Deputy Representative Office of Ireland Provides Scholarships During Visit to IUG

27 - Feb - 2019

The Islamic University receives the Deputy Representative of Irish Office in Ramallah Mr. Declan Johnston who works in the representative office of Ireland in Ramallah. This visit comes to meet the student's ambition to fulfill their higher studies at Irish universities and link Palestinians with the foreign world.

In addition, the Ireland-Palestine Scholarship Programme (IPSP) offers full scholarships for postgraduate study in Ireland for the 2019-2020 academic year. The Representative Office of Ireland in Palestine stands for promoting high quality of education in Palestine.

Mr. Johnston spoke in detail in a lecture he gave to a number of participants at IUG that the office is now accepting applications for the newly-created Ireland-Palestine Scholarship Programme (IPSP), which is completely funded by the ministry of Ireland. The scholarship is easy-to-be-applied; starting from applying for IELTS which is also covered by the scholarship, ending with accommodation fees at Irish universities.

He pointed out some flexible criteria that the applicants must have a Palestinian passport, have identified and selected two relevant courses out of 260 majors included in the scholarship. Furthermore, the applicant must hold a Bachelor's level qualification from an accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 75% or 2.67, not already hold a qualification at Master's degree level or higher; submit with application a valid English language proficiency score report with a minimum score of 6.5 on IELTS, or 550 on Institutional Testing Program (ITP), or 80 on Internet-based TOEFL (iBT). Finally, the application must be sent to AMIDEAST which manages receiving the application.

Website for application:  https://www.dfa.ie/prep/ramallah/about-us/ireland-palestine-scholarship-programme/