Seán MacBride Fellowship for Namibian Mid-Career Professionals in Ireland 2022/23

The Ireland Fellows Programme invites applications for the Seán MacBride Fellowship for Namibian Mid-Career Professionals to study in International Relations and Conflict Resolution in Ireland in 2021.

The Ireland Fellows Programme enables early to mid-career professionals from eligible countries, with leadership potential, to benefit from prestigious, world-class, quality education contributing to capacity building. It offers selected students the opportunity to undertake a fully funded one-year master’s level programme at a higher education institution (HEI) in Ireland.

The programme promotes gender equality, equal opportunity, and welcomes diversity. Its aims are to nurture future leaders; to develop in-country capacity to achieve national SDG goals; and to build positive relationships between Namibia and Ireland.

Worth of Award

The award covers

  • programme fees,
  • flights,
  • accommodation and
  • living costs.


To be eligible for a Seán MacBride Fellowship award commencing at the beginning of the academic year 2022, applicants must:

  • be a resident national of Namibia.
  • be in a position to take up the Fellowship in the academic year 2022/2023.
  • not have applied to the Ireland Fellows Programme on more than one previous occasion.
  • have a clear understanding of the academic and English language proficiencies required for all programmes chosen.
  • have identified and selected two programmes relevant to your academic and professional background from the list in Section C of the Directory of Eligible Programmes.
  • be applying to commence a new programme at master’s level in Ireland no sooner than August 2022.
  • not already hold a qualification at master’s level or higher. Not currently undertaking a programme at master’s level or higher, or be due to start a programme at master’s level or higher in the academic year 2021/22.
  • hold a bachelor’s level academic qualification from an accredited and government-recognized 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 (a second class honour Grade 2 may be accepted if the applicant has substantial directly relevant work experience). It must have been awarded in 2010 or later (i.e. within the last 12 years).
  • be working with the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation in Namibia.
  • have a minimum of two years’ substantial work experience that is directly relevant to your proposed programme(s) of study.
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How to Apply

All applications should be made online via the official website.

Deadline: The deadline for receipt of applications and accompanying documents is August 1, 2021.


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