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EIL Explore Scholarship Information


The EIL Scholarship is funded by EIL and supported by NUI Galway's ALIVE and Mature Students Offices.

Information Talk: Thursday 25th January 5pm, The View, upstairs Aras na Mac Leinn 

All welcome!


What is the scholarship?


The scholarship is an opportunity to travel to a community of the world and learn about their civic and community life and engagement. Applicants should be super involved in a Galway, campus or home community and have goals to develop their learning and understanding of community engagement. The project centers on culture and a learning experience. Time spent in the community is voluntary and unpaid and you support the work of the local people while learning, bringing and sharing. 


Why does NUI Galway encourage students to apply?

Community engagement is a vital skill to learn and nurture. Ireland is diverse and the communities of Ireland need future leaders with the ability to engage for community voice to be heard. 

What is involved?

EIL includes:

  • 8 week volunteer programme
  • Return flights & insurance
  • Accommodation and meals during volunteer project
  • Pre-departure information & support
  • In-country airport transfers, orientation, local co-ordinator & support
  • 18+ applicants only
  • Debrief workshop & support
  • Travel Dates: June - August 2018


Important Links

For more information please see the EIL website 

For the application form: please see the EIL website


Key Dates to Be Aware of for 2018

Information Stand: Wednesday 24th January, Aras na Mac Leinn

Information Talk: Thursday 25th January 5pm, Aras na Mac Leinn (Facebook Event)

Application Deadline: Monday 29th January, Noon, Aras na Mac Leinn

Interviews: Week of the 29th of January

EIL Interview: 24th Feburary in Dublin

EIL Training Process begins!


Join Us! enables students to have the opportunity to: enrich your personal development and employability skills, have a fun experience, meet new people, and give back to your community. Sign up now.

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