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Government of Ireland International Scholarship Scheme

The Government of Ireland International Scholarship scheme is operated and co-funded by the Irish Government and the higher education institutions (HEIs) and includes a full tuition fee waiver and a stipend of €7,500 to cover living expenses for one year.

This prestigious scholarship scheme is intended to support suitably qualified candidates intending to pursue full-time Masters in any discipline in an Irish higher education institute.

The Government of Ireland International Scholarship Scheme for 2016 entry is now closed.

An announcement is expected in spring 2017 for entry in September 2017.

Alumni

Dublin City University students from India have been proud recipients.

Mr Binesh Nair, Mumbai, India

Binesh studied for an MSc in Computing at DCU in 2014/15 and received a prestigious Government of Ireland Scholarship.

DCU is ranked Top 200 in the world for Computing in the QS Subject Rankings.

"I am a Bachelors and Masters graduate in Information Technology from Mumbai University. I chose Ireland as it is good value for money and Dublin is the Silicon Valley of Europe. I had been working in the area of data mining and analytics and was looking forward for a comprehensive, industry-driven and internationally-acclaimed degree in the area of data analytics. And Dublin City University (DCU) matched all those criteria. 

I am studying the MSc in Computing with a major in Data Analytics in collaboration with IBM. The curriculum is well-rounded and industry-relevant. The course has a good mix of theory and practice. The professors are experts in their subjects. I have been a volunteer for DCU’s Inter-generational Learning Programme (ILP) to bridge the digital divide with the senior citizens. It turned out to be the best experience I have had in Ireland."

Binesh is now a Data Scientist at the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4) operating from DCU Business School.

Eligibility criteria for 2016 entry

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must have applied to DCU and accepted an offer of a place to study on a full time Masters programme starting in Academic Year 2016-2017
  • Applicants must have completed a Bachelors degree by June 2016 with the equivalent result of first class honours or expected equivalent result of first class honours.
  • Applicants must have completed an English language proficiency test within the past two years and have achieved the DCU English language requirements. Please check the English Language Requirements.

Assessment and Selection

Applicants will be assessed based on the information and answers they provide in the application form along with the following information which will be taken from their DCU Postgraduate Application Centre (PAC) application:

  • Academic record
  • Academic references
  • English language proficiency

A selection committee made up of DCU International Office management and representatives of DCU Faculty will shortlist and assess all applications and determine the scholarships recipients. The selection committee decision is final.

Terms and Conditions

  1. The 2016 Government of Ireland International Scholarship Scheme is open to citizens of India and Brazil only who have applied to Dublin City University and accepted an offer of a place to study on a full time Masters programme at Dublin City University starting in September 2016.
  2. Applicants must have completed a Bachelors degree by June 2016 with the result of first class honours or expected result of first class honours.
  3. Applicants must have completed an English language proficiency test within the past two years and have achieved the DCU English language requirements. Please check the English Language Requirements.
  4. If a successful applicant has not received their final Bachelors degree results they will be required to forward their final degree transcript and certificate to us for verification as soon as they have received them from their Institution.
  5. If a successful applicant does not provide evidence that they have achieved a Bachelors degree result of first class honours the scholarship will be rescinded and awarded to the next successful applicant.
  6. When notified, successful applicants will have one week to confirm acceptance of the scholarship. Failure to confirm acceptance of the scholarship in the given timeframe will result in the rescinding of the scholarship. In the event that a scholarship is rescinded, the scholarship will then be offered to the next successful applicant.
  7. A scholarship is awarded on the condition of full registration and enrolment of the recipient on a full time Masters degree at Dublin City University in September 2016.
  8. Scholarships cannot be deferred should the student wish to defer their place of study at Dublin City University.
  9. The scholarship recipients will be expected to act as student ambassadors for Dublin City University. Formal acceptance of a 2016 Government of Ireland Scholarship will be taken as agreement to participate in video, photo shoots and written profiles and to contribute to marketing material as required during your time of study at Dublin City University.
  10. The decision of the selection committee is final and no appeal of decision will be heard.

If you have any queries relating to the to the Government of Ireland Scholarships, please email, international.office@dcu.ie