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Student Scholarships Available in Ireland

Higher education in a foreign land is a dream of many aspiring minds in our nation. While some prefer to head to countries like the US, the UK, and Canada, there is a chunk of students that prefer Ireland. There are multiple reasons that make Ireland a lucrative foreign education hub. Affordable cost of study, quality education, and top-ranked institutions are some of the reasons behind the academic popularity of Ireland. However, the icing on the cake is the plethora of scholarships extended by Ireland institutes that offer financial support to aspirants.


However, it has been seen that simply because of a lack of knowledge about the available scholarships, students either remain devoid of getting the financial aid they deserve or end up dumping their dream of studying abroad at all! We, at Storm Overseas, ranked among the leading study abroad consultants in India for Ireland, understand that it is difficult for students to get to know these scholarships inside out, which is why we have expert consultants on board who have every little piece of information at their fingertips. And in this particular write-up today, we have brought forth for you some crucial insights into the most chosen scholarships in Ireland available for international students. Read on.

· Government of Ireland International Education Scholarship:

Through the Higher Education Authority, the Irish Government offers an International Education Scholarship Program. This scholarship is open to 60 aspirants. The Irish Government awards this scholarship to those students who are academically strong, are excellent communicators, are personally and professionally outstanding, are crucial players in extra-curricular activities (arts, volunteering work, politics, sports, etc.), and above all, are passionate to study in Ireland.


Eligibility Criteria:  At least 1 year of any Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D.


Stipend Amount: € 10,000 (₹ 8,05,034) for one year.

· University College Dublin (UCD) Global Excellence Scholarship:

The University College Dublin (UCD), founded in 1854, is the largest university in Ireland. There are 8,500+ foreign students studying in this campus. To benefit even more students, UCD launched its Global Excellence Scholarship program.


This program is open to new UCD students (except those who are from the International Foundation Year program). Scholarship slots vary according to the region. For example, undergraduate scholarships are available to North Americans, whereas graduate bursaries are reserved for South Asian aspirants.


Eligibility Criteria: Select UCD Bachelor’s and Master’s programs.


Scholarship Amount: 50% to 100% of the amount of the total education fee.

· Maynooth University Scholarships:

Maynooth University is one of the most well-known universities in Ireland. Its Taught Master's scholarships are provided to 60 students across all disciplines. This scholarship is awarded to highly qualified students who have achieved academic excellence.


This university includes 34 academic departments and 3 faculties; first, one is Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy; second is Science and Engineering; and Social Sciences is the third one. This means that international students don’t just get to secure admission to a stream of their choice, but at the same time receive financial support too!


Eligibility Criteria: A minimum of 2.1 honors undergraduate degree and proficiency in English or Chinese. Graduates or students who are currently pursuing Ph.D. or Master’s programs aren't eligible to apply.

Scholarship Amount: € 2,000 (₹ 1,61,006). However, this amount is available only for the first year if any aspirant applies for a two-year Master’s program.

· NUI Galway International Students Scholarships:

The National University of Ireland (NUI) is an Irish research institution. Here, students can take advantage of a variety of undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs. This university stands out for its tutoring and research. It finds a place for itself in the world’s best universities ranked by QS World University Rankings.


Eligibility Criteria: Undergraduate and postgraduate in any of these areas: College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies; College of Business, Public Policy & Law; College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences; College of Science and Engineering.


Scholarship Amount: From € 1,000 (₹ 80,474) up to 50% education fee.

· The Walsh Scholarship:

The Teagasc Walsh Scholarships Programme was founded in 1993 in honor of Dr. Tom Walsh. It's a postgraduate program that generally offers up to 50 scholarships each year. Most often, these scholarships are offered at Ph.D. positions to graduates for the purpose of undertaking postgraduate research in agriculture, agri-food economics, environmental science, food, horticulture, rural development, and other related areas.


Eligibility: An upper second-class honors degree in agricultural science or equivalent discipline and proficiency in the English language.


Scholarship Amount: € 24,000 (₹ 19,31,378) per annum.


Final Thoughts:


It is indeed a dream come true to study at one of the best foreign universities that too in a country like Ireland. To that end, what can be better when there are so many scholarships available for international students, extended by both universities and the respective governments. Having been active in the field of overseas education for over a decade now, we, at Storm Overseas, one of the leading study abroad consultants in India for Ireland, are well-versed with all the details and requirements that’s, in fact, necessary for the aspirants to know. Our consultants are on their feet to make this information available to aspirants. Thus, if Ireland is on your mind, do feel free to approach us for assistance, and we’ll make sure you land your dream destination minus any hassles.