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FULLY FUNDED: Ireland Fellows Programme Africa 2024 – 2025 is now open!

The Ireland Fellows Programme provides fully funded one-year master's level education opportunities for early to mid-career professionals from eligible countries.

It aims to develop future leaders, enhance capacity building in participants' home countries, and foster positive relationships with Ireland. The programme promotes gender equality, equal opportunity, and welcomes diversity.

It is funded by the Irish Government and administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs, aligning with Ireland's global commitments and international education strategy. The programme is managed by the respective Embassy, with support from the Irish Council for International Students.

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Additional Information

Host Institution
Government of Ireland
Program Type
Fully Funded
Eligibility Criteria
Be a resident national of one of the following countries: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 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’ substantial work experience that is directly relevant to your proposed programme(s) of study, depending on the country (see Pages 6 and 7 for details).
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 (a second class honour Grade 2 may be accepted if the applicant has substantial directly relevant work experience). It must have been awarded in 2012 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 2023/24.
Be applying to commence a new programme at master’s level in Ireland no sooner than August 2024.
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 programmes relevant to your academic and professional background from 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 2024/2025.
Eligible Countries
Be a resident national of one of the following countries: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Application Procedure
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