2016/2017 Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme Scholarships for Study in Ireland


Application Deadline: Monday 22 February 2016.

The Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme invites applications for scholarships for postgraduate study in Ireland commencing in September 2016.

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
B. The Human Rights Law Strand, for an LLM in Law at Trinity College Dublin.
This will be selected by the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC).
The fellowship includes tuition fees, a return flight to Ireland, and monthly stipend, insurance and a settling in allowance. We do not provide for any dependents. Fellowships will only be awarded upon confirmation that applicants have been offered a place at one of the universities listed on the course list.
Eligibility Requirements:

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

Fellowship Worth:

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

Application Process:

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting
  • Certified copies of
    ID document (the following are acceptable: Passport, Birth Certificate, Driver’s License)
  • Degree certificates
  • Academic transcripts
  • Academic reference letters from two referees.
References must be on a letter head.
A curriculum vitae
You should ask your referees to write a reference that relates to your application for this fellowship.
It should outline your strengths as an applicant, demonstrate your capacity to study at the level required, explain how you would benefit from further study and identify your potential impact in the future.
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  1. Comment:it good that the big country are trying to help africans but please some documents like driving licences is difficult to have over here

  2. Hi! Am Asongna Dorothy from Cameroon, Am 29 yaers old, a holder of national baccalaureate. But can’t afford to go to University bc my parent are death, no to sponsor me. Still single with no child. I please, I love schooling, am pleading for this opportunity to study in you institutions. in any of your department. I had baccalaureate under Home Economic. Will be very grateful if you grand me this opportunity of free scholarship to study abroad. Thanks so much, God bless you all In Jesus name i pray. Amen!


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