The Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources is currently offering two scholarships for students undertaking MSc degrees commencing in the academica year 2013/14 in a petroleum-related topic of particular relevance to hydrocarbon exploration and production in Ireland.

The level of support offered will be for 70% of the total cost of fees, fieldwork, travel and consumables for the course or a maximum of €12,500, whichever is the lesser. Funding, if offered, would come from the Department’s Petroleum Infrastructure Programme – Expanded Offshore Support Group Fund.

Applications are invited from persons who have been accepted into an MSc degree course as outlined above commencing in the academic year 2013/14 and who have either successfully completed an honours primary degree course or propose to complete an honours primary degree course this year (i.e. the academic year 2012/13).

Applications should be submitted in writing to: 

Mr. Bill Morrissey

Petroleum Affairs Division

Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources

29-31 Adelaide Road

Dublin 2

Envelopes should be marked ‘EOSG Scholarship Scheme 2013’. The closing date for receipt of applications in the Department is Monday, June 17, 2013 at 4.00pm. 

Applications should contain the following:

a) a copy of the applicant’s Curriculum Vitae including the name and contact details of an academic referee.

b) a brief statement in the applicant’s own words as to why the course is relevant to petroleum exploration and/or production in Ireland, and;

c) the following details relating to the applicant’s proposed MSc course:

1. Name of the course

2. College/university where the course will be taken

3. Start and end dates of the course

4. Description of course modules

5. Course coordinator’s name and contact details

6. Breakdown of course costs including associated expenses

In selecting the successful applicant, particular consideration will be given to the relevance of the course to the petroleum industry in Ireland and the candidate’s academic achievements.

Studies can be undertaken in universities outside of Ireland 

Information on petroleum exploration in Ireland may be obtained on the Department’s website at: