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Admission to the PhD Global Health programme at Trinity College Dublin is highly competitive. Applicants must possess a strong academic record, international research experience, and a keen interest in global health research.

We are currently not accepting any unsolicited PhD applications to the International Doctorate in Global Health Programme. 

Though students are admitted on a rolling basis, the PhD Global Health selection committee meets twice a year to review applications. To be considered for a position on the programme, it is prefered that applications be received by one of two dates:

  1. June 1st for September admissions OR
  2. December 1st for March admissions

To be considered for a position on the course, candidates must submit ALL of the following documents to Dr. Frédérique Vallières via email ( by one of the above deadlines:

  • Cover letter
  • Personal Statement
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Concept Note outlining the candidate’s Proposed Research
  • Copy of the candidate’s academic record(s)

The selection committee will then select students according to the following criteria:

  • Staff capacity to provide supervision to the applicant
  • Satisfactory CV, academic record, and the submission of a comprehensive concept note
  • The candidate’s performance during a scheduled interview
  • Available funding for the student’s PhD (either through self-funding or through existing research grants and/or bursaries)

Should the candidate succeed beyond this first phase of the selection process, she or he will then be asked to put through a formal application through the TCD online application system. As this is a cross-disciplinary programme, PhD students will be formally registered in the same School as their primary supervisor.


Last updated 23 November 2016 School Web Administrator (Email).