Taught Postgraduate Scholarships

NUI Galway has a generous package of scholarships across all disciplines. Expand the menus to find out more. 

Taught Postgraduate Scholarships

NUI Galway has generous scholarships valued at €1,500 for students applying for full-time taught postgraduate courses. You will be eligible to apply if you have been accepted to a full-time taught course at NUI Galway, and have attained a first class honours primary degree (level 8) or equivalent. Full criteria will be available shortly. 

Online applications will be accepted from mid April 2017.

Postgraduate Research Funding

Find out more about research funding opportunities

Postgraduate International Merit Scholarships Scheme

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

Sports Scholarships (incl Postgraduate students)

NUI Galway has a long and successful tradition of helping to produce some of Ireland’s finest sporting talent. This is a tradition we seek to enhance and progress into the future by significantly supporting the elite student athlete as well as developing high performance supports for key focus sports. This scheme has been running for several years and has been one of the most successful schemes in the country in supporting young, talented athletes reachin the top of their sport and achieving academic excellence.

A number of current and former scholarship are National Champions and Internationals in Rugby, Rowing, Boxing, Swimming, Basketball, Athletics, Windsurfing, Climbing and Sailing amongst others.

The Scholarship program has been strategically developed not just to reward their ability and previous performances but to assist these young athletes develop their sporting ability hand in hand with their academic progress by putting in place the necessary supports.

The benefits of being a scholarship holder include:

  •  A subsistence grant
  • Coaching support
  • Medical and Physiotherapy support
  • Performance Nutrition
  • Performance Psychology
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Performance planning and mentoring. 

Each scholarship will be built around the individual’s needs and their chosen sport. Our key goal is to provide the supports that the ambitious and dedicated athlete can avail of to help them improve and excel.

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MBA Scholarship

The J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics at NUI Galway, in collaboration with the 30% Club, are delighted to offer a scholarship for its Executive MBA programme

 MA Humanities Scholarships

The School of Humanities has established a Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme worth €1,500 each,  to support and facilitate students wishing to register for selected Full-time Taught Masters programme within the School of Humanities the academic year 2017-18.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 17.00 GMT, Friday 30 June 2017.

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The MA Humanities Scholarships are tenable only at National University of Ireland Galway in respect of the programme for which it is offered and may not be transferred to any other programme. The Scholarship is only available in the year in which it is offered and may not be deferred. 


You will be required to register as a student of the University on the programme in respect of which the Scholarship is being awarded, by the due registration date. Failure to complete the registration requirement by the due date may render the student ineligible for the award without further notice. The individual in receipt of the Scholarship must be attending the programme on a full-time basis.

If the holder withdraws from the programme for which she/he has registered or fails to continue throughout the session to meet the attendance and other requirements of the programme, she/he will forfeit the Scholarship and may be required to repay to the University the whole or any part of the Scholarship as may be decided.

Nature of Award
The award will take the form of a fee reduction in the first instance, or in some cases a cheque may be issued where applicable, to the value of €1,500.

History and Journalism Scholarships

NUI Galway and Galway University Foundation are pleased to announce two new scholarships in memory of the late P.J. Mara, renowned public affairs consultant and political Press Secretary.

Two scholarships, to the value of €6,000 each, will be awarded to students of the Masters in Journalism and the Masters inHistory at NUI Galway in 2017 - 2018. 

You will be eligible to apply for MA in Journalism Scholarship if:

  • You have accepted a place on MA in Journalism at NUI Galway in the year of application.
  • Hold at least a H2.2 in a Level 8 degree (or equivalent).
  • You can demonstrate an established engagement with journalism and media production, including those with professional experience in the sector and those with substantial experience with non-professional media.

You will be eligible to apply for the P.J. Mara Scholarship in History if:

  • You have accepted a place on MA in History at NUI Galway in the year of application.
  • Hold at least a H2.1 in History or a cognate discipline at BA level (or equivalent). 

Apply Now- specific documentation in support of your application will be required: 

P.J. Mara Scholarship in Journalism

P.J. Mara Scholarship in History

Complete applications must be received by 30th August, 2017.

  • The award will issue after the successful applicant has registered onto the MA programme.
  • Equivalency of awards from non-Irish institutions will be determined using NUI Galway International Office guidelines.
  • If examination results are not known at the time of application, a provisional offer of the scholarship may be made on condition that the undergraduate result meets the minimum requirements.
  • Where the Scholar intends to prematurely terminate the Scholarship, the university will assess evidence of academic progress to date of departure. In the event that the university deems the Scholar's progress inadequate, the university may pursue the Scholar for reimbursement of the amounts expended. 

Old and Middle Irish Scholarship

Scoláireacht an Ollaimh Gearóid Mac Eoin

This Scholarship was founded in 2015 to honour the contribution to Celtic scholarship, and to the National University of Ireland, Galway of Professor Emeritus Gearóid Mac Eoin, Professor of Old and Middle Irish and Celtic Philology from 1966 to 1994, and each scholarships is valued at €1,500.

Graduates who have achieved a First Class Honours BA degree in Irish, Welsh, Scottish Gaelic, or Celtic Studies, in Ireland or elsewhere, are eligible to apply. The Scholarship will be awarded on a competitivc basis to the First Class Honours graduate with the highest marks of those who apply in the particular year.

