International Students are invited to apply for the China Scholarship Council – Trinity College Dublin Joint Scholarships, Ireland 2022-23. The fellowship covers PhD-level studies in any of Trinity College Dublin’s subject areas. The scholarship’s deadline is February 22, 2022.
About the provider:
Trinity is Ireland’s top-ranked university, having been founded in 1592. Trinity’s spectacular campus, located in the heart of Ireland’s bustling capital city, is home to a community of scholars at the forefront of research and teaching. Trinity College Dublin offers a unique chance to combine a strong academic program with an unequaled array of cultural, social, and professional activities by combining historic traditions with world-renowned research excellence centers.
Trinity University, which is ranked first in Ireland and 104th worldwide (QS University Rankings 2018), provides a rigorous academic education to all of its students. Trinity students benefit from a world-class education at a premier university for both teaching and research, with over 600 degree options, a deposit library with over 6 million volumes, and researchers who generate €70 million in external funding each year.
In Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Immunology, Mathematics, Engineering, Psychology, Politics, English, and many other fields, Trinity is regarded as a top worldwide research center and a world leader.
Over 400 undergraduate courses, as well as postgraduate teaching and research choices in the Arts, Humanities, Engineering, Science, Human, Social, and Health Sciences, are offered by three faculties.
The chosen Ph.D. candidates will receive a full tuition waiver from Trinity, as well as a stipend to cover living expenses, flights, and health insurance while studying at TCD.
Eligibility for Scholarship
- Candidates must be citizens of the People’s Republic of China and permanent residents at the time of application (excluding Macau, Hong Kong, and Taiwan).
- Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time master’s degree at a Chinese university; Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time master’s degree at a Chinese institution. Bachelor’s degree students in their final year who want to pursue a master’s-doctorate combined program can apply if they have an unconditional offer letter/letter of invitation combining master’s and doctoral studies.
- For overseas Chinese students seeking for a complete PhD program, only those in their last year of Master’s studies, recent graduates (less than one year), and those in their first year of PhD studies are eligible for the joint scholarship program. After completing their Trinity application, overseas Chinese students must be nominated by the Chinese Embassy in Ireland’s Education Section.
- Those who hold a Master’s degree and work in China’s higher education institutions, scientific research institutions, administrative organizations, or businesses are qualified.
- After completing their studies or research, successful students must return to China.
- Candidates must have an unconditional offer letter from Trinity College Dublin (for full PhD candidates) or an invitation letter (for joint PhD candidates). They must consequently meet all of Trinity’s academic entry requirements, including a high degree of English language proficiency; conditional offer letters may be received in specific instances, but these offers may not be contingent on English language scores.
- Candidates must meet all of the CSC’s selection requirements. The CSC has the right to amend this policy at any time.
To begin, look over Trinity’s research areas and decide on a subject area that interests you.
- Trinity Research: www.tcd.ie/research
- Find out more about Trinity’s Research Themes: www.tcd.ie/research/themes
- Find out more about Trinity’s Faculties and Schools: www.tcd.ie/structure
The following step is to find a possible supervisor. The Trinity website is comprehensive, containing all pertinent information about our research efforts as well as complete research profiles of our faculty.
- Search for Expertise: www.tcd.ie/research/people
- Schools’ webpages: www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/research/az.php
Send a brief research proposal or idea to your potential academic supervisor – keep in mind that this is a competitive procedure, so your email should reflect your passion in the study topic as well as any relevant experience you have to date. It is suggested that you pick a small group of employees who share your interests.
If the academic staff member agrees to assist your PhD application, he or she will refer you to the School’s online application website.
Timeline and Important Notes
- To apply for the scholarship, students must have received an offer to study at Trinity (see How to Apply – For Students below).
- Before Friday, February 22nd, 2022, academic supervisors apply for the scholarship on behalf of the student for the initial stage of the application (download Guidelines for Schools here)
- Before March 11, 2022, the academic panel reviews all submissions and shortlists the pre-selected individuals.
- Between the 20th of March and the 5th of April, shortlisted applicants can apply directly to CSC for the second round of the scholarship application through http://apply.csc.edu.cn.
- In June, the results are discussed with academic supervisors.
Visiting PhD Students/Scholars
Individuals interested in applying for a visiting scholar position with the Chinese Scholarship Council should:
- Go to the website of the school where you want to conduct your research and find a research area that interests you.
- Send an email explaining your research proposal to a potential Academic Supervisor – keep in mind that this is a competitive procedure, so your email should reflect your enthusiasm in the research topic as well as any relevant experience you have to date.
- If the academic staff member agrees to support your visiting scholar job (6-24 months), he or she will provide a letter of recommendation for your CSC application.
To be considered for CSC visiting scholar funding, you must be enrolled as a PhD student or staff member at a Chinese university and complete a relevant research topic.
The last date to apply for the China Scholarship Council (CSC) – Trinity College Dublin Joint Scholarship Programme IS 22 Feb 2022.