The Embassy of Ireland in Manila, accredited to Palau, will launch the call for submissions for the Ireland Fellows Programme on 3 July 2023.
The Fellowship will offer one scholarship for an early to mid-career professional to undertake a fullyfunded one-year Master’s Degree in Ireland for the academic year 2024-25. The award covers programme fees, flights, accommodation and living costs. Applications will be open to Island nations across the Pacific, with one vacancy earmarked for Palau this year.
The Chargé d’Affaires at the Embassy of Ireland, Mr. Brian McCrohan, shared details of the programme with senior Government Officials during his official visit between 28 and 30.
The Programme enables successful applicants to benefit from a prestigious, world-class, quality education contributing to capacity building. The goals of this initiative focuses on shared interests in global outcomes and aims to nurture future leaders, develop in-country capacity to achieve SDG goals and to build positive relationships with Ireland.
The Programme has only recently opened up to countries in the region, and Palau have already received a Fellowship award with one student completing a Degree during the 2021-2022 Academic Year.
Eligible master’s level programmes are listed in a Directory when applications open and are in a wide range of areas such as environmental leadership; food security; marine management; engineering; science and technology; development studies; international relations; law; human rights; gender and equality; health; education; information systems; social policy; and business.

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.

For full eligibility criteria and more information, please visit To request an application form or seek additional guidance, interested applicants can write to

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