Government of Ireland Scholarships 2023 | Fully Funded

Ireland is the best place to pursue your studies. I have good news to share! Scholarships for the Government of Ireland are currently open for 2023. In this article, we will explain in detail the Government of Ireland Scholarship, its benefits, and how to apply.

Scholarships are available to international students through the Government of Ireland Scholarship 2023. Scholarships are only available for postgraduate studies. The scholarship provides a stipend of €18,500 per annum, a contribution to fees, including non-EU fees, up to a maximum of €5,750 per year, and eligible direct research expenses of €3,250 per year. 

This program is an established national initiative, run by the Council of Higher Education and financed by the Department of Education and Skills. A government of Ireland postgraduate scholarship program is distinct in the landscape of Irish studies, and it creates a complement to other avenues in the Irish educational ecosystem for financing postgraduate studies.

Details About Government of Ireland international scholarships 2023

  • Level of Study: Master’s and Doctoral
  • Institution(s): Government of Ireland
  • Study in: Ireland
  • Deadline:  October 21, 2021
  • Courses Offered: All disciplines can apply.
  • Program Period: A one to two-year research master’s program, followed by a three to four-year PhD program

Scholarship Coverage

The following benefits are provided to recipients of Government of Ireland Scholarships:

  • A stipend of €18,500 per year.
  • Contribution to fees, including non-EU fees, up to a maximum of €5,750 per annulment.
  • Direct research expenses of €3,250 per annul are eligible.

Eligibility Criteria for the Government of Ireland Scholarship

The following criteria must be met by applicants in order to apply for a Master’s or Doctoral Scholarship Presented by the Government of Ireland in any discipline:

  • Languages required: English
  • All countries in the world are eligible
  • An applicant must hold a first class or upper second-class honours bachelor’s degree, or the (equivalent) degree. Scholars who do not know their undergraduate exam results may be offered a scholarship provisionally in the event that their bachelor’s degree result is a first class or upper second-class honours. Scholars without a first class or upper second-class honours bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent, must possess a master’s degree. An applicant’s eligibility is determined by the Council based on these criteria.
  • The applicant must not have submitted two previous unsuccessful applications to the scheme, including strategic partner themes.
  • In order to receive Council funding, the applicant must be new to the academic program and have been formally accepted into the department or school.
  • An applicant for a research master’s scholarship must not hold, or have held previously, a Council Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Students applying for PhD degree scholarships must not hold or have held any Council Postgraduate Scholarships other than those that would enable them to obtain a research master’s degree.
  • Based on nationality and residency, applicants will fall into one of two categories.
  • Applicants for category I must meet both of the following requirements: be a citizen of a member state of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland AND have ordinarily resided in an EEA member state or Switzerland for three of the five years preceding October 1, 2010.

How do I apply for a Government of Ireland international scholarship 2023?

Please follow the following steps to avail of this scholarship:

  • From here, create an online account and fill out the appropriate registration form.
  • As prompted, fill out the appropriate registration form. After filling in the required information, click the ‘submit’ button at the bottom of the registration page. The email address you have provided will automatically receive a confirmation email. A username and password have been issued to you following your registration for the online system.
  • Using the login details provided, you should access the online system once you have received your username and password.
  • You will see the ‘home’ screen below once you log into the online application system, where you can create and edit your application before the application deadline and then submit it.

For information about this, click here.

List of Approved Universities

  1. Athens Institute of Technology
  1. Dublin College of Computing Technology
  1. Institute of Technology, Cork
  1. Business School at Dublin
  1. University of Dublin
  1. Institute of Art, Design, and Technology in Dun Laoghaire
  1. University of Dundalk
  1. Business School at Galway
  1. Irish Institute of Technology, Galway-Mayo
  1. Griffith College in Dublin
  1. The ICD Business School in Dublin
  1. Dublin Independent College
  1. Carlow Institute of Technology
  1. Sligo Institute of Technology
  1. Tralee Institute of Technology
  1. University of Letterkenny
  1. University of Limerick
  1. Limerick’s Mary Immaculate College
  1. University of Maynooth
  1. Dublin’s National College of Art and Design
  1. Dublin, National College of Ireland
  1. Galway, National University of Ireland
  1. Maynooth University, National University of Ireland
  1. Royal College of Surgeons
  1. Technological University for Dublin
  1. Trinity College Dublin
  1. University College Cork
  1. University College Dublin
  1. University of Limerick
  1. Waterford Institute of Technology


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  1. Thank you for the comprehensive and assistive enlightenment/knowledge. I look forward to being selected among the privileged few! To study in Ireland


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