Government of Ireland invited the international students to apply for the Ireland Government International Education Scholarship 2021. These Scholarships are one of the famous scholarships and best opportunity for those who want to pursue their Bachelors’s, Masters’s, MPhil or Doctoral Degree abroad.

Government of Ireland Scholarships will be awarded to students from Non-Europen Countries to study full-time in Ireland. For this purpose, a total of 60 scholarships will be funded by the Government of Ireland to International students for the academic year 2020/2021.

The aim of the Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Scholarship Programme is to support Full-Time Degree Masters or Doctorate in any discipline. All-Academic Fields & Disciplines are available as well as approved.

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Ireland Government Scholarships 2020 Details

Host Country: Ireland

Funded by: Government of Ireland

Degree Level:

  • Master
  • MPhil
  • Doctorate

No. of Scholarships available: 60

Scholarship Period: Only 1 Year

 Who can apply?

  • One year of a taught Master’s Degree Programme
  • One year of a Research Programme (i.e. one year of a 2-year Research Masters
  • 3-4-year Ph.D. Programme
  • The final year of an Undergraduate Programme

Available Fields

The objective of this scholarship is to support Full-Time Degree Masters or Doctorate in any discipline given below:

  1. Science
  2. Technology
  3. Engineering
  4. Mathematics
  5. Arts
  6. Humanities
  7. Social Science

Scholarship Benefits

Ireland Scholarships cover the following expenses of international students. Successful students will be benefited from:

  • A €10,000 stipend for one year’s study
  • A full fee waiver of all tuition and other registration costs at the higher education institution

Approved Universities List

The following is a list of all institutions eligible under the programme:

  1. Athlone Institute of Technology
  2. College of Computing Technology, Dublin
  3. Cork Institute of Technology
  4. Dublin Business School
  5. Dublin City University
  6. Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design, and Technology
  7. Dundalk Institute of Technology
  8. Galway Business School
  9. Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
  10. Griffith College, Dublin
  11. ICD Business School, Dublin
  12. Independent College, Dublin
  13. Institute of Technology, Carlow
  14. Institute of Technology, Sligo
  15. Institute of Technology, Tralee
  16. Letterkenny Institute of Technology
  17. Limerick Institute of Technology
  18. Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
  19. Maynooth University
  20. National College of Art and Design, Dublin
  21. National College of Ireland, Dublin
  22. National University of Ireland, Galway
  23. The National University of Ireland, Maynooth
  24. Royal College of Surgeons
  25. Technological University for Dublin
  26. Trinity College Dublin
  27. University College Cork
  28. University College Dublin
  29. University of Limerick
  30. Waterford Institute of Technology

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should possess:

  • Excellence (academically, personally, professionally, creatively)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Extra curriculum activities (for example: humanitarian work, politics local, national, international, arts, sports)
  • Possess strong rationale for pursuing their study in Ireland that indicates how a GOI-IES fits into their longer-term goals.

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Requirements to Apply:

Candidates must cover the following in their applications, as requested in the online application tool:

  • Academic qualifications, achievements and/or work experience
  • Personal Statement (refer to the Candidate profile)
  • Two references uploaded via online application portal

Note: HEA is not able to accept references submitted via email or other sources outside of the online application portal.


  • 27th March, 2020

Results will be on 1st June, 2020

Application Procedure

You can apply online for the Ireland Government Scholarship 2021 by clicking the “APPLY ONLINE HERE” button below: