Details of International Scholarships available to students and staff to undertake study, teaching and research overseas or in Ireland

Government of Ireland 2017

The Government of Ireland Scholarships programme is an international scholarship scheme aimed at attracting top students from priority and emerging markets to study in Ireland.

The First Call was made in 2011 and 20 awards were made for study in the academic year 2012-13.  A further 22 awards were made under the Second Call for the year 2013-14.

Under the Government of Ireland International Scholarships students have all fees and registration charges waived and also receive €10,000 to cover living expenses for one year of study in Ireland.

Minister for Education and Skills, Ruarí Quinn has commented “This new scholarship scheme is a key part of our efforts to promote Ireland as a centre for international study. International students contribute over a billion Euro each year to the Irish economy, and this is a priority area in the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs”.

“We are a trading economy, and so we need to raise Ireland’s links with major emerging markets like China, Brazil and India. By awarding scholarships to top students from these countries, we are making an investment in our future trading relationships, which will benefit Irish business, tourism and cultural interests overseas”.

Government of Ireland Scholarship awards 2017


Fully Funded Scholarships for Graduates from Irish Universities at KAUST
Joint Higher Education Authority (HEA) – King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST) Scholarships 2016

A leading international university is offering five fully-funded graduate scholarships to students from Ireland.

Eligible graduates from one of the following Irish Universities

University College Dublin
University College Cork
University of Limerick
Maynooth University
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin City University
National University of Ireland Galway

can apply to KAUST for places on Master or PhD programmes in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

The fellowships will cover

Full tuition support
Monthly living allowance
Private medical and dental coverage
Free Housing
Relocation support

Further Information

The initiative is part of a co-operation agreement between the HEA and KAUST aimed at boosting international education and research opportunities for graduates from the Irish higher education sector.

KAUST is a graduate university in Saudi Arabia with over 900 current students, of which over 35% are female. Located on the Red Sea about an hour north of Jeddah, the campus is home to students from over 60 different countries and is an ideal setting for graduate study and research.