Kader Asmal Postgraduate Fellowship

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


  1. LEAD Africa Youth day of Service 2022 in Commemoration of International Youth Day
  2. ACT Fellowship Program for Professionals 2023 (up to Rs. 50000 stipend)
  3. Capitec Bank Graduate Development Programme for Young South Africans 2023

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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