Fully Funded Doctoral Degree Program in Political Science, Trinity College, Ireland

Expires on: 04/01/2024


The Department of Political Science at Trinity College Dublin is offering four-year fully funded PhD studentships. Financial support, including tuition grants, stipends, teaching and research assistantships, and assistance for postgraduate conference and research travel, is automatically considered as part of the admissions process.

The four-year doctoral programme aims to provide the highest level of training, equipping students to become scholars at the forefront of the discipline. Graduates of the program have pursued successful careers in research, teaching, government, and business. The Department of Political Science at Trinity is a leading center for political research in Europe, consistently ranked among the top in QS and THE evaluations.

Study Area: Political Science, with a focus on various research areas including Comparative European Politics, Legislative Politics, International Conflict, and Political Theory.


Applications are open to candidates with a keen interest in political science research. Prospective students are encouraged to review the research strengths of the Department, focusing on areas such as Comparative European Politics, Legislative politics, and more. The program welcomes applicants with diverse academic backgrounds and experiences.

Required Documents

 Applicants should submit the following documents:

  • Statement of research experience/career goals
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Transcripts
  • References demonstrating expertise
  • Any relevant projects or publications showcasing research abilities

How to Apply: 

To apply for the scholarship, email your statement, CV, and transcripts to Alexander Held, Ph.D. Director, at helda@tcd.ie. Use the email title format: “Application Trinity – [PhD] – Full Name’. All applications for the September 2024 entry must be submitted via the online application system. Visit our FAQ page for details on the application process.

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