Fellowship Training Programme
The Fellowship Training Programme was Irish Aid’s first scholarship programme, begun in 1974. Since that time, it has brought suitably qualified candidates from developing countries to undertake Masters degrees at universities and colleges in Ireland, with further students supported for similar courses in their own region.
Awards are made in fields such as development studies, rural development, health care, education and law with the aim of supporting and enhancing the contribution recipients can make to Irish Aid’s partner organisations. Fellowship eligibility requirements aim to ensure close alignment with Irish Aid’s programmatic approach.
The scholarship award covers course fees, required flights, accommodation (for out of country study), monthly allowances, insurance and other incidental expenses. Eligible Masters programmes in Ireland commence in the period August to September each year and, depending on the course, scholarships will run for between 10 and 16 months.
Eligible Countries:CambodiaEthiopiaLesothoLiberiaMalawiMozambiqueMyanmarPalestineRwandaSierra LeoneTanzaniaUgandaVietnamZambiaZimbabweEligible Courses:
Relevant Masters programmes in Ireland and regionally. A directory listing all eligible courses for study in Ireland is available to applicants, covering programmes in up to 12 subject areas (some variations by country apply).2017-2018 applications are now open
The closing date for applications to commence studies for 2017-18 is 30th November 2016. Applications forms and required documents should be printed and submitted to the Embassy of Ireland.