Scholarship Overview

The Maynooth University has open a fully-funded Doctoral Scholarship for students who will like to undertake any full-time research degree. The scholarship will be awarded to students who will be undertaking a full-time research degree pogramme starting October, 2022 or new students who will be deemed qualified and have a relevant first class or 2.1 honours in their primary degree, or have a relevant Masters degree.

The scholarship provides an award of approximately €6,200 per annum to cover tuition fees and a fixed maintenance award of €10,000 [or €16,000] per annum.

The host institution(s) for this scholarship is Maynooth University, Ireland.

The Level(s)/Field(s) of study are:

  • Any full-time research degree pogramme at the Maynooth University.

Students who will be offered this scholarship are entitled to:

  • Full annual tuition fees support (approximately €6,200 per annum)
  • A fixed maintenance award of €10,000 [or €16,000] per annum.


  • Applicants must be Ireland Students.
  • Eligible programmes are full-time research degrees in any subject offered by the university.
  • Applicants must have a relevant first-class or 2.1 honor in their primary degree or have a relevant master’s degree.
  • There will be participation in Departmental activities as part of this scholarship with a requirement to undertake teaching support duties for up to 240 hours per year, with generally not more than 4 hours in any one week. These activities will be carried out under the direction of the Head of Department, or a member of staff nominated by the Head. 

Application Instructions

  • Applicants should first apply for a research degree programme at the Maynooth University - Apply
  • As a general guide, applicants will be required to submit the following to by the closing date: 

    • Personal statement 
    • Curriculum Vitae 
    • Research proposal (max. 4,000 words) 
    • Relevant academic final transcripts .

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