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Applications for Irish Aid Scholarships Now Open

Applications for Irish Aid Scholarships Now Open

Applications are now open for the 2019-2020 Irish Aid Scholarship Programme (Fellowship Training Programme).The scholarship programme supports suitably qualified candidates from Tanzania to undertake a post-graduate degree at universities and colleges in Ireland. This year awards are available across a range of different fields with the aim of supporting and enhancing the contribution recipients can make to the development of Tanzania.

Irish universities are in the top 1% of research institutions in the world in terms of research impact in 19 fields, spanning natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities. The scholarship programme provides an opportunity for Tanzanian students to join research programmes that are driving innovation and changing lives worldwide. The Irish Government invests over 782 million annually in research in Ireland's higher education institutions and the impact of this funding is that Ireland's higher education institutions are global leaders in an increasing number of fields.

The Scholarship award covers course fees, required flights, accommodation, monthly allowances, insurance, and other incidental expenses. Academic programmes will commence between September and October 2019, and depending on the selected courses scholarships will run between 10 to 16 months. Interested applicants should review carefully the eligibility criteria before submitting an application. A directory listing relevant suitable courses for study in Ireland is available to applicants and the 2019 scholarship application form is available from https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/tanzania/our-services/opportunities-to-study-in-ireland/

The Fellowship Training Programme forms part of the support Ireland is providing to support capacity building in Tanzania and the wider pursuit of the country’s long-term development goals, particularly those outlined in the Second Five Year Development Plan. In selecting candidates for the programme, the Embassy places particular emphasis on applications that are closely aligned to the goals of the Embassy’s Mission Strategy and the development goals of Tanzania. You can learn more about Ireland’s programme in Tanzania here: https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/tanzania/our-role/development-programme-in-tanzania/

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