Kader Asmal Fellowship

The fellowship programme has two strands: 

A) Eight annual awards for postgraduate study in:

1. Business Management

  • Economics, Accounting, and Human Resource Management
  • Management and Business 

2. Agriculture, Food Science & Nutrition

  • Agriculture, Climate Change, Rural Development and Sustainability
  • Food Science and Food Engineering, Bioresource Technology

3. Public Administration

  • Economics, Accounting, and Human Resource Management
  • Public Health, Health Economics and Health Engineering

Please PDF iconclick here for a full list of courses you can study under this strand.


B) One annual award will be made for a fellowship in: 

Human Rights Law (LLM in Law) at Trinity College Dublin. This will be selected by the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC)
Please PDF iconclick herefor a description of the course you can study on this fellowship.

Are you eligible?

Please read the PDF iconApplication Guidelines carefully before applying.

Applicants must:

  • be a South African citizen or a citizen of Zimbabwe holding a South African Permanent Residence Permit
  • have achieved the necessary standard to be accepted onto a postgraduate course in an institute of higher education in Ireland
  • 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 2016/2017

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 currently closed for applications. The scholarship is likely to reopen in December 2016.