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The Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme for South Africans

Updated on Aug 03, 2020 362 views
The Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme for South Africans

The Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme is a South African strand of a broader Ireland Fellows Programme managed by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs.

The Ireland Fellows Programme enables early to mid-career professionals from eligible countries, with leadership potential, to benefit from a prestigious, world-class, quality education contributing to capacity building. It offers selected students the opportunity to undertake a fully funded one-year master’s level programme at a higher education institution (HEI) in Ireland.

 In 2021, fellowships will be offered for postgraduate study in:

  • Agriculture, Environmental Science, Conservation, Rural Development 
  • Food Science, Food Engineering and related
  • Pharmacy and Biotechnology
  • Health, Medicine and Health Economics
  • Development Studies, Peace Studies, Conflict Resolution and Humanitarian Action
  • Education
  • Social Policy, Social Research, Community Development and Sociology
  • Women’s Studies, Gender Studies, Equality Studies
  • Law, Human Rights and related
  • International Relations, Politics, Government, Ethics
  • Engineering, Hydrology, Sustainable Technology
  • Economics, Finance, Accounting, Management and Business
  • Information Systems and Communications Technology
  • Tourism

Please see this document attached for a full list of eligible courses.

Are you eligible?

Please read the guidelines carefully before applying.

Applicants must:

  • be a resident national of South Africa
  • Have a minimum of two years relevant work experience (this can include internships and volunteering)
  • Hold an honours' level academic quealification with a minimum grade point average of 75% (First class honour, or second class honour, Grade 
  • be seeking funding for a full-time postgraduate programme in one of the above listed subject areas
  • be able to take up fellowship in the academic year 2021/2022
  • Must not have applied for Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme on more than one previous occasion.

Please note applicants already in possession of a Master’s degree are not eligible

What the Fellowship offers

The Kader Asmal Fellowships will cover:

  • university application fees
  • tuition fees
  • examination and other fees
  • economy travel to and from your country of residence to Ireland;
  • settling in allowance, book allowance and study allowance
  • accommodation
  • a monthly personal living allowance (stipend) to cover other living expense for you only and
  • the costs of an entry clearance (student visitor visa) application

How to apply

We are now accepting applications for 2021/22. You can access the online application form through the link below.

Click here to apply for the Kader Asmal Fellowship. Deadline for application is 17:00 GMT on 31st August.

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