Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships

 Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships

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The Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships (GOI-IES) Programme is financial aid for non-EEA (European Economic Area) students in Ireland. For the years 2023 - 2024, 60 such scholarships are available for students in all fields of study who are enrolled in the first year of graduate or doctoral study. However, the scholarship is a one-time award only for the first year.

The 2023 GOI-IES scheme aims at reflecting Ireland’s engagement in target partner countries. The scheme is funded in partnership with the Government of Ireland and the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

Amount granted 10,978 USD
Type of scholarship Merit-based
Level of program Graduate & Doctoral
Application deadline March 13,2025 (tentative) 
Renewability One time award
Official URL Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships

 

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What are the benefits of the GOI-IES scholarship?

  • list items A 10,978 USD stipend for one year’s study
  • list items Full tuition fee, other registration costs, and living costs within the maximum amount
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    What are the eligibility criteria for the GOI-IES scholarship?

  • list items Be a non-EEA international student, continuously resident outside the EU/EEA/United Kingdom/Switzerland region for at least 3 of the past 5 years
  • list items Get admission to an eligible Irish university
  • list items Enroll in a one-year taught Master’s program or one year of a Ph.D. program
  • list items Receive a conditional or final offer letter
  • list items Must commence study in September/October 2023
  • list items Possess excellent communication skills
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    Irish universities offering the scholarship

    Dublin Business School Dublin City University Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology
    Dundalk Institute of Technology Galway Business School Griffith College , Dublin
    ICD Business School , Dublin Independent College , Dublin Mary Immaculate College , Limerick
    Maynooth University Munster Technological University National College of Art and Design, Dublin
    National College of Ireland, Dublin University of Galway Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
    South East Technological University Technological University Dublin Trinity College Dublin
    University College Cork University College Dublin University of Limerick
    Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest

     

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    What is the application process for the GOI-IES scholarship?

  • list items Visit the official website of the Ireland Higher Education Authority
  • list items Register and proceed with further actions
  • list items Fill in the details and submit the required documents
    • Academic certificates, past achievements, and/or work experience
    • A personal statement, answering questions asked
    • Two references

    Apply here for The Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships Program

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    How to get selected for the GOI-IES scholarship?

  • list items There is a marking scheme out of 100 as part of the selection process. The student gets certain points for fulfilling each of the eligibility requirements. A minimum 60 out of 100 is mandatory to be considered for the scholarship.
    • Two reference letters strictly uploaded via the portal - 15 marks
    • Essay to show the student’s long-term interest in Ireland and how will he/she promote links with Ireland as a scholar and alumni - 15 marks
    • Statement on how the beneficiaries will actively involve in the Irish society beyond their studies to maximize the cultural exchange and upheld the themes of GOI-IES in Irelnd and beyond - 15 marks
    • Personal statement on the benefits of becoming a GOI-IES scholar - to the student (personally and professionally), to Ireland (economically and societally), and to the student’s home country - 15 marks
    • Academic qualifications, achievements, and/or work experience - 40 marks
  • list items Students with no other funding options will get the priority.
  • list items First round: In the first round, the HEA will share the applications with relevant institutions to get feedback. At this stage, factors like the applicant’s country of origin, proposed study cycle, field of study, and the number of scholarships at each institution are scrutinized.
  • list items Second round: In the second round, an International Assessment Panel will evaluate the applications recommended by the institutions based on the material provided to the HEA.
  • list items Third round: The panel further individually assesses the applications and submits the reports. The panel reconciles and prepares the final rank list.
  • list items Once the rank list is published, the top 12 applications will be automatically selected. The remaining applications will be selected in the following order of priority: the institution, potential social and development benefits for the student’s home country, and the under-representation of women and men in certain disciplines in which they are traditionally under-represented.
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    What are the contact details of the GOI-IES scholarship?

    Email: [email protected]

    Phone: +353 1 231 71003

    Address:

    Shelbourne Buildings, Crampton Avenue,
    Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge,
    Dublin 4, Ireland
    D04 C2Y6

    Disclaimer: This page serves to inform the readers about the Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships Programme. The information is gathered from the official website and multiple other sources. We encourage you to refer to the source pages for complete and updated information.

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    Frequently asked questions

    Can I apply for the Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships (GOI-IES) Program if I am yet to get the offer letter?

    Applicants of the Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships Program must possess a valid offer letter while applying.

    Is there any word limit for the GOI-IES application?

    Some sections have a word limit and some do not have. Wherever word limit is applicable, it will be specified.

    Can I edit my GOI-IES application after submission?

    Students can edit their GOI-IES application after submission, before the deadline expires. To edit, students must contact [email protected].

    Is there any age restriction to apply for the Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships Program?

    There is no age limit prescribed to apply for the Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships Program.

    Does the Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships Program cover part-time or distance learning programs?

    The Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships are available only for full-time Master’s or Ph.D. programs in Ireland.