Hardiman Ph.D. Scholarships

The Hardiman Ph.D. Scholarships are open to all interested candidates from any part of the World. this is a fully funded Scholarship and candidates interested in the fields of Enhancing policy and society, Enriching creativity and culture, Improving health and well-being, Realizing potential through data and enabling technologies, and Sustaining our planet and people are encouraged to apply.

All the necessary details about the scholarship opportunity are all detailed in this blog post. Keep reading to the end to avoid missing an important point.

Opportunity Detail

Language Requirement: TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic, Cambridge qualification, CEFR, Duolingo

Gender: Male, Female

Level: PH.D

Eligible Region/Countries: All

Medium of Instruction: English

Field of study:

  • Enhancing policy and society
  • Enriching creativity and culture
  • Improving health and wellbeing
  • Realizing potential through data and enabling technologies
  • Sustaining our planet and people

Opportunity ID: 68931

Funding Type: Fully Funded

Duration: 4 Years

Opportunity Description

The University of Galway in Ireland is now accepting applications for the Hardiman Scholarship from Ph.D. candidates. Worldwide students starting their Ph.D. in September 2023 are eligible to apply for this unique Scholarship program.

The fully funded Hardiman Ph.D. Scholarships are available for four years. Those who take advantage of this opportunity will also receive a fee remission and an annual stipend of €18,500. Please keep in mind that only individuals who have received an admission letter to a full-time structured Ph.D. program at the University of Galway are eligible for the Hardiman Ph.D. Scholarships.

Remarkable candidates who are creative and have a passion for research are encouraged to apply. The scholarships also assist students who are intellectually passionate and those who will have a good influence on and help build the future of our society.

However, opportunities exist for those with the necessary qualifications to pursue a structured Ph.D. that is concentrated on one of the five important fields of study in which the University has an unmatched specialization.

Important Dates about Hardiman Ph.D. Scholarships

  • Applications Status: Open
  • Applications ‌Deadline: N/A
  • Online Interviews: 3- 14 April 2023
  • Call Outcome: Early May 2023
  • Scholarship Start: 01 September 2023

Brief Details

  • Host Organization: University of Galway
  • Location: Ireland
  • Degree Level: Ph.D.
  • Gender: Male/Female
  • Medium of Instruction: Irish and English
  • Number of Opportunity: N/A
  • Duration: 4-years
  • Funding Type: Fully-funded
  • Eligible Country: All

Research Areas:

Benefits of the Hardiman Ph.D. Scholarships

The Hardiman Ph.D. Scholarships will cover the following expenses:

  • A stipend of €18,500 p.a.
  • A fee waiver

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who wish to apply for the Hardiman Ph.D. Scholarships must:

  • Should have a first or upper-second-class honors primary degree or equivalent;
  • Not currently registered as Ph.D. students
  • Should not have previously done a Ph.D.;
  • Meet English language requirements; please check the language requirement section here.
Required Materials

The following documents are part of the application package:

Assessment Process of the Hardiman Ph.D. Scholarships

The application assessment process for the Hardiman Ph.D. scholarships includes the below criteria:

  • Excellence and quality of the applicant play a key role in Assessment Process;
  • The panel of assessors will not assess incomplete or late applications;
  • Students with a disability may tick Q.10 of the application form that they wish to receive at least one Hardiman Ph.D. scholarship. But they should verify their disability as part of the Hardiman application process by the deadline;
  • At least three assessors from different backgrounds will assess and review all applications;
  • Assessors will consider all four elements below for all applications and allocate scores as follows:
  1. Personal Research Statement (max. 50 points);
  2. Academic Qualifications (max. 30 points);
  3. Referees’ reports (max. 10 points);
  4. Prior Research Experience (max. 10 points);
  • The panel of assessors will shortlist applicants and call them for an interview.
How to Apply?

To apply for the Hardiman Ph.D. scholarships, please prepare and submit all required documents via the submission email below. Please follow these instructions:

  1. Note for Applicants:
  • Each applicant should nominate one Ph.D. supervisor at the University of Galway.
  • Find a potential Ph.D. supervisor here.
  • Contact potential supervisors and discuss Ph.D. research plans.

2. Note Regarding Application:

  • A complete Hardiman Scholarship Application package requires completing the application form, the supervisor form, and two academic reference forms. Applicants who do not follow the word count or page limit instructions may have an unsuccessful application.
  • For 2023, one Hardiman Ph.D. scholarship is available to a candidate with a disability who meets the criterion.
  • Each applicant can submit one application to hrscholar@universityofgalway.ie, which is final. There can be no re-submission or changes after their submission.

3. The University of Galway Supervisor Form:

  • It is necessary to confirm supervision while completing the supervisor form, should applicants be successful in the current Hardiman Ph.D. scholarship competition.
  • The candidates should complete Section A of the University of Galway Supervisor Form and provide it to the proposed supervisor.
  • The proposed supervisor must complete Section B of the University of Galway Supervisor Form.
  • The supervisor should submit the ‘Supervisor Form’ to hrscholar@universityofgalway.ie by 10 February 2023.

4. Academic References:

  • For a successful application, applicants should submit two academic reference forms that indicate their academic suitability and potential to undertake the Ph.D.
  • The consent of any proposed academic referee is necessary before adding their details to the Hardiman Ph.D. scholarship application form.
  • References submission is confidential.

Submission Email: hrscholar@universityofgalway.ie

For further information about the Hardiman Ph.D. scholarships, please visit the University of Galway’s official website or read the Application Guides.


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