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


Dear Colleagues,

The Government of Ireland International Education Scholarship Programme for 2018/19 is now open for applications. Government of Ireland International Scholarships are awarded to high calibre students from non-EEA countries to study in Ireland for a period of one year.

The relevant terms and conditions attached to the Scholarships include:

  • The HEA will award a scholarship fund to the student (through the HEI that the student is attending) amounting to €10,000 for one study year. This fund is directed at supporting student costs and living expenses. The scholarship may be for:
    • the final year of an undergraduate programmes;
    • one year of a taught master degree programme or;
    • one year of a research programme (i.e. one year of a 2-year research masters or a 3-4 year PhD programme).
  • Trinity would provide a full tuition fee waiverto successful students for the specified scholarship year (i.e. tuition fee and registration charge are waived).
  • It is expected that a total of 60 scholarships will be funded by the Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships for the academic year 2018/2019 across all participating Irish Higher Education Institutions.
  • Successful Scholars are to commence studies in September/October 2018. Late enrolments will only be considered in relation to PhD awardees.

If you have a prospective candidate that fits the following candidate profile you are welcome to make them aware of the scholarship:-


➢ Possesses excellence (academically, personally, professionally, creatively);

➢ Excellent communication skills;

➢ Extra curriculum activities (for example: humanitarian work; politics- local, national, international; arts; sports);

➢ Possess strong rationale for pursuing their study in Ireland that indicates how a GOI-IES fits into their longer-term goals.


Students will find further information on the Government of Ireland Scholarship at


The Application Process


Applicants are required to be in possession of a conditional or final offer for admission to Trinity at the time of application for the scholarship and will be required to submit a copy of the same.


Applications should be submitted by the individual student applicants and not by host Institutions.

The application form for students can be found here


The application form should be submitted to this email address


The deadline for applications by students is 17.00 Irish time on Friday, 23 March 2018.


Further information on the evaluation criteria and assessment process can be found here


If you have any queries, do not hesitate to contact me.


Kind regards


Declan Coogan

International Student Recruitment Manager

Office of the Vice-President for Global Relations


Ext: 4680



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