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Kader Asmal Postgraduate Fellowship

Kader Asmal Postgraduate Fellowship

The Kader Asmal Postgraduate Fellowship Programme is a fully-funded scholarship opportunity offered to South African students to study at Master’s level in Ireland’s world-renowned Higher Education Institutions.

Eligiblility Criteria

  •  Applicants for the Kader Asmal Postgraduate Fellowship must be a South Africa.
  • Eligible courses are in areas such as agriculture, health, education, human rights, computer science, engineering, business and more, and are listed in a Directory of Eligible Programmes.
  • Have a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience (this can include internships and volunteering)
  • Hold an honours’ level academic qualification from an accredited and government-recognised higher education institution, with a minimum grade point average of 75% – i.e. a first class honour, or second class honour, grade 1 (in some cases a second class honour grade 2 may be accepted).
  • Not already hold a qualification at master’s level or higher. Not currently undertaking a programme at master’s level or higher, or be due to start a programme at master’s level or higher in the academic year 2022/23.
  • Be appliying to commence a new course at master’s level in Ireland no sooner than August/September 2023.
  • Be able to demonstrate leadership abilities and aspirations, as well as commitment to the achievement of the SDGs within your own country.
  • Have identified and selected two relevant courses from the Ireland Fellows Programme Directory of Eligible Programmes.
  • Have a clear understanding of the academic and English language proficiencies required for both courses chosen.
  • Must not have applied for the Kader Asmal Postgraduate Fellowship Programme on more than one previous occasion.
  • Be in a position to take up the Kader Asmal Postgraduate Fellowship in the academic year 2023/2024

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

Benefits of Scholarship

The Kader Asmal Postgraduate Fellowship 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

Postgraduate Fellowship

Application Deadline 

The deadline for application submission is on August 12, 2022

Application process

Apply here

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