One Year Graduate Study in Ireland


August 8, 2022

11:59AM EST


Timeline for Applying



Award recipients


Amelia Steinbach

Mitchell Scholar

Jackson Skeen

Mitchell Scholar

Quick facts

Academic Discipline



US Citizen


Senior, Entering Graduate, Graduate



Endorsement Required


Award Amount

Tuition, housing, a living expense stipend, and international travel.

Age Limit

Over 18 but not yet 30 years old at time of application


The Mitchell Scholars Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Students must be nominated by Duke to apply.


  • Leadership and public service
  • US Citizen
  • Over 18, but not yet 30 years old at the time of application
  • Have a bachelor's degree before beginning study as a Mitchell Scholar


Process for Mitchell with Duke Endorsement 2022
Connect with an OUSF advisor to learn about the application processSchedule an Appointment

Open office hours every Monday at 4:00pm or by appointment

Attend or watch the introductory information sessionNCS ResourcesIn-person April 2022
Complete a NCS Registration Form to access the full application instructions

Current Students / Alumni

Anytime - the earlier, the better!
Indicate your intent to applyCurrent Students / AlumniAnytime
Work on application materials and check in with NCS and faculty advisers
Deadline for complete Campus Applications, including resume information, transcript, and personal statementCurrent Students / AlumniAugust 8, 12p.m. (noon)
Deadline for all letters of recommendationncs-ousf@duke.eduAugust 8, 12p.m. (noon)
Nomination interviews First week of classes
Duke nominees named by NCS Early September


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