Ireland is a group of eleven institutes - (Athlone Institute of Technology; Institute of Technology, Carlow; Cork Institute of Technology; Dundalk Institute of Technology; Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology; Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology; Letterkenny Institute of Technology; Limerick Institute of Technology; Institute of Technology, Sligo; Institute of Technology, Tralee; and Waterford Institute of Technology). The IOTI
Postgraduate Scholarship Initiative offers full-time postgraduate students who have undertaken research the chance to win up to €6,000 per annum as a maintenance grant and up to €2,000 per annum for travel and consumables. This is a prestigious scholarship that has been created to improve the research output and funds deserving students who are at the threshold of making important discoveries in the field of medicine and healthy living.
The Undergraduate Awards:
The Undergraduate Awards
or UA as they are popularly known as are awarded to students who are pursuing an undergraduate course. The award is not limited to a country and is open to students from all over the world. Participants should submit their coursework and an essay or project along with the online form. Selected students will be invited to Dublin where they will be felicitated with a medal and will also get to be a part of the UA summit. Winners get their work published and recognised and it creates a quick path for them to apply for a relevant postgraduate course in a reputed institution.
In addition to these scholarships, institutions like Dublin City University, Trinity College Dublin, University of Limerick and the Waterford Institute of Technology also offer scholarships to international students.
The Way Ahead:
The Irish government is all set to woo students from India and other Asian countries and offers a number of scholarships to eligible students to attract them to study in Ireland. With a strong research-oriented curriculum and the proximity to the UK and rest of Europe; students have a great time studying in Ireland and enjoying the country’s natural beauty and ancient castles.
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