2020 Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships

Deadline: March 27, 2020.

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) is pleased to issue the 2020 Call under the Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships Programme.  Under the initiative 60 scholarships will be provided for one year study at Bachelor, Master or PhD levels to successful candidates who have an offer of a place at an eligible Irish higher education institution.

The offer is open to students from non-EU/EEA countries and is applicable to all fields of study.


The following is a list of all institutions eligible under the GOI-IES 2020 programme:

• Athlone Institute of Technology

• College of Computing Technology , Dublin

• Cork Institute of Technology

• Dublin Business School

• Dublin City University

• Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology

• Dundalk Institute of Technology

• Galway Business School

• Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

• Griffith College , Dublin

• ICD Business School , Dublin

• Independent College , Dublin

• Institute of Technology, Carlow

• Institute of Technology, Sligo

• Institute of Technology, Tralee

• Letterkenny Institute of Technology

• Limerick Institute of Technology

• Mary Immaculate College , Limerick

• Maynooth University

• National College of Art and Design , Dublin

• National College of Ireland , Dublin

• National University of Ireland, Galway

• National University of Ireland, Maynooth

• Royal College of Surgeons

• Technological University for Dublin

• Trinity College Dublin

• University College Cork

• University College Dublin

• University of Limerick

• Waterford Institute of Technology


Students who are successful will receive:

  • A €10,000 stipend for one year’s study
  • A full fee waiver of all tuition and other registration costs at the higher education institution


Eligible students are invited to submit applications to the HEA via the official online application process at this link. A marking system (total 100 marks) is part of the call with the relevant scores shown in brackets after the key selection criteria.

The applications must cover the following, as requested in the online application tool:

• Academic qualifications, achievements and/or work experience (40 marks) • Personal Statement (refer to the Candidate profile).

1. Applicants will be required to demonstrate: o the benefit of becoming a GOI-IES Scholar; to themselves (personally and professionally), to Ireland, as well as their country of origin. (15 marks).

2. How they will extend themselves beyond their project/studies to become actively involved in Irish society in order to maximize their academic/cultural exchange experience and to raise awareness of the GOI-IES scheme in Ireland and beyond (15 marks)

3. The extent to which they have a long-term interest in Ireland and how they will promote links with Ireland during their time as Scholars and also after as Alumni (15 marks).

4.Two references uploaded via the online application portal (please note that the HEA is not able to accept references submitted via email or other sources outside of the online application portal) (15 marks)



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