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Organisation : Department of Higher Education and Training – DHET
Scholarship Name : Ireland Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme 2021
Applicable for : South African students
Scholarship Deadline : 31 August 2020
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DHET Ireland Kader Asmal Fellowship

The Embassy of Ireland in South Africa invites applications for scholarships for one-year Master’s degree study in Ireland for the 2021 academic year.

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Programme Outline

“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.”

Who Can Apply?

** Be a South African citizen
** Have achieved the necessary standard to be accepted onto a postgraduate course in an institute of higher education in Ireland

** Have a minimum of two years relevant work experience
** Hold an Honours degree from a recognized university, with an average of at least 75%;

** Be seeking funding for a full-time postgraduate programme in one of the below listed subject areas
** Be able to take up fellowship in the academic year 2021/2021

** Must not have applied for Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme on more than one previous occasion.
** Please note applicants already in possession of a Master’s degree are not eligible.

Fields of Study

** Agriculture, Environmental Science, Conservation and Rural Development
** Food Science and Food Engineering
** Pharmacy, Biotechnology and Bioengineering
** 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 and Human Rights
** International Relations, Politics, Government and Ethics
** Engineering, Hydrology, Sustainable Technology
** Economics, Finance and Accounting
** Management and Business
** Information Systems and Communications Technology
** Tourism

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online through the Canon Collins Trust website

Fellowship Offers

** 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 stipend to cover other living expense and
** The costs of an entry clearance (student visitor visa) application

Note :
Please note this scholarship is not offered by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Applicants are required to undertake their own research into programmes and institutions and are responsible for ensuring that the qualifications will be recognised in South Africa.

If there are any discrepancies in the details provided regarding the scholarship, the information given by the sponsor supersedes the details provided above.

No additional financial support will be provided by the Department of Higher Education and Training other than stated above.


For more information and eligibility criteria please contact the Embassy of Ireland in South Africa.

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