UCC Department of Government PhD Studentship for EU and Non-EU Students in Ireland, 2017/2018

Applications are invited for UCC Department of Government PhD Studentship for the year 2017-2018. The Studentship is open to both EU and non-EU applicants.

The aim of the Studentship is to attract PhD students with outstanding academic promise in any area of government and political science and to provide them with supervised training and teaching opportunities that will contribute to their professional development.

The Department of Government provides an energetic and supportive learning environment for students seeking a career in politics, governance and industry and for professionals wishing to update their knowledge and improve their governing skills.

Course Level: Studentships are available to pursue PhD programme.

Study Subject: The Department of Government’s research and teaching encompasses the full breadth of the discipline of political science, including Irish politics; comparative politics; political theory; public policy/public administration; the European Union; and international politics.

Scholarship Award: It will ordinarily cover PhD fees up to the EU fee level (currently set at €5770 per annum). The scholarship will take the form of fee waivers (which are tax-free). Dependent on resources and applicants, the Department of Government will consider whether it can make additional funding available (including up to the non-EU fee level of €11,540 per annum for international students).

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in Ireland

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship.

  • The Studentship is open to both EU and non-EU applicants. It will ordinarily cover PhD fees up to the EU fee level (currently set at €5770 per annum). The scholarship will take the form of fee waivers (which are tax-free). Dependent on resources and applicants, the Department of Government will consider whether it can make additional funding available (including up to the non-EU fee level of €11,540 per annum for international students). This scholarship is only open to new applicants and not to existing PhD students of the Department of Government.

Nationality: The Studentship is open to both EU and non-EU applicants.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have their previous degree.

English language Requirements: All applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency. English language tests must be undertaken no more than two years prior to commencement of a programme.

The following approved English language qualifications are currently accepted at UCC:

  • IELTS Minimum Requirements
  • TOEFL Minimum Requirements
  • Cambridge Proficiency Exam
  • Cambridge Advanced Exam
  • Pearson PTE

How to Apply: In order to be considered for a Studentship, applicants must submit a formal application to study for a PhD in Government via PAC, a central processing point for all applications to read for higher degrees at Irish universities. Further details about the PhD Government programme, including application procedures, may be found on the PhD page of the Government Department website. In addition to this material, PhD applicants who wish to be considered for a Studentship must also submit a 1-2 page formal application letter summarizing their research and teaching interests and explaining why they believe they should be considered for a PhD Government Studentship. Applicants should outline any teaching, tutorial and dissertation support experience they have and subject areas in which they would be able to teach. Letters should be sent in the form of an email to the Director of the PhD in Government programme, Dr. Laurence Davis (l.davis-at-ucc.ie), to be received no later than 5 pm on Friday 21 April 2017. Informal queries are also very welcome, and may be directed to Dr. Davis via email. Potential applicants are encouraged to discuss possible applications with staff members whose research is most relevant to their areas of interest.

Application Deadline:  Scholarship application deadline is April 21, 2017.

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