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Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships Programme Call 2020


The Higher Education Authority (HEA) is pleased to issue the 2020 Call under the Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships Programme.  Under the initiative 60 scholarships will be provided for one year study at Bachelor, Master or PhD levels to successful candidates who have an offer of a place at an eligible Irish higher education institution.

The offer is open to students from non-EU/EEA countries and is applicable to all fields of study.


The offer is open to students from non-EU/EEA countries and is applicable to all fields of study.


Students who are successful will receive:

  • A €10,000 stipend for one year’s study
  • A full fee waiver of all tuition and other registration costs at the higher education institution

The following is a list of all institutions eligible under the GOI-IES 2020 programme:

  • Athlone Institute of Technology
  • College of Computing Technology , Dublin
  • Cork Institute of Technology
  • Dublin Business School
  • Dublin City University
  • Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology
  • Dundalk Institute of Technology
  • Galway Business School
  • Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
  • Griffith College , Dublin
  • ICD Business School , Dublin
  • Independent College , Dublin
  • Institute of Technology, Carlow
  • Institute of Technology, Sligo
  • Institute of Technology, Tralee
  • Letterkenny Institute of Technology
  • Limerick Institute of Technology
  • Mary Immaculate College , Limerick
  • Maynooth University
  • National College of Art and Design , Dublin
  • National College of Ireland , Dublin
  • National University of Ireland, Galway
  • National University of Ireland, Maynooth
  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • Technological University for Dublin
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • University College Cork
  • University College Dublin
  • University of Limerick
  • Waterford Institute of Technology


  • the final year of an undergraduate programme;
  • one year of a taught master’s 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).

Note: The Scholarship Period is Only 1 Year


  • The HEA is making this document available to applicants submitting an application under the Government of Ireland International Education Scholarship Programme 2020 Call for Applications. The document must not be used for any other purpose.
  • The HEA has taken all reasonable care to ensure that the material set out in this Call for Applications is true and accurate in all material respects as at the time of publication. However, no warranty or representation is given as to the accuracy or completeness of this material.
  • The HEA does not accept any liability or responsibility for the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of the information set out herein.
  • The HEA will not be liable or responsible for any opinion, statement, or conclusion contained in, or any omission from this document or for any other written or oral communication made available during the course of the Call process. No representation or warranty is made in respect of such statements, opinions or conclusions.
  • The HEA reserves the right to amend these documents and any information contained herein at any time by notice in writing to the applicants.
  • None of the information set out herein will constitute an agreement, or part of an agreement, or an offer to enter an agreement, between the HEA and any HEI. Nothing in these documents is, nor shall be relied upon as, a promise or representation as to the HEA’s ultimate decision in relation to the approval of scholarships.
  • The HEA reserves the right to take such steps as it considers appropriate, including but not limited to: changing the basis of, or the procedures (including the timetable) relating to the Call process; rejecting any, or all, of the proposals; abandoning the competition (or any part of it) at any time prior to the formal approval of scholarships.
  • No legal relationship or other obligation shall arise between any HEI and the HEA until a scholarship approval has been made by the HEA and accepted by the HEI.
  • Under no circumstances will the HEA be liable for any costs, charges or expenses incurred by applicants as a result of participating in this Call process, however, caused. Any costs associated with the submission of a proposal are the sole responsibility of the candidate and will not be reimbursed.
  • Payment of the scholarship fund is wholly subject to the continued receipt of funding by the Department of Education and Skills. In the event of such funding being reduced or discontinued neither the Department of Education and Skills nor the Higher Education Authority will be under any liability to provide funding or to compensate a scholar for any reduction or cessation of funding.


(1) The Call for Applications will issue 10 February 2020 and the centralized application system – link. is now live and accepting applications.

(2) The closing date for receipt of applications is 5 pm on Friday 27 March 2020 (Irish Time). Late applications will not be accepted.

(3) The application should be submitted via this link.

(4) Any questions regarding the call for applications should be submitted to no later than 27 March 2020. Telephone queries cannot be accommodated. (5) The HEA will advise the applicants and the HEIs of the outcome of the evaluation process by 1 June 2020.


The deadline for the submission of applications is 5pm (Irish Time) 27 March 2020.






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