Scholarships in Ireland
Studying in Ireland can become quite an expensive affair, but if you plan well in advance, you can apply to a range of scholarships offered by the Irish universities and colleges. Open to meritorious international students to help them fund their studies, these 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?
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 to start with the procedure about 8-12 months before your preferred intake begins. If you get stuck anywhere, IDP counsellors will be more than happy to guide you through.
Here’s an overview of some of the common scholarships programs available for Indian students in Ireland:
Name of the scholarship
The Government of Ireland International Education Scholarship
Awarded to academically sound students from non-EEA countries applying to undergraduate and graduate programs.
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 in the agriculture and food research in Ireland.
*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 Mauritian students. Don’t worry if you get stuck anywhere, our counsellors will be more than happy to guide you through.