The Ireland Fellows Programme enables early to mid-career professionals from eligible countries to benefit from a prestigious, world-class, quality education contributing to capacity building.

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The Programme 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 award covers programme fees, flights, accommodation and living costs. The Ireland Fellows Programme promotes equal opportunity and welcomes diversity.

The Ireland Fellows Programme – SIDS is one of a number of commitments set out in the Government’s Strategy for Partnership with Small Island Developing States, launched in June 2019. The SIDS Strategy reflects the breadth of areas where Ireland and SIDS already collaborate, and where we have shared interests in global outcomes, including on climate action and ocean protection.

The aims of the SIDS Programme are to nurture future leaders; to develop incountry capacity to address climate change and its associated challenges; and to build positive relationships with Ireland.

Eligible master’s level programmes are listed in a Directory when applications open and are in areas such as sustainable development, climate change, environmental science, sustainable technology and engineering. Programmes in Ireland commence in August or September each year and, depending on the programme, will run for between 10 and 16 months.

The Ireland Fellows Programme is fully funded by the Irish Government and is offered under the auspices of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

Applicants should hold a bachelor’s level academic qualification with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) awarded within the last 12 years, and should not already hold a qualification at master’s level or higher. Potential applicants will require a satisfactory level of English which will be verified by English language testing.

For full eligibility criteria and more information, please visit or

Apply by 1 August 2021

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