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Trinity College Dublin Scholarships

There are 24 scholarships available at Trinity College Dublin.

Undergraduate Claddagh Scholarships

Eligibility requirements

Selection criteria: The scholarship will be assessed based on academic achievement, and evaluation of the applicants’ potential to contribute to the overall TCD community

Application details

Students must send the completed application form through mail.

Value details

Scholarships valued at €2,500 and €5,000 each, applied as a reduction to the tuition fees of a full-time undergraduate programme for the first year of study only.

Application deadline

30 March 2018

Postgraduate Taught Claddagh Scholarship

Eligibility requirements

Applicants who are normally resident in China, who have non-EU status and will pay non-EU tuition fees.


Selection criteria: The scholarship will be assessed based on academic achievement, and evaluation of the applicants’ potential to contribute to the overall TCD community

Application details

Students must send the completed application form through mail.

Value details

Scholarships valued at€2,500 and €5000 each, applied as a reduction to the tuition fees of a full-time postgraduate programme.

Application deadline

30 March 2018

Postgraduate Research Scholarships

Eligibility requirements

Postgraduate studentships are available to new entrants as well as continuing students on the full-time PhD register. The studentships are awarded competitively on academic merit. 

Application details

New entrants must make their application in conjunction with their PhD application. 

Value details

Fully covers fees and an annual maintenance of €6,500 for three years.

Ussher Fellowship

Eligibility requirements

Ussher Fellowships are awarded competitively on academic merit. The Fellowship is unrelated to teaching commitments.

Application details

The application is made in conjunction with a PhD application.

Value details

Covers fees and provides a monthly maintenance of €13,000 for three years

Hamilton Scholars

Eligibility requirements

The Hamilton Scholars aims to produce a cohort of exceptional PhD students whose work is expected to have a significant international impact in their chosen area of specialisation.

The Hamilton Scholars focuses on fields where Trinity plays a leading role internationally such as Algebra and Number Theory, Analysis, Partial Differential Equations, Quantum Field Theory, Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics and String Theory. Scholarships will be awarded to PhD students of outstanding talent, from Ireland and internationally, who will be selected to study a key research theme within the disciplines of mathematics and theoretical physics.

Each Hamilton Scholar will receive individual research supervision with an internationally-renowned mathematician or theoretical physicist. The programme will also provide an exciting opportunity for the individual scholars to gain invaluable research and teaching experience, preparing them to take their place as academic leaders of the future.

Value details

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India Undergraduate Scholarships

Eligibility requirements

 a) Applicants must be normally resident in and have completed their high school education in India. 

b) Applicants must have non-EU status and pay tuition fees at the non-EU rate. 

c) Applicants must receive an offer of a place in a Trinity undergraduate course.

d) Applicants must have achieved a minimum:

International Baccalaureate score of 36
A level score of AAB or similar
India Grade XII score of 90% overall

Selection Criteria: The scholarship will be assessed based on academic achievement 

Application details

  • You must complete and submit (by paying €55 application fee) an application for a Trinity undergraduate course prior to applying for a scholarship.
  • To be eligible to receive a scholarship, you must receive an offer of a place in a Trinity undergraduate course.
  • Send an email to Ronan.Hodson@tcd.ie with your CV (résumé) attached and using the Subject line:  India Scholarship [your name], [your applicant number]
  • The offer of scholarship will remain open for 2 weeks, during which time you must pay the course acceptance deposit. If the offer is not accepted within this time, the scholarship will be allocate to another applicant.

Value details

Scholarships valued up to 5000 euro each, applied as a reduction to the tuition fees of a full-time undergraduate programme for the first year of study only.

Global Study Abroad Excellence Scholarships

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must apply to study at Trinity for at least one semester as fee-paying students. Successful applicants will enrol in modules with a total credit bearing of at least 25 ECTS per term during their study abroad at Trinity. This scholarship is intended for students coming for semester long or full year Study Abroad. Students studying on exchange will not be eligible to apply.

Application details

Students must send the completed application form through mail.

Value details

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Hyman Tarlo Scholarship

Eligibility requirements

Applications are assessed competitively with the sole criteria for the granting of the scholarship being the proven academic merit of the candidate. The decision as to the recipient of the scholarship (which is made at school level) is at the exclusive discretion of the School of Law in Trinity College Dublin.

Value details

The Scholarship covers full LL.M non-EU tuition fees in academic year 2016/17, payable directly by the Law School to Student Finance, and a stipend of AUS$10,000.

CNPq PhD Funding

Eligibility requirements

1. It is necessary to find a Trinity academic supervisor, in order to secure CNPq funding. It is suggested that the following the steps be undertaken in order to find a suitable supervisor:
Some examples are below:

Languages, literature and cultural studies
Business
Engineering
Nursing and Midwifery
The PhD Ireland website contains a list of topics on research in the areas of science and engineering.

2. Students should then contact the relevant PI, including a CV and research topic. It is necessary to show an understanding of the PI’s academic research, in order to secure their interest in acting as a supervisor. When contacting a prospective supervisor, it is important to mention that the intention is to be fully funded by the Brazilian government.

