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Government of Ireland Scholarships (Closing Date Friday 29 March 2019)

DCU International will be participating in the Government of Ireland Scholarship Scheme and students may apply through the HEA application route for places on one year 'Taught Masters' Programmes.  The scheme is managed by the Higher Education Authority (HEA), on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills.

Following a competitive process based on an annual call for proposals from individual applicants, the HEA will approve a defined number of scholarships under the scheme to successful applicants. Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships will be awarded to high calibre students from non-EU/EEA countries to study full-time in Ireland for a period of one year.

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 HEI, ie DCU in this instance,  will be required to give a FULL fee waiver to the student for the scholarship 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 scheme. It is expected that a total of 60 scholarships will be funded by the Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships for the academic year 2019/2020.

DCU has confirmed it's commitment to the GOI Scholarship Programme and it is expected that the following scholarships will be available through DCU's International Office

  • One tuiton fee waiver Scholarship at Taught Masters Level from each of the five DCU Faculties - visit for details of DCU Postgraduate Programmes

For further information on GOI scholarships, terms and conditions and a full application form, visit:

All queries should be directed to

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 29 March 2019. Late applications will not be accepted. The application should be submitted to  Any questions regarding the call for applications should be submitted to no later than 28 February 2019. The answers to all questions received will be posted on the HEA website. Telephone queries cannot be accommodated.The HEA will advise the applicants and the HEIs of the outcome of the evaluation process by 31 May 2019.

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