60 Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships (GOI-IES) 2021-22

Scholarship in Applied Science , in Art and Humanities , in Business and Law , in Education and Languages , in Engineering , in Medicine , in Social Science
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  • Apply Before : March 26, 2021
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Opportunity Details

  • Degree BachelorMasterPH.D
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • No. of Opportunity 60
  • Fields of study Different
  • Opportunity Type : Fully FundedPartially Funded
  • Duration One Year
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 108137
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Opportunity Description

Scholarship overview

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) of the Government of Ireland is announcing the award of 2021 Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships Programme (GOI-IES). To internationalize Irish education, the GOI offers 60 scholarships for eligible applicants to pursue a degree at Bachelor, Masters or Ph.D. levels who hold a placement offer at an eligible Irish higher education institution. This is a great opportunity for students from Afghanistan to apply and get the chance to take education in Ireland.


Application deadline: 26 March 2021 (5 pm Irish time)

Location: Ireland

Institutions: Various Irish universities (see below)

Duration: One year

Study levels: Bachelor, Master and PhD

Fields of study: All fields but subject to the availability of a place.

Scholarship benefits

The scholarship provides:

  • A €10,000 fund for one year’s study that covers students’ living costs and study costs.
  • A full waiver of all tuition and other registration costs at the higher education institution
  • The scholarship is designed to be value-adding to the students’ subsequent life and career.

Eligible Higher Education Institutions

The following is a list of all institutions eligible to offer GOI-IES 2021-22 programs:

  • Athlone Institute of Technology
  • College of Computing Technology, Dublin
  • Dublin Business School
  • Dublin City University
  • Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology
  • Dundalk Institute of Technology
  • Galway Business School
  • Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
  • Griffith College, Dublin
  • ICD Business School, Dublin
  • Independent College, Dublin
  • Institute of Technology, Carlow
  • Institute of Technology, Sligo
  • Letterkenny Institute of Technology
  • Limerick Institute of Technology
  • Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
  • Maynooth University
  • Munster Technological University
  • National College of Art and Design, Dublin
  • National College of Ireland, Dublin
  • National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Technological University Dublin
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • University College Cork
  • University College Dublin
  • University of Limerick
  • Waterford Institute of Technology

Eligibility criteria

  • The scholarship is available to highly deserving students from non-EU/EEA countries.
  • Applicants must be originally citizens and residents of a Non-EU country.

The scholarship is open to:

  • The last year of an undergraduate program;
  • One year of a taught master’s degree program or;
  • One year of a research program (meaning that one year of a 2-year research master’s or a 3-4-year PhD program)
  • Applications are welcome from underrepresented cohorts to study in Ireland.
  • The HEA will regard gender balance in the selection of scholarship awardees.

Candidates’ profile

Applicants should possess:

  • Excellence (academically, personally, professionally, creatively);
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Extra curriculum achievements (such as humanitarian work; politics local, national, international; arts; sports);
  • Possess strong motivation for pursuing their study in Ireland that indicates how a GOI-IES suits their longer-term goals.

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Establishing an independent International Assessment Panel, the HEA will evaluate the applications received. The Assessment Panel will consider the extent to which the applications satisfy the criteria of the 2021 Call as outlined above.

How to apply?

Interested applicants may apply online through the online admission portal and submit their applications while uploading all required documents.

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Required documents

The applications must cover the following, as requested in the online application tool:

  • Academic qualifications, achievements, and/or work experience
  • Personal Statement (read the details through the link below).
  • Two reference letters

Note: Any questions regarding the scholarship announcement should be directed to [email protected] no later than the deadline.

Visit the official link of scholarship to learn more about it and better prepare yourselves for application.

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