Application for DAERA Postgraduate Studentship 2020

Closed 25 Feb 2020

Opened 10 Dec 2019


This application is for financial assistance towards a 3 year postgraduate research study leading to a PhD qualification, commencing in the academic year 2020/21. To be eligible for consideration for a DAERA Studentship, a candidate must satisfy ALL the eligibility criteria based on nationality, residency, citizenship, academic qualifications and alignment to one of our Research Needs for 2020.  It is essential to refer to the DAERA Postgraduate Studentships Terms and Conditions 2020/21 before completing this form. These also contain the eligibility, shortlisting and interview criteria.

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  • All information will be treated in the strictest confidence and in compliance with the Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018. Our Privacy Notice is contained within our Terms and Conditions.
  • It is mandatory to complete questions with an asterisk* to proceed with the application.
  • Do not exceed the word limit as the additional text will NOT be considered.
  • Any person wilfully making a false statement in support of this application may be disqualified.
  • If you would like to save and edit the application later, then click 'Save and Come Back Later'.  By providing your e-mail address you will receive a weblink to your application.  This provides access to view and edit all your existing answers until you submit your completed response.  You may wish to share this weblink with your supervisor so they can complete Q45 and Q46.
  • After you click 'Submit' you will no longer be able to go back and change any of your answers. You MUST 'submit' your application by midnight 25 February 2020. 
  • You must inform us of any change in the information provided on this form, without delay.
  • If you have any queries about completing this form, or if you would like a hard copy please contact us.

Reasonable adjustment

Please contact us if you require any reasonable adjustments due to disability, to enable you to complete or attend any part of the assessment process. Details of any disability are only used for this purpose and do not form any part of the selection process.

          The application period will close at midnight on 25 February 2020.

What happens next


Criteria based interviews will be held on 6, 7 &8 April 2020 in Dundonald House, Upper Newtownards Road, Ballymiscaw, Belfast BT4 3SB.

Candidates invited to interview will be informed of the date and time of interview in writing by email. The dates will only change in the event of illness or an emergency. No expenses will be payable in connection with attendance at interviews.

Offer of Studentship

The Department will send offers of Studentships to successful candidates and notify unsuccessful candidates.

Acceptance of Studentship

Candidates who are offered Studentships must either decline or accept the offer within 10 working days of the letter of offer. Failure to do so may result in the Studentship being offered to another candidate.


  • Postgraduate Studentship Interviews

    From 6 Apr 2020 at 09:00 to 8 Apr 2020 at 17:00

    Interviews will be held in Dundondald House, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3SB. You must be available for interview on one of these dates to be considered for an award.


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