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Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme

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Application Deadline: 03 August 2022
About Opportunity

The Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme is a fully-funded scholarship opportunity offered to South African students to study at 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-Africa Fellows Programme offered by Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs. The Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme is targeted at 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.

Eligibility Requirements

 Be a resident national of South Africa
 Have a minimum of two years relevant work experience (this can include internships and
volunteering positions, see Page 6 for details).
 Hold an honours’ level academic qualification from an accredited and governmentrecognised 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.
 Be applying to commence a new course at master’s level in Ireland no sooner than
August/September 2023.
 Be able to demonstrate leadership abilities and aspirations, as well as commitment to the
achievement of the SDGs within your own country.
 Have identified and selected two relevant courses from the Ireland-Africa Fellows
Programme Directory of Eligible Courses, see course list.
 Have a clear understanding of the academic and English language proficiencies required for
both courses chosen.

 Must not have applied for Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme on more than one previous
 Be in a position to take up the Fellowship in the academic year 2023/2024.


Ireland has been a member of the European Union since 1973. Situated on the western edge of
Europe, Ireland is a small, globally connected island nation with a population of five million people.
While Ireland has its own language and distinct cultural identity, English is the universal spoken
Ireland is a friendly, safe, deeply welcoming country, steeped in a rich heritage and culture.

Application Procedure

. Official identification: either your passport (only the identity page is required), or other official
identification document if you do not have a passport at this time;

  1. Your undergraduate degree award certificate;
  2. Final degree academic transcripts. Please also include the explanation of the grading system,
    where provided with your transcript or otherwise available.

Official Website: Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme

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