Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Five FUNDED PhD studentships

StAR International PhD Programme - Five fully-funded PhDs with attractive relocation and travel allowance.

Programme details

This programme aims to attract high-achieving international students to an efficient four-year structured PhD training programme at RCSI, where students choose their project based on three internal 10-week rotations within their first year. 

The RCSI StAR PhD Programme aims to encourage scientists to develop innovative research projects in one of RCSI’s areas of research strength:


  • Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders
  • Population and Health Systems
  • Regenerative Medicine (Bioengineering) 
  • Surgical Science and Practice
  • Translational Cancer
  • Vascular Biology
  • Respiratory Medicine 
  • Gynaecology, Obstetrics & Perinatal Health 
  • Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences & Chemistry 
  • Infection, Immunity and Inflammation 




  • Opportunity for an international research training experience in a world-class institution
  • Four-year structured PhD training programme
  • Funded four-year PhD Scholarship, covering student fees (€6,900 - €13,100 p.a.) and student stipend (€18,000 p.a.). 
  • Relocation package: €5,000 per student
  • Return travel home: ~€300-€800 p/a – depending on EU/rest of world 


How to Apply

Please apply here.

Full details can be found at

Application deadline: 31 March 2018 at 17:00 GMT  

Mentors Dr Róisín Moriarty