NUI Galway International Student Scholarships
National University of Ireland, Galway is committed to attracting high calibre students from around the world. To this end, the University offers a range of based scholarships to students from a number of countries, in line with our strategic international priorities.
Undergraduate Merit Scholarships - USA and Canada (open from 1st April to 1st May 2014)
National Univeristy of Ireland, Galway is committed to attracting high calibre students from around the world. To this end, the University offers a range of merit based partial tuition fee waivers to eligible students from a number of priority countries.
Given the high calibre of applications from undergraduate students from the United States of America and Cananda, last year, this year we will be extending our scholarship offerings. We will be offering partial tuition fee waivers in the sum of €2,750 (to be applied to the fees for year 1).
In order to apply for the Undergraduate Merit Scholarship; you must already be in receipt of an offer of a place on an Undergraduate Programme from National University of Ireland, Galway.
Once you have received an offer you can then apply for the above scholarship; by e-mailing email@example.com , after 1st April 2014.
Scholarships applicants are assessed based on academic merit. In addition, applicants should submit with their e-mail a personal statement (MS Word, 1,000 words maximum) covering the following points:
- The applicant’s interest in studying in Ireland and in National University of Ireland, Galway
- How the applicant would see themselves as an ambassador for NUI Galway when they come to study here.
Please ensure to put Undergraduate Merit Scholarship in the subject line of your e-mail application.
You should receive an e-mail confirming receipt of your Scholarship application - if you have not had a response within 5 working days please let us know.
Terms and Conditions
- Applicants must be categorised as non-EU for tuition fee purposes
- Applicants should be Citizens of the USA or Canda and in residence there at the time of application.
- Applicants must hold an offer from NUI Galway;
- Successful candidates will be selected on merit and the strength of the personal statement;
- These scholarships are not eligible to be combined with any other tuition scholarship.
Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarships - India
1. Government of Ireland Scholarships (Value: €23,750)
This scholarship is co-funded by the Irish Government and comprises afull tuition waiver plus a stipend of €10,000 to cover living expenses for one year
Our Government of Ireland Scholarship scheme is aimed at academic programmes that reflect Galway’s key position as a world-leading industrial centre in Bioinnovation and Bioengineering, Medical Device Manufacturing, Software Engineering and Informatics. The scheme offer scholars the opportunity to combine campus-based study with applied and industry-led experiential learning and mentoring. The programmes incorporate a variety of applied learning dimensions in industry sites and/or in world-class research laboratories.
Applications for the scholarship are welcomed from Indian students seeking to enter one of the selected taught Master’s programmes at NUI Galway commencing September 2014.
2. Sir Peter Freyer Special Merit Scholarship (Value: €13,750) in the area of Science, Bioinnovation, and ICT
Peter Freyer graduated from Galway with a degree in Medicine in 1874. He went on to become civil surgeon with the Indian Medical Service, first at Azamgargh in Uttar Pradesh, and later at Moradabad near Delhi. He served with the Indian Medical Service for 20 years and published much of his research in the Indian Medical Journal. He was a famous pioneer in biomedical innovation, and is credited for developing the operation now known as prostatectomy.
Two Freyer Scholarships, comprising a full fee waiver (value: €13,750), are available. These scholarships are aimed at academic programmes in science, bioinnovation, and ICT. Applications for the scholarship are welcomed from Indian students seeking to enter one of the selected taught Master’s programmes at NUI Galway commencing September 2014.
3. Max Arthur Macauliffe Special Merit Scholarship (Valued: €13,750 - €13,250) aimed at programmes in all areas of the NUI Galway curriculum
Max Arthur Macauliffe graduated from Galway with a degree in languages, classics, and history in 1863. He entered the Indian Civil Service in 1862, and went on to hold several senior positions before retiring in 1893. He was a prolific scholar and became immersed in Indian culture, and before long converted to Sikhism. He is renowned for translating Sikh scripture and history into English, for publishing an extensive history of the Sikh religion, and for promoting international awareness of and interest in Punjabi culture in the late 19th century.
Three Macauliffe Scholarships, comprising a full fee waiver (value: €13,750 - €13,250), are available. These scholarships are aimed at academic programmes in all areas of the NUI Galway curriculum. Applications for the scholarship are welcomed from Indian students seeking to enter one of the selected taught Master’s programmes at NUI Galway commencing September 2014.
4. Postgraduate Merit Scholarship (Value: €2,750)
Twenty Postgraduate Merit Scholarships, comprising a partial fee waiver (value: €2,750), are available. These scholarships are aimed at postgraduate programmes in all areas of the NUI Galway curriculum, commencing September 2014.
5. Undergraduate Merit Scholarship (Value: €2,750)
Check website for application details.
NUI Galway College Research Scholarships (Research)
Each of the Colleges of the University offer a number of scholarships each year to students pursuing research degrees. Please refer to the relevant College website for further information.
- College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies
- College of Business, Public Policy, & Law
- College of Engineering & Informatics
- College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences
- College of Science
NUI Galway Hardiman Scholarships (PhD)
The Hardiman Research Scholarships are fully funded for four years, with a stipend of €16,000 p.a. plus fees. The Hardiman Scholarships offer opportunities for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a Structured PhD focused on the five key areas of research in which the University offers leading expertise.
NUI Galway Bioinnovate Fellowships
The NUI Galway Bioinnovate Fellowship programme is a specialist medical device innovation training programme, modelled on the prestigious Stanford BioDesign programme.
Other external funding sources for international students.
This is one of the instruments used by Irish Aid to support capacity development in Ireland's programme countries in Africa and Asia. The FTP involves the award of fellowships to suitably qualified candidates from the target countries to undertake studies usually at postgraduate level in fields such as development studies, rural development, health care and education and other disciplines which are likely to support and enhance the capacity of recipients to contribute to the development effort in their own countries.
Irish Aid’s partner countries are Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Lesotho, Palestine, Timor Leste and Vietnam and Malawi.
For further information on applications and approved courses please contact office icosirl.ie
Research Careers Ireland
Education in Ireland is an Irish government agency responsible for promoting Irish education overseas. The Education in Ireland website lists various funding opportunities for international students studying in Ireland.