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International Education Scholarships by Government of Ireland 2021


The Higher Education Authority (HEA) is pleased to issue the 2021 Call under the Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships Programme. Under the initiative 60 scholarships will be provided for one year study at Bachelor, Masters 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. 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 may be limited to specified cohorts.


Scholarships will only be approved for programmes that lead to a higher education award that is included in the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) at Levels 8 to 10, which is made by one of the following awarding bodies:

• Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI)

• Technological Universities and Institutes of Technology with delegated

authority to make awards

• Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

• Irish Universities

The following is a list of all institutions eligible under the GOI-IES 2021 programme:

• Athlone Institute of Technology

• College of Computing Technology , Dublin

• Dublin Business School

• Dublin City University

• Dún 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

• Letterkenny Institute of Technology

• Limerick Institute of Technology

• Mary Immaculate College , Limerick

• Maynooth University

• Munster Technological University

• National College of Art and Design , Dublin

• National College of Ireland , Dublin

• National University of Ireland, Galway

• Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

• Technological University Dublin

• Trinity College Dublin

• University College Cork

• University College Dublin

• University of Limerick

• Waterford Institute of Technology


26th March 2021



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