How to Get Scholarships to Study in Ireland – Eligibility, How to Avail
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO STUDY IN IRELAND
Being part of the European Union, Ireland uses Euro as its currency. The high exchange rate and subsequently high education and living costs can be discouraging for many. Even though most study abroad consultants in Lucknow consider Ireland relatively affordable, a little financial help might go a long way. Fortunately, Ireland has several scholarships on offer that range from full tuition rebate plus monthly stipend to waiver of a part of the tuition fees. These scholarships don’t necessarily require a different application as the committee considers every qualified student as an applicant. Usually, a high academic score, relevant work experience, volunteering, quality essays, and extra-curricular profile are taken into account when shortlisting candidates for these scholarships.
The breakdown of the total yearly expenditure is as follows. The IELTS exam fee is INR 12650. Visa fees and airfare add up to INR 40000. The average tuition fees of Irish universities is INR 1275000 and living costs are INR 850000. Ireland allows international students to work for up to 20 hours per week during semesters and up to 40 hours per week during holidays. Assuming the student finds suitable employment, he/she can earn around INR 550000 over the year. If we subtract this from the total, the expenditure of an ideal candidate would round off to around INR 1630000.
The scholarships available in Ireland are vast and encompass several categories of students. The Irish government, higher education institutions, and other private organizations provide meritorious and needy students with financial aids and grants. The eligibility criteria is variable but generally focuses on the above given fields. Applying without taking appropriate advice might backfire so it is better to talk to your study abroad consultant in Jaipur about it.
THE GOVERNMENT OF IRELAND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship entails a full fee waiver in addition to a yearly stipend. It is applicable in all higher education institutions in Ireland. It takes into account all the academic achievements and qualifications of the candidate.
V.V. GIRI GLOBAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is applicable in University College Dublin for all qualified students. It covers the entire tuition amount over the study period. It is based entirely on merit and only the best students usually end up with this generous grant.
GLOBAL EXCELLENCE GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
This too is applicable in University College Dublin but only for graduate students. Again based on merit accrued during the Bachelor’s, this scholarship allows deserving students to pursue a master’s course without worrying about money.
MAX ARTHUR MACAULIFFE SPECIAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship grants a 100 tuition fee waiver in the National University of Ireland, Galway. It is purely merit based only awarded to the best incoming students.
QUERCUS TAUGHT MASTERS ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP
This University College, Cork scholarship admits the top students with a 50% tuition fee waiver making their pathway to a global career easier.
SIR PETER FREYER SPECIAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP
Another popular scholarship at the National University of Ireland Galway that guarantees a free ride through college for meritorious students.
Many more scholarships are available, details of which can be found on their respective websites.