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Scholarships for International Education from the Irish Government in 2022

 The Higher Education Authority (HEA) is pleased to announce the Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships Programme Call for 2022.


Successful candidates who have been offered a place at an appropriate Irish higher education institution will be awarded 60 scholarships for one year of study at Bachelor, Masters, or PhD levels under the program.


Students from non-EU/EEA countries are eligible for the offer, which is relevant to all disciplines of study.


Ireland is the host country for this scholarship.

Studying in Europe is a great way to broaden your horizons.

Undergraduate Scholarships | Postgraduate Scholarships | Masters Scholarships | PhD Scholarships are the several types of scholarships available.

All countries are eligible to participate.

€10,000 in prize money

The deadline for submissions is March 25, 2022.

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Scholarship Details 

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) administers the scholarship program on behalf of the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation, and Science.


The HEA will award a set number of scholarships under the plan to successful applicants after a competitive procedure based on an annual request for proposals from individual applicants. High-achieving students from non-EU/EEA countries will be awarded Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships to study full-time in Ireland for a year.


The following are the terms and conditions that will apply:

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The HEA will award a scholarship fund to the student (through the HEI that the student is attending) amounting to €10,000 for one study year. This fund is directed at covering student costs and living expenses.

The scholarship may be for:

the final year of an undergraduate programme;

one year of a taught master’s degree programme or;

one year of a research programme (e.g. one year of a 2-year research masters or a 3-4-year PhD programme).


Scholarship Requirements:

Eligible students are invited to submit applications to the HEA via the official online application process at this link.

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A marking system (total 100 marks) is part of the call with the relevant scores shown in brackets after the key selection criteria.


The applications must cover the following, as requested in the online application tool: 


Academic qualifications, achievements and/or work experience (40 marks) 

Personal Statement (refer to the Candidate profile).

Applicants will be required to demonstrate:

the benefit of becoming a GOI-IES Scholar; to themselves (personally and professionally), to Ireland, as well as their country of origin. (15 marks);

how they will extend themselves beyond their project/studies to become actively involved in Irish society in order to maximize their academic/cultural exchange experience and to raise awareness of the GOI-IES scheme in Ireland and beyond (15 marks);


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the extent to which they have a long-term interest in Ireland and how they will promote links with Ireland during their time as Scholars and also after as Alumni (15 marks).

Two references uploaded via the online application portal (please note that the HEA is not able to accept references submitted via email or other sources outside of the online application portal) (15 marks)


Scholarship Duration and Reward

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


Method of Application

The Call for Applications will issue 26 November 2021 and the centralised application system can be accessed at the following link.


The closing date for receipt of applicationsis 5pm on Friday 25 March 2022 (Irish Time). Late applications will not be accepted.


The application should be submitted via this link.


Any questions regarding the call for applications should be submitted to GOI-IES@hea.ie no later than 25 March 2022. Telephone queries cannot be accommodated.


The HEA will advise the applicants and the HEIs of the outcome of the evaluation process by 1 June 2022.

Deadline: March 25, 2022

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