Ireland Fellows Programme for International Students

Study in Ireland is a fully funded Ireland Fellows Programme. This programme is funded by the Irish Government and is open for foreign Students from countries across the Globe.

The Ireland Fellows Programme empowers early to mid-career professionals from qualified countries, that posseses good leadership potential, to partake from a prestigious, world-class and top quality education contributing to building of capacity. In this programme, selected students are given the opportunity to undertake a fully funded one-year master’s level programme at a higher education institution (HEI) in Ireland. The award covers programme fees, flights, accommodation and cost of living. Qualified master’s level programmes in Ireland commences in August or September each year and, will run for between 10 and 16 months depending on the programme. The Ireland Fellows Programme encourages equal opportunity and welcomes diversity.

Scholarships Programme
This scholarship is available for masters programme.

Field of Study
Eligible courses are in areas such as sustainable development, climate change, environmental science, sustainable technology and engineering.

Eligible Countries
Antigua & Barbuda Suriname Papua New Guinea Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Samoa São Tomé and Príncipe Seychelles Solomon Islands St Vincent & the Grenadines PalauT imor-Leste Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tuvalu Vanuatu Bahamas Guinea-Bissau Barbados Belize Cabo Verde Comoros Cuba Dominica Dominican Republic Fiji Grenada Guyana Nauru Maldives Micronesia (Federated States of) Mauritius Marshall Islands Haiti Kiribati Jamaica

Also eligible are : Asian Countries, African Countries, pacific Countries, Caribbean Countries, South American Countries. and middle East countries.

Eligibility
To be qualified for an Ireland Fellows Programme – SIDS fellowship award commencing at the beginning of the academic year 2021, applicants must:

-Be a citizen of one of the eligible SIDS countries and must be resident in one of the eligible SIDS countries - they can be a national of one country and recide in another, in the same region, as set out here:


-Pacific and Asia: Fiji, Kiribati, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.


-Caribbean: Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago.


-Africa: Cabo Verde, Comoros, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritius, Sao Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles.


-Posses a work experience of at least three years and it should be directly relevant to their proposed programme(s) of study (this can include internships).


-Have 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 by 2009 or later (i.e. within the last 12 years).

How to apply
Please carefully read the Applicant Guidance Note before completing as eligibility criteria may differrent from country to country.
The application process consists of three stages:

Stage 1   Preliminary Application;
Stage 2   Detailed Application;
Stage 3   Interviews.

All selected applicants in progress after the second stage will be required to sit an online Duolingo English Test. If shortlisted after the interview stage, all applicants will then be required to sit for another English language test, normally known as the IELTS exam, unless they already an IELTS certificate that is dated 2019 or later which proves the applicant has achieved the necessary grade for the course(s) they intend applying to. It is strongly advised that applicants prepare early for the IELTS exam even for native English speakers.

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Open and Closing Dates:

Applications Open in Autumn

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars

Study in Switzerland in Europe on this fully funded Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships programme. This scholarship is open to foreign students (scholars) for study in Switzerland. The Scholarship program is aimed at young scholars from other countries to take up studies in universities in Switzerland.

Swiss Government Scholarships – what you should know
Every year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to encourage international exchange and cooperation in research between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. beneficiaries are selected by the awarding body, the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS).

Scholarship program
These scholarships are available for the following program

1. The research scholarship is available to post-graduate students in any course (who hold a minimum of a masters degree) who are having it in mind to come to Switzerland to further their studies or research at doctoral or post-doctoral level. Research scholarships are awarded for study or research at all Swiss cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences and the two federal institutes of technology, The four institute or research are also not left out. Only participants selected by an academic mentor at one of these higher education institutions will be put into consideration.
2. Art scholarships is available to art students with the wish of pursuing an initial master’s degree in Switzerland.  Art scholarships are awarded for study at any Swiss conservatory or university of the arts. This scholarship is only made available to students from a limited number of countries.

Field of Study
The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are open for all courses ( in any subject offered by the Swiss Universities)

Eligible Countries
All countries are qualified for this scholarship. Follow the link below to check out the eligible countries.

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Selection
Applications are subject to preparatory selection by the relevant national authorities and/or the Swiss diplomatic representation. The Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS) will then assessed the short-listed applications, after which they take the final decision.

The FCS comprises of professors from all Swiss public universities. Academic and scientific excellence is a key factor in deciding the Scholarship awards .

Application Procedure
The application processes are listed below. The due dates for the application vary from country to country. For more information on the scholarships and the application processes, please consult your Swiss diplomat office in your country.

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Notice : The Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students FCS recommends that members of the public to be on the look-out as fraudulent and scam offers are being distributed online and you are impelled to neglect these fraudulent offers and above all do not transfer or pay any money. The proccess for application for a Swiss government scholarship is free of charge.