SPIRe PhD Graduate Scholarship 


UCD SPIRe is currently reviewing our Schloarships for the year ahead. This page will be updated with further information along with on opening/closing date for applications in due course

Below you can read infromation about our previous Scholarships. This is subject to change.


The SPIRe PhD Graduate Scholarship:

  • Is open to EU and Non-EU PhD students
  • Comprises a full fee remission of the scheduled EU fee of the programme to which they are registered
  • Plus a tax-free annual stipend of €575, payable in eight equal monthly instalments

All students are liable for the Student Centre Levy and for the tuition fees not covered by the scholarship.

In the case of PhD applicants, scholarships will normally be awarded for a period of one year in the first instance, normally renewable for up to four years, subject to annual review.

All students in receipt of a Scholarship are given the opportunity to develop the practical application of their academic skills by ongoing training and experience of undergraduate tutorial teaching, assessment and pedagogical development. This process is a core component of this scholarship programme and it also ensures that our undergraduate students benefit from the expertise and knowledge of high performing graduate students. As with the formal taught component of the student's graduate programme, this is a required element. 

For PhD students, it will amount to 6 hours per week of professional training during each of the two 12-week teaching semesters, including up to 42 hours per semester of mentored undergraduate teaching.

Note that PhD candidates must: