- Host: Irish Government
- Open to: Africans
- Target: Graduates
- Deadline: 1st August 2021
Applications for the Ireland Fellows Program-Africa Scholarship 2022/2023 are now ongoing.
About the Ireland Fellows Program-Africa Scholarship
The program is designed for young professionals in their early to mid-career stages who have leadership potential and who want to benefit from a prestigious, world-class, high-quality education that will help them enhance their abilities.
The Ireland Fellows Program-Africa scholarship allows selected candidates to enroll in a fully-funded one-year master’s degree program at an Irish higher education institution (HEI).
The scholarship covers program fees, travel, lodging, and living expenses. The initiative aims to create future leaders, strengthen in-country capability, and foster positive partnerships with Ireland in order to meet national SDG targets.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be accepted for the Ireland Fellows Programme – Africa Scholarship 2022/2023:
- Be a resident national of one of the following countries: Djibouti, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
- Have a minimum of two- or three-years’ work experience that is directly relevant to your proposed programme(s) of study, depending on the country (see the Guidance Note for Applicants).
- Hold a bachelor’s level academic qualification from an accredited and government-recognised higher education institution, with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) – i.e. a first class honour, or second class honour, Grade 1 (in some cases a second class honour Grade 2 may be accepted, if the applicant has sufficient directly relevant work experience). It must have been awarded in 2010 or later (i.e. within the last 12 years).
- Not already hold a qualification at master’s level or higher. Not currently undertaking a programme at master’s level or higher or be due to start a program at master’s level or higher in the academic year 2021/22.
- Be applying to commence a new program at master’s level in Ireland no sooner than August 2021.
- Be able to demonstrate the following: leadership abilities and aspirations; a commitment to the achievement of the SDGs within your own country; and a commitment to contribute to building positive relationships with Ireland.
- Have identified and selected three programs relevant to your academic and professional background from the Directory of Eligible Programs.
- Have a clear understanding of the academic and English language proficiency required for all programs chosen.
- Must not have applied to the Ireland Fellows Program on more than one previous occasion.
- Be in a position to take up the Fellowship in the academic year 2022/2023.
- The Ireland Fellows Program-Africa scholarship is fully funded
Interested candidates who wish to apply for the Ireland Fellows Program-Africa Scholarship must read the Applicant Guidance Note carefully before completing as eligibility criteria in each country may differ.
NOTE: Applications are to be typed and submitted by email to the relevant Embassy of Ireland at the email address for each country.
For more information visit the official website of Ireland Fellows Program-Africa Scholarship