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Ireland-Palestine Scholarship Programme

The Representative Office of Ireland in Palestine is accepting applications under the Ireland-Palestine Scholarship Programme (IPSP) for the 2024-2025 academic year from applicants living in the occupied Palestinian territory. 25 full scholarships are being offered for one-year Master’s-level programmes in Ireland.

 The IPSP is part of the Ireland Fellows global scholarship programme run by the Government of Ireland. It provides opportunities for candidates to choose from a wide variety of courses at 19 higher education institutions in Ireland. Ireland Fellows Programme awards are fully funded. The award includes the payment of academic fees; visa application fees; medical and travel insurance; economy flights to and from Ireland; the Irish residence permit fee; and a monthly living stipend. Allowances include the following:

  • A settling-in allowance towards items needed on arrival in Ireland;
  • A completion and departure allowance at the end of the study period;
  • A monthly living stipend of €700 (subject to review);
  • Student accommodation arranged and paid for trimesters 1 and 2 (normally September to May), and in trimester 3 a monthly accommodation stipend of €650-€850 depending on location in Ireland (subject to review).

For Directory of Eligible Courses: Please download the IPSP Directory of Eligible Postgraduate Courses by clicking here.

For Application: Please download the application form by clicking here. The application form must be completed electronically (typed).

How To Submit: please use the following link to upload your completed application form and CLEAR scanned copies of ALL supporting documents (as detailed in Section 6 of the application form) into their designated fields:    

Please retain the original copies, as you will need to submit all original documents by hand at to the Amideast office(s) if you are selected for Round-One (Interviews). Recognizing the extreme challenges candidates might face in submitting documents, Amideast will do its utmost to facilitate submission options for candidates selected for Round-One interviews and will contact students directly at that stage to appraise options.

Application Deadline: December 4, 2023, at 23:59 PM Palestine time (GMT+2).

Shortlisted candidates can be expected to be called for interviews in early January 2024.

For inquiries, please contact Amideast at the numbers below:

Al-Watanieh Towers, 1st floor, El-Bireh, Ramallah

Tel: 02-2408023 ext. 111 or 300

In order to be eligible for the IPSP, candidates must:

  • be a Palestinian currently resident in the occupied Palestinian territory, holding a Palestinian or Jerusalem ID;
  • have identified and selected three relevant courses from the Directory of Eligible Postgraduate Courses ;
  • hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 75% or 2.67 (or equivalent standard);
  • have achieved the necessary academic standard to be accepted onto their chosen Master’s degree course in a higher education institution in Ireland (refer to the rough table of equivalency in the Selection of Course Choices section of the Guidance Note & Application Form);
  • be applying to commence a new qualification and not be seeking funding for a course they have already commenced or which will begin before scholarship awards have been notified;
  • not already hold a qualification at Master’s degree level or higher;
  • be able to take up the scholarship in the academic year 2024/2025;
  • submit with their application a valid English-language proficiency score report (dated September 2022 or later) with a minimum score of 6.5 on IELTS, or 550 on Institutional Testing Program (ITP), or 80 on Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) or 110 on Duolingo.
  • Prior professional working experience is not required.
  • Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers click here.

To learn more about this program, register to attend an upcoming virtual information session:

Upcoming Information Sessions Schedule:

  • Sunday, November 19, 2023, at 2:00PM through Zoom. Click here to register.
  • Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at 2:00PM through Zoom. Click here to register.
  • Monday, November 27, 2023, at 3:00PM through Zoom. Click here to register.

If you have questions about the IPSP scholarship, our IPSP team will be available for a virtual office hour through Zoom to answer your questions. Join and get direct answers from the program staff.

Weekly Virtual Office Hours

Applicants can join by clicking here:

  • Thursday, November 16, 2023, from 12:00PM – 1:00PM through Zoom.
  • Thursday, November 23, 2023, from 12:00PM – 1:00PM through Zoom.
  • Thursday, November 30, 2023, from 12:00PM – 1:00PM through Zoom.

Zoom Link: