Due Date: November 30, 2018

Applications are open for Irish Help Fellowship Training Program2019 Fellowships are granted for full-time research study at Masters level at an Irish greater level organization, with a concentrate on courses that pertain to Irish Help’s advancement goals in a fellow’s house nation. On conclusion, fellowship receivers are dedicated to resume work and put their gotten abilities into great usage for the advantage of their house nations.

Irish Help Fellowships are moneyed as part of Ireland’s larger advancement cooperation budget plan. The Fellowship Training Program was Irish Help’s very first scholarship program, started in1974 Because that time, it has actually brought appropriately certified prospects from establishing nations to carry out Masters degrees at universities and colleges in Ireland.

Awards are produced research study in Ireland in fields such as advancement research studies, rural advancement, healthcare, education and law with the objective of supporting and improving the contribution receivers can make to Irish Help’s partner organisations. Fellowship eligibility requirements intend to make sure close positioning with Irish Help’s programmatic technique.


The scholarship award covers course charges, needed flights, lodging (for out of nation research study), month-to-month allowances, insurance coverage and other incidental costs. Qualified Masters programs in Ireland start in the duration August to September each year and, depending upon the course, scholarships will run for in between 10 and 16 months.


The scholarship award covers course charges, needed flights, lodging (for out of nation research study), month-to-month allowances, insurance coverage and other incidental costs.


To be qualified, candidates need to

  • be a resident of among the list below nations: Cambodia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Palestine, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.
  • be resident because nation.
  • have actually attained the essential scholastic requirement to be accepted onto a Master’s degree course in a college organization in Ireland (a bachelor’s degree at comparable to pass level is not adequate).
  • have the ability to show a strong dedication to the advancement of their house nation.
  • have actually recognized and chosen 2 pertinent courses from the Irish Help Directory Site of Qualified Postgraduate Courses.
  • be using to start a brand-new credentials and not be looking for financing for a course they have actually currently started or which will start prior to fellowship awards have actually been informed.
  • have the ability to use up the fellowship in the scholastic year 2019/2020
  • Candidates need to have the ability to show their abilities in scholastic English with a proper rating on an identified test (IELTS 6.5 or greater).

A candidate will not be thought about even more in either of the following scenarios:

  • They currently hold a master’s credentials.
  • They have actually requested the Fellowship Training Program on 2 or more previous events without being granted a fellowship. (Cases where a candidate withdrew from the procedure formerly might be thought about if there were remarkable or unpredicted scenarios for withdrawal because circumstances).
  • They are presently working, or it is prepared for that they will operate in the future, at our embassies or at head office. Those workers who have actually dealt with any of our embassies/missions in the past need to enable a complete year prior to ending up being qualified to request a fellowship.

In addition to the above, some extra eligibility requirements use in some nations as follows:

  • Applications by invite just: Cambodia, Kenya, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Myanmar, Namibia, Palestine, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ work experience following undergraduate research studies: Cambodia, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia.
  • IELTS certificate need to be sent sometimes of application (prior to November 30, 2018): Ethiopia.
  • All effective candidates will be needed to sign a dedication to go back to their house nation within 14 days of finishing their research studies in Ireland.


All candidates who are chosen to move forward to 2nd phase will be needed to sit an IELTS examination, unless they are currently in belongings of an IELTS certificate that is less than 12 months old at the time of application which reveals the candidate has actually attained the essential rating for the course they plan to use to. Early preparation for the IELTS examination is highly encouraged, even for native English speakers.

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The Directory Site of Qualified Postgraduate Program and the Application are readily available for download when you tick package under Application Info

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