Government of Ireland announces Scholarships worth €1,500,000 for Indian students

Ireland has become and remains one of the top English speaking destinations for international students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Thus, to encourage students and provide them assistance, the Government of Ireland has announced scholarships worth €1,500,000.

Mr. Giles O’Neill, Director of Education in Ireland while announcing the scholarships mentions, “There are various choices with regards to scholarships. Firstly, the Higher Education Institutes of Ireland themselves are offering merit based scholarships. Besides, Education in Ireland, as a national brand, will be giving scholarships to 10 Indian students on the day of the showcase. Each of the scholarships given is worth €3,000 for fee reduction.”

Education in Ireland, the national brand under the authority of the Minister for Education and Skills that is responsible for the promotion of Irish Higher Education Institutions overseas, to further promote Ireland as an educational destination has announced an additional scholarship worth € 30,000 for Indian students who will be attending the Virtual Showcase.

Further highlighting the scholarships provided by Education in Ireland, Mr. O’Neill says, Under the initiative of ‘Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships 2021’, 60 scholarships will be provided for one year’s education at Bachelor, Masters of PhD levels to qualified candidates. This is available to all international students and further details can be clarified on the Virtual Showcase day on Saturday, 27th February.”

The Education in Ireland Virtual Showcase is an event specifically for students in South Asia and includes 20 of Ireland’s top higher education institutions that are offering globally recognized UG and PG programmes in Business, Science, Engineering, and Humanities as Officials from the Irish Visa Office in New Delhi will also speak and participate at the event. 

Mr. Barry O’Driscoll, Regional Manager, India & South Asia for Education in Ireland said, “We are glad to announce the second Virtual Showcase of Education in Ireland. These courses prove to be an ideal stage to offer students continuous real-time meetings, live Q&A sessions, audio and video chats with the faculty and experts of the institutions in addition assists the students to boost commitment in a more viable way. To offer extra benefit to participants, this virtual showcase will have experts who can offer direction with respect to various parts of an institution application.” 

Recently, some 3,000 Indian students travelled to Ireland to undertake their students, many of whom are keen to explore the subsequent career opportunities that Ireland offersTalking about the showcase, Mr. O’Driscoll added, “Ireland has a long history of welcoming international students and in recent years has become one of the top destinations for India students at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Ireland’s careful and cautious approach to COVID-19 demonstrated how Irish institutions have prioritized the physical and mental health of students, while ensuring the highest standards of education.”

Participating Institutions
Institute of Technology Carlow Trinity College Dublin
Athlone Institute of Technology Dundalk Institute of Technology
Griffith College University College Cork
Technological University Dublin Waterford Institute of Technology
National University of Ireland, Galway Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Dublin Business School University of Limerick
Mary Immaculate College Limerick Institute of Technology
Dublin City University Maynooth University
University College Dublin Munster Technological University
National College of Ireland  Education in Ireland


Participants at the upcoming event can also attend detailed seminars and info sessions on studying in Ireland, talk with college representatives and agents, get advice from official Irish government representatives, learn about scholarships, have the visa process explained, and pose inquiries. It’s the perfect opportunity for Indian students to speak directly with admissions and academic staff from Ireland’s top institutions. Students can engage in a chat room format or through video calls.


Participation in the Education in Ireland Virtual Showcase is free and students can register their interest here:

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