Ireland-Palestine Scholarship Programme
The IPSP is part of Ireland’s programme of assistance for Palestine, which supports the search for a lasting and just political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This programme reflects Ireland’s longstanding commitment to the development of a viable, sovereign Palestinian state, as part of a two-state solution. Development of the education sector in Palestine has been a long-standing focus area for Ireland in Palestine. The IPSP aims to further broaden Ireland’s support for educational opportunities available to Palestinians.
The Programme provides opportunities for candidates to choose from a wide variety of courses at 19 higher education institutions in Ireland. 25 full scholarships are being offered for one-year Master’s-level programmes in Ireland. The scholarships will cover tuition fees, flights, accommodation and living expenses.
Eligible courses are in areas such as agriculture, health, education, human rights, computer science, engineering, business and more, and are listed in a Directory of Eligible Programmes each year when applications open.
Applications for the academic year 2024-25 will open in summer 2023
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 2023/2024;
- Submit with their application a valid English-language proficiency score report (dated September 2021 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.
To apply, complete the application form electronically (typed) and then print out the completed application form. Applicants must attach all accompanying documents as detailed in Section (6) of the application form.
Applications and accompanying documents must be submitted by hand to:
Amideast West Bank
Al-Watanieh Towers, 1st floor, El-Bireh,
Tel: 02-2408023 ext. 300
Bseiso Building, 8th floor, Rimal Neighbourhood,
Tel: 08-2824635 ext. 102
Application forms and further information are available at https://www.dfa.ie/prep/ramallah/our-role/ireland-palestine-scholarship-programme/.