UCD welcomes applications for North-South Graduate Scholarships
Applications are currently welcome from students in Northern Ireland interested in graduate studies who want to apply for the North-South postgraduate scholarship call. Worth €15,000, scholarships fund students in Northern Ireland to undertake graduate study (Masters or PhD) here and vice versa. For some of the scholarships there is no requirement to have been born on the island of Ireland, only to be educated in a Northern Irish University.
The deadline for applications for these scholarships is May 3, 2018.
The aim of the North/South Scholarship scheme is to encourage outstanding students from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to cross the border to undertake postgraduate study and experience life in the other Irish jurisdiction. Each year, Universities Ireland offers four scholarships, each worth €15,000.
Universities Ireland was founded in 2003 by the nine university presidents on the island of Ireland to promote and develop cooperation between their institutions (the Open University in Ireland became its 10th member in 2011). Since its founding, UI has engaged in a wide range of activities of mutual interest and benefit including work on the promotion of Irish universities abroad; awarding of joint degrees and transfer arrangements between universities; and higher education policy.
Universities Ireland brings together at the highest level the academic and administrative leaders of all the universities on the island. They have themselves identified the need for an all-island structure through which they can cooperate on issues of higher education policy and also to act together to influence change such as supporting peace and reconciliation through e.g., the Universities Ireland Historians Group, or by collectively supporting placements in Ireland for international scholars at risk. The Universities Ireland scholarships and bursaries programmes support post-graduate mobility and shared academic exchange on an all-island basis.