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Scholarships in Ireland

Scholarships in Ireland

Fund your studies in Ireland with a scholarship

SI-Ireland can help international students interested in studying in Ireland secure scholarships, bursaries, and funding. SI-Ireland’s close relationship with Ireland universities, combined with our online resources, means all deserving applicants can find the right scholarship to benefit their future.

Top Ireland Scholarships

Ireland university scholarships aim to attract talented students from around the world and promote academic excellence and cultural diversity in Irish universities and colleges. Below are a selection of international scholarships available in Ireland:

  • Government of Ireland Scholarships: This provides scholarships for highly motivated students from non-European Union (EU) countries to pursue postgraduate studies and generally covers a stipend, tuition fees, and other allowances needed by students. 
  • Irish Aid Fellowships: These fellowships support students to undertake a fully-funded postgraduate degree in Ireland in fields such as agriculture, health, education, human rights, and sustainable development.
  • Higher Education Institutions Scholarships: Many universities and higher education institutions in Ireland provide their own scholarships and financial aid options for meritorious international students. Examples include the Trinity College Dublin Global Excellence Scholarships, the University College Dublin Global Graduate Scholarships, and the University of Limerick International Scholarships.
  • Research Council Scholarships: The Irish Research Council offers several scholarship schemes to support international students. The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Program, mentioned earlier, is one such initiative. The IRC also provides scholarships for research master's and doctoral studies, as well as postdoctoral fellowships.
  • Sports Scholarships: Ireland recognises the importance of sports in promoting a healthy and balanced lifestyle. These scholarships provide financial support, access to training facilities, coaching, and other sports-related benefits.
  • Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Scholarships: Various NGOs in Ireland provide scholarships for international students. For example, the Mary Robinson Climate Justice Award, named after the former Irish President, supports students studying courses related to climate change and sustainability.

Apply for Scholarships in Ireland

Are you looking for a scholarship, grant, or bursary to help fund your studies in Ireland? Search what available funding for international students in Ireland below or arrange a free consultation to learn more.

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SI-Ireland specialises in selecting the right Irish university for international students by reviewing your academic background, discussing your career goals and helping you apply. Our application services can help you achieve your dream of studying in Ireland.

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