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  • University of Galway, University College Dublin, University College Cork

    EU-Passworld Scholarship Programme: Education Pathway to Ireland


    EU-Passworld is an education pathway enabling talented refugees to develop their skills and careers. Three leading Irish universities are offering highly motivated refugee candidates the opportunity to pursue a full-time, fully funded one year master's degree with the support of UNHCR and Nasc. University of Galway (2 places), University College Dublin (2 places) and University College Cork (1 place) will welcome five students to begin their studies in September 2024.

    For more details about the scholarship programme and Masters on offer, please read the brochure available here:

  • Details at a glance

    Business Administration, Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction, Health and Welfare, Information and Communication Technologies, Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics
    Until 27/03/2024
    Full scholarship for the full period of studies
    There is no age limit
    0.00 USD
    In-person programme delivery
  • Requirements

    Targeted nationalities
    Targeted Country of Asylum
    Accepted status documentation
    Refugee certificate, Asylum seeker certificate, Complementary or temporary /protection status certificate
    Language of Instruction
    Language Proficiency Level
    Which certificate do you require to prove the required language proficiency?
    None at application stage but Duolingo (at least 110) will be required for admission if applicant is selected
  • More details about this opportunity

    • Opportunity timing
      One-time opportunity
    • Duration of support provided
      For the duration of studies
    • What is covered in this program
      Application fees
      Monthly stipend (e.g. food allowance)
      Local transportation expenses
      Health insurance
      Mentoring or psycho-social support
      Travel costs to the third country
      Settling in
      Work-study or part-time employment expected/permitted
    • Type(s) of visa/residency permit granted upon arrival
      Stamp 1 Immigration Permission without the need for an employment permit
    • Is the student allowed to work while studying?
    • Can the nuclear family accompany or join the main applicant?
    • Are there options to stay after graduation?
      Work permit/temporary residency; Permanent residency; citizenship application
    • How to apply?

      Candidates are invited to submit their applications online via the online application form at

      Please prepare scanned copies of the following documents before you start filling out this application:
      1. UNHCR Registration
      2. Any official ID that you have such as a passport (valid or expired) or travel document
      3. Bachelor’s Degree Certificate
      4. University/College Transcript of exams passed and relative grades

      Please also prepare a personal statement (max. 500 words) for each Master's programme you will apply to.

      Please submit the completed application form along with all required documents no later than Wednesday 27th March 2024 at 10:00pm Uganda local time. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

      For more details about the scholarship programme and Masters on offer, please read the brochure available here:

      Best of luck in your application!

    • Application fee
    • Application period
      Specific date (one-time opportunity)
    • Release of the selection decision
      On a rolling basis from May 2024
  • For further questions contact the scholarship provider

  • Disclaimer

    The content presented on this site has originated from the third party providers. UNHCR is not responsible for the application process or oversight of the opportunities presented here. Questions on a particular opportunity should be directed to the relevant provider.

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