Ireland Africa Fellows Programme for 2020/2021

The Embassy of Ireland, on behalf of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Ireland, is funding a number of scholarships for study at Masters Level in Ireland under a new programme, the Ireland-Africa Fellows Programme.

The aims of the Ireland-Africa Fellows Programme are 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 Fellows Programme targets early to mid-career professionals for courses that are relevant to the work of the Embassy as outlined in the Country Strategy Paper 2016-2020.

Eligibility criteria are set out in the guidelines available on The application process consists of three stages i.e. Stage 1- Preliminary Application, Stage 2-Detailed Application and Stage 3-Interviews.

The closing date for receipt of Stage 1 applications and accompanying documents is 28th August 2019. Applications must be typed and be submitted by email to

In addition, this year the Embassy is launching a new fellowship in memory of Irish priest, Fr Declan O’Toole, who died in Karamoja in 2002. This fellowship will offer an additional two scholarships to candidates from Karamoja ONLY for study at Masters Level in Uganda. Details on the Fr. Declan O’Toole Fellowship are on the Embassy of Ireland website