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Meet Ireland’s Fellowship scholars undertaking LL.M studies in 2021/22.

Ireland's Fellowship Programme 2021/22.

Ireland’s Fellowship Programme enables students to benefit from a prestigious, world-class, quality education contributing to capacity building whilst also profiling the best that Ireland has to offer in education. The programme is generously funding and supported by Irish Aid, Department of Foreign Affairs and ICOS respectively.

The School of Law is delighted to participate in this programme and accept students awarded this generous scholarship to our LLM (International and Comparative Law). We thank Irish Aid and ICOS for their work in supporting these students.

In 2021/22, we have been lucky enough to welcome three scholars through this esteemed scholarship programme. You can read about their academic paths and experiences below:

Thi Phuong Hao Dinh, Ireland Fellow Programme - Asia

I am Hao Dinh, a Master's student of International and Comparative Law. I am from Vietnam, where I hold a Bachelor's degree in Law and have worked for several years in the public sector. I have had a strong desire to further my knowledge at a reputable university like Trinity for many years. It is an honour for me to have been awarded the Ireland-Asia Fellow scholarship, which made my dream come true. Currently, I have had an amazing year in Ireland. From my first days in Ireland, I have received a lot of support from Trinity staff, the Irish Embassy in Vietnam, and especially the International Council of Overseas Students (ICOS). Thanks to their support, I was able to quickly adapt to life in a foreign country. One year in Ireland not only enriches my academic understanding but also expands my social circle with other people from different cultures. What I learned here would be significantly beneficial for my future career when I return home and continue to serve my current job.

Beatrice Nakayenga, Ireland Fellows Programme - Africa.

My name is Beatrice Mary E. Nakayenga. I am a Master’s student from Uganda studying LL.M (International and Comparative Law), with a focus on international human rights law. I graduated from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with a Bachelor of Laws degree and took the Bar in Uganda to become a professionally qualified lawyer.

I am proud to have been awarded the Ireland-Africa Fellowship 2021/2022 by the Government of Ireland to study the masters programme at the prestigious Trinity College Dublin. Studying at Trinity has exceeded all my expectations, it is an immeasurably worthwhile experience and a significant stepping stone to greater achievements. The journey isn’t without its hurdles but these have propelled me to be the best version of myself.

Being strongly passionate about human rights, I look forward to making a positive and long-lasting impact on the protection of Human Rights Defenders globally. I’m shooting for the stars!

Thi Thanh Tu Nguyen, Ireland Fellows Programme – Vietnam.

My name is Tu and I am currently a Master’s student in International and Comparative Law. I am from Vietnam and have been a Vietnamese qualified lawyer from early 2021. My main practice areas for the last 5 years have focused on corporate and commercial issues, real estate, and renewable energy. My aspiration is to become a legal expert in the real estate and renewable industries so that I will be able to contribute to the overall compliance of the industries and provide valuable and influential feedback to our government for drafting relevant legal documents and policies.

The LL.M programme in International and Comparative Law of Trinity College Dublin has supplemented my legal mindset with an international outlook and legal knowledge in divergent contexts. Consequently, after completing the programme, I believe I will be better equipped to deal with international counterparts and investors in the course of my practice. My study in Trinity and life in Dublin cannot be this enjoyable without generous guidance and support from the Irish Council for International Students (ICOS) and the staff from the School of Law. Accordingly, I hereby would like to send my huge and wholehearted thank you to all of them for their guidance, support, help, and encouragement from the very beginning until now!