FAQs

The Programme

Students start the programme in Sept and at that point students will not yet have selected a project/supervisor. The CRT has >100 supervisors who are qualified to submit research proposals. Students are given access to the project proposals and have the chance to contact the supervisors to discuss projects and to meet them at the training programme in Sept and Oct. Students then have to rank projects by end Oct and begin their research project in January.

Students start the programme at the beginning of September.

Yes, your offer may be conditional to receiving a copy of your transcripts.

There are generally 25-30 students in each cohort (apart from the 1st cohort which started with 15 students).

Applying to become a student on the programme

The application form will be made available on this website when recruitment opens.

Applicants should have obtained (or expect soon to obtain) at least an honours degree, which may be in the molecular life sciences or in a computational or mathematical discipline.

Language Skills: All of our partner institutions have a requirement for certification of English competency if the student’s mother tongue is not English

Yes, shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview via Zoom / Skype.

Yes, you are eligible to apply. An MSc will be an advantage in the selection process.

International Applicants

Yes – while it is envisaged that the majority of students will be recruited from the EU, we will also consider applications from non-EU countries.

All of our partner institutions have a requirement for certification of English competency if the student’s mother tongue is not English.

Learn more by following the links below:

University College Cork

University College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin

Royal College of Surgeons Ireland

National University of Ireland Galway
Note: NUI Galway will waive the English language requirement for postgraduates if the supervisor certifies the student competency.

All documents are required to be in English. Your documents will need to be officially translated by a Notary.

If you have any other questions that aren’t addressed here, please contact the CRT on genomicscrt@nuigalway.ie.