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Hardiman PhD Scholarships

National University of Ireland, Galway

Who are these scholarships for?  Excellent students starting their PhD in September 2022.

We seek high-achieving individuals, who have an appetite for the research world and creativity, who thrive on intellectual excitement, and who will positively shape the future for all in our society.  Using your creative energy, your PhD journey at NUI Galway will be alive with possibilities and opportunities.

The Hardiman PhD Scholarships will provide a stipend of €18,500 per annum, plus tuition fees paid for four years.

We wish to attract the best students to NUI Galway and to support your development as innovative individuals who will contribute globally to economic, cultural and social development.  NUI Galway has an international reputation based on the quality of our research focused on Purpose People & Place.

The purpose of our research and innovation is to benefit humanity, society and the economy based on a Research Strategy that sets out to maximise research impact, nurture a thriving research community and put in place robust research partnerships locally and globally.

To help you find Potential Supervisors and identify the key research interests of our academic staff and researchers, start with our ‘Find a Supervisor/PhD Project link.

The Hardiman Scholarships offer opportunities for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a full time Structured PhD, focused on the five key areas of research in which the University offers leading expertise.

Explore some the research themes, institutes and centres that make our University unique and bring your ideas to life. Further details at

Successful applicants will be expected to have a first or upper second class honours primary degree or equivalent.

Quick Facts about NUI Galway
Ranked among the top 2% universities worldwide and the Sunday Times Irish University of the Year 2022.

Here is where your research comes to life!

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Closing Date: Friday 11th February 2022 (17:00 Irish Standard Time)

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Galway - Ireland
Funding for: UK Students
Funding amount: 18,500 per annum, plus tuition fees paid for four years
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 20th December 2021
Closes: 11th February 2022
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