NUI Galway is a popular choice for Indian students pursuing postgraduate degree programmes in Ireland. There is a vibrant community of research students from India currently pursuing PhD and Postdoctorate programmes in the Life Sciences, based in our research institutes as well as those pursuing Taught Masters degree programmes in Business, IT and Pharmacology.
Ireland and India
Ireland and India were historically based on a shared colonial history within the British Empire. Today, educational and economic links play just as important role in relations between the two countries.
NUI Galway currently hosts a vibrant community of Indian students, mainly studying at Postgraduate level in areas such as Engineering and Biomedical Sciences.
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Ireland and India
The long established links between Ireland and India are based on a shared colonial history within the British Empire. Today, educational and economic links play just as important role in relations between the two countries.
NUI Galway currently hosts a vibrant community of Indian students, mainly studying at Postgraduate level in areas such as Engineering and Biomedical Sciences. In recent years, NUI Galway-India research relations have been further strengthened by the signing of agreements between the Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB)at NUI Galway and four Indian institutions, all four of which are instrumental in supporting the medical device and biotechnology sectors in India.
The NFB now collaborates with colleagues in:
- The Materials Research Centre at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
- Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
- Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi
- Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Science and Technology, Trivandrum
The four institutes are part of the ‘Institutes of National Importance’ (INI), a status conferred by an act of Indian parliament to higher education institutes which ‘serve as pivotal players in developing highly skilled personnel within the specified region of the country/state’.
INIs receive special funding and recognition and the Indian government has awarded this status to just 39 institutions. The exchange will develop stronger links with the international community and will result in the recruitment of high calibre students, as INIs get India’s top graduates. The collaboration will also enable the leveraging of research funding through Indian funders and the involvement of the NFB will aid in creating the critical mass of biomaterials translation in Ireland.
ScholarshipsNational University of Ireland, Galway have an extensive range of scholarships to offer students from India. See the scholarships tab for details!
Graduate (Postgraduate) Studies
There are two types of graduate (postgraduate) degree programmes offered in Ireland
- Taught-based postgraduate programmes (Master’s). Taught Master’s programmes usually take 1 or 2 years to complete and consist mainly of classes, seminars and coursework, as well as minor research project and dissertation. Please refer to the postgraduate section of the website for a full list of programmes.
- Research-based programmes (Master’s or PhD). Research Master’s programmes normally take two years while PhD programmes normally last 4 years and involve working alone or as part of a small research group on a specified research project under faculty supervision. In addition, research students are increasingly required to take formal classes in research skills etc., alongside their research.
Please refer to the Postgraduate Studies section of the website for further information on how to apply.
Postgraduate Entry Requirements - India
Entry requirements for postgraduate programmes may vary, however a First Class Honours Bachelor degree, usually of 4 years duration, from a recognised Indian university is normally acceptable.
Certain programmes may have additional entry requirements, including for example, a degree with a particular concentration.
In addition, students from India must also meet the University’s English language requirements.
NUI Galway of Ireland, Galway Scholarship Schemes for India 2015-2016
National University of Ireland, Galway is one of Ireland’s oldest universities, and enjoys a 160-year history of comprehensive and globally connected education. We are the country's premier university in the fields of Biomedical Science/Innovation, Software Engineering and Informatics, Human Rights, Arts and Theatre, and Applied Social Sciences. We are delighted to announce the launch of our India specific Scholarship Schemes for 2015/2016.
Last year, NUI Galway awarded students from India a diverse range of scholarships. Given the high calibre of applications received we are now extending our scholarship offerings. We look forward to welcoming students from all over India to our friendly and historic Galway campus.
1. 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 2015.
2. 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 2015.
3. 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 2015.
4. Undergraduate Merit Scholarship (Value: €2,750)
Thirty Undergraduate Merit Scholarships, comprising a partial fee waiver (value: €2,750), are available. These scholarships are aimed at undergraduate programmes in all areas of the NUI Galway curriculum commencing September 2014.
Applications for Postgraduate and Undergraduate Merit Scholarships are welcome from Indian students seeking to enter one of the relevant programmes at NUI Galway, commencing September 2014.
5. 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. NUI Galway have participated in the scheme in previous years and hope to do so again for the September 2015 intake. Further information will follow.
Sir Peter Freyer Special Merit Scholarship
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National University of Ireland, Galway
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International (Non-EU) 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 merit based scholarships to eligible students from a number of priority countries, including Canada, China, India and the United States.
The NUI Galway contact for India is Johanna Walsh. Johanna is delighted to assist you with any queries you may have about studying at NUI Galway:
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