Scholarships and Grants

Information and Application

Scholarships and Funding in Maynooth

The Pontifical University at Maynooth awards the scholarships and grants below. Preference is given to applicants who do not hold any other scholarship or educational grant. Scholarships are awarded initially for one year, but may be renewed from year to year during the holder’s course of studies.

Undergraduate Scholarships

The following scholarships and grants are available to undergraduate students of the Pontifical University. 

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

A College Scholarship is available for a lay student taking the Bachelor of Divinity Degree (BD). The Scholarship is valued at €1,400 per annum. 

Closing Date: 12:00 noon (GMT) 23rd June 2018  

Download the Application Form here

Application Procedure

Completed application forms must be submitted to scholarships@spcm.ie 

Please note the closing date for applications will be 12:00 noon (GMT) on Friday 23rd June 2018. 

Late applications may be considered up until Tuesday, September 12, 2018

O'FIAICH SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NORTHERN IRELAND STUDENTS

Five scholarships available for lay students from Northern Ireland taking the BATh in Theology and Arts. The scholarships are valued at €1,500, and includes the offer of campus accommodation. 

Closing Date: 12:00 noon (GMT) 30th June 2018  

Download the Application Form here

Application Procedure

Completed application forms must be submitted to admissions@spcm.ie

See the Press Release about these scholarships here

Postgraduate Scholarships

Scotus Eriugena Research Scholarship

Three scholarships are offered over a 4-year period for PhD candidates in any of the following areas:

  • Fundamental Theology / Philosophical Theology
  • Systematic Theology
  • Moral Theology / Theological Ethics
  • Biblical Studies / Sacred Scripture
  • Ecclesiastical History
  • Liturgical Theology / Pastoral Liturgy

Each scholarship includes tuition fees (currently of the order of €5500), research allowance, and on-campus residence plan (accommodation and meals, which may be awarded as a personal stipend in the order of €10,000 per annum).

Application involves the formulation of a research proposal in line with application guidelines.

Application Guidelines 

Application Form

Applications for the Scotus Eriugena Research Scholarship will be accepted until June 21, 2018 (4pm GMT).


Scotus Eriugena Scholarship Application Guidelines

Scotus Eriugena Scholarship Application Form

Applications for the Scotus Eriugena Research Scholarship will be accepted until June 21, 2018 (4pm GMT). Submit to: admissions@spcm.ie



Awards for Current and Incoming Postgraduates

Scholarship and Scholarship Fund Listing

The following are the scholarships and scholarship funds which support postgraduate study and research in the Pontifical University.  They are awarded in two tranches: one in late June, and one at the beginning of each new academic year.

Both current postgraduate and incoming postgraduate students may apply for the scholarships and grants provided by these funds. Current postgraduates are notified of the relevant application parameters and deadlines in May, and again prior to the beginning of each new academic year. Incoming students are notified thereof upon acceptance into a postgraduate programme.


Maynooth Union Postgraduate Scholarship Fund
The Maynooth Union was founded in June 1895, during the Centenary Celebration of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth. The object of the Union is to foster a spirit of mutual sympathy between the College and its past students and friends. The Maynooth Union Postgraduate Scholarship Fund provides one Postgraduate Scholarship or Grant for a Masters or Doctoral candidate in the Pontifical University. The Scholarship is valued at €3,000.00 per annum, and is awarded on an annual basis.

 

The Matthew O’Donnell Scholarships
Monsignor Matthew O’Donnell was appointed Professor of Ethics in 1960, later becoming Professor of Philosophy. He served as President from 1994 until his death in 1996. The Maynooth Scholastic Trust provides two postgraduate scholarships, one in Philosophy and one in Theology in memory of Monsignor O’Donnell. The scholarship in Philosophy is valued at €2,600.00 per annum; the scholarship in Theology, at €3,200.00 per annum. The Scholarships are awarded annually.

The Michael Devlin Scholarship
The Michael Devlin Scholarship is awarded annually by the Maynooth Scholastic Trust to a Maynooth graduate, nominated by the Faculty of Theology, engaged in postgraduate studies at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, or abroad. The Michael Devlin Scholarship is valued at €3,300.00.

 

The College Scholarships Fund
This fund provides two College Scholarships or College Grants to lay students taking a Postgraduate Degree in Theology. Each scholarship or grant is valued at €2,000.00 per annum, and is awarded annually.

 

The Daniel and Mary Mulvihill Scholarship Fund
Dr Daniel and Mrs Mary Mulvihill have supported Catholic Education in Maynooth for over a quarter century. The Daniel & Mary Mulvihill Scholarship Fund provides a scholarship or grant to the value of €5,000 for the post-graduate study of Theology at doctoral level, which is awarded annually

 

The Loughlin J. Sweeney Scholarship Fund
The Loughlin J. Sweeney Scholarship Fund provides an annual scholarship or grant to the value of €5,000 for research and study in Theology at Doctoral level. Mr Sweeney was Director of Development in the College from 1981 until 1991, and was involved for twenty five years with the Development Programme.

Current SPCM Postgraduate Students Application Form

Referee Form

Completed application forms, for Scholarships and Grants, from current Pontifical University postgraduate students should be submitted before 12 noon on Monday 18th June 2018 to scholarships@spcm.ie.