Ireland-Palestine Scholarship Programme


The Ireland-Palestine Scholarship Programme (IPSP) provides full scholarships for one-year Master’s-level programmes in Ireland for applicants living in the occupied Palestinian territory.

The IPSP is part of the Ireland Fellows global scholarship programme run by the Government of Ireland. It provides opportunities for candidates to choose from a wide variety of courses at 19 higher education institutions in Ireland. Ireland Fellows Programme awards are fully funded. The award includes the payment of academic fees; visa application fees; medical and travel insurance; economy flights to and from Ireland; the Irish residence permit fee; and a monthly living stipend. Allowances include the following:

  • A settling-in allowance towards items needed on arrival in Ireland;
  • A completion and departure allowance at the end of the study period;
  • A monthly living stipend of €700 (subject to review);
  • Student accommodation arranged and paid for trimesters 1 and 2 (normally September to May), and in trimester 3 a monthly accommodation stipend of €650-€850 depending on location in Ireland (subject to review).


The application for 2024 closed on December 4, 2023. 


For inquiries, please contact Amideast at the numbers below:

Al-Watanieh Towers, 1st floor, El-Bireh, Ramallah

Tel: 02-2408023 ext. 111 or 300


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 2024/2025;
  • submit with their application a valid English-language proficiency score report (dated September 2022 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.

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers click HERE



Amideast West Bank

Al-Watanieh Towers, 1st floor, El-Bireh, Ramallah

Tel: 02-2408023 ext. 300