Ireland 2024 Fellows Programme Africa

Ireland 2024 Fellows Programme Africa

Ireland 2024 Fellows Programme Africa

The Ireland Fellows Programme 2024 is now available for applications. Candidates from eligible African countries and region invited to send in their applications. Interested  Candidates are encouraged to take up the opportunity.

The Africa Scholarship is open to candidates from Lesotho and Zimbabwe who will be commencing at the beginning of the academic year 2024. Selected students are offered the opportunity to undertake one-year master’s level study at a higher  education institution (HEI) in Ireland with a fully funded scholarship package.

Early to mid-career candidates from eligible countries, with leadership potential are given the chance to benefit from a prestigious, qualitative and world-class  education through the Ireland Fellows Programme and thereafter will contribute to capacity building.

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Scholarship Summary:

Scholarship Sponsor(s): Canon Collins Trust

Host Institution(s): higher education institution in Ireland

Scholarship Worth: Full Funding (Amount varies)

Number of Awards: Not Specified

Scholarship Level: Postgraduate (Masters)

Nationality: Africans

Requirement and Eligibility Criteria for the Ireland Fellows Programme Africa:

  • Be a resident national of one of the following countries: Lesotho and Zimbabwe.
  • Have a minimum of two or three years’ work experience that is directly relevant to your proposed programme(s) of study, depending on the country (see the Guidance Note for Applicants).
  • 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 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 2024/25.
  • 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.

Benefits for the Ireland Fellows Programme Africa:

  • university application fees
  • tuition fees
  • examination and other fees
  • economy travel to and from your country of residence to Ireland;
  • settling in allowance, book allowance and study allowance
  • accommodation
  • a monthly personal living allowance (stipend) to cover other living expense for you only and
  • the costs of an entry clearance (student visitor visa) application

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Application Procedures for the Ireland Fellows Programme Africa (How to Apply):

Interested and eligible candidates for the Ireland Fellows Programme African Scholarship 2024/25 should click here or click the ‘Apply Now’ button on the official site to begin application.

Application Deadline: 31 July, 2024

For more information Visit the Official Website

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