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2014 UCD SPIRe graduate funding opportunities in Politics and International Relations, Ireland

University College Dublin is offering graduate funding opportunities for international students who are registered as UCD SPIRe students over the period of the Scholarship. financial aid positions will be awarded to participate in the UCD SPIRe graduate programme (PhD and Masters) and provide training, experience and mentorship necessary to applicant’s professional development. These Graduate financial aid positions will comprise a tax-free annual stipend of €3,400 payable in ten equal monthly installments. PhD financial aid positions will be awarded for a period of four years and Master opportunities are tenable for one year. The application deadline is 1 July 2014.

Study Subject(s): The studentships are available in the field of politics and international relations at University College Dublin.
Course Level: The studentships are available for pursuing graduate programme (PhD and Masters) at University College Dublin and provide applicants with the training, experience and mentorship necessary to their professional development.
Scholarship Provider: University College Dublin
Award can be taken at: Ireland

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Eligibility:
-financial aid positions will be awarded only to those who are registered as UCD SPIRe students over the period of the Scholarship.
– Applications will be accepted from suitably qualified applicants regardless of nationality or residence. Applicants, however, must make their own visa/consular arrangements to ensure that they are eligible to reside in Ireland for the duration of their studies. Applicants must also evidence capacity to teach at graduate level through the medium of English.
-Applicants are expected to have an excellent undergraduate degree from a highly regarded third level institution and to be qualified for direct admission to the UCD SPIRe graduate programme of their choice. A provisional offer of a Graduate Scholarship may be subject to specified conditions.
-Successful applicants must have applied for admission to a thematic or disciplinary PhD programme of the UCD School of Politics and International Relations or one of its Masters programmes and be formally enrolled by the start of the semester.

Open for International Students: Students from all nationality or residence can apply for these graduate funding opportunities.

Description:  University College DublinThe overall aim of the UCD SPIRe graduate funding opportunities is to attract applicants of the highest academic standards to participate in the UCD SPIRe graduate programme and provide them with the training, experience and mentorship necessary to their professional development.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): In the case of PhD applicants, financial aid positions will normally be awarded for a period of four years, subject to annual review. For Masters applicants, opportunities are tenable for one year and are non-renewable. The support will terminate on any student’s withdrawal from their programme.

What does it cover? Graduate financial aid positions will comprise a tax-free annual stipend of €3,400 payable in ten equal monthly installments plus a fee remission of up to half the scheduled EU fee of the programme to which they are registered.

Selection Criteria: Applications will be evaluated and ranked by a Selection Board according to the following criteria:
-Academic excellence;
-The academic testament of referees;
-Prior experience and formation in chosen field of study, including prior professional experience and training;
-Potential contribution to the School;
-Candidate’s career potential.

Notification: Not known

How to Apply: Applications should be sent to the Undergraduate Administrator, Killian Kelly: killian.kelly-at-ucd.ie.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1st July 2014.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application