Application opens for the 2024 Government of Ireland International Education Scholarship (GOI-IES) programme 

The Government of Ireland International Education Scholarship (GOI-IES) programme supports high-calibre foreign students who seek to study at master’s or PhD level in Ireland.The programme is funded by the Government of Ireland in partnership with Irish higher education institutions and managed by the Higher Education Authority. Under the scheme, 60 scholarships are offered each year for one year of full-time study at master’s or PhD level. The programme is open to candidates studying in any field.


  • In order to be eligible for a Government of Ireland International Education Scholarship, applicants must have a domiciliary of origin outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland/ United Kingdom.
  • Candidates will need to apply for admission to a relevant master’s or PhD programme offered by an eligible higher education institution as per that institution’s admission procedures.
  • Applicants must have a conditional or final offer of admission to that higher education institution at the time of application and will be required to submit a copy of same.
  • The offer letter must confirm that the student has been offered a place on a full-time programme as an international fee-paying student. In the context of the continued aggression of Russia in Ukraine, Russian and Belarussian nationals are not eligible to apply.


  • A Government of Ireland International Education Scholarship consists of a stipend amounting to €10,000 for one year of full-time study at master’s or PhD level. 
  • The awardees’ host higher education institutions are required to give a full fee waiver to the awardees for the year of their scholarship.
  • Successful scholars will be expected to commence their studies in either September or October 2024.

How to apply

  • Potential applicants should read the call documentation carefully to ascertain whether they are eligible to apply.
  • An indicative version of the application form is provided for information purposes only.
  • Applications must be submitted via the online portal.
  • All applications require two references to be uploaded via the online portal.
  • It is recommended that candidates submit their applications well before the deadline, to avoid technical issues due to heavy server traffic on the respective day.
  • Applications cannot be submitted once the deadline has passed. No alterations can be made to an application once it has been submitted.

Key dates

Application deadline5pm (Irish time) 13 March 2024
Call outcomeLate May or early June 2024

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships Programme (GOI-IES)

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