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About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a range of key areas of expertise.
- Research & Innovation
- Business & Industry
- Alumni, Friends & Supporters
At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Opportunities for research programmes and funding can be advertised at any time of the year. Look for current opportunities on Careers Connect under Scholarships/Studentships or under the job sector 'Teaching and Education' or sign up to get regular emails. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of opportunities and there may be many more opportunities to fund your study that those advertised through Careers Connect.
Students are advised to contact the university/college of their choice regarding funding as early as possible and should NOT wait until their final year results are available, as many schemes will have closed by then.
ResearchProfessional can be accessed by students of NUI Galway via The Office of the Vice-President for Research in conjunction with the Library. Browse opportunities by sponsor, by discipline, type of sponsor, purpose of award, by deadline, eligibility, etc.
Funding and scholarships for study at NUI Galway
http://www.nuigalway.ie/postgraduate_scholarships/ list scholarships and funding available at NUI Galway.
Careers Connect for current open funded opportunities (students and graduates of NUI Galway).
University Vacancies Ireland for PhD funded opportunities
Studentfinance.ie has information on sources such as the Fund for Students with Disabilities, the Back to Education Allowance, the Student Assistance Fund and the Millennium Partnership Fund.
Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarships includes Employment Based Programme & Enterprise Partnership Postgraduate Scholarship
University Vacancies Ireland search for funded research positions
North/South Postgraduate Scholarships open to those undertaking a recognised Master’s Degree or the first year of a PhD programme (taught or research) in the other Irish jurisdiction.
Irish Cancer Society: Research Scholarship Programme
NUI Awards A number of studentships including: Travelling Studentships. NUI Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Sciences (including Engineering & Architecture). NUI Dr Mary L Thornton Scholarship In Education.
The SPHeRE (Structured Population and Health-services Research Education) Programme (formerly the HRB Scholars Programme) is an innovative and ambitious research programme in population health and health services research (PHHSR) funded by the Health Research Board (HRB).
L'Oréal UK & Ireland Fellowships For Women in Science: from 2015, Five Fellowships are awarded annually to outstanding female postdoctoral researchers.
EducationUKsearch through thousands of scholarships at UK schools, colleges and universities.
Graduate Prospects searchable funding database.
TargetPostgrad searchable funding database.
Scholarship Search (from HotCourses)
New Scientist Magazine search for studentships.
Postgraduate Funding site from Find a Masters and Find a PhD.
European Funding Guide searchable guide and resources
College of Europe scholarships
Annual Scholarships http://www.iky.gr/en/scholarships/foreign-citizens-eng
Scholarships portal: http://www.scholarshipportal.com/
Schwarzman Scholarsfully-funded one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University taught in English. Public Policy / Economics and Business / International Studies.
The Chinese Scholarship Council of the People’s Republic of China http://www.campuschina.org/scholarshipen.aspx (various)
Japanese Research ScholarshipsJapanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) - all disciplines from social sciences and humanities to natural sciences and engineering.
Taiwan scholarships from the Ministry of Education (various)
Study Options (scholarship links)
USA / Canada
Ireland Canada University Foundation have a range of Scholarships to both Irish and Canadian scholars and academics whose research contributes to the academic and cultural links between Canada and Ireland.
The Trudeau Foundation Canada
Fulbright awards scholarships to Irish citizens for post-graduate study, research and teaching in the United States (see site for details on full eligibility including EU students).
Naughton Fellowship Program, University of Notre Dame STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines. Irish students from DCU, NUIG, TCD, UCC, or UCD can apply for a master’s degree in Notre Dame’s Engineering, Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Master’s (ESTEEM) Program. There is also a PhD programme.