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 (or equivalent) in a Level 8 primary degree. Full criteria  here: PG Scholarship Criteria 2018. APPLY here (closing date 3 August 2018).

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. Find out more. 

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  

Sparánachtaí COGG / MGO 2018/19

Tá Sparánachtaí, maoinithe ag an gComhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta (COGG) á dtairiscint d’Iarchéimithe Eolaíochta, Mata & Teangacha na Mór-Roinne le tabhairt faoin Máistir Gairmiúil san Oideachas (MGO) in Ollscoil na hÉireann Gaillimh. Le freastal ar an nganntanas múinteoirí sna hábhair seo, in iarbhunscoileanna a dhéanann teagasc trí mheán na Gaeilge, atá na sparánachtaí seo á gcur ar fáil. Bronnfar sparánacht €2000 sa mbliain ar na  hiarratasóirí rathúla.

Tuilleadh eolais:
Sinéad Ní Ghuidhir, Scoil an Oideachais, Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh
☎ +353 91 493 711 | +353 91 492 861
R: sineadnighuidhir@nuigalway.ie

MHSc/PDip Health Sciences (Children’s Palliative/ Complex Care)

Scholarship opportunity for this programme is available via the Victoria Thompson Scholarship Scheme. More information is available from Programme Director, Claire Quinn, E: claire.quinn@nuigalway.ie 

MSc (Technology Management)

New scholarship to encourage female leadership. Information here (further details available on this website in April 2018).

Scoláireacht Mhic Dhonncha 

Is le hurraíocht ó Fhoras na Gaeilge a cuireadh Scoláireacht Mhic Dhonncha ar bun sa bhliain 2017 i gcuimhne ar Joe Mac Donncha (1953–2016), céimí de chuid na hOllscoile, a thug sársheirbhís do phobal na Gaeilge sna rólanna seo a leanas:

  •  Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael (1997–2000)
  • Cathaoirleach TG4 (2000–2004)
  • Príomhfheidhmeannach Fhoras na Gaeilge (2002–2006)
  • Príomhoifigeach Feidhmiúcháin Choiste Gairmoideachais Chontae na Gaillimhe (2006–2013)
  • Príomhfheidhmeannach Bhord Oideachais agus Oiliúna Mhaigh Eo, Sligeach agus Liatroim (2013–5)
  • Comhalta Boird, Foras na Gaeilge (2011–2015)
  • Cathaoirleach Fhoras na Gaeilge (2015–6)

Luach €6,015 a bheidh ar gach scoláireacht agus bronnfar dhá scoláireacht.

Coinníollacha 

  • Beidh céimithe de chuid OÉ Gaillimh a bhain céad onóracha i scrúduithe na céime agus Léann an Aistriúcháin nó Gaeilge mar ábhair chéime acu i dteideal cur isteach ar an scoláireacht.
  • Is ar bhonn iomaíoch a bhronnfar an scoláireacht ar mhac léinn máistreachta a bheidh ag gabháil den MA sa Léann Teanga i bhfianaise spéis Sheosaimh Mhic Dhonncha sa chruinneas teanga, san aistriúchán agus san fhoclóireacht go háirithe.
  • Má dhéantar an scoláireacht a bhronnadh ar mhac léinn páirtaimseartha, déanfar an scoláireacht a íoc ina dhá ghála bhliantúla de €3,008 in imeacht dhá sheisiún acadúla, faoi réir dhul chun cinn sásúil shealbhóir na scoláireachta.

