San-José - Dublin Sister City Programme Exchange Scholarship 2020

-  2020 SCHEME DID NOT RUN BECAUSE OF COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS (closing date was to be Thursday 16th April 2020)

"Throughout my scholarship year with DCU, SJSU and Cypress Semiconductor, I was in a state of shock and excitement. I was one of a few lucky Irish students who had made it to a global semiconductor's HQ in Silicon Valley. The experience, friends and career development obtained from this once in a lifetime opportunity will stand to me for the rest of my life" - Andrew Kiernan, 2013 San-José-Dublin Sister City Exchange Scholarship recipient

The application process has now opened for the lucrative San José - Dublin Sister City Exchange Programme. See below for Application Form and Guide for Applicants.

Deadline for applications is 12 noon (Irish time) on Thursday 16th April 2020 while shortlisted applicants will be asked to come for interview in DCU the week beginning Monday 20th April.  This generous scholarship is for a DCU taught masters programme (the student will register at DCU for the 2020-21 full-time MEng in Electronic and Computer Engineering), undertaken in partnership with San José State University (SJSU), and a Silicon Valley-based company, Cypress, leading to an award that is both industry and internationally relevant.

The application process is open to graduates/prospective 2020 graduates from all Dublin higher education institutions (Engineering, Applied Physics, Computer Science), as well as those who may have registered for the February 2020 intake of the MEng in Electronic and Computer Engineering in DCU. Under the terms of the scholarship the successful candidate will register in DCU, undertake some modules in SJSU, and undertake a project during an internship in a US company based in San José.

The scholarship is valued at over US$50,000 and covers tuition fees in DCU and SJSU, a stipend while in Dublin, book expenses, meals and accommodation and an allowance/internship salary while in the US, as well as the international airfare.

San José - Dublin Sister City 2020 - Application Form

San José - Dublin Sister City 2020 - Guide for Applicants

San José - Dublin Sister City Scholarship scheme - 2020/21 (also known as Pat McMahon scholarship)


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