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Government of Ireland Education Scholarships for International Students 2024

The Government of Ireland International Education Scholarship (GOI-IES) programme supports high-calibre international students who wish to study at master’s or PhD level in Ireland. The programme is funded by the Government of Ireland in partnership with Irish higher education institutions and managed by the Higher Education Authority. Under the initiative, 60 scholarships are awarded each year for one year of full-time study at master’s or PhD level. The programme is open to applicants studying in any field.

About Government of Ireland

The Programme enables students to benefit from a prestigious, world-class, quality education contributing to capacity building whilst also profiling the best that Ireland has to offer in education. For information on studying in Ireland. The Government of Ireland (Irish: Rialtas na hÉireann) is the cabinet that exercises executive authority in Ireland. The Constitution of Ireland vests executive authority in a government which is headed by the Taoiseach, the head of government. ... The Government is also known as the cabinet.... read more


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Education Scholarship

Application Deadline13 Mar 2024
ValueEuro 10,000
Country to studyIreland
TypePostgraduate
SponsorGovernment of Ireland
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of Education Scholarship

  • A Government of Ireland International Education Scholarship consists of a stipend amounting to €10,000 for one year of full-time study at master’s or PhD level. 
  • The awardees’ host higher education institutions are required to give a full fee waiver to the awardees for the year of their scholarship. Successful scholars will be expected to commence their studies in either September or October 2024.

Requirements for Education Scholarship Qualification

  • Applicants must have a domiciliary of origin outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland/ United Kingdom.
  • Candidates will need to apply for admission to a relevant master’s or PhD programme offered by an eligible higher education institution as per that institution’s admission procedures.
  • Applicants must have a conditional or final offer of admission to that higher education institution at the time of application and will be required to submit a copy of same.
  • The offer letter must confirm that the student has been offered a place on a full-time programme as an international fee-paying student.


Application Deadline

March 13, 2024


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Government of Ireland on webportalapp.com to apply
  • Potential applicants should read the call documentation carefully to ascertain whether they are eligible to apply.
  • An indicative version of the application form is provided for information purposes only.
  • Applications must be submitted via the online portal.
  • All applications require two references to be uploaded via the online portal.
  • It is recommended that candidates submit their applications well before the deadline, to avoid technical issues due to heavy server traffic on the respective day. Applications cannot be submitted once the deadline has passed.
  • No alterations can be made to an application once it has been submitted.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate:

  • A record of outstanding academic achievement;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Evidence of participation in extracurricular activities, for example humanitarian work, politics, arts or sport; and
  • A strong rationale for pursuing their study in Ireland that indicates how a Government of Ireland International Education Scholarship would align with their longer-term goals.

Applications will first be shared with the relevant higher education institutions, who will check them for eligibility and shortlist them based on alignment with institutional strategic objectives. The shortlisted applications will then be assessed by an independent panel of international assessors. Full details of the assessment process are available in the call document.

For more details, visit HEA website

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