North South Postgraduate Scholarships
Universities Ireland, which promotes collaboration between universities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, and the Joint Business Council of the Confederation of British Industry (NI) and the Irish British Business and Employers Confederation, which promotes North-South business cooperation, are offering three scholarships to students undertaking a recognised Master's course (taught or research) in the other Irish jurisdiction. Dublin Institure of Technology is also a partner in this scheme.
These scholarships are worth €15,000 (approx. Stg£14,000) each. They are open to students undertaking a recognised Master’s or the first year of a PhD programme in the other Irish jurisdiction. Two of them will be in areas of study of particular relevance to business and industry (co-sponsored by Dublin Port and RPS Group) and one will be in another area (particularly arts and social sciences) and will be funded by Universities Ireland alone. The closing date for applications is Friday 15th May 2009, and the scholarships must be taken up for the academic year 2009-2010.
This scheme is open to all students currently registered at an Irish or a Northern Irish university or Dublin Institute of Technology (or who have graduated within the past five years), and to Irish and Northern Irish students currently registered at a university in England, Scotland and Wales (or who have graduated in the past five years).
The aim of the scheme is to encourage outstanding students from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to cross the border to undertake postgraduate study and experience life in the other jurisdiction. It has been conceived both to support the continuing reconciliation process in Northern Ireland and to train highly skilled postgraduates to contribute to a new phase of economic and social development for the island as a whole.
If you have a son, daughter, other family member, friend or colleague who would be interested in this scholarship scheme, please forward them the Guidance Notes for 2009 Applicants document www.universitiesireland.ie/news/2009leaflet.pdf