Sunday, May 22, 2016

DIT Centenary Scholarship Programme in Ireland



Over the last one hundred years many things have changed in Ireland and around the globe.  It is important that we all develop opportunities to share our views and experiences, and that our students develop an understanding of, and an empathy with, other cultures.  Therefore, we feel this is a very appropriate moment for us to launch our DIT Centenary Scholarship Prog
ramme to encourage excellent candidates from around the world to apply to undertake postgraduate studies at Masters Level in DIT. I am delighted to announce that we will now offer 60 scholarships for excellent international students to undertake their Masters studies in our four Colleges (Arts & Tourism, Business, Engineering & Built Environment and Sciences & Health) for the academic year 2016-17."


 Scholarship
The scholarships will cover one-half of the value of fees for the academic year 2016-17. The scholarship is only available for DIT's fulltime, taught Masters (Level 9) programmes. It is not available for postgraduate diploma or certificate programmes. The scholarships are open to applicants from the following countries only - applicants must be citizens of and currently resident in the country to be eligible;
  • Brazil (applicants must have completed a year of study in any Irish higher education institution under the Sciences without Borders programme)
  • China (including Hong Kong and Macau)
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Republic of Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Pakistan
  • Russia
  • Thailand
  • United States of America
  • Vietnam
Application Process
Applicants must complete and submit the Centenary Scholarship Application on, or before the close of business of the 7th of June, 2016.
Applications MUST be emailed to centenary.scholarship@dit.ie
Applications will be assessed by an academic panel in each College to determine suitability of the candidate. The panel may also select reserve candidates. The decision of the panel is final.
Successful applicants will be notified by email from the International Office and will be required to accept the offer within two weeks. Failure to accept within this time frame will be deemed as declining the scholarship.

Further Information

For further information or queries please contact centenary.scholarship@dit.ie 

Terms & Conditions
  • The Scholarship Programmeaims to attract excellent candidates to the taught Masters programmesand encourage early application
    • Scholarships are only available for fulltime taught Masters programmes
    • Applicants must hold a first class honours degree from their undergraduate programme, which is recognised for entry to DIT Level 9 programmes
    • Applicants must have an IELTS (or equivalent) level at a minimum of 0.5 above the published entry level for the programme of their choice 
  • In order to be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must have accepted their offer on DIT’s application system. Applications for the scholarship will not be considered for any other status of an application
  • Successful candidates will be selected on merit paired with a holistic review of their scholarship application
  • The scholarship will cover the awarded amount against one year of tuition fees
  • Only complete applications received before 7th of June 2016 will be considered
  • Decisions will be made by the College Scholarship Committee and candidates will be notified within two weeks of the committee decision. All decisions are final
  • Once scholarship awards are issued, students must accept this offer by the specified method within two weeks of the notification being distributed by the committee. It is the student’s responsibility to formally accept the scholarship offer, a non-response will be considered as declining the offer
  • The scholarship offered will cover 50% of the published fees. Recipients of the scholarship must pay the balance of the fees in full prior to registration in DIT. Recipients who require an entry visa must make this payment prior to applying for their visa
  • This scholarship is not eligible to be combined with any other tuition scholarship offered by DIT
  • Applicants must be from the country specified in the advertisement, be currently domiciled in that country, and classified as non-EU for tuition fee and application purposes
  • Students awarded a scholarship must commit to attending DIT events where required. Students must also agree to participate in student panels, focus groups, write blogs, and partake in other activities as requested by the International Office for promotional purposes
  • A student who withdraws, cancels or becomes inactive, enrols less than full-time, is suspended, or dismissed from the Institute will lose his/her scholarship eligibility. A student who takes such a status due to medical reasons may appeal in writing to Director of Student Services to have his/her scholarship reinstated. The appeal must be submitted with supporting documentation, such as a letter from a doctor. In such a case, for there to be a possibility for reinstatement, a student’s leave from the Institute cannot exceed two consecutive semesters
  • A student who declines an initial offer of admission and accompanying scholarship offer will not retain his/her scholarship offer if he/she reapplies at a later date
  • Applicants cannot defer their scholarship between academic years, and it is only valid for the academic year stated in the offer
  • Recipients who fail to complete their programme in the academic year will be liable for additional charges that are levied to all students, in such circumstances


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