India

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.

 

Forthcoming Events

NUI Galway is pleased to announce its participation in the forthcoming Education in Ireland fairs in India. An NUI Galway representative will attend the following events:

 

Date

City

Event

Venue

Time

Saturday 8th February 2014

Chennai

Education Fair

Taj Coromandel

10:00 - 16:00

Sunday 9th February 2014

Bangalore

Education Fair

Taj Vivanta

11.00 - 17:00  

Saturday 15th February 2014

Pune

Education Fair

Marriott TBC

10:00 - 16:00

 Sunday 16th February 2014

 Delhi

 Education Fair

 The Lalit

11:00 - 17:00

 

 

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Ireland and India

India BrochureThe 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.

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Scholarships

National University of Ireland, Galway will have a range of scholarships to offer students from India.  Details to follow in early February 2014.

 

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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 2014-2015

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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 2014/2015.

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. 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)

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.

NUI Galway and India

NUI Galway currently hosts a vibrant community of Indian students, mainly studying at Postgraduate level in areas such as Engineering and Biomedical Sciences. NUI Galway has participated in a high level of both faculty and student exchange with over 20 Indian partner institutions. NUI Galway-India research relations have most recently been further strengthened by the signing of agreements between the Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB) at NUI Galway and four Indian institutions:

  • 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

Academic Strengths and Industry Links

As mentioned above, NUI Galway has established a world class reputation in Biomedical Science/Innovation and Software Engineering/Informatics. These two subject areas are also reflected in the Galway region more generally. For example:

  • Eight of the world’s 10 largest medical device companies are located in Ireland, with Europe’s premier cluster of device companies based in the Galway region. In fact, 80% of global stent production is carried out by companies based in the Galway region. Examples of significant medical device companies with sustained operations in Galway include 4tech Cardio, Anecto, Apica, Boston Scientific, Cappella Medical, Creganna, Crospon, Embricon, Lake Region Medical, Medtronic, neoSurgical, Neuravi, Novate Medical, Pointec Medical, SyncroPhi Systems, Veryan Endovascular, Veryan Medical, and Vivasure
  • Galway is also home to several major international ICT and software firms, such as AvayaCisco Systems Electronic Arts (a.k.a., EA Sports), Hewlett Packard, SAP, Siebel Systems, Storm Technology

 

Government of Ireland and Sir Peter Freyer Special Merit Scholarship

Eligibility and How To Apply

Applications for the above scholarships are welcomed from Indian students* who have been offered a place on one of the following taught Master’s programmes at NUI Galway, commencing September 2014:

Scholarship applicants are assessed based on academic merit. See the Special Merit Scholarship Application Procedure Below:

 

Max Arthur Macauliffe Scholarship

Eligibility and How to Apply

Applications for the above scholarship are welcomed from Indian students who have been offered a place on one our taught Master’s programmes in all areas of the NUI Galway Curriculum, commencing September 2014.  See the Special Merit Scholarship Application Procedure below:

 

Special Merit Scholarship Application Procedure - Competition Opens from 3rd March 2014 and you must be in receipt of an offer from NUI Galway to apply:

Scholarship applicants are assessed based on academic merit. In addition, applicants will submit a personal statement (MS Word, 2,000 words maximum) covering the following points:

  • The applicant’s interest in studying in Ireland
  • How the applicant foresees their relationship with Ireland developing in the future
  • How the applicant will promote links with Ireland, both during their scholarship tenure and as alumni.
StageActionClosing Date
1 Application for Admission to NUI Galway Applicant applies for admission to one or more eligible programmes (listed above) via www.pac.ie.  You must be accepted onto a Taught Masters Programme in order to apply for a Scholarship. 30 April 2014
2 Scholarship Application

Applicant submits a Personal Statement to the International Affairs Office, NUI Galway. You must ensure to include the title of the scholarship scheme your are applying for in the subject of your e-mail and also your PAC application number (for example - Government of Ireland Scholarship, PAC application no. 14000000).  You should submit your scholarship application to international@nuigalway.ie and please also c.c. your e-mail to johanna.walsh@nuigalway.ie

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.

30 April 2014
3 Scholarship Award Notification Successful scholarship applicants are notified by NUI Galway by 7 June 2014. 7 June 2014

 

Terms and Conditions:

 If you are successful in securing your scholarship; you have 30 days from the date you receive confirmation of the scholarship offer; within which to accept the scholarship; once the period of time has elapsed the scholarship will be re-allocated.

  • Applicants must be categorised as non-EU for tuition fee purposes
  • Applicants should be Indian Citizens and residing in India at the time of application.
  • Applicants must hold an offer from NUI Galway;
  • Successful candidates will be selected on merit;
  • These scholarships are not eligible to be combined with any other tuition scholarship.

 

Postgraduate Merit Scholarships

 

Eligibility and How to Apply

Competition opens from 3rd March 2014 and you must be in reciept of an offer from NUI Galway to apply - applicant applies via www.pac.ie

Once you have received your offer you should then indicate you interest in applying for the Postgraduate Merit Scholarship by e-mailing johanna.walsh@nuigalway.ie.

Scholarships applicants are assessed based on academic merit.

 

Undergraduate Merit Scholarships

 

Eligibility and How to Apply

Competition opens from 3rd March 2014 and you must be in reciept of an offer from NUI Galway to apply .

Undergraduate Applications are submitted to the International Office and the letter of acceptance is issued by the International Office.

Once you have received your offer you should then indicate you interest in applying for the Undergraduate Merit Scholarship by e-mailing johanna.walsh@nuigalway.ie

Scholarships applicants are assessed based on academic merit.

Terms and Conditions

If you are successful in securing your scholarship; you have 30 days from the date you receive confirmation of the scholarship offer; within which to accept the scholarship; once the period of time has elapsed the scholarship will be re-allocated.

  • Applicants must be categorised as non-EU for tuition fee purposes
  • Applicants should be Indian Citizens and residing in India at the time of application.
  • Applicants must hold an offer from NUI Galway;
  • Successful candidates will be selected on merit;
  • These scholarships are not eligible to be combined with any other tuition scholarship.

 

 

 

 

Further Information

Johanna Walsh

International Affairs Office

National University of Ireland, Galway

t: + 353 91 495277

e: johanna.walsh@nuigalway.ie

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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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Johanna Walsh

International Affairs Office

NUI Galway

7 Distillery Road

Galway

Ireland

t: + 353 91 494318

e: johanna.walsh@nuigalway.ie

 

 

For further information about NUI Galway, please contact the International Affairs Office.

International Affairs Office
7 Distillery Road
NUI Galway
Galway
IRELAND

t: +353 (0)91 49 5277
f: + 353 (0)91 495551
e: international@nuigalway.ie

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