Applications call for Seán MacBride Fellowship 2022/2023 for Namibians to study in Ireland. 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.
The aims of the Programme are to nurture future leaders; to develop in-country capacity to achieve national SDG goals; and to build positive relationships with Ireland.
Funding and Benefits
- Seán MacBride Fellowship 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 gender equality, equal opportunity, and welcomes diversity.
Applicants must have the following criteria
- Resident national of Namibia.
- Be in a position to take up the Fellowship in the academic year 2022/2023.
- Must not have applied to the Ireland Fellows Programme on more than one previous occasion.
- A clear understanding of the academic and English language proficiencies required for all programmes chosen.
- Have identified and selected two programmes relevant to your academic and professional background from the list in Section C of the Directory of Eligible Programmes.
- Be applying to commence a new programme at master’s level in Ireland no sooner than August 2022.
- 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 2021/22.
- 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 (a second class honour Grade 2 may be accepted if the applicant has substantial directly relevant work experience). It must have been awarded in 2010 or later (i.e. within the last 12 years).
- Be working with the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation in Namibia.
- Have a minimum of two years’ substantial work experience that is directly relevant to your proposed programme(s) of study.
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