Ireland Fellows Programme – Africa Masters scholarship 2021/22

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

Benefits

The Ireland fellows award covers:

  • programme fees,
  • flights,
  • accommodation and
  • living costs

Eligibility

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

Application Process

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.
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Deadline: August 1, 2021.

For more information, visit the official site.

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