Ireland Fellows Programme Africa (Fully Funded)

Ireland Fellows Programme Africa (Fully Funded)
Ireland Fellows Programme Africa (Fully Funded)

Ireland Fellows Programme Africa (Fully Funded) enables early to mid-career professionals from eligible countries, with leadership potential, to benefit from a prestigious, world-class, quality education contributing to capacity building.

The aims of the Programme are to nurture future leaders; develop the in-country capacity to achieve national SDG goals, and build positive relationships with Ireland.

It offers selected students the opportunity to undertake a fully funded one-year master’s level program at a higher education institution (HEI) in Ireland. Eligible master’s level programs in Ireland commence in August or September each year and, depending on the program, will run for between 10 and 16 months. The Ireland Fellows Programme promotes gender equality, and equal opportunity, and welcomes diversity.
The Programme is intended to support graduates on their return home, through the skills they develop, to contribute to capacity building in their home countries, and to become one of the next generations of leaders in their respective fields. It is also envisaged that they will contribute to building enduring positive personal and professional relationships with Ireland, promoting institutional linkages.


The Ireland Fellows Programme is fully funded by the Irish Government and is offered under the auspices of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The Programme aligns with the Irish Government’s commitments under Global Ireland and the national implementation plan for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), The Global Island: Ireland’s Foreign Policy for a Changing World, A Better World: Ireland’s Policy for International Development, and Ireland’s International Education Strategy. The program is managed by the relevant Embassy responsible for eligible countries. Program implementation in Ireland is supported by the Irish Council for International Students (ICOS).

Before we explain the requirements for the application of this scholarship, why don’t you read a little about the Host Country?

About The Host Country

The levels of Ireland’s education are essential, auxiliary, and higher (frequently known as “third-level” or tertiary) education. As of late further education has developed tremendously with 51% of working-age grown-ups having finished advanced education by 2020.Growth in the economy since the 1960s has driven a significant part of the adjustment of the education framework. For universities there are student administration expenses (up to €3,000 in 2015), which students are expected to pay on enrollment, to cover assessments, protection, and enlistment costs.

Third-level education in the Republic of Ireland incorporates all education after second-level, enveloping advanced education in universities and colleges and further education on Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) and different courses. The degree-granting institutions which can concede grants at all scholastic levels are the University of Dublin, National University of Ireland (Cork, Dublin, Galway, and Maynooth), University of Limerick, Dublin City University, Technological University Dublin, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Munster Technological University and the Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest, as well as St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth (Pontifical University), and afterward, a State organization, Quality, and Qualifications Ireland, can concede grants in different institutions straightforwardly, or delegate the position to do so. and the University of Limerick. The King’s Inns of Dublin plays a restricted part in education spends significant time on the readiness of possibility for the level of counselor at-regulation to rehearse as lawyers. Clinical schools in Ireland additionally have a specific guidelines. There were seven foundations of advanced education inside Ireland positioned among the main 500 universities overall by the Times Higher Education Supplement in 2008.

Ireland Fellows Programme Africa (Fully Funded)  Description

Gender: Male and Female

School: African Universities

Country: Ireland

Study Level: Undergraduate And Postgraduate

Deadline: August 3, 2022

Benefits Of Ireland Fellows Programme Africa (Fully Funded )

The scholarship covers the following fees listed below:

  • University application fees.
  • Tuition fees.
  • Examination and other fees.
  • Economy travel to and from your country of esidence to Ireland.
  • Settling in allowance, book allowance and study allowance
  • accommodation
  • A monthly personal living allowance (stipend) to cover other living expense for you only and
  • the costs of an entry clearance (student visitor visa) application.

Eligibility And Requirements For Ireland Fellows Programme Africa (Fully Funded)

To be eligible for this scholarship fellows program, all application must:

  • Be applying to commence a new programme at the master’s level in Ireland no sooner than August 2023.
  • 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 programs relevant to your academic and professional background from the Directory of Eligible Programmes.
  • Have a clear understanding of the academic and English language proficiencies required for all programs 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 2023-2024.
  • Be a resident national of one of the following countries: Lesotho and Zimbabwe.
  • Have a minimum of two or three years’ work experience that is directly relevant to your proposed program (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 2011 or later (i.e. within the last 12 years).

How To Apply  For The Ireland Fellows Programme Africa (Fully Funded )

Applications for the academic year 2023/24 are now open!
Applications for 2023 will close on 3rd August 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

To apply for a Government of Ireland scholarship please contact the international office of the college or university you are interested in attending.
• Qualifications Recognition.
• Apply for a Course.
• Get Your Student Visa.
• Tuition Costs & Scholarships. Fees for EU Students. Fees for Non-EU Students. Scholarships.

In Ireland, undergraduate (Bachelor’s) degrees are free for citizens from Ireland, EU/EEA countries, and Switzerland. The costs are covered by the Higher Education Authority (HEA). Keep in mind that not all undergraduate courses offered by public universities are free.


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