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Ireland Plans Special Scholarship for Indian Students

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New Delhi: Ireland plans to offer “special scholarship” for Indian students, Minister for Education and Skills of Ireland Ciaran Cannon said.

The Irish minister visiting India with a delegation of 16 universities also wanted its students to come to India.

India, Brazil and China are our three priority countries for Ireland’s international scholarships, he said.

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“We want very strong education ties with India. We not only want Indian students to come to Ireland but we also want Irish students to come to India.

“In 2013 we will be offering 22 scholarships. These will be extremely valuable: full fee waiver and Rs 700,000 stipend for one year.

“Last year, 15 scholarships were awarded to Indian students, more than to any other country,” he said.

Cannon, with a team of representatives from different Irish universities, is visiting New Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai, organising education fairs for students.

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