Irish University Scholarships

Scholarships Open to all Non-EEA Students

Government of Ireland – International Education Scholarship (GOI-IES)

The GOI-IES Programme offers scholarships to high calibre students from non-EU/EEA countries to come and study in Ireland for a period of up to one year. Applications are welcome students of all nationalities and fields of study (with the sole exception of medical students).

Students who are successful will receive:

  • A €10,000 stipend for one year’s study
  • A full fee waiver of all tuition and other registration costs at the higher education institution

For further information on eligibility, terms and conditions, and how to apply, please check out the official page on the HEA’s website. Applications can be submitted via the online portal here.

Nationality-Based Scholarships

The IUA has partnered with a number Government Funded Scholarship schemes from around the world including but not limited to:


ANID-IUA Scholarship Programme: This joint programme between the IUA and the Agencia Nacional de Investigacion y Desarrollo provides a full fee waiver and a scholarship to Chilean students who have an offer to study a PhD in an IUA member university. Full details on the scholarships, the participating universities and information on how to find a supervisor are available on the linked page.


China Scholarship Council (CSC): CSC provides both funding for Chinese citizens and residents to study abroad, and for foreign students and scholars to study in China. The agency predominantly provides scholarships to individuals, including in batches allocated to specific foreign universities. Full details on the scholarship and participating universities is available.


For specific information on the Indonesian Scholarship scheme for the upskilling of academic staff to PhD level please see our guide for Indonesian PhD students and our tip sheet for identifying and approaching a PhD supervisor.

Saudi Arabia

King Abdullah Scholarship Scheme in Saudi Arabia: All IUA member universities participate in the King Abdullah Scholarship Scheme in Saudi Arabia. Further information can be found via the link above.

Dublin City University

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Maynooth University

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Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin

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TU Dublin

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University College Cork

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University College Dublin

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University of Galway

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University of Limerick

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