The Government of Ireland through the Department of Foreign Affairs is pleased to announce the Ireland Fellows Programme For Africans. The programme is for young professionals in their early to mid-career path with leadership potentials to benefit from a prestigious, world-class, quality education contributing to capacity building. The aims of the Programme are to nurture future leaders; to develop in-country capacity to achieve national SDG goals; and to build positive relationships with Ireland.
Application Deadline:1stof August, 2021
Host Institutions:Higher Education Institution in Ireland
Number of Scholarships: Not Specified
Scholarship Value/Benefits: Fully Funded
Eligible Nationalities: Africans
To be eligible for an Ireland Fellows Programme For Africans commencing at the beginning of the academic year 2022 applicants must:
- 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.
- 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 programme at master’s level or higher in the academic year 2021/22.
- Be applying to commence a new programme 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 programmesrelevant to your academic and professional backgroundfrom the Directory of Eligible Programmes.
- Have a clear understanding of the academic and English language proficiencies required for all programmes chosen.
- Must not have applied to the Ireland Fellows Programme on more than one previous occasion.
- Be in a position to take up the Fellowship in the academic year 2022/2023.
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The application process consists of three stages:
- Preliminary Application;
- Detailed Application;
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