NUI Galway International Student Scholarships 2020

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.

**Scholarships application deadline extensions in response to COVID-19**

Given the current circumstances related to COVID-19 and in support of our international students, we are extending the deadline for receipt of scholarship applications. Where deadlines have been revised, they are listed below accordingly.

International Scholarships T's&C's 2020

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

€2,000

 8 awards

Full-time undergraduate students that have received an offer to study at NUI Galway starting in September 2020 (excluding applicants for undergraduate medicine). This scholarship is valid for first year fees only.

Scholarships applicants are assessed based on academic merit. In addition, applicants should submit a personal statement (MS Word, 1,000 words maximum) covering the following points:

  • The applicant’s interest in studying in Ireland and in NUI Galway;

  • How the applicant would see themselves as an ambassador for NUI Galway when they come to study here.

Please apply by e-mailing your personal statement to InternationalScholarships@nuigalway.ie before 30th June 2020 and ensure you put Undergraduate Merit Scholarship in the subject line of your e-mail application.

19th February 2020 - 30th June 2020

Announcement of awards - later July 2020

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

All non-EU taught postgraduate students that have received an offer to study at NUI Galway in September 2020 and have confirmed acceptance of their place via payment of an acceptance deposit will be automatically considered for these awards.

There is no additional application required for these awards and reccommendations for awards will be made by programme teams based on merit alone.

19th February 2020 -  5th June 2020

Announcement of awards - later July 2020

 

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 2020.

Claddagh Scholarship Scheme Applications
Please contact our Chinese representative Betty Liao (bettyliao@nuigalway-china.cn) if you have any questions or need information on this scheme.

19th February 2020 -  May 2020

Announcement of awards June 2020

Indonesia Merit Scholarships

€4,000

 1

Undergraduate or Postgraduate Students from Indonesia that have received an offer to study at NUI Galway commencing September 2020 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 InternationalScholarships@nuigalway.ie

19th February 2020 -  5th June 2020

Announcement of awards - later July 2020

 

Malaysia Merit Scholarships

€4,000

 1

Undergraduate or Postgraduate Students from Malaysia that have received an offer to study at NUI Galway commencing September 2020 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 InternationalScholarships@nuigalway.ie

19th February 2020 -  5th June 2020

Announcement of awards - later July 2020

Nigeria Merit Scholarships

€4,000

 1

Undergraduate or Postgraduate Students from Nigeria that have received an offer to study at NUI Galway commencing September 2020 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 InternationalScholarships@nuigalway.ie

19th February 2020 -  5th June 2020

Announcement of awards - later July 2020

 

Ghana Merit Scholarships

€4,000

 1

Undergraduate or Postgraduate Students from Ghana that have received an offer to study at NUI Galway commencing September 2020 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 InternationalScholarships@nuigalway.ie

19th February 2020 -  5th June 2020

Announcement of awards - later July 2020

Mexico Merit Scholarships

€4,000

 1

Undergraduate or Postgraduate Students from  Mexico that have received an offer to study at NUI Galway commencing September 2020 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 InternationalScholarships@nuigalway.ie

19th February 2020 -  5th June 2020

Announcement of awards - later July 2020

Colombia Merit Scholarships

€4,000

 1

Undergraduate or Postgraduate Students from Colombia that have received an offer to study at NUI Galway commencing September 2020 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 InternationalScholarships@nuigalway.ie

19th February 2020 -  5th June 2020

Announcement of awards - later July 2020

India:
Max Arthur Macauliffe Special Merit Scholarship

Full Tuition Fees

3

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

19th February 2020 -  5th June 2020

Announcement of awards - later July 2020

India:
Sir Peter Freyer Special Merit Scholarship

Full Tuition Fees

2

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

19th February 2020 -  5th June 2020

Announcement of awards late June/July 2020

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 InternationalScholarships@nuigalway.ie before the 1st of June 2020.

Applicants must have received an offer to study at NUI Galway commencing September 2020 and have confirmed acceptance of their place via payment of an acceptance deposit. 

19th February 2020 -  5th June 2020

Announcement of awards - later July 2020

Government of Ireland Scholarships 2020

Individual stipend of €10,000 and full fee waiver 

60
(total across all participating universities in Ireland)

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.
Enquiries only by email – goi-ies@hea.ie 

Click here for more information on how to apply.

GOI-IES deadline was extended to 17 April 2020 due to the global COVID-19 outbreak

GOI-IES deadline extended to 17 April 2020 due to the global COVID-19 outbreak 

NUI Galway Bioinnovate Fellowships

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Check out the Business Postgraduate Scholarships

For the programmes: MSc International Accounting and Analytics, MSc Corporate Finance, Master of Accounting, Masters in Management, Masters in Economics, MSc Information Systems Management, MSc Business Analytics & Masters in Marketing 

For details on how to apply: https://www.nuigalway.ie/business-public-policy-law/cairnes/scholsprizes/businesspostgraduatescholarships/

Research Scholarships  
NUI Galway Hardiman Scholarships (PhD)

Allowance of €16,000 per year  plus fees

See Page

Prospective Research students

 

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.

    

 

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

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  • Pre-Arrival Information

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