Indonesian PhD Applications 2019


On the 17th September 2018 the then Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia and the Department of Education and Skills of Ireland on “Cooperation in the Field of Research and Higher Education”. Following on from this MOU the IUA has negotiated that all 7 universities are eligible to participate in the Directorate General of Resources for Science, Technology and Higher Education (DG-RSTHE) scholarship programme for staff of Higher Education institutions in Indonesia to undertake PhD training and other upskilling courses.  

How to apply:

Applications for PhD courses by scholarship holders to IUA member universities can be made through the international office at one of the IUA member universities.

Links are available in the following table:

FIND A RESEARCHER                            GRADUATE STUDIES                   INTERNATIONAL OFFICE
Dublin City University (DCU) FIND A


Maynooth University (MU) FIND A RESEARCHER                            




National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) FIND A RESEARCHER                             GRADUATE STUDIES                    INTERNATIONAL OFFICE


Trinity College Dublin (TCD) FIND A RESEARCHER                             GRADUATE STUDIES                    INTERNATIONAL OFFICE


University College Cork (UCC) FIND A RESEARCHER                             GRADUATE STUDIES                    INTERNATIONAL OFFICE


University College Dublin (UCD) FIND A RESEARCHER                             GRADUATE STUDIES                    INTERNATIONAL OFFICE


University of Limerick (UL)









Other useful links on PhD education in Ireland include

Graduate education in IUA member universities 

A framework for Doctoral Education 


How Do You Study For A PhD In Ireland?

Ireland is at the forefront of quality PhD education in Europe, with over 6,500 researchers currently undertaking PhD education in Ireland.

A PhD typically takes 4 years full-time to complete. PhD students are expected to make a substantial and original contribution to knowledge, normally leading to peer-reviewed publications. The examination for the degree of PhD is based on a description of the research written up as a thesis and defended in oral examination (“viva voce”). A specific committee is convened for the examination.

Over 80% of these PhD students are located in one of the seven Irish Universities Association (IUA) universities, who are committed quality provision through the National Framework for Doctoral Education and the IUA PhD Graduate Skills Statement.

Most PhDs in Ireland are “structured” . A Structured PhD enables students to achieve the best possible graduate research and training through several innovative measures designed to support students to achieve their academic and professional objectives.

Research And Professional Development Plans:

Research and Professional Development planning are integral to structured PhDs at Irish universities. The purpose of this planning is to ensure that your work is clearly focused on achieving your research and professional development goals.


Research plan:

A Research Plan provides a clear research focus and a coherent programme of research work. A well-structured research plan will enable you to review your progress and adjust your objectives as your research evolves. Keeping your Research Plan up-to-date will also make it easy for you to produce progress reports, prepare presentations and publications, draft funding applications and write up your thesis.

Each university has guidelines tailored to your area of study and should be used in conjunction with input and advice from your supervisor in preparing your plan.


Professional Development plan:

While undertaking a PhD in Ireland it will be expected that, in addition to having produced a body of original research, you will also have developed a set of skills associated with your profession as a researcher.

Your university will have a set of guidelines to help you identify the skills that are important for you to conduct your research and develop your career, and to complete additional training to allow you to develop, demonstrate and practice these skills.

Doctoral Studies Panel

Central to your research progression are regular meetings with an independent Doctoral Studies Panel (DSP), also known as a Graduate Review Committee (GRC). This group meets with you individually at least once a year to discuss your research, your professional development and your progress in achieving your goals.

A requirement of these meetings is keeping a formal record of your research and professional plans, and your progress to date. These records will also inform your transfer assessment or formal progression.

Sources Of Support:

Your PhD supervisor is your primary source of mentoring. Meeting with them regularly to discuss your research and get advice is very important to your development as an independent researcher.

You can contact your Doctoral Studies Panel at any time if you are having difficulties with academic aspects of your research and professional development plans.

In addition to this research support, all universities provide a number of administrative and support units that will be able to help you with other types of challenges you may face:

  • School, Faculty or College Office
  • Graduate Studies Office
  • International Office
  • Counselling and Disabilities Support Services

Research Ethics:

Ethics is central to all research, and Irish universities have a proud tradition of maintaining the highest standards of research conduct. All researchers are bound by institutional and national codes of conduct. In addition, special rules and procedures apply to anyone conducting research that involves human and animal subjects.

Training, monitoring and procedures for all aspects of ethics are usually managed by the Research Office at each university.


Tips-for-Finding-A-Supervisor-1.pdf (56 downloads) in an IUA member university to help guide you through the process.

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