Postgraduate Open Evening to be held on March 13th 2012
12 March 2012 NUI Maynooth today announced 50 new Taught Masters Bursaries for students commencing studies in September 2012. The Bursaries, which are worth €2,000 per annum, are for students undertaking a Taught Masters programme. Details of all postgraduate scholarships will be available at the NUI Maynooth Postgraduate Open Evening on Mar 13th.
Speaking at the announcement Prof Philip Nolan, President, said that “NUI Maynooth recognises the challenges facing students entering postgraduate programmes in September 2012. It has never been more important to ensure that avenues into Masters study remain possible for all in Irish society and to provide opportunities for the brightest students to undertake postgraduate education”
The Taught Masters Bursaries consisting of €2,000 are open to all students who have completed the final year of their BSc or BA Honours Degree since 2008, (including those graduating this summer) and who have been in receipt of County or City Council funding. The bursaries will be awarded to highly qualified students accepted onto a Masters programme at NUI Maynooth commencing in September 2012. Closing date for application is June 15th 2012, application forms and further details are available at: http://graduatestudies.nuim.ie.
NUI Maynooth is also providing scholarship support for 30 students commencing PhD education in 2012. The call for applications for the John and Pat Hume PhD Scholarships 2012 is now open, providing funding for 30 students commencing a PhD from October 2012. The scholarships are available across all disciplines at the University and provide a vital stepping stone for new research students to bridge the gap between starting their PhD and identifying additional funding as their research project develops. The scholarship provides fees support and €5,000 per annum for 4 years of PhD research. In some cases an additional fund of €3,000 for tutorials and laboratory demonstrations is available. The closing date for applications for John & Pat Hume Scholarships is 5pm on 7th May 2012.
Since its launch in 2005, almost 200 students have successfully received the funding which aims to attract top quality research students into the NUI Maynooth Graduate School, and to provide initial support to research students commencing their PhD.
Applicants for the Hume Scholarship should first make contact with a NUI Maynooth Department or Research Institute to discuss their suitability for a PhD programme. The Hume Research Scholarships are open to all new PhD applicants with a first class honours undergraduate degree or Masters degree. In the Faculty of Science and Engineering, applicants may hold an upper second class honours primary degree with a first in the proposed discipline or a first in their research project.
NUI Maynooth Postgraduate Open Evening 13th March 2012 4-8pm
Further information about all of these scholarship opportunities at NUI Maynooth can be found at the NUI Maynooth Open Evening on the 13th March. Further details are available: http://graduatestudies.nuim.ie or by contacting the NUI Maynooth Graduate School on firstname.lastname@example.org
NUI Maynooth has been Ireland’s fast growing university in recent years, doubling in size to over 8,000 students since 2004. Postgraduate student numbers increased by 18% in 2011 and now represent 22% of the student population.
Ends 12 March 2012
Further information available from:
Deirdre Watters +353 1 708 3363