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Please note that we are currently not accepting any unsolicited PhD applications to the International Doctorate in Global Health Programme. Any upcoming opportunities to register for the PhD will be advertised here and on CGH social media pages.

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. Admission to the programme takes place in two stages.

Stage 1: To be considered for a position on the course, candidates must submit ALL of the following documents to Dr. Frédérique Vallières via email ( at least 3 months before September or March registration.

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


A 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)

Stage 2:  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, researchers will be formally registered in the same School as their primary supervisor.                 

Last updated 27 November 2017 School Web Administrator (Email).