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Irish Aid Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Students

The Department of Foreign Affairs funded Irish Aid Fellowship Programme for postgraduate students from Developing Countries at Ireland, 2012/13

Study Subject: Various

Course Level: Postgraduate

Scholarship Provider: The Department of Foreign Affairs

Scholarship can be taken at: Ireland 

Eligibility: Fellowship applicants should:

– Reside and be currently employed in their home country at the time of application for a fellowship grant

– Have achieved the necessary academic standard to be accepted onto a course relevant to their current/likely future employment

– Have a good employment record showing solid work experience, preferably demonstrating some career progression

– Demonstrate sufficient language proficiency, i.e. IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 570 [Note: Certain popular courses such as the Masters in Public Health in UCD require a minimum of IELTS 7.0]

– Avail, preferable, of study leave for the duration of their fellowship so that their qualification can contribute to the development of their Ministry / organisation, has completed a primary degree. Candidates who have completed a Master’s degree or a higher degree will not be considered.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes 

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Palestine, Tanzania, Timor Leste, Vietnam, Uganda, Zambia 

Scholarship Description: There are a number of scholarship programmes available to enable Ethiopians to study in Ireland. Irish Aid funds a Fellowship Training Programme which provides scholarships in Ireland to staff of selected Government ministries in Ethiopia, and also general scholarships for study in the Kimmage Development Studies Centre.So as to support capacity development in Irish Aid programme countries in Africa; each year Irish Aid funds a small number of students to undertake post-graduate study. In Ethiopia, this programme is offered to candidates drawn from selected partner organisations (including Government Ministries and NGOs) in the key sector areas in which Irish Aid works. 

Apply: Applicants must submit their course application directly to the college or academic department in question and not to Irish Aid.

Deadline: 31st December, 2012 

Further Scholarship Information and Application

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