Kader Asmal Postgraduate Fellowship in Ireland for 2022/23 Academic Year

Applications are welcome for the Kader Asmal Fellowship fully-funded Programme offered to South African students to study at the Master’s level in Ireland’s world-renowned Higher Education Institutions.

This flagship programme of the Embassy of Ireland in South Africa is part of the broader Ireland Fellows Programme offered by Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs. The Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme is geared toward early-career professionals in South Africa with leadership potential.

The scholarship broadly supports leadership for the Sustainable Development Goals, and supporting the development of women’s leadership capacity and women’s participation in STEM are key priorities.

In addition, the Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme aims to support students who otherwise do not have the opportunity to pursue a Master’s level education in Ireland, and graduates of Universities of Historical Disadvantage and Universities of Technology, in particular, are strongly welcome to apply.

Duration: The scholarships will run for 10 and 16 months


The Kader Asmal Postgraduate Fellowship covers;

  • course fees,
  • required flights,
  • accommodation,
  • monthly allowances,
  • insurance and other incidental expenses.


To be eligible to apply for Kader Asmal Postgraduate 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 honours level academic qualification from an accredited and government-recognised higher education institution, with a minimum grade point average of 75% – i.e. a first-class honour, or second-class honour, grade 1 (in some cases a second-class honour grade 2 may be accepted).
  • Not already hold a qualification at master’s level or higher. Not currently undertaking a programme at master’s level or higher, or be due to start a programme at master’s level or higher in the academic year 2021/22.
  • Be applying to commence a new course at master’s level in Ireland no sooner than August/September 2022.
  • Be able to demonstrate leadership abilities and aspirations, as well as a commitment to the achievement of the SDGs within your own country.
  • Have identified and selected two relevant courses from the Ireland Fellows Programme Directory of Eligible Programmes.
  • Have a clear understanding of the academic and English language proficiencies required for both courses chosen.
  • Must not have applied for the Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme on more than one previous occasion.
  • Be in a position to take up the Fellowship in the academic year 2022/23.
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Deadline: Unspecified

For more information and application, visit the official site.

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