€6,850 International Development for Master’s EU Student Scholarship at Maynooth University in Ireland 2023

Written by catherine.caoile on April 26, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    International Development
  • Country of the Scholarship

  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Master's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    $5000 - $7000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

    Tuition fees
  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Maynooth University Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland. [email protected] 

Maynooth University’s Department of International Developments in Ireland offers the Master’s EU Students Scholarship to encourage the outstanding EU and International students to apply for the academic year of 2022-2023.

International Development Scholarship 

Two international or EU students will be awarded to pursue their master’s degree in a full-time course program in International Development or the MA in International Peacebuilding Security and Developments. The two scholarship positions will be offered on a gender equality basis, one position of the scholarship will be reserved for the eligible female applicants.

The scholarship opportunity is created to support the outstanding students to develop their skills and understanding of the international development area of study and apply a critical approach to learning and enable the students to reflect on their experiences to learn the development theories, different approaches, and policies. The students will also be prepared to work in the international development field by linking development practice theory and seeking alternatives to the development process and learning to turn the development into aspirations in the reality in the North and Global South.

The Program will highlight local-global relations, the various socio-economic and political factors that create challenges and more opportunities for development at national and international levels, and examine the work of international and national development between the United Nations, NGO Governments, and Civil Society Group to address the challenges and ensure a better world for all.

Scholarship Provider: Maynooth University 

About the Provider 

Maynooth University is the home of the Department of International Development, which offers undergraduate programs such as Flow in the Arts (MH101), as well as graduate and master’s programs (through full-time, part-time, and distance learning programs).

International development is concerned with human development around the world. Maynooth University has been offering undergraduate development training since 2013 in partnership with the former Center for Kimmage Development Studies (providing undergraduate and postgraduate programs in development research since 1974). The acquisition of the center led to the creation of the Department of International Development at the University of Maine. This department is located in the House of Education.

The programs specifically focus on the relationship between the North and Global South and the opportunities and challenges facing society in a rapidly changing international context. International development emphasizes local-global relations and how we must think globally when acting locally. The university will examine issues such as globalization, food security, climate change, human rights, poverty, education, health, gender, empowerment, and inequality from an international development viewpoint.

In addition to the university’s academic programs, the university offers capacity-building services dedicated to the ongoing professional development of staff involved in international development, both local and international. These capacity-building services are offered as individual and organizational support and short-term practical training opportunities.

The Department of International Development’s vision is to have a world of equality, respect, and justice for all. A mission to promote equality, justice, critical thinking, and the eradication of poverty in the world. The department seeks to do this by facilitating the training and learning of individual and group practitioners working for social, economic, and political change in society, thereby enabling all practitioners to work effectively for the overall development.

Scholarship Summary 

  • Academic Year: 2022-2023
  • Applicant’s Nationality: International
  • Degree Level: Masters
  • Field: International Developments
  • Number of Awards: 2
  • Scholarship Award:  £6,850 equivalent to EU
  • Scholarship Country: Ireland
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Duration: NA
  • Offered Annually: Yes


Interested applicants must be able to be admitted to a full-time Master’s Degree in the International Development program at Maynooth University for the 2022-2023 academic year and meet the following criteria:

  • International students who can demonstrate their experience minimum of 2 or more years in the developments of the community or international development areas in social justice, education, human rights, campaign, or volunteers.
  • The students must demonstrate their academic achievements or must be in a second honors class at an undergraduate degree level.
  • EU and international students who are currently in Ireland or anywhere that can meet the eligibility of the scholarship program.
  • Graduates from other universities local and international are also eligible to apply for the scholarship program.
  • Must be able to complete their CV and expression of interest.

Application Process 

Interested students can start their application via the online portal provided by the university. The application process must be completed and submitted before the deadline to be considered for the scholarship.

Required Documents for the Applicants 

  • CV
  • Passport copy
  • Official Transcript of Records
  • Birth Certificates
  • Two Letters of Academic References
  • Personal Statements

Personal Statement

The personal statements must consist of 1,000 words and must be sent along with the student’s CV and other necessary required documents that can support your scholarship application at [email protected]

Language Requirements 

International Students must have good communication skills in oral and written English and must be able to provide the following test score to the admission department

  • IELTS- 6.5
  • TOEFL iBT-92
  • TOEFL PBT- 560-580
  • PTE Academic- 59
  • Duolingo- 110

Scholarship Assessment Process 

Maynooth University’s Department of International Development conducts a preliminary proficiency test to ensure applications meet eligibility requirements.

Statements of interest are reviewed by a scholarship panel consisting of (or nominated by) the head of the Department of International Development and the department’s postgraduate recognition professor. Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview (via online video) to discuss the candidate’s interests. The panel will rank candidates based on their interests and interview experience using the following grading scheme:

  • 20% on Academic Attainment
  • 20% of the student’s experience
  • 30% on Personal statements and interview
  • 20% Thesis proposal
  • 10% references

Scholarship Value 

the total value to be awarded to the two successful students will be €6,850 each, the recipient of this award will not be eligible to apply for other scholarships offered by the Maynooth University for the whole duration of the scholarship program.

Scholarship Deadline 

The deadline to submit and complete the application for the scholarship is until June 22, 2022. Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted and will be automatically rejected. The scholarship offered by the Maynooth University cannot be deferred or transferred, the recipient of the awards must read and agreed to the terms and conditions applied to the scholarship.

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