Applications are invited for Irish Aid Fellowship Training Programme for 2017/18 academic year. These fellowships are awarded to undertake postgraduate studies at colleges and universities in Ireland.
As part of this overall mission, Irish Aid Fellowships aim to address capacity deficits that hinder the attainment of long-term development goals through the training and development of key individuals, generally drawn from the public services and NGO sectors.
Applicants must have relevant Masters programmes in Ireland and regionally. A directory listing all eligible courses for study in Ireland is available to applicants, covering programmes in up to 12 subject areas (some variations by country apply).
Course Level: Fellowships are awarded to undertake postgraduate studies at colleges and universities in Ireland.
Study Subject: Students are supported for courses in their own region. Awards are made in fields such as development studies, rural development, health care, education and law with the aim of supporting and enhancing the contribution recipients can make to Irish Aid’s partner organizations.
Scholarship Award: The scholarship award covers course fees, required flights, accommodation (for out of the country study), monthly allowances, insurance and other incidental expenses. Eligible Masters programmes in Ireland commence in the period August to September each year and, depending on the course, scholarships will run for between 10 and 16 months.
Scholarship can be taken in Ireland
Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must
For study in Ireland, applicants must also
Note: Application for the Irish Aid Fellowship Training Programme is by invitation, not open call. Irish Embassies and Missions begin inviting applications from partner organisations and Ministries in September of each year.
Nationality: Students from (Cambodia, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Palestine, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe) are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have a minimum of three years relevant work experience.
English language Requirements: Applicants must be able to demonstrate skills in academic English by achieving an appropriate score on a recognized test (IELTS 6.5).
How to Apply: Applications will not be considered for this fellowship unless all eligibility criteria are met. You should carefully check that you can meet the above criteria before requesting application information.
Application Deadline: The closing date for applications to commence studies for 2017-18 is 30th November 2016. Applications forms and required documents should be printed and submitted to the Embassy of Ireland indicated below.