The Ireland Fellows Programme enables early to mid-career professionals from eligible countries, with leadership potential, to benefit from a prestigious, world-class, quality education contributing to capacity building. It offers selected students 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 living costs. Eligible master’s level programmes in Ireland commence in August or September each year and, depending on the programme, will run for between 10 and 16 months. The Ireland Fellows Programme promotes equal opportunity and welcomes diversity.
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.
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.
To be eligible for an Ireland Fellows Programme – SIDS fellowship award commencing at the beginning of the academic year 2021, applicants must:
- Be a national of one of the eligible SIDS countries and resident in one of the eligible SIDS countries – they can be a national of one country and resident 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.
- Have a minimum of three years’ work experience that is directly relevant to their proposed programme(s) of study (this can include internships).
- 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 by 2009 or later (i.e. within the last 12 years).
How to apply
Please read the Applicant Guidance Note carefully before completing as eligibility criteria may differ from country to country.
The application process consists of three stages:
- Stage 1 Preliminary Application;
- Stage 2 Detailed Application;
- Stage 3 Interviews.
All applicants who are selected to progress after the second stage will be required to sit an online Duolingo English Test. If shortlisted after the interview stage, all applicants will be required to take another English language test, normally the IELTS exam, unless they are already in possession of an IELTS certificate that is dated 2019 or later which shows the applicant has achieved the necessary score for the course(s) they intend to apply to. Early preparation for the IELTS exam is strongly advised, even for native English speakers.
Open and Closing Dates:
Applications Open in Autumn