DUBLIN, December 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, (http://www.tcd.ie) Ireland's premier university has launched sixteen postgraduate scholarships for the year beginning September 2012.
The scholarships are being offered to Indian students in any of the university's taught masters courses offered in Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Health Sciences.
The university's Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is offering five scholarships in its taught postgraduate courses, valued at €3,000 each for one year.
The Faculty of Health Sciences is also offering five scholarships in its taught postgraduate courses valued at €3,000 for one year.
The Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science is offering four scholarships in its taught postgraduate courses valued at €3,000 for one year. Additionally, two postgraduate research scholarships valued at €6,000 per year are being offered for three years for full-time study on a PhD programme. The scholarships can be for postgraduate research in any discipline of the faculty provided the supervision expertise is available.
"Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin offers a fantastic range of postgraduate courses from an MSc in Interactive Entertainment Technology to an M Phil in Popular Literature, there are more than 200 postgraduate courses to choose from. Any Indian nationals living in India can apply for these postgraduate scholarships. They will be competitively awarded on academic ability and performance, based on results in a relevant undergraduate degree," explained Trinity's Vice Provost for Global Affairs, Professor Jane Ohlmeyer.
The closing date for applications is February 1st, 2012 and the courses will commence in September 2012.
- Candidates must be Indian nationals and resident in India and eligible for overseas tuition fees (non EU).
- Candidates must demonstrate academic ability and performance. The scholarships will be competitively awarded based on the results in a relevant undergraduate degree.
- Candidates pursuing taught postgraduate courses are eligible for 14 scholarships in arts, humanities, social sciences, engineering, mathematics, science and health sciences.
- Candidates pursuing postgraduate research courses are eligible for two scholarships in engineering, mathematics and science.
Describing why the university chose to offer scholarships to students in India, Professor Ohlmeyer said: "We are constantly looking to attract people of excellent academic ability for our courses and clearly Indians can offer that. Your high educational standards, coupled with good language skills are a perfect fit for Trinity."
Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, established in 1592, is recognised globally as Ireland's premier university. It is currently ranked 65th in the top 100 world universities by the QS World University Rankings 2011.
As Ireland's leading university, the pursuit of excellence through research and scholarship is at the heart of a Trinity education. It has an outstanding record of publications in high-impact journals and leading academic publishers. Interdisciplinarity forms a key element in the university strategy in increasing Trinity's international standing as a research-led university.It is a multidisciplinary university with Faculties of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Engineering, Mathematics, and Science; and Health Sciences. As a research-intensive university, it has international strengths in areas such as nanoscience, molecular medicine, engineering and the humanities. The university has 16,800 students, of which 5,330 are postgraduate masters and doctorate students. Some 16% of students are from outside of Ireland.
The university is located on a 19 hectare campus in the centre of Dublin city. Its historic buildings are located alongside modern award-winning architecture of more recent generations.
Many of its alumni have helped shape history and include two Nobel prize winners - Ernest Walton for physics and Samuel Beckett for literature.
Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, has had strong links with South Asia for most of its history. Today the university is building on its links with India as part of globally networked cooperation in education and science. It is also strengthening Irish-Indian innovation through research and business opportunities. A number of high-profile cooperation projects already exist in the sciences with top Indian institutions such as the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) in Bangalore and the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Study (JNIAS), Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Dehli.
For further information on the scholarships and full details of the range of course available click on: http://www.tcd.ie/graduate_studies
For specific queries on the scholarships please email Indian.Scholarships@tcd.ie
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SOURCE Trinity College Dublin