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The Kader Asmal Fellowship Program 2020

The Kader Asmal Fellowship Program 2020 (Fully Funded)

Fully Funded
Country: Ireland
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Applications call for the Kader Asmal Fellowship Program 2020

The Kader Asmal Fellowship Program 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 program at a higher education institution (HEI) in Ireland.

Eligible Areas

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

Funding and Benefits 

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 expenses for you only.
  • The costs of an entry clearance (student visitor visa) application.


In order to be eligible for this fellowship, applicants must:

  • Be a resident national of South Africa.
  • Have a minimum of two years of relevant work experience (this can include internships and volunteering).
  • Hold an honors’ level academic qualification with a minimum grade point average of 75% (First class honor, or second class honor, Grade
  • Be seeking funding for a full-time postgraduate program in one of the above-listed subject areas
  • Possess an ability to take up the fellowship in the academic year 2021/2022
  • Not have applied for Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme on more than one previous occasion.

Please read the guidelines carefully before applying. Please note applicants already in possession of a Master’s degree are not eligible.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline31 August,2020
Open toStudents
OrganizerCannon Collins



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