School of Law Doctoral Scholarships

PhD Scholarships

NUI Galway offers a number of scholarships for PhD students. In addition, the School of Law at NUI Galway offers a number of doctoral fellowships each year. Details of this funding are advertised via social media.

The Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships Programme Call 2022 should open in February 2022. These cover one year of study for undergrad, Masters or PhD study – open to all disciplines and to non-EU/EEA applicants. Full details will be found here. The deadline for the submission of applications is expected to be in late March 2022.
The competition for the NUI E J Phelan Fellowship in International Law is will reopen for applications in January 2022. This Fellowship is intended to support a doctoral candidate of proven academic excellence at an advanced stage of their studies towards a doctoral degree in any area of International Law, in a constituent university of NUI. Valued at up to €25,000, the Fellowship will support a candidate at the final stages of their doctoral research for up to 18 months. Find out more on their website.  Please note that applicants do not need to be holders of an NUI degree to be eligible for this Fellowship.
The Hardiman Research Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship scheme at NUI Galway, offering four years of PhD funding (fees and maintenance). The 2022 Hardiman PhD Scholarship Scheme is expected to open in early December 2021. The Hardiman Scholarships are fully funded for four years, with a stipend of €18,500 p.a. plus fee waiver.

The Irish Research Council also offers PhD funding, covering four years of PhD funding (fees and maintenance). The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme 2021 was open from 2 September 2021 to 22 October 2021.