Pontifical University Scholarships

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

Undergraduate Scholarships:

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:

Scholarships available include:

Two scholarships are offered over a 3 year period for PhD candidates in one of the following areas:

Fundamental Theology / Philosophical Theology / Systematic Theology / Moral Theology / Theological Ethics / Biblical Studies / Sacred Scripture / Ecclesiastical History / Faith and Culture

Each scholarship includes tuition fees, accommodation and on-site meal plan. 

Applications for the Scotus Eriugena Research Scholarship in 2017 are now closed

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 has funded a Postgraduate Scholarship for a student to study for a Masters or Doctoral Degree in the Pontifical University at Maynooth. The scholarship is valued at 3,000.00 per annum. Closing Date 12:00 noon (GMT) 23rd June 2018  Application Form

Two Postgraduate Scholarships, one in Philosophy and one in Theology are available from the Maynooth Scholastic Trust in memory of Monsignor Matthew O’Donnell.  Scholarships are valued at €2,600.00 in Philosophy and €3,200.00 in Theology per annum.
Monsignor 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. Closing Date 12:00 noon (GMT) 23rd June 2018  Application Form

Closing Date 10:00 am (GMT) Monday 11th September 2018  Application Form

This scholarship is awarded annually by the Maynooth Scholastic Trust to a Maynooth graduate engaged in postgraduate studies at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, or abroad. Nominations for this scholarship will be received from the Faculty of Theology, the value of which is €3,300.00. Closing Date 12:00 noon (GMT) 23rd June 2018 Application Form

Two College Scholarships are available to lay students taking a Postgraduate Degree in Theology.  These scholarships are valued at €2,000.00 per annum. Closing Date 12:00 noon (GMT) 23rd June 2018  Application Form

This scholarship to the value of €5,000 is available annually for the post-graduate study of Theology at doctoral level.  Dr & Mrs Mulvihill have supported Catholic Education in Maynooth for twenty five years. Closing Date 12:00 noon (GMT) 23rd June 2018  Application Form

This scholarship to the value of €5,000 is available annually for the post-graduate study of 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. Closing Date 12:00 noon (GMT) 23rd June 2018  Application Form

Government of Ireland Research Scholarships in the Humanities & Social Sciences: are eligible to apply for one of these scholarships.