UCD Sutherland School of Law Doctoral Scholarships

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The Sutherland School of Law makes available a number of full scholarships for those commencing their PhD studies in UCD. These are typically advertised early in each calendar year. All those who apply to undertake a full time PhD in the School by the deadline are considered. The scholarships provide tuition fees and a yearly stipend of €16,000 (tax free) for four years subject to satisfactory performance.

  • Closing date/time: Thursday 31 January 2019, 5pm (Ireland)

Requirements for Doctoral Scholarships

Those who receive a Sutherland School of Law scholarship are required to undertake some teaching and support responsibilities (e.g. to assist in conference organisation or to assist in mooting competitions) of not more than 6 hours per week. They are also required, where eligible, to apply after their first year of study for a prestigious Government of Ireland scholarship.

Successful Applicants

The Sutherland School of Law is pleased to offer up to three new doctoral scholarships in law from 2019-2020.

The scholarships will provide tuition fees at up to the non-EU rate and a yearly stipend of €16,000. The scholarships are tenable for a maximum of four years, renewable each year subject to satisfactory progress. The scholarships are available to full time students commencing their doctoral studies in the School of Law in September 2019 or January 2020. A limited amount of teaching and related duties will be required of scholarship holders.

Apply Now

The scholarships are open to Irish, other EU and international applicants.

How to apply: Please complete an on-line University Postgraduate application available at by the deadline. Please also send a covering letter explaining why you wish to undertake a PhD, and in particular, why you wish to undertake a PhD at UCD School of Law. Find out more about this opportunity online here.


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