Deadline: 21 Dec 2012
The scholarship scheme is part of the implementation of the Programme for Government which indicated that the Government would “develop cultural and diplomatic links with emerging markets including a scholarship scheme”. Government of Ireland International Scholarships will be awarded to high calibre higher education students from non-EEA countries to study in Ireland for a period of one year.
The scholarships will highlight Ireland’s strengths as a centre of international education, promote links with priority countries and strengthen the internationalisation strategies of HEIs.
The Government of Ireland International Scholarships will be awarded to high calibre students from non-EEA countries to study in Ireland for a period of one year. The following are the terms and conditions that will apply:
- 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, a onetaught masters programme or for one year of a research programme (research masters or PhD programme).
- The HEI will be required to give a FULL fee waiver to the student for thescholarship 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 programme.
- It is expected that a total of 22 scholarships will be funded from the HEA in the academic year 2013/2014. HEIs may also propose additional scholarships or rebranding of existing HEI scholarships, fully funded at the same level by the HEI, for inclusion under the Government of Ireland Scholarship Programme. Such scholarships would be subject to the same terms and conditions as all Government of Ireland scholarships.
- Scholarship students may come from anywhere outside the EU, however, it
is expected that in the first instance scholarships will be approved for HEIs
that target priority markets as defined by the Department of Education and
Skills High Level Group on International Education.
- The 2013/2014 scheme will prioritise applications targeted at China, India and Brazil and we would anticipate that students from each of these countries would receive scholarships should suitable applications be received from the HEIs.
- Scholarships may be approved for study across all disciplines.
- HEIs will be responsible for the selection of high calibre students to be
awarded the scholarships. As part of the student selection process HEIs will
be required to ensure that successful students demonstrate a
commitment/connection with Ireland.
Application instructions: The Higher Education Institution (HEI) will nominate scholars to the Higher Education Authority (HEA) for approval. Therefore, you must apply directly to the Higher Education Institution to be considered for the scholarship. The closing date for receipt of proposals to HEA is on 21 December 2012. Deadline for applications to HEIs should be earlier.
Further Information: http://www.hea.ie/en/node/1483