May 16, 2005

Universities Ireland offering two North-South scholarships

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NORTH-SOUTH SCHOLARSHIPS 2005-2006

This scholarship is worth €20,000 (Stg£14,000) and must be taken up in September 2005.

It is open to someone proposing to take up a place on a recognised cross-border Master’s course (e.g. LLM in Human Rights Law between Queen’s University Belfast and NUI Galway, or MSc in Biomedical Engineering between Trinity College Dublin, University of Ulster, University of Limerick and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) or a Master’s course which would require the student to re-locate to the other jurisdiction.

To be considered for this award, applicants will be required to write a short essay (1200-1400 words) explaining why they wish to study in the other Irish jurisdiction, and how they believe their studies there will enhance their understanding of all-island and international perspectives in their chosen discipline.

The closing date for applications for this scholarship will be Monday 13 June 2005. The winning applicants will be selected by a high-level panel comprising the former Chairman of the Higher Education Authority, Dr Don Thornhill, one university president from Northern Ireland and one university president from the Republic of Ireland.

The successful applicants will be informed of the panel’s decision by 12 July 2005. The recipients of the scholarship will be required to furnish proof that they have been offered a place on a recognised cross-border Master’s course or a Master’s course in the other Irish jurisdiction.

Secretariat provided by the Centre for Cross Border Studies

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