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Postgraduate opportunities

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PhD funding options

Structured PhD programmes

  • Prospective students can apply directly to the Structured PhD programmes for scholarship funding.
  • Please note the application closing dates, as these programmes usually have defined call times.


  • Prospective students can choose a project that interests them from the research projects list.
  • Students then contact the RCSI researcher directly to discuss the project in more detail and decide on a funding agency to apply to for funding.
  • The Irish Research Council is the main funding body that supports PhD student scholarships in Ireland.

MD funding options:

StAR MD programme