Find out more about the different scholarships and bursaries available to students.
Attending university is a rite of passage everyone should have. But if you feel you may not be able to afford the costs, don’t worry – there are scholarships right here in Ireland that are available for students and researchers.
All Ireland Scholarships
This scholarship awards aid to around 100 students a year from all counties across Ireland. To be eligible, you simply need to attend a non-fee paying secondary school. The scholarship is awarded to the 100 students with the top scores on the Leaving Certificate.
A minimum of two scholarships are awarded to each of the 26 counties. It remains in use through your education at a university or regional technical college, but is under the discretion of which courses you select. The scholarship is worth €6,750 per year. For more information about the All Ireland Scholarships, visit their website here.
John and Pat Hume Research Scholarships
For PhD students, the John and Pat Hume Research Scholarships provide funding for thirty students beginning their PhD work at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth in autumn of this year. The scholarship is not limited to one academic area of study as it is available across all disciplines at the university. In total, the scholarship covers €5000 per year for four years of PhD studies as well as fees support.
To find out about this scholarship, check out the website here.
This scholarship programme is open to all Leaving Certificate students in the Republic of Ireland who have an interest in a career in taxation. The Irish Taxation Institute sponsors the student through third-level education and afterwards through the AITI taxation programme, qualifying the student to become a professional tax adviser.
For the 2013/14 academic year at least eight bursaries are being made available for students who intend completing a third level course in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) field and are attending DEIS (Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools) (DEIS) secondary schools. Applications are necessary for the Ernest Walton (STEM) bursary. Apply here. The closing date for receipt of these applications is Friday, 2nd August 2013.
For first year students with over 560 points in the Leaving Cert, you may be eligible for a book allowance of €300. If you are a student of limited means, you may be entitled to free evening meals; you can download an application here.