Department of Education and Science

Government Exchange Scholarships

Postgraduate Research/Study Scholarships

Scholarships offered by foreign Governments are subject to annual renewal. These offers are not received in the Department at any set time within the academic cycle but usually arrive between the months of October and March.

Details of all scholarship offers are circulated to universities and other relevant third level institutions of education and are published on the Department of Education and Science website http://www.education.ie/.

Students interested in applying for these scholarships should contact the International Section, Training College Building, Department of Education and Science, Marlborough St., Dublin 1 – Telephone + 353 (01) 889 2426.

Students interested in applying for these scholarships should note the following:

  • Contact the International Section at the start of the academic year and request to be placed on a mailing list for the scholarship offers. Application forms plus relevant details will then be posted to the student when the offers are open to receive applications.
  • Application forms, information notes should be carefully read and neatly completed. All supporting documentation e.g. Curriculum Vitae, References, Exam transcripts and focussed study plan should be returned with the application form to the International Section.
  • All deadline dates set for return of application forms in respect of the various scholarship offers are strictly honoured.
  • As most of these offers do not require interview with the candidate, the application form submitted for a scholarship will be the only means of evaluating the candidates. Therefore candidates should take due care when submitting their completed application for consideration.
  • Applicants should make contact with the university of their choice and enclose an offer of placement from the university when submitting their application for consideration.

This list outlines the annual scholarships available to Irish third level students

  ItalyNumber of Scholarships: Number varies per year
Contact: Italian Cultural Institute,
11 Fitzwilliam Square,
Dublin 2,
 http://www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IIC_Dublino  JapanNumber of Scholarships: 2
Contact: International Section  MexicoNumber of Scholarships: 1
International Section

Austria
Number of Scholarships: Scholarship Pool. No fixed quota for Irish students
Contact: International Section
Australia
Number of Scholarships: 1
Contact Embassy of Australia in Ireland
Fitzwilton House
Wilton Terrace
Dublin 2
(01)  6645300
www.dest.gov.au/International/Awards/endeavour.htm
Belgium (Flemish Community)

Number of Scholarships: 1
Contact: International Section

China
Number of Scholarships: 1
Contact: International Section
Czech Republic
Number of Scholarships: 2
Contact: International Section
Finland
Number of Scholarships: Finnish Government Pool
Contact: International Section
http://finland.cimo.fi/studying
France
Contact: Enquiries to the French Cultural Service
1 Kildare St.,
Dublin
(01) 6762197
Germany
Number of Scholarships: 6
German Academic Exchange Board
Contact: Email bulman@daad.org.uk
Greece
Number of Scholarships: 1
Contact: International Section
Italy
Number of Scholarships: Number varies per year
Contact: Italian Cultural Institute,
11 Fitzwilliam Square,
Dublin 2,
http://www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IIC_Dublino
Japan
Number of Scholarships: 2
Contact: International Section
Mexico
Number of Scholarships: 1
International Section
Netherlands
Number of Scholarships: Scholarship Pool
Contact: Royal Netherlands Embassy,
160 Merrion Rd.,
Dublin 4
01) 269 34 44
Norway
Norwegian Scholarship Pool. No fixed quota for Irish students
Contact: International Section
Russia
Number of Scholarships: 2
Contact: International Section
Spain
Contact: Spanish Embassy
17a Merlin Park
Ballsbridge,
Dublin 4
(01) 2608100
http://www.becasmae.es/
Switzerland
Number of Scholarships: 2 - Research Scholarships and 1 Scholarship for Fine Art & Music
Contact: International Section
United States
Number of Scholarships: Fulbright Scholarships
Contact: Fulbright Commission,
Brooklawn House,
Shelbourne Rd.,
Ballsbridge, Dublin
(01) 6607670
http://www.fulbright.ie/
The English Language Assistant Scheme
The English Language Assistant Scheme operates between Ireland and Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The scheme enables students to assist the Teacher of English in either a primary or post-primary school for 12 hours per week. The English Language Assistant (ELA) is employed for an academic year (September – May/June)
The Summer School Scholarship
In addition to the postgraduate scholarships there are a number of summer school scholarships offered each summer to Irish third level students.
Belgium (Flemish Community)
Number of Scholarships: 2
Contact: International Section
Belgium(French Community)
Number of Scholarships: 1
Contact: International Section
Czech Republic
Number of Scholarships: 2
Contact: International Section
Finland
Number of Scholarships: 2
Contact: International Section
France
Contact: French Cultural Institute,
1 Kildare St., Dublin 1
(01) 6762197
Germany
Number of Scholarships: Broad range 3-4 week summer language courses
Contact: German Embassy,
31 Trimlestown Avenue
Booterstown
Co Dublin
(01) 2693011
Hungary
Number of Scholarships: 2
Contact: International Section
Italy
Contact: Italian Cultural Institute,
11 Fitzwilliam Square Dublin 2
The Netherlands
Contact: Royal Netherlands Embassy
160 Merrion Road Dublin 4
(01) 269 34 44
Norway
Number of Scholarships: 2 Oslo International Summer School
Contact: International Section
Russia
Number of Scholarships: 2
Contact: International Section

The following link:
http://www.education.ie/home/home.jsp?pcategory=10900&ecategory=21393&language=EN  will provide details of the current offers available to Irish students.

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