Entries are now closed for the first Dublin Postgraduate Scholarship for students from France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The winner will receive a full scholarship covering all costs: tuition, accommodation, flights and living expenses. Entries are subject to Terms & Conditions. The winner will be notified by 1st June 2022.

One of the best student cities in Europe, vibrant and lively with a young population, Dublin is home to world class institutions offering a competitive academic environment. There’s also dozens of globally recognised multinationals, particularly in the areas of finance, tech, life sciences and business services. All the more reason to choose Dublin as the destination for your postgraduate studies.

Participating Institutions

Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin is an international university, steeped in history with a reputation for excellence in education, research and innovation. Trinity is Ireland’s leading university and is ranked 101st in the world (QS 2022). Trinity is also ranked 92nd in the world for graduate employability (QS 2022) and has been inspiring generations of brilliant thinkers for over 400 years…

University College Dublin

UCD is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities occupying an extensive parkland estate of 133 hectares in south Dublin. Globally recognised for its excellence in teaching and learning, UCD has 4 subjects ranked in the top 50 in the world (QS World University Ranking by Subject 2021)…

Technological University Dublin

Formed in 2019, TU Dublin is Ireland’s first technological university. It is a multi-campus university made up of Dublin Institute of Technology, the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown and the Institute of Technology Tallaght. As a result, it has locations in the city centre and across a number of Dublin suburbs…

Dublin City University

Dublin City University (DCU) is a young, dynamic and ambitious university with a distinctive mission to transform lives and societies through education, research and innovation. It has almost 18,000 students, drawn from 50 different nationalities, and over 80,000 alumni across its five faculties…

Royal College of Surgeons

Founded in 1784 as the professional body for surgical training in Ireland, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences has evolved in the years since to become one of the world’s leading health sciences universities, offering a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. RCSI is ranked among the Top 250 universities worldwide (by Times Higher Education)…

Griffith College Dublin

Griffith College is considered one of Ireland’s largest independent higher education institutions with 7,000 learners at its campuses in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. The College provides a wide range of undergraduate and one year postgraduate programmes which are internationally recognised and validated…

Dublin Business School

Dublin Business School (DBS) is Ireland’s largest independent third-level college. With a student population of over 9,000, DBS offers a wide range of postgraduate and professional programmes in Business, Arts, Law and Professional Accountancy (ACCA) to students from Ireland, Europe and countries outside the EU…

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design + Technology

Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design + Technology is Ireland’s only institute of technology devoted to music and the arts. Its programmes for visual arts, digital media and technology are among the best in the country. Its groundbreaking approach to education makes it stand out in a crowded field…

Independent College Dublin

Independent College Dublin is a vibrant law and business college based in the heart of Dublin city. The college offers globally recognised, Level 8 Undergraduate degree courses specialising in business disciplines as well as a highly regarded Level 9 Postgraduate MA in Dispute Resolution…

Why Dublin?


Life on campus for the international student

Ireland might be a small country, but our universities and colleges are incredibly diverse. Every year, tens of thousands of students from over 130 countries come here to study.

crowds march down dublin street for pride


The LGBTQ student experience in Dublin

LGBTQ life in Dublin Dublin is a friendly and welcoming place for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. The city’s third-level institutions all have LGBTQ societies, while the city’s bars, restaurants and clubs are welcoming spaces. There’s no shortage of LGBT bars either. There’s The George, Pantibar and Street 66, for example. And the Dublin Pride Festival takes over the city every June. Support groups Growing up gay or bisexual can be tough. Being a young transgender person can be even harder. However, in recent years, Irela


The Third Level – From Munich to Dublin

Doing a Masters in Dublin: An international student’s experience Romina Dashghachian is from Germany, while her parents are from Iran, and she came to Ireland to study in Dublin. In 2019, she began her Masters Degree in Public Relations at DCU. During her stay, Romina shared her experience as an international student with Dublin.ie. Why Romina did her Masters in Dublin Romina reckons that Dublin and her hometown of Munich have a lot in common. “Munich has a community feel, so you never feel like you’re in a giant anonymous city,” she says. “And that’s why I like Dublin as well. When you’re here, you don’

