Trinity College Dublin offers Postgraduate Ussher Fellowships for EU and non-EU students for entry in September 2020 and  March 2021 intake.

The postgraduate Studentships aim to support and develop gifted research students. Trinity College is the sole constituent college of the University of Dublin, a research university in Ireland. The Library of Trinity College is the largest research library in Ireland. 
Studentships are available to pursue Postgraduate research to learn any of the subjects offered by the university.
It is important to be aware that income received by the award recipient from other sources (such as private tuition, research funding), can be to the maximum annual income level of €18,000 excluding fees but including the studentship maintenance. The receipt of any additional funding must be notified immediately to the Graduate Studies Office and the Staff Office payroll.

Worth of Award

  • The Fellowship fully covers EU and non-EU fees and provides annual maintenance of €13,000 for three years.
  • Fees will be covered and maintenance is payable monthly via Trinity College payroll directly to your bank account.


The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship.

  • Postgraduate studentships are available to new entrants as well as continuing students on the full-time PhD register for entry in September and/or the following March of the same academic year.
  • EU and non-EU applicants are eligible to apply for these studentships.

How to Apply

  • New entrants to the Research Register must make their applications online.
  • You must make your application for Postgraduate studentship awards in conjunction with your PhD application. This process is done online.
  • To apply for the funding during your online application, simply select the award (Studentship or Ussher Award) you wish to be considered for from the drop-down menu in the Section of the application form titled “Funding/Financial Support”.
  • Continuing students who wish to apply for a postgraduate award should contact their School directly.

  • Nominations are considered at various times of the year depending on the School. New applicants are advised to submit their application as early as possible.

Deadline: Studentship application deadline is May 1, 2020.

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