Applications are invited for Maynooth University John and Pat Hume Doctoral Awards Scheme for 2020-21 academic year. The scheme is open to both EU and non-EU applicants intending to pursue a full-time PhD at Maynooth University.
This scholarship aims to assist high achieving and highly motivated all students who have been offered an undergraduate and postgraduate programme at a Maynooth University.
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The National University of Ireland, Maynooth is a constituent university of the National University of Ireland in Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland. It is Ireland’s youngest university. In 2016 the university awarded over 40 1st year sports scholarships.
- Application Deadline: Applications will open in mid-January 2020
- Course Level: Awards are available to pursue a doctoral programme.
- Study Subject: Awards are available to pursue any of the courses offered by the university.
- Nationality: International
- Number of Awards: 11 awards are available for the students.
- The award can be taken in Ireland
- Eligible Countries: Applicants of any nationality are eligible for the awards.
- Entrance Requirements: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the opportunity
- Qualifying programmes
- Applicants for MU Doctoral fellowships and MU Doctoral scholarships must intend to pursue a PhD degree (doctoral degree by research) at the University, either registering initially for a research master as the start of a PhD-track programme or registering directly for a PhD programme. Applicants for MU Doctoral studentships must intend to pursue either a doctoral degree by research or a professional doctorate.
- Mode of study Only full-time students are eligible for MU Doctoral fellowships and MU Doctoral scholarships. Both full-time and part-time students are eligible for MU Doctoral studentships.
- Academic qualifications Applicants for MU John and Pat Hume doctoral awards (any type) are required to hold either:
- A first class honours degree; or
- An upper second-class honours primary degree with a first in the proposed discipline (as one subject of double honour primary degree, or as the major or minor subject of a major/minor honours primary degree)
- A first class taught master’s degree (or equivalent)
- An upper second-class taught master’s degree with a first in the thesis; or
- A research master’s degree.
- English Language Requirements: Prospective students subject to English language competency requirements need to ensure that they will meet the applicable criteria on time for their acceptance into doctoral programme however they are not required to upload their TOEFL results with their funding application
How to Apply: The mode of application is online. Applicants must include copies of official diplomas and transcripts for all non-Maynooth University degrees obtained and listed on the application form. For diplomas and transcripts in languages other than English, documents in the original language must be accompanied by an English translation. Originals or certified copies of official diplomas and transcripts will be required from applicants selected for awards. Offers will be conditional on providing originals or certified copies of official diplomas and transcripts. Should an applicant fail to provide these upon request, the award offer will be withdrawn. Incomplete applications not accompanied by two references, supervisor’s statement of support or transcripts as outlined above will be deemed ineligible and will be excluded from the assessment.
- There are three levels of award available. Applicants must indicate which levels of awards they wish to apply for.
|Level of Award||Stipend
expenses per year
University Doctoral €18,000 Scholarship
|€16,000||€2,000||full fees||3 in Arts, Celtic Studies & Philosophy.
2 in Social Sciences.
1 in Science & Engineering.
|Maynooth University Doctoral €10,000 Scholarship||€9,000||€1,000||full fees||1 in Arts, Celtic Studies & Philosophy.
3 in Social Sciences.
6 in Science & Engineering.
1 under the
University Doctoral Fee Waiver Scholarship
|n/a||n/a||full fees||5 in Arts, Celtic Studies & Philosophy.
4 in Social Sciences.