Doctoral Scholarships – 2019 in Maynooth University, Ireland

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Doctoral Scholarships – 2019 in Maynooth University, Ireland

Designation/Position-  John & Pat Hume Doctoral Scholarships – 2019

Maynooth University, Ireland  invites application for John & Pat Hume Doctoral Scholarships – 2019 position from eligible and interested candidates 

About- Maynooth University is Ireland’s fastest growing university with over 11,000 students from more than 90 countries. Maynooth University benefits from a tradition of academic excellence in the humanities and sciences tracing back to 1795.

With seven cutting-edge research institutes on campus and one of the best records for commercialising research of any Irish university, there are exciting and tangible opportunities for students to further their academic or professional careers.

Maynooth University boasts innovative degree programmes and world-class teaching facilities. Through our three academic faculties – Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy; Social Sciences; Science and Engineering – students can choose programmes from undergraduate to doctorate level in a broad range of disciplines including the humanities, music, education, social sciences, law, business, accounting, digital media, science and engineering.

Research/Job Area- Offered by University

Location-  Maynooth University, Ireland


The minimum standards for eligibility for MU John and Pat Hume doctoral awards of any type are:

All applicants must have a first class or upper second-class honours bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent, in the discipline of the department of application, or in a cognate discipline approved by the proposed supervisor.

If undergraduate examination results are not known at the time of application, Maynooth University may make a provisional offer of a scholarship on condition that the scholar’s bachelor’s (orequivalent) degree result is a first class or upper second-class honours.

If a scholar does not have a first class or upper second-class honours bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), they must possess a master’s degree in the discipline of the department of application or cognate discipline as approved by proposed supervisor.

Degrees may be from Ireland, the EU or from any international university. Equivalency of degrees awarded and results obtained outside of Ireland will be determined by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

In certain cases, where a higher diploma operates as a master’s qualifier, the higher diploma result can be considered equivalent to a primary degree.

Applicants in the final year of the qualifying degree apply on the basis of expected results. Should results be unavailable at the time of award offers, applicants with the highest ranking will be made conditional offers, subject to confirmation of the award of a bachelor’s degree with first class or upper second-class honours (or equivalent).

If the required qualification is not achieved, the university shall deem the applicant ineligible and rescind the conditional offer.

Nationality – Applicants of any nationality are eligible to apply.

Job/Position Description- 
Maynooth University invests €1.2 million in research funding support for up to thirty John and Pat Hume Doctoral Awards to support doctoral level studies at the university.

Established in honour of John Hume, an alumnus of Maynooth University, and in recognition of his important contribution to Ireland, the scholarship has been offered since 2005.

To date over 370 students have been recipients of the award. The John and Pat Hume Doctoral Awards is unique in Ireland in that it is offered across all Faculties and subjects at Maynooth University.  

The maximum duration of MU Doctoral €18,000 and €10,000 scholarships is four years.

The maximum duration of MU Doctoral Fee Waiver scholarship is four years for award holders studying full time and six years for award holders studying part time.

Continuation of funding is subject to satisfactory annual progress and continued compliance with the terms and conditions of the award.

When the progress of the student is recorded as unsatisfactory during the departmental annual review, the Dean of Graduate Studies may revoke the funding

How to Apply- 

Eligible and interested candidate can apply on online application system. You will receive a Username and Password when you sign up so that you can return to work on your application over several sessions. Your information is secure and is kept confidential until you submit your application. Only after you submit your application will it be available for review by the University.

Please read carefully the instructions that appear throughout the application pages. To get started on your application, create an account to the right. If you already have a Username you can use that same Username to access our application.

For Contact-  For queries regarding the scholarship please contact Conor Wilkinson at: [email protected].

Last Date for Apply–  29 March 2019

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