Applicants From Other Universities

Faculty and graduate students outside of Notre Dame may apply as associate applicants to the IRISH Seminar. As an associate, you are expected to attend all lectures, seminars, and cultural enrichment events.

2020 IRISH Seminar Information


Notre Dame Dublin Global Gateway, 58 Merrion Square South, Dublin 2.

Program Fee

€1750 / $2,135 USD (covers tuition only)

Applicants are encouraged to seek funding from their home institutions. Please note: airfare, ground transportation, and accommodation are not included in this fee.

Application Process

Deadline for applications from outside Notre Dame is 1 May 2020

To apply, please complete the Associate Application Form in full and email the following to Catherine Wilsdon at, by the application deadline.

  • Proof of payment of €50 / $61 USD application fee (see below for payment details)
  • A one-page statement of purpose explaining your academic background and interest in the Irish Seminar.
  • A short biographical description (4 lines)
  • An academic resume

A limited number of rooms at University College Dublin are available to book for the duration of the seminar (€36.50 per night).

Tuition Fellowships

A limited number of tuition fellowships to the value of €1750 are available to students and faculty applying as associates. The fellowship is based on academic merit and is awarded to individuals who demonstrate exemplary academic achievement or potential.

Please note that this fellowship covers tuition only. It does not cover airfare, accommodations in Dublin, nor ground transportation costs.

If you wish to apply for a tuition fellowship, please send the following to (in addition to the requirements indicated above):

  • An outline of financial need
  • A 10-20 page writing sample
  • A letter of recommendation


For further information, please contact