Government of Ireland Scholarships 2018

This scholarship is co-funded by the Irish Government and comprises afull tuition waiver plus a stipend of €10,000 to cover living expenses for one year

Our Government of Ireland Scholarship scheme is aimed at academic programmes that reflect Galway’s key position as a world-leading industrial centre in Bioinnovation and Bioengineering, Medical Device Manufacturing, Software Engineering and Informatics. The scheme offer scholars the opportunity to combine campus-based study with applied and industry-led experiential learning and mentoring. The programmes incorporate a variety of applied learning dimensions in industry sites and/or in world-class research laboratories.

Applications for the scholarship are welcomed from Non-EU students seeking to enter one of the selected taught Master’s programmes at NUI Galway commencing September 2018.

Deadline for applications from individual applicants is 5pm on Friday 23 March 2018(Irish time). See below the links to the Call document and application form.
All queries should be directed to

Scholarship applicants are assessed based on academic merit. In addition, applicants will submit a personal statement (MS Word, 2,000 words maximum) covering the following points:

  • The applicant’s interest in studying in Ireland

  • How the applicant foresees their relationship with Ireland developing in the future

  • How the applicant will promote links with Ireland, both during their scholarship tenure and as alumni.


How To Apply




Closing Date


Application for Admission to NUI Galway

Applicant applies for admission to one or more eligible programmes (listed above) via  You must be accepted onto a Taught Masters Programme in order to apply for a Scholarship.



Scholarship Application

Eligible applicants are invited to submit applications to the HEA via the official application process, you can find more information and the application form here.

All queries should be directed to

A marking system (total 100 marks) is part of the call with the relevant scores shown in brackets after the key selection criteria. The applications must cover the following, as requested in the application form:
Academic qualifications, achievements and/or work experience 
Personal Statement 
Applicants will be required to demonstrate:
- the benefit of becoming a GOI-IES Scholar; to themselves (personally and professionally), to Ireland, as well as their country of origin. 
- how they will extend themselves beyond their project / studies to become actively involved in Irish society in order to maximize their academic / cultural exchange experience and to raise awareness of the GOI-IES scheme in Ireland and beyond.
-  the extent to which they have a long-term interest in Ireland and how they will promote links with Ireland during their time as Scholars, and also after as Alumni.
• Two references 


5pm (Irish Time)
Friday 23 March 2018



Scholarship Award Notification

The HEA will advise the applicants and the HEIs of the outcome of the evaluation process by June 2018.


June 2018.


  • 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)