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Government of Ireland Scholarships


Ireland is one of the most globalised nations in the world.  We are a high-technology, trading economy which is home to many of the world’s leading companies in the areas of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, financial services, ICT and the internet.  Ireland receives more US investment than the BRIC counties combined.  We’re a small country, but we’re a global people – over 80 million people worldwide claim Irish descent.  Our culture is a global phenomenon – from our four Nobel prize winners in literature to world-beating musicians such as U2 to our renowned Riverdance.  We have transformed our economy through investment in science, and we’re now a global player in R&D.  We also have a long-standing and deep commitment to international development, and fighting poverty and hunger worldwide. 

That’s why we value individuals with a global perspective.  Ireland’s higher education system has one of the strongest reputations in Europe for producing highly employable graduates.  The Irish Government wants to provide the opportunity to talented international students to study in Ireland and take a crucial step in advancing their career.  

The Government of Ireland International Scholarships are targeted at international students who have the potential to be future leaders in their field and who are committed to making a difference in the world.  The programme supports one year’s study by talented international students at Irish higher education institutions. 

The programme is managed by Ireland’s Higher Education Authority

To apply for a Government of Ireland scholarship please contact the international office of the college or university you are interested in attending.