Scoláireacht Mhic Dhonncha (1953–2016)

Is le hurraíocht ó Fhoras na Gaeilge a cuireadh Scoláireacht Mhic Dhonncha ar bun sa bhliain 2017 i gcuimhne ar Joe MacDonncha (1953–2016), céimí de chuid na hOllscoile, a thug sársheirbhís do phobal na Gaeilge sna rólanna seo a leanas: 

  • Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael (1997–2000)
  • Cathaoirleach TG4 (2000–2004)
  • Príomhfheidhmeannach Fhoras na Gaeilge (2002–2006)
  • Príomhoifigeach Feidhmiúcháin Choiste Gairmoideachais Chontae na Gaillimhe (2006–2013)
  • Príomhfheidhmeannach Bhord Oideachais agus Oiliúna Mhaigh Eo, Sligeach agus Liatroim (2013–5)
  • Comhalta Boird, Foras na Gaeilge (2011–2015)
  • Cathaoirleach Fhoras na Gaeilge (2015–6)

Luach €6,015 a bheidh ar gach scoláireacht agus bronnfar dhá scoláireacht.

Coinníollacha

Beidh céimithe de chuid OÉ Gaillimh a bhain céad onóracha i scrúduithe na céime agus Léann an Aistriúcháin nó Gaeilge mar ábhair chéime acu i dteideal cur isteach ar an scoláireacht.

Is ar bhonn iomaíoch a bhronnfar an scoláireacht ar mhac léinn máistreachta a bheidh ag gabháil den MA sa Léann Teanga i bhfianaise spéis Sheosaimh Mhic Dhonncha sa chruinneas teanga, san aistriúchán agus san fhoclóireacht go háirithe.

Sa chás go mbeidh céimithe ar chómharcanna beifear i dtuilleamaí na marcanna ar mhodúil aistriúcháin agus/nó modúil teanga le hidirdhealú a dhéanamh ar iarrthóirí cáilithe.

Má dhéantar an scoláireacht a bhronnadh ar mhac léinn páirtaimseartha, déanfar an scoláireacht a íoc ina dhá ghála bhliantúla de €3,008 in imeacht dhá sheisiún acadúla, faoi réir dhul chun cinn sásúil shealbhóir na scoláireachta.

Beidh an sparánacht seo de bhreis ar aon deontas, scoláireacht nó eile a bheidh ag an té a roghnófar.

Is é Stiúrthóir Cláir an MA sa Léann Teanga a bheidh freagrach as an scoláireacht a riaradh ó bhliain go bliain.

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. 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.

Find out more

(Limited Programmes) Fees Scholarship Support

As a further effort to enhance access and participation opportunities for unemployed and low income groups, NUI Galway has approved a Scholarship Scheme to reduce fees for applicants in receipt of Job Seekers Benefit, Job Seekers Allowance, One-Parent Family Payment, Disability Allowance, Community Employment Scheme, Carer’s Allowance, or Social Insurance Contribution Credits, who wish to enrol for part-time degree, Diploma and Masters courses provided by the University, and who meet Department of Social Protection income thresholds.

The following programmes are currently covered under this scheme:

• Master of Science in Technology Management
• Master of Science in Software Engineering and Database Technologies
• MSc in Leadership Development
• Masters in Adult Learning and Development
• Professional Diploma in Education (Further Education)
• Masters in Adult Learning and Teaching
• Diploma in Software Engineering
• Diploma in Innovation Management
• Diploma in Technology Commercialisation
• Diploma in Adult Learning & Development

For further information visit http://nuigalway.ie/adult-learning/faqs/fees-funding-&-scholarships/

EMBA Scholarship

The J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics at NUI Galway, in collaboration with the 30% Club, is offering a scholarship for its Executive MBA programme. Globally, the 30% Club is establishing partnerships with a number of business schools to rectify the under-representation of women pursuing post-graduate management education, by offering scholarships aimed at women.  This scholarship is valued at €13,850 in total for the MBA programme which equates to 50% of the fees (fees are €27,700 over the two years). To learn more, email mairead.mckeon@nuigalway.ie

Scholarships and Funding for Adult Learning and Professional Development

Information on funding to support for your professional, part-time or evening course can be found here.

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.

Find out more.

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 

Find out more. 

Sports Scholarships

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. Apply Now. 

NOTE: Our MSc Exercise Physiology & its Application in Therapy course is eligible for a Sports Scholarship. Email Programme Director ananya.gupta@nuigalway.ie for more detail.