Through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the government of Ireland invites applications from qualified applicants to its Ireland Fellows Programme – Africa Master scholarship 2021.
The Ireland Fellows Programme enables early to mid-career professionals from eligible countries, with leadership potential, to benefit from a prestigious, world-class, quality education contributing to capacity building. It offers selected students the opportunity to undertake a fully-funded one-year master’s level programme at a higher education institution (HEI) in Ireland. The Ireland Fellows Programme promotes gender equality, equal opportunity, and welcomes diversity.
The Programme aims to nurture future leaders; develop an in-country capacity to achieve national SDG goals, and build positive relationships with Ireland.
Duration: 10-16 months
The Ireland fellows award covers:
- programme fees,
- accommodation and
- living costs
To be eligible for an Ireland Fellows Programme – Africa scholarship, applicants must:
- Be a resident national of one of the eligible countries
- Have a minimum of two or three years’ work experience that is directly relevant to their proposed programme(s) of study
- Hold a bachelor’s level academic qualification from an accredited and government-recognised higher education institution,
- He/she must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) i.e. a first-class honour, or second class honour
- Be proficient in English Language
The application process consists of three stages:
- The preliminary application -Stage 1
- Detailed application -Stage 2
- Stage 3 –English language tests and interviews.
The Stage 1 process is a preliminary application that seeks information under the headings detailed below and requires applicants to submit a scanned copy of the following documents with their application form:
- Official identification: either passport (only the identity page is required), or other official identification document if they do not have a passport at this time;
- Undergraduate degree award certificate;
- Final degree academic transcripts, including the explanation of the grading system, where provided with the transcript or otherwise available.
Deadline: August 1, 2021.
For more information, visit the official site.