Ireland UCD Sutherland School of Law Doctoral Scholarships

  • University College Dublin
  • PhD
  • Law
  • International Students
  • Ireland
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Scholarship Description:

Ireland UCD Sutherland School of Law Doctoral Scholarships is open for International Students . The scholarship allows PhD level programm(s) in the field of Law taught at University College Dublin . The deadline of the scholarship is .

Scholarship Description: The Sutherland School of Law is pleased to offer up to three new doctoral scholarships in law for the academic year 2018-2019. The scholarships are open to Irish, other EU and international applicants.




About University: UCD Sutherland School of Law is the leading centre for legal education and research in Ireland, combining engaging undergraduate and graduate level courses, internationally-recognised research, and world-class educational facilities.

Degree Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing doctoral programme.

Available Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the field of law.

Scholarship benefit: The scholarships will provide tuition fees at up to the non-EU rate and a yearly stipend of €16,000.

Number of Scholarships: There are three scholarships available.

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

Entrance Requirements: Applications are invited from graduates with a degree (normally of a first class or very high 2.1 standard or equivalent). The degree should either (a)  in law or (b) in aninterdisciplinaryy degree in which law was a major component.  Holding a masters degree  in law will normally enhance considerably an applicant’s chances of acceptance on one of our PhD programmes.


Language Requirements: English Language Requirements for the PhD in Law Programme




  • Applicants whose first language is not English must submit satisfactory evidence of competence in written and spoken English, i.e. overall IELTS 6.5 (including a minimum of 6.5 in the reading and writing parts and no part below 6.0) or 90 in the TOEFL iBT (with a minimum of 22 (reading) and 24 (writing) and no part below 20.) The test results must be less than 2 years old.

  • International applicants should visit the UCD International Office website (www.ucd.ie/international) for information regarding our campus, location of UCD, visa information, registration and orientation.


Application Procedure: This letter should be no more than 2 sides of A4 single-spaced and can be sent either as an email attachment or in hard copy to Ms. Niamh McCabe, Graduate Programme Manager, Sutherland School of Law, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.




  • In addition to the cover letter you must submit the following documents:

  • A research proposal which includes:

  • A statement of the research question the candidate proposes to examine;

  • An outline of the proposed methodology (in other words, an outline of how the applicant proposes to go about their research); and

  • A brief literature review. (The idea of this is to place the research within the current state of knowledge in the field in question. It should include a short, indicative, bibliography of works in the field). There is no maximum length for a research proposal. Normally, it would be at least three or four pages long.

  • Two academic references: Please note that it is your responsibility to contact your referees to ensure that references are received before the closing date/time for this scholarship.

  • Applicants whose first language is not English must submit satisfactory evidence of competence in written and spoken English, i.e. overall IELTS 6.5 (including a minimum of 6.5 in the reading and writing parts and no part below 6.0) or 90 in the TOEFL iBT (with a minimum of 22 (reading) and 24 (writing) and no part below 20.) The test results must be less than 2 years old.

  • All academic transcripts.


Please complete an on-line University Postgraduate application 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.



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Deadline:  January 31, 2018

Degree Level:

Ireland UCD Sutherland School of Law Doctoral Scholarships is available to undertake PhD level programs at University College Dublin.

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • Law
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