About Kader Asmal Fellowships
The Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme (KAFP) is a fully funded scholarship opportunity for South African students. It offers the opportunity to further develop skills and knowledge to contribute to socio-economic development and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in South Africa.
The KAFP is targeted at early career professional women and men in South Africa, with leadership potential. Supporting the development of women’s leadership capacity is a priority. In particular, the KAFP aims to support students who would not otherwise have the opportunity to pursue Master’s level education in Ireland. Graduates from Universities of Historical Disadvantage (UHDs) and Universities of Technology (UOTs) are invited to apply.
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 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.