This is to bring to the notice of the public that the IDEAS Scholarship Program is now calling for applications for the academic year 2019-2020. A totality of up to 30 full scholarships will be offered Vietnamese nationals only.

The purpose of the Irish Aid IDEAS Scholarship Program is to offer gifted applicants with the needed opportunity to pursue an advanced education and professional growth in Ireland in order to add value to the future development of Vietnam.

Vietnam with an area four times the size of Ireland has a populace of over 88 million, and ranks 121st out of 187 countries on the 2014 UN Human Development Index, compared to Ireland’s 11th. Ireland’s commitment with Vietnam via the Irish Aid has focused solely on reducing poverty and unfairness through the execution of programs intended to fortify the delivery of basic services and social security to the poorest and most susceptible sections of society, the promotion of comprehensive economic development, the growth of the private sector, and increased answerability by the State to its citizens.

Description of Scholarship

  • Closing date of Applications: Jan 11, 2019
  • Course Level: Scholarships are open to those who seek to pursue a Master degree programs at Irish higher education institutions.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are offered to study the following subjects:
  1. Agriculture and Rural Development, Environmental Science
  2. Food Science
  3. Pharmacy and Biotechnology
  4. Engineering, Hydrology, Sustainable Technology
  5. Information and Communication Technology
  6. Management, and Business Related
  7. Economics, Finance and Accounting
  8. Others: Tourism and Hospitality Management, Interactive Digital Media, Creative Practice, Public Relations
  • Scholarship Award: Scholarship awards covers the following: visa fee, international airfares, full tuition fees, public health insurance, monthly take-home pay to cover accommodation and continuation costs, settling-in grant, and books.

Scholarships are for persons with full-time study of up 12 months interval for Masters Program.

  • Nationality: These scholarships are available to Vietnamese nationals only.
  • Number of Scholarships:  A total of up to 30 full scholarships will be awarded to qualified applicants.
  • Scholarship will be taken in Ireland

Scholarship Eligibility

Countries Eligible: These scholarships are available to Vietnamese nationals only.

REQUIREMENTS:

To be able to apply for the program, applicants must have;

  1. Years of experience: A minimum of two (2) years of full time work experience after undergraduate education.
  2. Academic qualification: Academic qualifications requirements are solely based on the chosen course.
  3. Language proficiency: English – IELTS: 6.5 overall (Academic); no band under 6. IELTS results must be no more than 24 months (two (2) years) old by the 1st day of September 2019. TOEFL certificate is not accepted.

NB: English language requirements can vary from courses and institutions, with some courses stipulating minimum scores in each band. So, please note to check the specific necessities of your chosen course on the course webpage. Note also that an IELTS certificate will still be mandatory even in situations where an applicant has studied English. At undergraduate level, proof of language proficiency may still be required when applying to courses in Ireland.

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  1. Dedication – Be able to exhibit a strong dedication to the expansion of their home country on completion of studies.
  2. Be able to take up the scholarship in the academic year for which it is awarded.
  3. Provide a letter of recommendation from employer.
  4. Meet any significant procedural requirements of the Government of Vietnam.

Requirements for English Language: English – IELTS: 6.5 overall (Academic); no band under 6. IELTS results must be no more than 24 months (two (2) years) old by the 1st day of September 2019. TOEFL certificate is not accepted.

NB: English language requirements can vary from courses and institutions, with some courses stipulating minimum scores in each band. So, please note to check the specific necessities of your chosen course on the course webpage. Note also that an IELTS certificate will still be mandatory even in situations where an applicant has studied English. At undergraduate level, proof of language proficiency may still be required when applying to courses in Ireland.

 

Procedures for Application

How to Apply: fill the attached application form.

A complete application package should include the following documents listed by order:

  1. Applicants CV (maximum 2 pages).
  2. A certified copy of academic transcript and degree.
  3. Letters from two academic referees with original signatures (not e-signatures).
  4. A certified copy of English language certifications.
  5. Copy of passports (identity page only) and Vietnamese identity card, each on A4 sized paper.
  6. One letter of recommendation from your employer.
  7. Three copies of completed application form, available at www.embassyofireland.vn (go to News & Events), should be submitted

For more information, please Visit the Scholarship Link

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