Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme Scholarships 2019/2020 for Postgraduate Study in Ireland (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: Friday 21st December 2018 at 17:00 SA time.

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 2019.

The fellowship programme has two strands:

A) Annual awards for postgraduate study in:

1. Business Managemenr; Economics and Finance

2. Agriculture, Food Science; Environment and Rural development

3. Gender and Human Rights

4. Engineering; Sustainable Technology and Resource Management

5. Information system and Communications Technology

6. Tourism

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

LLM in International and Comparative Law at Trinity College Dublin. This will be selected by the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC).

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 2018/2019
  • 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 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

Applications are now open. Please click here to apply for this scholarship. Applications will close on Friday 21st December 2018 at 17:00 SA time. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed in February 2019.

For More Information:

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


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