Irish Aid Fellowship Training Programme 2017/2018 for study in Ireland (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: 30th November 2016.

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.

Eligibility Requirements:


To be eligible, applicants must

  • be a citizen of one of the partner countries named above and be residing in that country.
  • be employed by and supported in their application by an Irish Aid partner organisation.
  • have a minimum of three years relevant work experience.
  • be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to the development of their home country have identified up to two relevant and eligible Taught Masters or Postgraduate Diploma courses in Ireland or within their own region.
  • be able to take up the fellowship in the academic year for which it is offered.
  • provide a letter from their employer granting study leave for the duration of the fellowship and guaranteeing that they will be able to return to an equivalent position in the organisation at the end of the fellowship period.
  • apply using the correct application form and by the stated deadline.

For study in Ireland, applicants must also

  • be able to demonstrate skills in academic English by achieving an appropriate score on a recognised test (IELTS 6.5)
  • nominate courses marked as applicable for their home country from the directory of eligible courses.
Eligible Countries:
Cambodia, Ethiopia , Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi , Mozambique , Myanmar , Palestine , Rwanda , Sierra Leone , Tanzania , Uganda , Vietnam , Zambia , Zimbabwe
Eligible 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).


  • 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.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Irish Aid Fellowship Training Programme 2017


  1. Thank you for providing information as it relates to fully funded prestigious international scholarship for interested individuals to apply. I am a Liberian, and herein wish to apply for postgraduate degree courses in accounting and finance to be relevant in my chosen career.

    I would appreciate you highly if such information can be posted in my email. Again, thanks and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    my regards,

    G. Alexander Gayflor


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