Seán McBride was a former Minister for External Relations in Ireland and also served as the UN High Commissioner for Namibia during an important period in Namibia’s history pre-independence. In celebration and in memory of the contribution of Seán McBride, and towards deepening the links between Ireland and Namibia, the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs – through the Embassy of Ireland in Lusaka – is offering one fellowship for master’s degree level study in Ireland in the areas of international relations and conflict resolution.
This scholarship has been established as part of a broader range of initiatives and engagements to further strengthen collaboration and cooperation with the Government of Namibia across a range of mutual interests.
The Ireland Fellows Programme is fully funded by the Irish Government and is offered under the auspices of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The Programme aligns with the Irish Government’s commitments under Global Ireland and the national implementation plan for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), The Global Island: Ireland’s Foreign Policy for a Changing World, A Better World: Ireland’s Policy for International Development, and Ireland’s International Education Strategy. The programme is managed by the relevant Embassy responsible for eligible countries. Programme implementation in Ireland is supported by the Irish Council for International Students (ICOS).
The award covers:
- Programme fees.
- Living costs.
- Be a resident national of Namibia.
- Be in a position to take up the Fellowship in the academic year 2022/2023.
- Must 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. Follow the official link for the programme list.
- 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-recognised 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.
- Follow the apply now link for the application form.
- Follow the application form for submission instructions.
- Please follow the official link for further details and instructions.
Application Deadline: August 1, 2021Application ClosedOfficial link