Value details

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Global Education Program

Eligibility requirements

Upon admission to a Masters or PhD programme at Trinity College Dublin, citizens of the Russian Federation may apply for funding through the Global Education programme. Upon graduation, participants must commit to employment in an organisation registered in the territory of the Russian Federation for three years.

Eligible disciplines at Trinity College Dublin include Computer Science, Engineering, Clinical and Preventive Medicine, Pharmacy, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Physical Sciences, Economics, Management in social spheres and Education.

Value details

Apply to Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin and to the Global Education Program Scholarship today and receive up to RUB 13,800,000 to cover your tuition fees and living expenses. The Global Education Programme covers all expenses associated with the academic programme, including tuition, living expenses, health insurance, books and roundtrip travel expenses.

Victory Scholars Programme

Eligibility requirements

Trinity College Dublin offers two scholarships to postgraduate courses in our School of Business as part of Sport Changes Life Victory Scholars programme. 

Value details

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Global Excellence Postgraduate Scholarships

Eligibility requirements

Applicants who have non-EU status and will pay tuition fees at the non-EU rate.

Selection Criteria: The scholarship will be assessed based on academic achievement, and evaluation of the applicants’ potential to contribute to the overall Trinity community.

Application details

Students must send the completed application form through mail.

Value details

Scholarships valued at 5000 euro each, applied as a reduction to the tuition fees of a full-time undergraduate programme for the first year of study only.

Irish Research Council Scholarships

Eligibility requirements

The Irish Research Council (IRC) funds research towards Masters and Doctoral degrees in all research areas. 

Application details

Awards include a maintenance grant and vary in amount and duration. All new entrants to an eligible postgraduate programme may apply. 

Value details

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Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme

Eligibility requirements

The Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme aims to support local students to pursue studies in world renowned universities outside Hong Kong, with a view to grooming a top cadre of talents with global vision, international network and world-class education, thereby contributing to enhancing Hong Kong’s competitiveness as Asia’s World City in a globalised knowledge economy. The scheme also seeks to support those students who have excellent academic achievement but lack the financial means to study in top-notch universities outside Hong Kong.

All awardees will receive a non-means-tested scholarship to cover their tuition fees, subject to a ceiling of HK$250,000 per annum, whichever is lower. In addition, a means-tested bursary will be granted to students who may need additional support to pursue their study, subject to a ceiling of HK$200,000 per student per annum. The means-tested bursary will consist of two components, up to HK$50,000 per annum for covering tuition fee in excess of HK$250,000; and up to HK$150,000 per annum for covering living and other study-related expenses. Once awarded, a scholarship will last for the normal duration of the concerned programme in respect of undergraduate studies and up to two years in respect of all postgraduate studies. It will be renewable annually subject to the provision of satisfactory documentary proof of the awardees’ good academic performance.

To be eligible for the HKSES, applicants are required to meet the following two criteria:

  • have right of abode or right to land, or have entered Hong Kong on One-way Permits; and;
  • have resided in Hong Kong continuously for three complete years immediately prior to the commencement of the academic programme outside Hong Kong.

Value details

All awardees will receive a non-means-tested scholarship to cover their tuition fees, subject to a ceiling of HK$250,000 per annum, whichever is lower. In addition, a means-tested bursary will be granted to students who may need additional support to pursue their study, subject to a ceiling of HK$200,000 per student per annum.

Grattan Scholars

Eligibility requirements

The Grattan Scholars programme supports exceptional Ph.D. students who have the potential to become future academic leaders and influential voices for social and economic development. These Scholars not only help to enrich the learning experience of undergraduate students but their research work will have a real impact on understanding the evolving challenges facing society. Scholarships are awarded annually to Ph.D. students of outstanding talent, from Ireland and abroad, who are selected to study on a priority research topic within the disciplines of Economics, Philosophy, Political Science and Sociology.

Application details

For further details, please contact the university website.

Value details

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STEM Study Abroad Scholarships

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must be declared majors in a STEM subject at their home university and must apply to study at Trinity for at least one semester. Successful applicants will enrol in at least 20ECTS of STEM modules per term during their study at Trinity.

This scholarship is intended for students coming for semester long or full year Study Abroad. Students studying on exchange will not be eligible to apply.

Criteria for selection

Students will be selected based on their academic performance to date at their home university. Performance in STEM areas and in their major subject will be particularly relevant to their application.

Application details

Students must send the completed application form through mail.

Value details

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Sport Scholarships

Eligibility requirements

Every year sports scholarships are awarded to students of national and international standard who come to study and compete for Trinity.

Application details

For further information, please contact the university website.

Value details

The scholarships provide the following benefits: Financial contribution of between €750 and €1500 Physiological assessment, fitness testing and follow-up training Workshops including nutrition and psychology Cardiac screening Scholarships are open to all sports and are tenable for one year, however they may be renewed on an annual basis for up to four years.

Global Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships

Eligibility requirements

Selection Criteria: The scholarship will be assessed based on academic achievement, and evaluation of the applicants’ potential to contribute to the overall Trinity community.

Application details

Students must send the completed application form through mail.

Value details

Scholarships valued at 5000 euro each, applied as a reduction to the tuition fees of a full-time undergraduate programme for the first year of study only.

Fulbright Scholars Programme

Value details

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Masters Scholarships in School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies

Value details

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