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Fully Funded Fellowship in Ireland for the Sudanian and Somailian Researchers 2019

Irish Aid
Development agency Irish Aid
Closing date :
2019/08/28
Fully Funded Fellowship in Ireland for the Sudanian and Somailian Researchers 2019

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The Ireland-Africa Fellows Programme invites the citizens of some African countries including Sudan and Somalia to join the program that aims to nurture future African leaders, develop the in-country capacity to achieve national SDG goals, and build positive relationships between Ireland and Africa. Through the program, early career professionals with leadership potential, from eligible countries will avail of relevant postgraduate study opportunities in Irish higher education institutions. On completion of their studies, graduates will have acquired relevant skills and knowledge and be better positioned to influence the advancement of national social, economic and development priorities in their countries. On return, graduates are expected to resume work and put their acquired skills into good use for the benefit of their home countries.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for an Ireland-Africa Fellows Programme scholarship applicants must:

  1. Be a resident national of one of the following countries: Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
  2. Have a minimum of two or three years’ relevant work experience (this can include internships and volunteering positions), depending on the country (details provided in the application form).
  3. Hold a bachelor’s level academic qualification from an accredited and government-recognized higher education institution, with a minimum grade point average of 75% - i.e. a first-class honor, or second class honor.
  4. Not already hold a qualification at the master’s level or higher.
  5. Be applying to commence a new course at the master’s level in Ireland no sooner than August/September 2020.
  6. Be able to demonstrate leadership abilities and aspirations, as well as a commitment to the achievement of the SDGs within their own country.
  7. Have identified and selected two relevant courses from the Ireland-Africa Fellows Programme Directory of Eligible Courses.
  8. Have a clear understanding of the academic and English language proficiencies required for both courses chosen.
  9. Must not have applied for any Irish Aid Fellowship program on more than one previous occasion.
  10. Be in a position to take up the scholarship in the academic year 2020/2021.
  11. All applicants who are selected to go forward to the second stage will be required to sit an IELTS exam unless they are already in possession of an IELTS certificate that is dated 2018 or later which shows the applicant has achieved the necessary score for the course they intend to apply to.

Benefits:

  1. Early career professional women and men, with leadership potential, will avail of relevant postgraduate study opportunities in Irish higher education institutions. 
  2. On completion of their studies, graduates will have acquired relevant skills and knowledge and be better capacitated and positioned to influence the advancement of national social, economic and development priorities.
  3. The program offers selected students the opportunity to undertake a fully-funded one-year master’s program at a prestigious higher education institution (HEI) in Ireland. 
  4. The award covers course fees, flights, and accommodation and living costs.
  5. Studying at postgraduate level in Ireland offers a unique opportunity to join programs that are driving innovation and changing lives worldwide.
  6.  Applicants can choose from almost 200 postgraduate programs specially selected to enhance capacity in line with stated country development goals and the strategy of the Irish Embassy.

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Eligibility

Nationality
Sudan, Somalia
Country of residence
Sudan, Somalia
Gender
Both gender
Interest
Health, Research, Education

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Graduate Students, Young Professionals
Funding
Full funding
Opportunity Coverage
Tuition fee, Travel costs, Accommodation, Food, Stipend/ Living allowance
Opportunity will take place in
Ireland
Required Documents
CV, Motivation Letter, Language Certificate, others

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
All Specialties
Educational Level
Bachelor
Required Languages
English
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