Applications are open for the Fully Funded Ireland-Africa Fellows Program 2020/2021. Through the programme, early-career professional women and men, with leadership potential, from eligible countries will avail of relevant postgraduate study opportunities in Irish higher education institutions. Further, On completion of their studies, graduates will have acquired relevant skills and knowledge. Fostering women’s leadership capacity will be a priority. On return, graduates are expected to resume work and put their acquired skills into good use for the benefit of their home countries
Moreover, The programme offers selected students the opportunity to undertake a fully-funded one-year master’s programme. Further, at a prestigious higher education institution (HEI) in Ireland. Eligible master’s courses in Ireland commence in August or September each year and, depending on the course, will run for between 10 and 16 months. The Programme promotes equal opportunity and welcomes diversity.
- The award covers course fees, flights, and accommodation and living costs.
- Be a resident national of one of the following countries: Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
- Have a minimum of two or three years’ relevant work experience. (this can include internships and volunteering positions), depending on the country (details provided in the application form).
- Further, Hold a bachelor’s level of academic qualification from an accredited and government-recognized higher education institution. Further, with a minimum grade point average of 75% – i.e. a first-class honor, or second class honor, Grade 1 (in some cases a second class honor Grade 2 may be accepted).
- Not already hold a qualification at the master’s level or higher.
- Further, Be applying to commence a new course at the master’s level in Ireland no sooner than August/September 2020.
- Be able to demonstrate leadership abilities and aspirations, as well as a commitment to the achievement of the SDGs within your own country.
- Have identified and selected two relevant courses from the Ireland-Africa Fellows Programme Directory of Eligible Courses.
- Have a clear understanding of the academic and English language proficiencies required for both courses chosen.
- Must not have applied for any Irish Aid Fellowship programme on more than one previous occasion.
- Be in a position to take up the scholarship in the academic year 2020/2021.