Applications are open for Irish Aid Fellowship Training Programme for suitably qualified candidates from developing countries to undertake the master degree.
The aim of the fellowship unique opportunity to study in an international setting and benefit from the research facilities provided by Irish Universities and Institutes of Technology which rank among some of the top education and learning centres in the world.
Irish Aid Fellowships aim to support capacity strengthening for the attainment of long-term development goals through enhancing the skills and capacities of key individuals, generally drawn from the public services and NGO sectors.
- Application Deadline: April 2021
- Course Level: The fellowship is available to pursue a master degree.
- Study Subject: The fellowship is awarded in the following fields:
- Gender Studies and Public Advocacy
- Agriculture, Environmental Science and Rural Development
- Sustainable Technology
- Award: The Award covers course fees, required flights, accommodation (for out of the country study), monthly allowances, insurance and other incidental expenses.
- Nationality: Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Palestine, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe
- Number of Awards: Not given
- The award can be taken in Ireland
- Eligible Countries: Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Palestine, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe
- Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be a citizen of one of Irish Aid’s partner countries (i.e. Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam and Zambia), or of Cambodia, Kenya, Liberia, Palestine, Myanmar, Rwanda or Zimbabwe.
- Be resident in that country.
- Have achieved the necessary academic standard to be accepted into a Master’s degree course in a higher education institution in Ireland or within their own region.
- Be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to the development of their home country.
- Have identified relevant college courses in a higher education institution in Ireland or within their own region. For study in Ireland, you must select courses from the Irish Aid Directory of Eligible Postgraduate Courses.
- Be applying to commence a new qualification and not be seeking to fund a course they have already commenced or which will begin before fellowship awards have been notified.
- Be able to take up the fellowship in the academic year 2018/2021.
- Provide a letter of reference from their employer and a completed Employer Endorsement Form.
- English Language Requirements: Applicants must have an IELTS English language qualification of 6.5 or higher by the time they submit their application. Applications that do not provide evidence of this qualification will not be considered.
How to Apply: Applicants can apply via email.