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The Representative Office of Ireland in Palestine is now accepting applications under the Ireland-Palestine Scholarship Programme (IPSP) for the 2023-2024 academic year. 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.


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. Application forms and the course directory for the IPSP can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. The deadline for applications is 9 October 2022. Shortlisted candidates can be expected to be called for interviews in December 2022.

To Apply: complete the 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, Ramallah

Tel: 02-2408023 ext. 300

Amideast Gaza

Bseiso Building, 8th floor, Rimal Neighbourhood, Gaza

Tel: 08-2824635 ext. 102

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.

Please download the application form by clicking HERE.

Please download the IPSP Directory of Eligible Postgraduate Courses by clicking HERE

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers click HERE.

To learn more about this program, register to attend an upcoming virtual information session:

Upcoming Information Sessions Schedule:

Applicants from West Bank and Jerusalem:

  • Sunday, August 28, 2022, at 3:00PM through Zoom. Click HERE to register.
  • Monday, September 12, 2022, at 3:00PM through Zoom. Click HERE to register.
  • Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 3:00PM through Zoom. Click HERE to register.

Applicants from Gaza:

  • Thursday, August 25, 2022, at 2:00pm through Zoom. Click HERE to register.
  • Monday, September 12, 2022, at 3:00pm through Zoom. Click HERE to register.
  • Tuesday September 27, 2022, at 2:00pm through Zoom. Click HERE to register.

If you have questions about the IPSP scholarship, our IPSP team will be available for a virtual office hour through Zoom to answer your questions. Join and get direct answers from the program staff.

Weekly Virtual Office Hours

Applicants from West Bank and Jerusalem can join by clicking HERE:

  • Thursday, September 1, 2022, from 12:00PM – 1:00PM through Zoom.
  • Thursday, September 8, 2022, from 12:00PM – 1:00PM through Zoom.
  • Thursday, September 15, 2022, from 12:00PM – 1:00PM through Zoom.
  • Thursday, September 22, 2022, from 12:00PM – 1:00PM through Zoom.
  • Thursday, September 29, 2022, from 12:00PM – 1:00PM through Zoom.
  • Thursday, October 6, 2022, from 12:00PM – 1:00PM through Zoom.

Zoom Link for West Bank and Jerusalem: https://amideast.zoom.us/j/92807747138

Applicants from Gaza can join by clicking HERE:

  • Thursday, September 8, 2022, from 12:00PM – 1:00PM through Zoom.
  • Thursday, September 15, 2022, from 12:00PM – 1:00PM through Zoom.
  • Thursday, September 22, 2022, from 12:00PM – 1:00PM through Zoom.
  • Thursday, September 29, 2022, from 12:00PM – 1:00PM through Zoom.
  • Thursday, October 6, 2022, from 12:00PM – 1:00PM through Zoom.

Zoom Link for Gaza: https://amideast.zoom.us/j/98288003230


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