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The Irish Aid Courtney Fellowship was found out in 2004 to commemorate the late Archbishop Michael Courtney, the Irish-born nuncio to Burundi, who was murdered in 2003.
Each year it provides sponsorship for a student from Burundi to review in Ireland for the MPhil in International Peace Studies at Trinity College Dublin. Information on eligibility is about out below.
Applications for the fellowship are initially handled by Concern Worldwide Burundi on behalf of the Embassy of eire in Tanzania, accredited to Burundi, and awards are funded through Irish Aid’s Fellowship Training Programme.
The scholarship award covers course fees, required flights, accommodation, monthly allowances, insurance and other incidental expenses. Study commences in September annually .
All applicants who are selected to travel forward to second stage are going to be required to take a seat an IELTS exam, unless they’re already in possession of an IELTS certificate that’s but 12 months old at the time of application which shows the applicant has achieved the required score for the course the MPhil in International Peace Studies. Early preparation for the IELTS exam is strongly advised, even for native English speakers.
MPhil in International Peace Studies Programme at Trinity College Dublin
This programme won’t run in 2022/23.
To be eligible for Irish Aid Courtney Fellowship, an applicant must:
be a citizen of Burundi and be residing in Burundi
have achieved the required academic standard to be accepted onto the MPhil in International Peace Studies Programme at Trinity College Dublin and not already hold a Masters within the area of Peace Studies
have a minimum of three years relevant work experience.
be ready to demonstrate a robust commitment to the event of Burundi.
be ready to take up the fellowship within the school year that it’s offered.
provide a letter from their employer granting study leave for the duration of the fellowship and guaranteeing that they’re going to be ready to return to the same position within the organisation at the top of the fellowship period.
In addition, all candidates for study at an Irish education Institute must demonstrate their skills in academic English via the IELTS test and must either:
provide an ingenious copy of a previous test result – IELTS (minimum 6.5) – certificate dated September 2019 or later, or
obtain a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 if shortlisted (see www.ielts.org for IELTS details)
An applicant won’t be considered further in either of the subsequent circumstances:
They already hold a master’s qualification.
They have applied for an Irish Aid Fellowship on two or more previous occasions without being awarded a fellowship. (Cases where an applicant withdrew from the method previously could also be considered if there have been exceptional or unforeseen circumstances for withdrawal therein instance).
They are currently working, or it’s anticipated that they’re going to add the longer term , at our embassies or at headquarters. Those personnel who have worked with any of our embassies/missions within the past must allow a full year before becoming eligible to use for a fellowship.
All successful applicants are going to be required to sign a commitment to return to their home country within 14 days of completing their studies in Ireland.
The accredited embassy for the Courtney Fellowship is that the Embassy of eire in Tanzania.
Please note that each one applications are handled within the first instance by Concern Worldwide Burundi and applications shouldn’t be submitted on to Trinity College Dublin, the Embassy of eire Tanzania or Irish Aid.
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