International Scholarships
IRELAND: Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme 2018 – International Scholarships
February 27, 2018 International Scholarships

Programme outline

The Embassy of Ireland in South Africa in partnership with the Department of Higher Education and Training and the Canon Collins Trust invites applications for scholarships for one-year Master’s degree study in Ireland commencing in September 2018.

“This fellowship was set up in 2012 in honour of the late Professor Kader Asmal, who taught law at Trinity College Dublin for 27 years, specialising in human rights, labour, and international law. He co-founded the Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement in 1963 and served as Chair until his return to South Africa in 1990. He was part of the ANC team that negotiated the transition to democracy. In 1994, he became Minister for Water Affairs and Forestry in the first ANC Government after the advent of democracy and served as Minister for Education from 1999 to 2004. He died in June 2011.”

Scholarships are available for studies in the following fields:

The fellowship programme has two strands:

A) 13 annual awards for postgraduate study in:

1. Business Management

Economics, Accounting, and Human Resource Management
Management and Business

2. Agriculture, Food Science & Nutrition

Agriculture, Climate Change, Rural Development and Sustainability
Food Security and Applied Sciences

3. Public Administration

Economics, Accounting, and Human Resource Management
Public Health and Global Health

Please click here for a full list of courses you can study under this strand.

B) One annual award will be made for a fellowship in:

Human Rights Law (LLM in Law) at Trinity College Dublin. This will be selected by the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC).

Please click here for a description of the course you can study on this fellowship.


Applicants must:

• be a South African citizen holding a South African Permanent Residence Permit
• have achieved the necessary standard to be accepted onto a postgraduate course in an institute of higher education in Ireland
• be seeking funding for a full-time postgraduate programme in one of the above listed subject areas
• be able to take up fellowship in the academic year 2017/2018
• Not have already applied for a course at an institution in Ireland – if you have already been admitted to a university you are not eligible
• Please note applicants already in possession of a Master’s degree are not eligible
Please read the application guidelines carefully before applying.

What the Fellowship offers

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 expense for you only and
• the costs of an entry clearance (student visitor visa) application
Application process

Applications must be submitted online through the Canon Collins Trust website:

Click here to apply for the Kader Asmal Fellowship for Postgraduate study in Ireland in 2018-2019.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 20 February 2018.

Documents and links

For more information and eligibility criteria please visit the Canon Collins website:

List of courses available

Application Guidelines

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