The Kader Asmal Fellowship is a prestigious scholarship program offered by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. It is named in honor of the late Professor Kader Asmal, who was a prominent figure in the fields of law, human rights, and international relations.
Here are the key details about the Kader Asmal Fellowship:
Purpose: The fellowship aims to support South African students with leadership potential to pursue postgraduate studies at top-rated higher education institutions in Ireland. It also aims to foster positive relationships between Ireland and Africa.
Fields of Study: The fellowship is available for Master’s level studies in various fields, including Business, Economics, Project Management, Climate Change & Resilience, Development Studies, Education, Engineering, Food Science, Health, Information Systems, International Law, Sociology, Tourism, Women’s Studies, and more. You can find the full directory of eligible programs on the Ireland-Africa Fellows Programme Directory of Eligible Courses.
Coverage: The Kader Asmal Fellowship is a fully-funded scholarship that covers various expenses, including student visa application fees, university application fees, tuition fees, examination fees, economy travel to and from Ireland, settling-in allowance, accommodation, book allowance, study allowance, and a monthly living allowance/stipend for other expenses.
Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for the fellowship, you must be a resident national of South Africa and have completed an Honours-level qualification with a minimum average of 75%. You should not have completed a Master’s or higher-level qualification and should intend to study a Master’s program in Ireland starting after August/September 2023. Relevant working experience, leadership abilities, commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals, and understanding of the academic and English language proficiencies required for your chosen courses are also important criteria.
Application Process: The application for the Kader Asmal Fellowship must be submitted online. There are three stages in the application process. In Stage 1, applicants complete a short online application to assess eligibility. Successful candidates will proceed to Stage 2, where they will complete a more detailed application form and submit required documents. Finally, in Stage 3, applicants will undergo English language tests and may be invited for interviews.
Closing Date: The closing date for the Kader Asmal Fellowship is 3 August, at 11:59 pm GMT. It’s important to submit your application before this deadline to be considered.
For further information or any queries related to the fellowship, you can contact the Canon Collins Trust directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +44 7748 722 482 (Eva) or +44 7407 412 541 (Nia).