Centenary Scholarship Programme for DIT Masters Students In Ireland

With links dating back to 1887, the Dublin Institute of Technology has a long and proud tradition of providing education to the highest levels combining the academic excellence of a traditional university with career-focused learning. Publicly-funded, the DIT is a member of the European University Association and offers an extensive range of undergraduate programmes at Bachelor Degree levels and postgraduate programmes at Taught Masters, Research Masters and Research PhD Degree levels.


With more than 20,000 students enrolled on full and part-time programmes and over 1,000 international students, the DIT is one of Ireland’s largest and most innovative institutes of higher education.


Strong links and regular interaction with industry and the professions allow the Institute to base its teaching on the latest global trends. With over 300 different programmes across its 4 colleges, and 25 Schools DIT offers a diverse range of specialised programmes, in some cases programmes unique to DIT, and often created and adjusted to meet the current industry needs.


The DIT adopts the most up to date learning and teaching practices and encourages all academic staff to undertake ongoing training in Academic Communication, New Technologies, Promoting Student Engagement and Enhancing Academic Practice. This is all delivered through our dedicated Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre.


The DIT also boast an excellent student-staff ratio with average class sizes of 35 students. As well as a dedicated International Student Experience Officer in the International Office, all registered students have access to dedicated support services to help them personally as well as academically through their degree in DIT. In its recent international student departure survey 98% of International students agreed that DIT Lecturers were helpful and friendly.


Located in the heart of Ireland’s vibrant capital city of Dublin, DIT’s six city centre locations provide students with easy access to a wealth of amenities, entertainment venues, and cultural attractions. The OECD ranks Ireland among the top ten countries in several topics in the Better Life Index.


“Over the last one hundred years many things have changed in Ireland and around the globe.  It is important that we all develop opportunities to share our views and experiences, and that our students develop an understanding of, and an empathy with, other cultures.  Therefore, we feel this is a very appropriate moment for us to launch our DIT Centenary Scholarship Programme to encourage excellent candidates from around the world to apply to undertake postgraduate studies at Masters Level in DIT.


I am delighted to announce that we will now offer 60 scholarships for excellent international students to undertake their Masters studies in our four Colleges (Arts & Tourism, Business, Engineering & Built Environment and Sciences & Health) for the academic year.”




The scholarships will cover one-half of the value of fees for the academic year. The scholarship is only available for DIT’s fulltime, taught Masters (Level 9) programmes. It is not available for postgraduate diploma or certificate programmes.


The scholarships are open to applicants from any non-EEA/EU countries. We are encouraging the applicants from the following countries to ensure a more diversified student population:


  • Brazil (applicants must have completed a year of study in any Irish higher education institution under the Sciences without Borders programme)


  • China (including Hong Kong and Macau)


  • India


  • Indonesia


  • Japan


  • Kazakhstan


  • Republic of Korea


  • Malaysia


  • Mexico


  • Pakistan


  • Russia


  • Thailand


  • United States of America


  • Vietnam




Application Process

Applicants must complete and submit the Centenary Scholarship application form, on or before the close of business of the set deadline.


Applications MUST be emailed to centenary.scholarship@dit.ie.


Applications will be assessed by an academic panel in each College to determine suitability of the candidate. The panel may also select reserve candidates. The decision of the panel is final.


Successful applicants will be notified by email from the International Office and will be required to accept the offer within two weeks. Failure to accept within this time frame will be deemed as declining the scholarship.



 Terms & Conditions

The Scholarship Programme aims to attract excellent candidates to the taught Masters programmes and encourage early application


Scholarships are only available for fulltime taught Masters programmes


Applicants must hold a first class honours degree from their undergraduate programme, which is recognised for entry to DIT Level 9 programmes


Applicants must have an IELTS (or equivalent) level at a minimum of 0.5 above the published entry level for the programme of their choice


In order to be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must have accepted their offer on DIT’s application system. Applications for the scholarship will not be considered for any other status of an application


Successful candidates will be selected on merit paired with a holistic review of their scholarship application


The scholarship will cover the awarded amount against one year of tuition fees


Only complete applications received before the set deadline for the academic year will be considered


Decisions will be made by the College Scholarship Committee and candidates will be notified within two weeks of the committee decision. All decisions are final


Once scholarship awards are issued, students must accept this offer by the specified method within two weeks of the notification being distributed by the committee. It is the student’s responsibility to formally accept the scholarship offer, a non-response will be considered as declining the offer


The scholarship offered will cover 50% of the published fees. Recipients of the scholarship must pay the balance of the fees in full prior to registration in DIT. Recipients who require an entry visa must make this payment prior to applying for their visa


This scholarship is not eligible to be combined with any other tuition scholarship offered by DIT


Applicants must be from the country specified in the advertisement, be currently domiciled in that country, and classified as non-EU for tuition fee and application purposes


Students awarded a scholarship must commit to attending DIT events where required. Students must also agree to participate in student panels, focus groups, write blogs, and partake in other activities as requested by the International Office for promotional purposes


A student who withdraws, cancels or becomes inactive, enrols less than full-time, is suspended, or dismissed from the Institute will lose his/her scholarship eligibility. A student who takes such a status due to medical reasons may appeal in writing to Director of Student Services to have his/her scholarship reinstated. The appeal must be submitted with supporting documentation, such as a letter from a doctor. In such a case, for there to be a possibility for reinstatement, a student’s leave from the Institute cannot exceed two consecutive semesters


A student who declines an initial offer of admission and accompanying scholarship offer will not retain his/her scholarship offer if he/she reapplies at a later date


Applicants cannot defer their scholarship between academic years, and it is only valid for the academic year stated in the offer


Recipients who fail to complete their programme in the academic year will be liable for additional charges that are levied to all students, in such circumstances



Contact information

DIT International Office

40/45 Mountjoy Square South,

Dublin 1.


P: +353 1 402 4253, +353 1 402 3532 or +353 1 402 7844


Email: international@dit.ie


Office Opening Hours:


Monday to Friday 10am to 12pm & 2.30pm to 4pm.

Please be advised the office is closed on weekends and public holidays.


For further information or queries please contact centenary.scholarship@dit.ie



To know more about the scholarship, please visit http://www.dit.ie/international/forstudents/centenary_scholarships/

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