Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme Scholarships 2018/2019 for Postgraduate Study in Ireland (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: Tuesday, 20th February 2018

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 2018.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must:

  • be a South African citizen 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 2017/2018
  • Not have already applied for a course at an institution in Ireland – if you have already been admitted to a university you are not eligible

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

The fellowship programme has two strands:

A) 13 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 Security and Applied Sciences

3. Public Administration

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

Please click 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 click here for a description of the course you can study on this fellowship.

Fellowship Worth:

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
  • The scholarship will open for applications on Tuesday 7 November 2017
  • The closing date for applications is Tuesday 20 February 2018.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed in person in March 2018.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be expected to immediately book for their IELTS exam on www.ielts.org -to be written not later than April 2018.
  • All applicants will know the stage 1 outcome of their application by March/April 2018 so that those selected, may proceed to the next stage and apply to the universities of their choice.
  • Information on making a course application will be provided to shortlisted candidates by the Embassy of Ireland.
  • If you have already applied you are not eligible for this fellowship Please do not email us to ask about the outcome of your application. All notifications will be by email so please make sure you provide an accurate email address.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme Scholarships 2018/2019



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