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.


Name of Scholarship Value of Award How Many Eligibility Deadline

Undergraduate Scholarships   

Undergraduate Merit Scholarships
 €2,750  30     Prospective Undergraduate students  1st May 
Postgraduate Scholarships 
Postgraduate Merit Scholarships €2,750 20 Prospective Postgraduate Masters students 30th April 
NUI Galway Bioinnovate Fellowships See page for more information See page for more information See page for more information See page for more information
Max Arthur Macauliffe Special Merit Scholarship Full Tuition Fees 3 Prospective Postgraduate Masters students from India 26th June 
Sir Peter Freyer Special Merit Scholarship Full Tuition Fees 2

Prospective Postgraduate Masters students from India in the following programmes:

MSc Biotechnology

MSc Biomedical Science

MSc Neuropharmacology

MSc Regenerative Medicine

MSc Software Design & Development

MSc Biomedical Engineering 

MSc Computer Science – Data Analytics 

26th June 
Government of Ireland Scholarship - Brazil Full Tuition Fees plus €7,500 to cover living expenses for one year 1

All Programmes

Please click on this link‌‌ GOI Brazil 2015 for further information about the scholarships and details about how to apply.

20th July
Research Scholarships  
NUI Galway Hardiman Scholarships (PhD) Allowance of €16,000 per year  plus fees See Page Prospective Research students 11th February

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.



Other external funding sources for international students.

The Gilman Scholarship Programme

Irish Fulbright Commission

The George J. Mitchell Scholarships

The Paras Education foundation (TPEF)

European Union

The Wellcome Trust

Irish Research Council

The Health Research Board

International Scholarship Resources

Open Society Foundations

Irish Aid Fellowship Training Programme

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

China Scholarship Council (CSC)
The General Sir John Monash Awards(Australia)

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.