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.

Apply Now or visit : Official Website

Open and Closing Dates:

Applications Open in Autumn

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