IT Students in NUI Galway have been offered scholarships by global technology giant Ericsson.
The Discipline of Information Technology offers a one-year Higher Diploma and a two-year Masters in Software Design and Development to graduates from different courses and IT qualifications. In conjunction with these programmes, Ericsson says it will offer a number of scholarships to second year MSc students.
The scholarships will include a contribution towards fees plus a paid internship during which students will work on research & development activity at the Ericsson R and D Centre based in Athlone.
Dr Hugh Melvin, of the Discipline of Information Technology at NUI Galway, said: “Both these conversion courses offer students from diverse disciplines, career opportunities in the broad, vibrant and evolving software sector. We are delighted with this Ericsson sponsorship and it shows how industry and academia can work together to meet current and future skills requirements. We are in discussions with other industry partners and hope to make further such announcements.”