Graduate Studies Office

Scholarships and grants for postgraduate students

Current opportunities:


PhD Opportunities - EXTATIC Programme

EXTATIC is a unique interdisciplinary training programme in extreme ultraviolet and X-ray science that combines ‘hands-on’ research training, scientific workshops and courses.  Applications are now being accepted for six Doctoral Studentships.  Full details can be viewed here


 PhD Opportunity in Mathematics Education

This research programme aims to investigage the impact of Project Maths upon our highest achieving students, during their time at second-level and third-level; both in terms of their mathematical literacy and fluency, as well as their attitudes and motivations when studying mathematics.  Expresssions of interest should be submitted by 21 November 2014.  Full details can be viewed here.


MSc Mathematics Education Eduction

Seeking a postgraduate research candidate to join a team of researchers working on a project entitled ‘Assessment for Learning Resources for First Year Undergraduate Mathematics Modules’. This project concerns the development of formative assessment techniques in order to improve the teaching and learning experience of first year undergraduate mathematics modules.  Full details can be found here.



Other opportunities in DCU for postgraduate research:

For other funding opportunities that currently exist within DCU research centres/faculties please visit the individual webpages:


Taught postgraduate bursary & scholarship schemes:

DCU Fiontar Masters bursaries:


Other postgraduate funding schemes:

1. DCU Postgraduate Research Travel Grant

Each postgraduate research student (full-time or part-time) can apply for one €500 travel grant in the period of his or her studentship. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. See below for the application procedure. All paperwork to go to Jonny Hobson in the Graduate Studies Office (Room AG40, Albert College, tel #5136).

2. Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI)

Details of the 2012 Student Grant Scheme are now on the SUSI website. The website also provides details of other scholarship and bursary schemes available.