NUI Galway International Student Scholarships

NUI Galway is committed to attracting high calibre students from around the world.
To this end, the University offers a range of merit based scholarships to students from a number of non-EU countries, in line with our strategic international priorities.

Please note that scholarship schemes for 2020/21 have not yet opened - details of the 2020/21 scholarship schemes coming soon!

Scholarship schemes detailed below are now CLOSED for 2019/2020. 
Non-EU scholarships terms and conditions

Name of Scholarship Value of Award How Many Eligibility (NON EU Students)Scheme Opens
Undergraduate Merit Scholarships

€2,000

 10  

Full-time Undergraduate students that have received an offer to study at NUI Galway starting in September 2018 (excluding applicants for undergraduate medicine).

1st February 2019 - 30th June 2019

 

Postgraduate International Merit Scholarships Scheme

Scholarship type    

Value of Award

How Many

Eligibility (NON EU Students)

Scheme Dates

Postgraduate Merit Scholarships 
(All non-EU offer holders)

€2,000

20 awards

Round 1 - Students that have confirmed acceptance of their places up to and including 31st  March 2019

Taught Postgraduate students that have received an offer to study at NUI Galway in September 2019 and have confirmed acceptance of their place via payment of an acceptance deposit will be automatically considered for these awards.

31st January 2018 -  31st March 2019

Announcement of first round awards week beginning 8th of April 2019

Postgraduate Merit Scholarships 
(All non-EU offer holders)

€2,000

 

 

Round 2 - Students that have confirmed acceptance of their place after 31st  March up to 30th April 2019

Taught Postgraduate students that have received an offer to study at NUI Galway in September 2019 and have confirmed acceptance of their place via payment of an acceptance deposit will be automatically considered for these awards.

1st April 2019 - 30th April 2019

Announcement of second round awards week beginning 6th of May 2019

Postgraduate Merit Scholarships
(All non-EU offer holders)

€2,000

 

Remaining and Re-Allocated Awards: 1st May to 1st June 2019

Taught Postgraduate students that have received an offer to study at NUI Galway in September 2019 and have confirmed acceptance of their place via payment of an acceptance deposit will be automatically considered for these awards.

1st May 2019 - 1st June 2019

 TBC

Country Specifc Schemes
       
China:  
Claddagh Scholarship Scheme   

€2,000

10

Undergraduate or Postgraduate Students from China that have received an offer to study at NUI Galway commencing September 2019.

31st January 2019 - 31st May 2019

 

Indonesia and Malaysia: Merit Scholarships

€5,000

 4

Undergraduate or Postgraduate Students from Indonesia or Malaysia that have received an offer to study at NUI Galway commencing September 2019 will be considered for these awards

To apply you will be required to submit a personal statement (MS Word, 1,000 words maximum) covering the following points:

  • Your interest in studying in NUI Galway;

  • How you foresee your relationship with NUI Galway developing in the future;

  • How you will promote links with NUI Galway, both during your scholarship tenure and as alumni.

Applications to be sent to InternationalMarketingRecruitment@nuigalway.ie

31st January 2019 - 31st May 2019

 

India:
Max Arthur Macauliffe Special Merit Scholarship

Full Tuition Fees

3

Postgraduate Masters students from India only. Applications to be sent to InternationalMarketingRecruitment@nuigalway.ie please click here for more information. 

31st January 2019 - 31st March 2019

Announcement of first round awards week beginning 8th of April 2019

India:
Sir Peter Freyer Special Merit Scholarship

Full Tuition Fees

2

Postgraduate Masters students from India only.  Applications to be sent to InternationalMarketingRecruitment@nuigalway.ie please click here for more information. 

31st January 2019 - 31st March 2019

Announcement of first round awards week beginning 8th of April 2019

United States of America:  
Postgraduate Merit Scholarships

€2,000

 5

Taught Postgraduate Masters students from the United States of America only. 

To apply you will be required to submit a personal statement (MS Word, 1,000 words maximum) covering the following points:

  • Your interest in studying in NUI Galway;

  • How you foresee your relationship with NUI Galway developing in the future;

  • How you will promote links with NUI Galway, both during your scholarship tenure and as alumni.

Applications to be sent to InternationalMarketingRecruitment@nuigalway.ie before the 1st of June 2019.

Applicants must have received an offer to study at NUI Galway commencing September 2019 and have confirmed acceptance of their place via payment of an acceptance deposit. 

31st January 2019 - 1st June 2019

 

Government of Ireland Scholarships 2019 

Individual stipend of €10,000 and full fee waiver 

60
(total across all participating universities in Ireland)

 The Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships are open to students from outside the EU/EEA and provide an individual stipend of €10,000 and full fee waiver to 60 beneficiaries for one full year study on a Bachelor, Master or PhD programme. 
The scheme has been running since 2012. 

To be eligible to apply, students must first of all have an offer of a place in an Irish higher education institution.

Click here for more information on how to apply.

 5pm on Friday 29 March 2019 

NUI Galway Bioinnovate Fellowships

See page for more information

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Research Scholarships  
NUI Galway Hardiman Scholarships (PhD)

Allowance of €16,000 per year  plus fees

See Page

Prospective Research students

Submit a complete application by 15th February 2019 (17:00 GMT)

Each of the Colleges of the University offer a number of scholarships each year to students pursuing research degrees. Please refer to the relevant College website for further information.

    

 

 

 

 

Students must be in receipt of an offer to study at NUI Galway in September 2019 to be eligible to apply (refer to terms and conditions for each scholarship where applicable).  
Non-EU scholarships terms and conditions

Other external funding sources for international students.

The Gilman Scholarship Programme

Irish Fulbright Commission

The George J. Mitchell Scholarships

The Paras Education foundation (TPEF)

European Union

The Wellcome Trust

Irish Research Council

The Health Research Board

Open Society Foundations

Irish Aid Fellowship Training Programme

This is one of the instruments used by Irish Aid to support capacity development in Ireland's programme countries in Africa and Asia.  The FTP involves the award of fellowships to suitably qualified candidates from the target countries to undertake studies usually at postgraduate level in fields such as development studies, rural development, health care and education and other disciplines which are likely to support and enhance the capacity of recipients to contribute to the development effort in their own countries.

Irish Aid’s partner countries are Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Lesotho, Palestine, Timor Leste and Vietnam and Malawi.

For further information on applications and approved courses please contact office icosirl.ie

China Scholarship Council (CSC)
The General Sir John Monash Awards(Australia)

Research Careers Ireland
Education in Ireland is an Irish government agency responsible for promoting Irish education overseas. The Education in Ireland website lists various funding opportunities for international students studying in Ireland.

Downloads

  • Undergraduate Prospectus 2020

    Undergraduate Prospectus 2020 PDF (18.4 MB)

  • Postgraduate Prospectus 2020

    Postgraduate Prospectus 2020 PDF (20.6 MB)

  • Pre-Arrival Information

    Pre-Arrival Information PDF (16 MB)