Kader Asmal Fellowship South Africa 2018

The Kader Asmal Fellowship programme is available for students of South Africa or Zimbabwe (in possession of a South African permanent resident permit). There are approximately eight fellowships available to pursue postgraduate programme in Ireland for September 2018 intake.

Brief Description

The Irish Aid Kader Asmal Scholarship was created in the honour of late Professor Kader Asmal, who taught law and specialised in labour; human rights and international law at the Trinity College Dublin for 27 years. Professor Asmal also co-founded the Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement and was part of the ANC team who negotiated the transition to democracy.

The Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme will be awarding scholarships for Postgraduate students to study in Ireland.

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Level/Field of study:

The scholarships are available for pursuing the fellowship programme with two strands:

A) Eight 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 Science and Food Engineering, Bioresource Technology

3. Public Administration

  • Economics, Accounting, and Human Resource Management
  • Public Health, Health Economics and Health Engineering

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).

Host Nationality:

The scholarship is hosted by Ireland.

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Eligible Nationality:

Scholarship is open to South African citizen or a citizen of Zimbabwe holding a South African Permanent Residence Permit.

Scholarship Benefits:

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

Sholarship Number:

The number of offers was not specified

Application Deadline:

Currently, this scholarship is unavailable but we shall keep you posted on the new date


The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • be a South African citizen or a citizen of Zimbabwe 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 2018
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Please note applicants already in possession of a Master’s degree are not eligible

Application Procedure:

Please access the online application form through the link below.

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