Kader Asmal Fellowship

The Embassy of Ireland in South Africa in partnership with Canon Collins Trust invites applications for scholarships for postgraduate study in Ireland commencing in September 2021/22. This scholarsip will open for applications in March/April 2020. 

In 2020 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
  • Social Policy, Social Research, Community Development and Sociology
  • Law, Human Rights, Women’s Studies, Gender Studies, Equality Studies
  • Engineering, Hydrology, Sustainable Technology
  • Economics, Finance, Accounting, Management and Business
  • Information Systems and Communkications Technology
  • Tourism

Please see PDF iconthis documentattached for a full list of eligible courses.

Are you eligible?

Please read the  PDF iconguidelines 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

This scholarship is now closed for applications.

 

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