Ireland Fellows Programme -Africa Scholarship 2022/23 (Fully Funded)

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Ireland Fellows Programme -Africa Scholarship 2022/23The Government of Ireland through the Department of Foreign Affairs is pleased to announce the Ireland Fellows Programme-Africa Scholarship 2022/23 for eligible young Africans.

The programme is for young professionals in their early to mid-career path with leadership potentials to benefit from a prestigious, world-class, quality education contributing to capacity building.


The scholarship 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. The programme seeks to nurture future leaders, to develop in-country capacity to achieve national SDG goals; and to build positive relationships with Ireland.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the Ireland Fellows Programme -Africa Scholarship 2022/23, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a resident national of one of the following countries: Djibouti, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  • Have a minimum of two- or three-years’ work experience that is directly relevant to your proposed programme(s) of study, depending on the country (see the Guidance Note for Applicants).
  • 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 (in some cases a second class honour Grade 2 may be accepted, if the applicant has sufficient directly relevant work experience). It must have been awarded in 2010 or later (i.e. within the last 12 years).
  • 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.
  • Be applying to commence a new programme at master’s level in Ireland no sooner than August 2021.
  • Be able to demonstrate the following: leadership abilities and aspirations; a commitment to the achievement of the SDGs within your own country; and a commitment to contribute to building positive relationships with Ireland.
  • Have identified and selected three programmes relevant to your academic and professional backgroundfrom the Directory of Eligible Programmes.
  • Have a clear understanding of the academic and English language proficiency required for all programmes chosen.
  • Must not have applied to the Ireland Fellows Programme on more than one previous occasion.
  • Be in a position to take up the Fellowship in the academic year 2022/2023.

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Eligible and qualified applicants for the Ireland Fellows Programme -Africa Scholarship 2022/23 are to read the Applicant Guidance Note carefully before completing the application as eligibility criteria for each country may differ.

Applications are to be typed and submitted by email to the relevant Embassy of Ireland at the email address for each country.

Application Deadline: August 1st, 2021

Visit the Official Website for Further Details

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