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Scholarships to study in Ireland 2023 - Apply now !

Check out the list of scholarships for Indian students to study in Ireland

Studying in Ireland can be affordable if you plan well in advance so you can apply to a range of scholarships offered by the Irish universities and colleges before deadlines. Open to meritorious international students to help them fund their studies, these financial aids can be partial or fully paid, depending on the criteria, course and the institution. Many scholarships and bursaries are also offered by the Irish government, and various private and public establishments as well. When applying to any of these scholarships, make sure you check the criteria carefully, along with the application closing date. 

What is the criteria for applying to scholarships to study in Ireland for Indian students?

The most important criterion for most scholarships is a good academic score, however, it also depends on factors such as your chosen destination, subject, and level. In some scholarships, factors like extracurricular activities, and volunteering can also be used to advantage. Keep in mind that every scholarship has its own eligibility criteria. While in some, a mere application may suffice, while for others you may have to fulfil several other conditions. For instance, in research-centric programs, you may have to submit written assignments. Do not hesitate to contact the university admission centre if you have any doubts.

What amount of money is available through scholarships?

The amount of money available and the type of award varies between institutions. Certain research programs may provide up to 100% of the tuition fee besides covering a part of your living expenditures. You may experience higher competition when you apply for government scholarships in comparison to the university scholarships. So, we suggest you start with the procedure about 8-12 months before your preferred intake begins. 

Here are some popular scholarship programs you can apply to study in Ireland as an Indian student:

S. No.

Name of the scholarship



The Government of Ireland International Education Scholarship

Under this initiative, 60 scholarships are granted for 1-year study at Bachelors, Masters or PhD levels, if you have been offered to study in an Irish higher education institution. Upon securing the scholarship, you will receive:

  • A €10,000 stipend for 1 year of study
  • Fully funded tuition and other registration  costs at the higher education institution opted for



The Walsh Fellowship

  • Awarded to postgraduates relevantly working on projects related to Teagasc Research and Knowledge Transfer Program, majorly in fields of food, crops, animal and grasslands, environment, economics and rural development. The fellowship commemorates late Dr. Tom Walsh contribution to agriculture and food research in Ireland.
  • There are up to 30 new places each year with a grant of €22,000 per student. The duration is Up to two years for MSc course and four years a maximum for a PhD program and the location is preferably Teagasc Research Centre. 
  • The applications for scholarships are invited in June and the deadline extends to early-September. Applications are not invited from individual PG students and it does not include taught (non-research) postgraduate programmes 
  • Application deadline: 10th September, 2020



Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship 2020

This scholarship is funded by the Department of Education and Skills and managed by the Council. This opens up a gateway for international students to pursue their Research MS and PhD or Direct PhD (MS leading to PhD). The amount includes: -

  • a stipend of €16,000 per annum
  • a contribution to fees, including non-EU fees, up to a maximum of €5,750 per annum
  • eligible direct research expenses of €2,250 per annum


*This is an indicative list, please speak with your counsellor for details and best available options suited to your profile

Most Irish universities and colleges also have their own list of scholarships for Indian students. Don’t worry if you get stuck anywhere, our international education experts will be more than happy to guide you through. 

Updated on August 31, 2022

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