Ireland Scholarship: FAQ
This scholarship seems too good to be true. Is it?
This scholarship is absolutely, 100% real! We are awarding 2 full scholarships to well-deserving students -- 1 undergrad semester and 1 postgrad program (full year master's and semester PhD programs). Education in Ireland and Go Overseas are passionate about studying abroad in Ireland and through this scholarship want to encourage more students to consider studying abroad in Ireland. Read more about why we launched this scholarship in our article, Announcement: The 3rd Annual Scholarship to Study in Ireland.
Who is eligible for this scholarship?
In 2018, we actually have several scholarships, so let's break it down.
- For our two grand prize scholarships (tuition waiver + stipend), you must be a U.S. citizen to win.
- For the additional scholarships offered by universities and partner providers totaling over $50,000, you must be a citizen of the U.S., Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom to be eligible to win.
- If you are not a resident of the countries listed above, you are not eligible to win in this year's scholarships, but you are still welcome to apply, and will receive additional information via email to help your Ireland study abroad dreams come true.
What if I don't win the full scholarship? Can I still study abroad in Ireland?
Yes, and we hope you do! After the scholarship application window closes and the winners are announced, we will send you additional information about Ireland, scholarships, and more.
If I win the scholarship, do I get to study abroad at no cost?
The scholarships cover tuition only, which means you are still responsible for the costs of food, accommodation, and travel, as well as any program costs that are in addition to tuition.
I received the email after completing my application that says I need to apply for a study abroad program. How do I do this?
To apply for the study abroad program you want to attend, head over to our list of Universities & Providers. From that page, you can click on the programs you want to apply to and learn about their application requirements and processes. Note that providers and universities have their own application deadlines, so don't delay!
What about the free flights from Aer Lingus? How do I win one of those?
The two lucky scholarships recipients will also win these free round-trip flights to Ireland, courtesy of Aer Lingus.
Will my top 3 program/university choices contact me after I submit my application to this scholarship?
Yes. As soon as you apply, we'll share your information with the 3 providers/universities you have chosen. They will then contact you to help you prepare for your study abroad adventure in Ireland. It's important to remember you will still need to apply either directly to the Irish university or the program provider you chose.
Some study abroad programs have dedicated their scholarships to diversity. Can you tell me more about this?
Universities and colleges that are dedicating scholarships to ensure diversity among students are indicated on the application page. Students who might want to apply for a diversity scholarship include students of color, LGBTQ students, and any other students who feel that they may qualify based on age, race, disability, income, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other considerations.
When is the application deadline for the Go Overseas Study Abroad in Ireland scholarship?
The deadline for Ireland Scholarship application is Friday, February 23, 2017, at 11:59 pm PST.
Do I have to already be accepted into an undergrad or master's degree program to apply?
No, but we will take your application status into consideration when deciding who to award with the scholarship. It’s recommended that you confirm your spot in the program as soon as possible.
Can the Go Overseas Study Abroad in Ireland Scholarship be applied to a winter, summer, or J-Term study abroad program?
Yes. On the application, you will be asked to specify summer 2018 or fall 2018 or spring, summer, or fall 2019 as your preferred semester (you can select multiple).
Does applying for the scholarship mean I'll definitely be accepted to a program?
No. Applying for the scholarship and applying for a program are two separate things. Be sure to apply for the program of your choice in addition to applying for the scholarship.
Are there any costs to apply for this scholarship?
Absolutely not! That would go against everything we believe in here at Go Overseas. We're a very mission driven organization and pretty nice people (at least we think so).
I'm a non-traditional student. Can I apply for the Ireland Study Abroad Scholarship?
Yes, most certainly. Education in Ireland and Go Overseas will judge each applicant on the quality of their application. This means having a strong essay and creative, high-quality photo will set you apart.
Do students with particular majors have an advantage in applying for the Ireland Scholarship?
No. Students focusing in all majors are considered equally for the Ireland Scholarship. Applications are judged based on the quality of their application. However, please note that some scholarships only apply to specific programs.
Is there a minimum GPA required in order to apply for the scholarship?
There is no minimum GPA required to apply for the scholarship. However, each university and program has their own academic requirements. When you're conducting your program research be sure to check their individual requirements for program admission as we will be unable to award you a scholarship if you are not accepted into a program.
Do I have to finish my application all at once?
No, you'll be able to log in to your account and finish the application later. Just don't forget to submit before the deadline!