Ireland-Africa Fellows Programme Fully Funded Masters Scholarships


Ireland-Africa Fellows Programme Fully Funded Masters Scholarships



Applications are open for Ireland-Africa Fellows Programme with an aim to nurture future African leaders, women and men, to develop in-country capacity to achieve national SDG goals, and to build positive relationships between Ireland and Africa.

The programme offers selected students the opportunity to undertake a fully-funded one-year master’s programme at a prestigious higher education institution (HEI) in Ireland.

The award covers course fees, flights, and accommodation and living costs.

Eligible master’s courses in Ireland commence in August or September each year and, depending on the course, will run for between 10 and 16 months.

The Programme promotes equal opportunity and welcomes diversity.



  • Choose from courses in areas such as:
  • Agriculture
  • Health
  • Education
  • Human rights
  • Computer science
  • Engineering
  • BusinessEligibilityTo be eligible for an Ireland-Africa Fellows Programme scholarships applicants must: 
  • 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.
  • Have a minimum of two or three years’ relevant work experience (this can include internships and volunteering positions), depending on the country.
  • Hold a bachelor’s level academic qualification from an accredited and government-recognised higher education institution, with a minimum grade point average of 75% – i.e. a first class honour, or second class honour, Grade 1 (in some cases a second class honour Grade 2 may be accepted).
  • Not already hold a qualification at master’s level or higher.
  • Be applying to commence a new course at master’s level in Ireland no sooner than August/September next year.
  • Be able to demonstrate leadership abilities and aspirations, as well as commitment to the achievement of the SDGs within their own country.
  • Have identified and selected two relevant courses from the Ireland-Africa Fellows Programme Directory of Eligible Courses.
  • Have a clear understanding of the academic and English language proficiencies required for both courses chosen.
  • Must not have applied for any Irish Aid Fellowship programme on more than one previous occasion.
  • Be in a position to take up the scholarship in the next academic year.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via the given website.

For more information and application details, see; Ireland-Africa Fellows Programme Fully Funded Masters Scholarships