Terms and Conditions

  1. There will be one (1) winner of the Dublin Postgraduate Scholarship Competition. Scholarship consists of one years’ tuition fees, provided by the Higher Education Institution (HEI), for a one year taught masters post graduate degree. Accommodation, flights and living expenses worth up to €14,000 will also be provided by the awarding HEI.
  2. The winner may not transfer the prize to any other person.
  3. No alternative prize is available and there is no cash equivalent.
  4. Only one entry per person is permitted. Anyone found to be using multiple accounts to enter, will be deemed ineligible to enter this giveaway.
  5. The scholarship must be used in 2022 or 2023.
  6. If the winner does not accept by 7th June 2022, a reserve winner will be chosen. However, if personal circumstances arise whereby the winner is unable to travel to avail of the scholarship in the year it’s given, the scholarship is forfeit for that year.
  7. Once the winner has selected their HEI and major, no changes can be made without prior consultation with the awarding HEI.
  8. Jointly taught (between 2 individual HEIs) post graduate masters are not eligible unless prior consent is sought from the joint HEIs involved.
  9. Jointly taught (with non-Irish university partners) post graduate masters are not eligible for this scholarship.
  10. While every effort will be made to accommodate the winner’s HEI place, winning this Competition and being given this scholarship does not guarantee a place with a HEI.
  11. The Entry to the Dublin Postgraduate Scholarship Competition is made by completing the application form https://dublin.ie/study/scholarship and submitting details by midnight on 18th May 2022. Further information will be sought to confirm academic standard and fit for a suitable postgraduate taught masters.
  12. To be eligible to enter this competition you must have an undergraduate degree (if successful you will be asked to verify your degree).
  13. This Competition is open to legal EU residents of Italy, France, Spain and Germany who are 18 years of age or older. Dublin City Council reserve the right to request proof of a winner’s identity, age, address and education status. In the event that a prize winner cannot provide these details, which are reasonably acceptable to us, we may withdraw the prize and select another winner. Dublin City Council reserve the right to draw an alternative winner in the event that we believe any winner has contravened these Terms and Conditions.
  14. Dublin City Council will select the winner from the entries received by the closing date above. The winner will be notified by Dublin City Council, via the email address provided in the entry details by June 1st 2022. The winner must then respond to the notifications, as instructed by Dublin City Council, within 5 working days. If a winner does not respond to our notifications within 5 working days, then that winner will forfeit all rights and entitlement to the prize and another winner will be selected.
  15. By entering, the entrant grants Dublin City Council the right to publish their name in social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, email, and on Dublin City Council website) to disclose the results of the Dublin Postgraduate Scholarship including the winner’s name for a maximum period of 14 months from date of entry.
  16. By entering, the entrant grants Dublin City Council the right to share their information with other Higher Education partners involved in this competition. They are:
    1. Dublin Business School
    2. Dublin City University
    3. Dun Laoghaire Institute Of Art Design + Technology
    4. Education in Ireland
    5. Griffith College Dublin
    6. Independent College Dublin
    7. Royal College of Surgeons
    8. Technological University Dublin
    9. Trinity College Dublin
    10. University College Dublin
  17. Any person entering the Dublin Postgraduate Scholarship Competition will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions and all entries must be strictly in accordance with these terms and conditions. Any entry not in strict accordance with these terms and conditions will be deemed to be invalid and no prize will be awarded.
  18. The Data Controller is Dublin City Council, Local Enterprise Office, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. Contact: Mary MacSweeney, Email: [email protected] The legal basis we rely on to process your personal data is article 6(1)(b) of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (from now GDPR), which allows Dublin City Council to process personal data when the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract.
    1. The personal data required to fulfill the administrative aspect of fulfilling this giveaway are: (a) entrant’s full name (b) email address to receive the prize.
    2. The above-mentioned data is used for communication purposes (e.g. notification to the winner) and for delivery purposes. Your full name may be also published and/or disclosed within the results of the Dublin Postgraduate Scholarship.
    3. Your personal data will be retained no longer than necessary in order to efficiently administer the giveaway or to fulfill legal obligations.
    4. Data is stored in the European Union only.
    5. You have the right to request a copy of your personal data, and to have incorrect personal data about you corrected. You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Commissioner.
  19. There are certain things for which Dublin City Council does not accept any liability to you. Dublin City Council will not be responsible for and will have no liability in connection with acts, omissions, and occurrences beyond Dublin City Council’s reasonable control, including but not limited to:
    1. any postponement or cancellation of the prize,
    2. any changes to the prize or the way in which they can be used
    3. damage loss, injury suffered by any entrant entering the giveaway or as a result of accepting any prize
    4. problems with the allotment or dispatch of the prize (such as the prize failing to reach the intended recipient) and
    5. any act omission or default of any third party supplier.
  20. Dublin City Council will not be liable for any damage, loss, or disappointment suffered by any person in entering the Dublin Postgraduate Scholarship competition, including as a result of any entrant winning or not winning any prize. Dublin City Council accepts no responsibility for entries lost, damaged, or delayed, due to an error in transit. Dublin City Council does not accept responsibility for network, computer, hardware, or software failure of any kind, which may affect the sending, receipt or processing of your entry.
  21. In the event of any dispute regarding the rules, results and all other matters relating to the Dublin Postgraduate Scholarship Competition, the decision of Dublin City Council shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.
  22. Dublin City Council reserves the right to suspend or terminate the Dublin Postgraduate Scholarship Competition, or amend these terms and conditions at any time for any valid technical or commercial reason, without notification.
  23. This giveaway and these terms and conditions are governed by Irish Law. The sole promoter of the Dublin Postgraduate Scholarship Competition is Dublin City Council. Registered Office: Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, D08 RF3F, Ireland.