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,
- 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.
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.