Deadline Approaches for Postgraduate Scholarships at NUI Galway

Jul 25 2012 Posted: 12:36 IST

Pictured receiving the first of the Postgraduate Scholarships on offer from NUI Galway for 2012 are Kim Merrifield (left) and Richard Iyede (right) with NUI Galway Registrar and Deputy President Nollaig Mac Congáil (centre). Kimberly has been awarded the Scholarship to take up the MA in Community Development, while Richard will start the MApplSc (Enterprise Systems) in September of this year. 

NUI Galway announced details of the new scholarships scheme for postgraduate students for 2012 following cuts to maintenance grants for postgraduate students in Budget 2011. In total, 100 new scholarships will be awarded at €2,000 per student before the start of the new academic year. Deadline for scholarship applications is Friday, 10 August.

The new initiative is open to postgraduate students, applying for a fulltime Taught Masters programme due to commence in autumn 2012. Scholarships will be awarded to students accepted on a fulltime taught masters and who fulfill the criteria as outlined by the University.

Details of the new Postgraduate Scholarships include:

  • 100 scholarships at €2,000 per student
  • For students who have been accepted on to full-time Taught Masters programmes in 2012/13 
  • Who have a First Class Honours undergraduate degree 
  • And who were in receipt of a Local Authority Higher Education Grant for their undergraduate degree

For more information on postgraduate programmes and the scholarships scheme visit or phone 091 492844 or email


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