Early-career professional women and men with leadership potential are invited by the Ireland-Africa Fellows Programme to enjoy the benefits of Ireland-Africa Fellowship at any Irish higher education institutions in the UK.
The studentship is available for the international scholars who wish to study a master’s degree in the any university of Ireland. The educational award will cover course fees, flights, accommodation and living costs of the successful aspirants.
The aim of the fellow’s programme is to nurture future African leaders, women and men, to develop the in-country capacity to achieve national SDG goals, and to build positive relationships between Ireland and Africa.
To become eligible for the endowment, candidates have to follow the following given criteria:
- They must be a citizen of Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
- The award is available for the fields of agriculture, health, education, human rights, computer science, engineering, business and more.
- They must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited and government-recognized higher education institution, with a minimum grade point average of 75% – i.e. a first-class honour, or second class honour, Grade 1.
- They must have a minimum of two or three years’ relevant work experience.
- They must be applying for a master’s degree in Ireland.
- They must have a clear understanding of the academic and English language proficiencies required for both courses chosen.
How to Apply
Applicants have to enroll themselves in a master’s degree at the any university of Ireland. Thereafter, they can download the application form on their system and send the completed application with required relevant documents to the relevant Embassy of Ireland.
The applications deadline for the endowment is August 28, 2019.