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New PhD Bursaries for EU Applicants at DCU’s Institute of Education in Ireland, 2017

DCU’s Institute of Education is pleased to offer six new PhD bursaries for part-time studies with fees waived for the five years of their studies. This bursary is open to EU citizens only.

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Course Level: Bursaries are available to pursue PhD programme.

Study Subject: Please contact the relevant Head of School by email for guidance on potential supervisor/s currently researching within the disciplinary area of your proposed research study:

School of Arts Education & Movement, School of Human Development , School of Inclusive and Special Education, School of Language, Literacy & Early Childhood Education, School of Policy & Practice and School of STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies.

Award: This bursary will cover fees for part-time PhD study (up to a maximum of 5 years) and is open to applicants who register in Year 1 of part-time PhD studies in the DCU Institute of Education in September/October 2017.

Number of Awards:  A total of 6 bursaries will be offered, one Bursary for each School of the Institute of Education.

The award can be taken in Ireland

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

  • Applicants are required to meet the PhD/ PhD-track entry requirements, as follows:
    • PhD: Applicants must hold a Master’s degree by research within the disciplinary area of Education or a cognate discipline in order to apply for direct entry to the PhD register.  Or,
  • PhD-track: Applicants must hold a taught Master’s degree with first- or second-class honours, or hold a primary degree with first- or second-class honours, grade one, within the disciplinary area of Education or a cognate discipline in order to be considered for entry to the PhD-track register.
  • Applicants must have the support of academic supervisor/s from one of the Schools in DCU Institute of Education, and of the relevant Head of School.
  • If non-native English speaker, applicants must present evidence of having the required standard of English Language competency, as specified here: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/english.shtml
  • Successful applicants must register with DCU Institute of Education as a Year 1 PhD student (part-time) for the academic session 2017/2018.

Nationality: This bursary is open to EU citizens only. The EU countries are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must hold a taught Master’s degree with first- or second-class honours, or hold a primary degree with first- or second-class honours, grade one, within the disciplinary area of Education or a cognate discipline in order to be considered for entry to the PhD-track register.

English Language Requirements: If non-native English speaker, applicants must present evidence of having the required standard of English Language competency.

Scholarships in Ireland

How to Apply: Applications must be submitted electronically as a single PDF with filename: surname_firstname_DCUIoE_2017.pdf to the Chair of Postgraduate Studies by Research, Dr.ZitaLysaght, by email on zita.lysaght-at-dcu.ie.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Deadline for receipt of applications is June 30, 2017.

Scholarship Link