Kader Asmal Fellowship for Postgraduate Study in Ireland 2018

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Kader Asmal Fellowship for Postgraduate Study in Ireland 2018

The Embassy of Ireland in South Africa in partnership with Canon Collins Trust is now offering applications for Kader Asmal Fellowship. They invite applications for scholarships for postgraduate study in Ireland commencing in September 2019.

The fellowship is open for the applicants who are a South African citizen holding a South African Permanent Residence Permit. The fellowship includes tuition fees, return flights to Ireland, monthly stipend, insurance and a settling in allowance.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • Be a South African citizen
  • 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 program in one of the above-listed subject areas
  • Be able to take up a fellowship in the academic year 2019/2020
  • Note applicants already in possession of a Master’s degree are not eligible

How to Apply & Competition Rules:

To win the competition you need to do register through the given link:


Fellowships will only be awarded upon confirmation that applicants have been offered a place at one of the universities listed in the course list.

The fellowship program has two strands:

  • Annual awards for postgraduate study in:
    • Business Management; Economics and Finance
    • Agriculture, Food Science; Environment and Rural development
    • Gender and Human Rights
    • Engineering; Sustainable Technology and Resource Management
    • Information system and Communications Technology
    • Tourism
  • 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).
  • All sections of the form need to be complete before the system will allow the application form to be submitted.
  • Information can be saved and the application form edited until the applicant chooses to submit.
  • All applicants are required to submit the following supporting documentation:
    • Certified copies of
      • Passport (this is the only acceptable form of identity and no other)
      • Degree certificates o Academic transcripts
    • Reference letters from two referees, both references must be academic references.
    • References must be on letterhead. 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.

Application form

  • The application form matters. Applicants should:
    • Demonstrate a good command of English
    • Answer all of the questions properly and completely. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered


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 Deadline:

Applications will close on Monday 31st December 2018 at 17:00 SA time. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed in February 2019.

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