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Scholarships and Funding - A brief guide for international students

*** Please note that ICOS is unable to provide scholarship funding or specialist advice on applying for scholarships.


Are there any scholarships or funding available for international students wishing to study in Ireland?

Education in Ireland provides a guide to scholarships and other possible funding opportunities for international students.

As Ireland is a member of several international exchange scholarship schemes, you can also contact the Department of Education in your home country to ask if there are any scholarships for which you might be eligible to apply.

Some Irish universities and Institutes of Technology offer a limited number of partial scholarship schemes. Usually you can only apply for such scholarships after the university/institute has offered you a place. You should contact the International Office at an institution directly for more information about this possibility.

Another website to check is Scholarship Times.


Are there any scholarships or funding available specifically for applicants from the Global South?

Students from the Global South should also consult Scholarships 4 Development and the listing provided by Kimmage Development Studies Centre (KDSC).

The Government of Ireland provides scholarships to support its established development partnerships through Irish Aid. These are explained below.


Am I eligible to apply for an Irish Aid Fellowship?

ICOS plays a role in managing Irish Aid Fellowships on behalf of Ireland's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, but is not a funding body itself. Irish Aid Fellowships are targeted only at countries in which Ireland has established development cooperation programmes and are not open to applicants from other countries. ยป Read more on Irish Aid Fellowships


Last updated: January 2016