Sir Peter Freyer Special Merit Scholarship

Peter Freyer graduated from Galway with a degree in Medicine in 1874. He went on to become civil surgeon with the Indian Medical Service, first at Azamgargh in Uttar Pradesh, and later at Moradabad near Delhi. He served with the Indian Medical Service for 20 years and published much of his research in the Indian Medical Journal. He was a famous pioneer in biomedical innovation, and is credited for developing the operation now known as prostatectomy.  

Two Freyer Scholarships, comprising a full fee waiver are available. These scholarships are aimed at all academic programmes.  Applications for the scholarship are welcomed from Indian students that have received an offer and have confirmed acceptance of same via payment of an acceptance deposit for any of the selected taught Master’s programmes at NUI Galway commencing September 2020.

Your application will be assessed based on academic merit. In addition, applicants will 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.
  • How To Apply



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    Application for Admission to NUI Galway

    You apply for admission to one of your postgradaute taught programmes online through our website. You must have received your offer and have accepted your place via payment of an acceptance deposit in order to be eligible to apply for a Special Merit Scholarship (closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 31st March 2019).

    February 2020

    Closing date 5th June 2020


    Scholarship Application

    In addition to accepting your offer via payment of an acceptance deposit you must also submit a Personal Statement to You must ensure to include the title of the scholarship scheme you are applying for in the subject of your e-mail and also your student number (for example - Special Merit Scholarship, student no.). Applications will be assessed based on Merit and also the personal statement (not exceeding 1,000 words).

    You should receive an e-mail confirming receipt of your Scholarship application - if you have not had a response within 10 working days please let us know.




    Scholarship Award Notification

    PLEASE NOTE: Students will be notified via email if they have successfully secured a scholarship.


International Scholarships T's&C's 2020


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