Notre Dame Students

Naughton Master's in Ireland

University of Notre Dame undergraduates who wish to pursue a STEM-focused master's degree in Ireland may apply for a Naughton Fellowship to study at one of five Irish universities. Notre Dame students can choose from a diverse range of programs offered at either Dublin City UniversityTrinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University College Dublin, and University of Galway.

Successful Naughton Fellows will receive a full tuition waiver to their university of choice, along with a $20,000 USD stipend for living expenses.

The Application Process

Applicants must submit both an official application for one of the Irish universities and a completed Naughton Fellowship application form providing his or her personal details, educational history, and preferred program choice, as well as a personal statement. A letter of recommendation is also required and must be completed by the deadline as well.

To apply, please see: and click "Start New Application".

Receipt of completed applications will be acknowledged by email. Late applications cannot be accepted.

Timeline and Deadlines

Applications Open: Friday, August 25, 2023

Applications Close: Monday, January 29, 2024 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern

Please check back again for more details.

Important note: The deadline for the Naughton Fellowship application may differ from the date required by the program. Please ensure you check your program's deadline carefully. 

Selection Criteria

The selection of the Naughton Fellows will be administered by the Naughton Fellowship Committee, with the University's diversity statement in mind.

Applications will only be considered from current University of Notre Dame students. Students can apply to any taught masters program at one of the five partner universities in Ireland that is in the science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) disciplines.

Significant importance and preference will be given to those candidates who demonstrate academic excellence. However, the committee will consider several criteria, including:

  • the interest, ability, and potential of the candidate to study and/or research their chosen field;
  • the candidate’s capacity to successfully complete the program of study;
  • the candidate's intentional consideration of how this program will influence or supplement their future career; and
  • the candidate’s desire and ability to serve as a cultural ambassador abroad.

The onus is on the candidate to complete the appropriate application form to demonstrate the degree to which he/she meets these criteria.

General Terms and Conditions

The committee may, at any stage, seek additional information from individual candidates or referees.

If awarded a fellowship, the student is expected to maintain strong final year grades, apply for and be accepted into the relevant program, and also satisfy any visa requirements.

Within the terms of the endowment, the Naughton Fellowship Committee reserves all rights to modify at any time and/or to terminate this Fellowship scheme and/or to make whatever decisions in regard to the operation of this Fellowship scheme that may be required. Their determination(s) on all these matters shall be final; there shall be no right of appeal.

In the case of an accepted Fellow also receiving a competing offer for a year of service, a one year deferral will be considered. Proof of an accepted offer will be required. For more information on this policy, please email

Each recipient must complete a summary report of his/her research accomplishments at the end of the program.


For additional questions about the Naughton Fellowships please email