The Scholarship Programme

What does an Ireland Scholarship winner receive?

The successful applicants will be supplied with a list of NQAI approved English language schools from which they can choose to study. The chosen English language school will provide the following to each scholarship winner:

  • 4 week General English programme at appropriate level, 20 lessons per week + 2 hours, over the course period, covering approaches to methodology/current practice in the ELT classroom  
  • Provision of all classroom materials
  • Initial placement test
  • End of course certificate and report
  • Host family accommodation, half board, in a single en suite room 
  • €200 in cash at the beginning of the course to subsidise lunch over 4 weeks 
  • 2 social or cultural excursions per week, entrance charges included  
  • Airport transfers, arrival and departure 
  • SIM card with €100 credit 
  • City bus and DART passes where appropriate 
  • Free access to the internet 

The Ireland Scholarship also covers return flights to and from Ireland. Flights will be organised for each winner through Fáilte Ireland. 

View the 2015 approved schools list (PDF).

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