Edgeworth Graduate Student Scholarship


Application deadline for students from Ireland and other EU countries: June 22nd, 2021


Application deadline for non-EU students: April 30th, 2021


The Department of Economics offers four (4) partial scholarships to students who will start the full-time MSc Economics Programme (PAC Code: MHH52) in September 2021. One scholarship will be reserved for a non-EU applicant.

EU student scholarships are primarily merit-based while evaluation of the candidates will be wholistic, promoting gender balance and equal opportunity of access to graduate level education in case of financial need. The scholarship for the non-EU student will be allocated purely based on merit.


1. Applicants must satisfy the entry requirements of the full-time MSc Economics Programme in the Department of Economics.

Please see: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/economics/our-courses/msc-economics

2. Applicants must achieve a minimum 2.1 overall result in their level eight honours undergraduate degree (or equivalent of) to be considered for the award. If the applicant has not graduated yet, the transcript needs to report all grades (marks) up to the most recent completed term of their studies. Evidence of competence in mathematics, statistics and econometrics will also be valued in the assessment process.

3. The scholarship application must be accompanied by an application for the MSc Economics Programme in the Department of Economics via the online portal PAC. A scholarship application only without the programme application via PAC will not be considered.

Please see: http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

4. Both Maynooth and non-Maynooth University graduates are eligible to apply.

5. The scholarship may not be deferred.

6. Successful applicants must demonstrate their willingness to fulfil future ambassadorial duties for the Department of Economics such as attending University Open Days or assisting in advertising this scholarship to future applicants.

7. Eligible applicants who can demonstrate financial need, must include a max 150-word paragraph to support the request.

Only if shortlisted, applicants will be asked for documentation supporting the financial need with a short notice (Deadline: July 30, 2021) if they wish financial need to be considered. Income is assessed under the SUSI undergraduate rules. If you have been assessed as a dependent student, you will need to provide evidence of your parents’ income. Please see: https://susi.ie/eligibility/applicant-class/


The competition is not open to those who have already commenced the MSc programme. Research master’s programmes are not eligible for support under the scheme. Applicants will not be awarded more than one scholarship from Maynooth University or another funder.

Value of the Scholarship and number of scholarships available:

The total value of the Edgeworth Graduate Student Scholarship for each student is €5,000. Awardees will have the scholarship amount (5,000 Euro) deducted from their tuition fees in September 2021.


Eligibility will be evaluated by the Department of Economics and other relevant staff within Maynooth University to ensure that applications have met the eligibility requirements. Eligible applications will be reviewed by an academic panel chaired by the Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences of Maynooth University.

Application Process:

All documents (Application form, academic transcripts, reference letters) should be uploaded as part of the PAC online application process for the MSc Economics Programme by the application deadline of the scholarship.

In addition to the PAC application to the MSc Economics Programme, the applicant for the Edgeworth Graduate Student Scholarship, must write an email to:


and cc the email to:


with a short statement of purpose (around 150 words). And if the applicant wishes financial need to be considered in the scholarship application, the applicant needs to also include a statement of financial need (max 150 words).

International Students:

Current legislation allows non EU/EEA students who have graduated from Irish higher education institutions to remain in Ireland for 24 months to seek employment in Ireland. 
Students engaged in full-time study are permitted to work 40 hours per week only during the months of June, July, August and September and from 15th December to 15th January inclusive. 

Please follow the link for detailed information.