UCD iSchool PhD Scholarship 2019

The School of Information and Communication Studies at UCD is offering one PhD Scholarship to an outstanding applicant this year.

For 2019, PhD proposals on the topics of Data and Computational Journalism, Social Media for News, Data Driven Storytelling, Information Visualisation, and Science Communication will receive preference.

Complete PhD applications submitted to the School of Information and Communication Studies by the May 1st deadline will be considered for a scholarship if interest in funding is stated in the PhD application.

 Tuition remission at the EU rate and €16,000 stipend per year, renewable for 4 years.

Full-time enrolment in the PhD in Information and Communication Studies is required (Apply for programme code W139). While completion of a masters degree is desirable, students must either have completed a 1st class honours undergraduate degree or a minimum 2.1 master’s degree.

The total value of the scholarship will be equivalent to the EU fee rate and an annual stipend of €16,000, renewable for a period of up to four years upon annual review of satisfactory progress in the programme. Non-EU candidates are welcome to apply but they will have to make the shortfall for the fees through other sources. The scholarship does not cover the cost of the annual student levy fee. In exchange from the scholarship, the students will complete 10 hours per week teaching/grading/offering research assistance, to be assigned by the ICS School Administrator.

 In order to be considered for funding, an applicant should select “yes” ” to the application question “I would like to be considered for funding” AND complete the text box describing their interest in offering teaching or research support in exchange for the scholarship stipend, on the UCD Online Applications system by 1st May 2019 to be considered for the iSchool PhD Scholarship.


In order to be considered for the iSchool PhD scholarship, the entire application package (complete answers to application prompts, necessary transcripts, references, IELTS scores, letters of reference, application fee paid, etc.) must be complete by 11:59pm GMT on 1 May 2019. Incomplete packages will not be considered for funding.

For more information on PhD applications please visit our website.

Scholarship terms and conditions for iSchool PhD Scholarship 2019.