The Scholarship may be held with other Scholarships or Grants awarded by the University or by an external body. The Scholarship will be tenable only at the National University of Ireland, Galway for the full-time Taught MA in Old and Middle Irish, and only in the Session in which it is awarded.

You are required to register as a student of the University by the due registration date, and to remain registered until the end of the academic year in which the Scholarship is awarded. If the holder withdraws from the course for which she/he has registered before the end of the academic year, or fails to continue throughout the Scssion to meet the attendance and other requirements of the course, she/he will be required to repay to the University the whole or any part of the Scholarship as the Finance/ Resource Committee of Udarás na hOllscoile may decide.

Apply Now:

Send a letter of application by 30 August of the relevant academic year to -

            Professor Máirín Ní Dhonnchadha

            Professor of Old and Middle Irish and Celtic Philology

            School of Humanities, NUI Galway

            mairin.nidhonnchadha@nuigalway.ie

            ☎ +353 (0)91 493010 / 087-7502095       

 

Scoláireacht an Ollaimh Gearóid Mac Eoin

Cuireadh Scoláireacht an Ollaimh Gearóid Mac Eoin ar bun sa bhliain 2015 mar aitheantas ar an gcomaoin a chuir Gearóid Mac Eoin, Ollamh Emeritus le Sean- agus Meán-Ghaeilge agus Teangeolaíocht Cheilteach, ar an Léann Ceilteach, le linn dó bheith fostaithe in Ollscoil na hÉireann Gaillimh sna blianta 1966-1994 agus ó shin i leith. Luach €1,500 a bheidh ar gach Scoláireacht. Is cead an Sparántacht a bheith sa bhreis ar aon Scoláireacht nó Deontas eile a bhronnfaidh an Ollscoil nó comhlachas seachtrach.

 Tionacht

Ní bheidh an Scoláireacht intionachta ach amháin in Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh, don Máistreacht sa tSean- agus sa Mheán-Ghaeilge (trí Theagasc), agus don Seisiún a mbronnfar dó í.

 Coinníollacha an bhronnta

 Clárú mar mhac léinn san Ollscoil faoin ndáta cláraithe cuí, agus bheith cláraithe go dtí deireadh na bliana acadúla dá mbronnfar an Scoláireacht.

 Má éiríonn an sealbhóir as an gcúrsa ar chláraigh sé/sí dó roimh dheireadh na bliana acadúla, nó má theipeann air/uirthi na coinníollacha a bhaineann le freastal, nó coinníollacha eile ar bith a ghabhann leis an gcúrsa, a chomhlíonadh i rith an tSeisiúin, iarrfar air/uirthi cuid den Scoláireacht, nó an t-iomlán, a aisíoc leis an Ollscoil, de réir mar a thogróidh Coiste Airgeadais/Acmhainní Údarás na hOllscoile.

 An bonn ar a mbronnfar

 Táthar siúd a bhfuil céim BA Chéad Onóracha acu sa Ghaeilge, sa Bhreatnais, i nGáidhlig na hAlban, nó sa Léann Ceilteach, in Éirinn nó i dtír eile, i dteideal cur isteach ar an Scoláireacht.  Bronnfar í ar bhonn iomaíoch ar an gcéimí Chéad Onóracha is airde marcanna díobh siúd a chuireann isteach ar an Scoláireacht in aon bhliain faoi leith.

 Modh iarratais

Scríobh litir iarratais faoi 30 Lúnasa den bhliain acadúil chuí go dtí -

            An tOllamh Máirín Ní Dhonnchadha,

            Ollamh le Sean- agus Meán-Ghaeilge agus Teangeolaíocht Cheilteach,

            Scoil na nDaonnachtaí, Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh

            mairin.nidhonnchadha@nuigalway.ie

            ☎ +353 (0)91 493010 / 087-7502095  

Universities Ireland North/South Postgraduate Scholarships 

Universities Ireland are offering four scholarships to students who have been accepted to undertake a recognised Master’s degree or are entering the first year of a PhD programme at a university in the island of Ireland that is not in the same jurisdiction as the university where they have previously studied. Now accepting applications for 2017; closing date 4th May 2017. More information here.

Scholarships for International Students

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

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NUI Awards

National University of Ireland award a number of scholarships and awards each year, including travelling studentships.

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Springboard Scheme

The springboard+ initiative in higher education offers free courses at certificate, degree and masters level leading to qualifications in areas where there are employment opportunities in the economy.

Springboard+ is co-funded by the irish government and the european social fund as part of the esf programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2014-2020.

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Global Study Awards

The Global Study Awards recognises studying abroad as a positively life changing experience for many students, opening their minds to alternative ways of personal life and professional career, as well as promoting intercultural understanding and tolerance.

The Award prize will be applied toward the cost of tuition fees in the first instance, paid directly to the Higher Education Institution that the successful candidate will attend.

If tuition fees are below the maximum individual award fund of £10,000, the remaining funds may be allocated per diem for living costs for a maximum of 52 weeks starting from when the student first registered at the higher education institution. Awards are to a maximum value of £10,000 

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