Student from Italy Wins International Dublin Scholarship 

12th September 2022

Posted In: Be In The Frame

Dublin City Council has announced that an Italian student has won a Postgraduate Scholarship Competition to live and study in Dublin for the academic year.

Rachele Faggiani beat competition from over 1,400 entrants to claim the prize and has chosen to study for an M.Phil. Literary Translation. She arrives in Dublin this month to begin her course at Trinity College Dublin.

The Scholarship is an initiative by Education in Ireland and the Dublin City Council Place Brand Unit in partnership with nine Dublin universities and colleges.

“I was delighted to meet Rachele today and welcome her to the city that will be her new home for the next academic year,” said the Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy. “This is a fantastic opportunity for her, and I hope she enjoys studying and living here and tells all her friends and family back home in Italy about how wonderful our city is.”

As part of her introduction to Dublin, the Lord Mayor formally welcomed Rachele at the Mansion House.

“I’m the kind of person that pours myself completely into my jobs and projects,” said Rachele. “I have many hobbies and passions but I’m also really serious about my education. Winning this scholarship, having the opportunity to stay in a room on campus at Trinity, being able to really live the university life in Dublin is more that I could ever dreamed for my Postgraduates studies.”

Rachele will now receive a full scholarship covering tuition costs, as well as accommodation, flights and a stipend for living expenses.

Pictured: Caroline Conroy, The Lord Mayor of Dublin with Rachel Faggiana, Trinity College student, and winner of the Dublin Postgraduate Scholarship Competition. (Image: Damien Eagers Photography).