Expenditure in research projects varies according to the nature of the research being carried out. In addition, all graduate students are required to pay registration fees.
You can self-fund all the costs if you’re able to do so, but some projects are not suitable for self-funded students; for example, laboratory materials are too costly to be sustained by a single individual.
You also need to consider how you’ll fund your living costs throughout your research programme.
However, a number of scholarship opportunities are available to research applicants:
- TU Dublin Scholarship Programme
- Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship
- Irish Research Council Funding Schemes
- SUSI Grant Scheme
- Teagasc– the Agricultural and Food Development Authority
- Environmental Protection Agency
Foreign governments may also provide funding for their citizens, for example:
China – the CSC Chinese Scholarship Council
Kazakhstan – the Bolashak International Scholarship
Saudi Arabia – the King Abdullah Scholarship Programme
Brazil – CNPq website
Mexico – Conacyt website