Kader Asmal Fellowship 2021/2022 for Postgraduate Study in Ireland [South Africans Only]

Kader Asmal Fellowship 2021/2022 for Postgraduate Study in Ireland [South Africans Only]

Deadline: August 31, 2020

Applications are open for the Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme 2021/2022. The Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme is a South African strand of a broader Ireland Fellows Programme managed by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs.

The Ireland Fellows Programme enables early to mid-career professionals from eligible countries, with leadership potential, to benefit from a prestigious, world-class, quality education contributing to capacity building. It offers selected students the opportunity to undertake a fully funded one-year master’s level programme at a higher education institution (HEI) in Ireland.

In 2021, 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
  • Education
  • Social Policy, Social Research, Community Development and Sociology
  • Women’s Studies, Gender Studies, Equality Studies
  • Law, Human Rights and related
  • International Relations, Politics, Government, Ethics
  • Engineering, Hydrology, Sustainable Technology
  • Economics, Finance, Accounting, Management and Business
  • Information Systems and Communications Technology
  • Tourism


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.


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 qualification 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.


Applicants are to read the guidelines carefully before applying. Submissions are due by 17:00 BST on Monday, August 31, 2020.

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For more information, visit Kader Asmal Fellowship.