National University of Ireland Galway Sub-Saharan African Student Scholarship Grants 2021/2022
We have gone to great lengths to obtain accurate information regarding the scholarship extended by the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Founded in 1845, the National University of Ireland or NUI Galway as it is popularly known is the top Irish University for the world’s most influential scientists.
It is a public research university that has been inspiring students for 175 years. It earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching.
And this outstanding university that is committed to educating students and grooming them for academic excellence, distinctiveness, and world-readiness is offering a scholarship opportunity to Sub-Saharan African students. I would explain that in a bit.
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The Sub-Saharan African Student Scholarships offered by NUI Galway is committed to attracting brilliant students from around the world and specific to this scholarship, students from sub-Saharan Africa.
However, to help you understand this article well and also comprehend who this scholarship is for, I would define the term ‘Sub-Saharan Africa’ and the various countries under it.
What Is Sub-Saharan Africa?
Sub-Saharan Africa, according to Wikipedia, is geographically, the area of the continent of Africa that lies south of the Sahara. According to the United Nations, it consists of all African countries and territories that are fully or partially south of the Sahara.
Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa;
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- The central African Republic
- The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo
- Côte d’Ivoire
- Equatorial Guinea
- The Gambia
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- South Sudan
To this end, the University offers a range of merit-based partial tuition fee waivers to eligible students.
Although this scholarship claims to be Sub-Saharan African students, not all countries as listed by NUI are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Let me quickly mention the countries under Sub-Saharan Africa that are eligible for this scholarship.
Sub-Saharan African Countries Eligible For National University of Ireland Galway Sub-Saharan African Student Scholarship Grants 2021/2022
This scholarship is open to high-achieving students from;
- Burkina Faso.
- The Gambia
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- United Republic of Tanzania
Other countries are not eligible for this scholarship. While we are still on the topic of eligibility, let’s say go-ahead to mention the eligibility criteria.
Eligibility Criteria For National University of Ireland Galway Sub-Saharan African Student Scholarship:
- Undergraduate or Postgraduate Students from Sub-Saharan Africa have accepted an offer to study at NUI Galway commencing September 2022.
- You must have paid an acceptance deposit; firm or conditional for one of our undergraduate or postgraduate taught masters’ programmes for entry to NUI Galway in September 2022.
- You must submit a Personal Scholarship Statement. (500 words maximum) answering the following questions
- Your interest in coming to NUI Galway.
- Why you believe you are a good candidate for this scholarship?
- How will you promote links with NUI Galway, both during your scholarship tenure and as alumni?
Value of Scholarship;
This scholarship award for Sub-Saharan African students is valued from €1,000 up to 50% tuition fee waivers for those commencing study at NUI Galway in September 2022.
Now, I shall answer some of your pressing questions;
Before making a final decision on the place to study, especially if you would be leaving your country for another, it is very important to ask certain questions like the reception of the country, the language barrier and how to overcome it (if any) cost of living, social status amongst other things and I would do my best to answer most of them in this section of this article.
How Is Ireland To A Foreign Student?
If you are a movie fan, you must have heard plenty about the friendliness of Irishmen and their pub, which is the most notorious feature of the country. Well, if you study there you get to experience it.
Ireland is also an ideal destination for international students interested in stunning scenery, beautiful coastal and mountain walks, ancient culture and architecture. It is a beautiful and cosy country that looks like it came out of a fantasy movie.
Those who prefer indoor life will love Ireland’s numerous museums and art galleries, gourmet food, coffee culture and cosy pubs with their traditional live music.
In addition, Ireland is popular with internal students because it is a perfect destination for anyone who wants a world-class education. Especially a world-class education in a progressive, innovative country with promising career options.
The standard of education of the Irish is extremely high and Ireland is recognised globally by employers and industry for its skilled and highly-educated young people.
The world’s leading organizations are attracted to Ireland and our country is home to five of Forbes Top 10 companies; Apple, Google, Alphabet, Amazon and Samsung. There are fantastic career opportunities for graduates from Irish universities.
The country is safe and welcoming and also offers students low-stress and low-cost stay-back visa options for foreign graduates who have completed their studies in Ireland, but wish to stay on in Ireland to pursue a career for a year or two.
The National University of Ireland, Galway alone welcomes over 18,000 people to study here of which 3,000 are coming from over 110 countries to study each year, so you’ll be certain there is no shortage of international students in the university or foreigners in Ireland like yourself
About The National University Of Ireland:
NUI offers a range of programmes both on campus, online and through blended learning.
The University places emphasis on interdisciplinary research programmes, and collaborations with industry partners in areas of strategic importance, both regionally and nationally.
NUI offers a superb quality of highly trained teaching staff, who bring their research expertise to the classroom. Its lecturers are consistently counted among the best, and recognised through the National Teaching Awards, and other award programmes.
It should come as no surprise that in 2016, NUI had the highest funding success rate in Ireland, and the second-highest level of funding granted. These figures show that the University is competing on a global stage.
To graduate well-rounded students, the focus is not entirely on academics. The students benefit from top quality Sports Clubs, Societies and Volunteering opportunities.
The faculties available at the school are;
- College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies
- College of Business, Public Policy, & Law
- College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences
- College of Science and Engineering
The Scholarship application is judged based on academic merit. Both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students can apply for this International Scholarship via the online application form.
Deadline For This Scholarship:
The application starts by Friday 1st April up to Tuesday 31st May
The eligible candidates would be announced and contacted by early June.