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UCD School of Education Ad Astra PhD Scholarship for International Students in Ireland, 2020

The UCD School of Education is attracting excellent aspirants towards Ad Astra PhD Scholarship for the academic year 2020-2021. The funding program is awarded to both domestic and international students.

The funding provides a full-time position for the three-year duration of the PhD program covering full tuition fees, a stipend and a research fund to work at the UCD School of Education.

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A golden chance for international students to study in Ireland.

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Founded in 1854, University College Dublin is a research university and known as the second-highest ranked Irish university. The university is a leader in education, serving over 100 years for the wider education community in Ireland.

Why at University College Dublin? UCD has a good reputation for its teaching and research facilities. It provides a variety of degree level courses for its participants and also gives them complete support in reaching their career goals.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2020

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: UCD School of Education
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Stipend of €18,000+  allowance of €4,000
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: Not Known
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in Ireland


  • Eligible Countries: Applications are accepted from candidates from Ireland, the EU and worldwide.
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: Scholarship is awarded to undertake a research project exploring children’s voice, agency and citizenship practices.
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, applicants must have to meet the following criteria:
  • An academic background in Education and/or Children and Youth Studies.
  • High honours in an appropriate Master’s degree.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: In order to eligible for the scholarship, applicants first need to take admission in a PhD degree program at the university. After getting enrolled, all candidates must have to submit their applications via email to [email protected]
  • Supporting Documents: Applicants must provide diploma, transcripts of academic records (undergraduate and postgraduates, CV and a supporting statement of no more than two pages (font size 12) and two letters of recommendation with their application.
  • Admission Requirements: To study at University College Dublin, students will need to meet the academic entry requirements for their course.
  • Language Requirement:  All candidates will be expected to demonstrate Proof of English proficiency (IELTS of 7 total score, with no band below 6.5, or alternatively a masters’ degree graded at 2:1 or above, written in English and obtained from an English speaking institution in an English speaking country, within the past 3-years from date of application).


The scholarship provided full funding for tuition fees: a stipend of €18,000 per annum to assist with living expenses and a research allowance of €4,000.

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