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Launch of the 2020/21 Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme

The Embassy of Ireland's Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme (KAFP) is now accepting applications for the 2021 academic year, and is open to eligible South African candidates. The programme supports students from South Africa to undertake one-year post-graduate studies in Ireland. If you would like to study for a Masters Degree in Ireland, please join us for what promises to be an interesting and informative event!

The Fellowship Programme is named in honour of the late Kader Asmal, and seeks to build on his strong legacy of cooperation between Ireland and South Africa. As a senior ANC member, Professor Asmal moved to Ireland in the early 1960s and lived there in exile for 27 years.

Under this fellowship programme, Ireland supports students from South Africa to undertake Masters level studies in Ireland in strategically-important disciplines including finance, business, engineering, sustainable technologies and public health and nutrition.

The scholarship award covers course fees, required flights, accommodation, monthly allowances, insurance and other incidental expenses. Eligible Masters programmes in Ireland commence in the period August to September each year and, depending on the course, scholarships will run for between 10 and 16 months.

The Embassy is very happy to invite you to this information session, to be held via Zoom, on 30 July. The event will provide further information on the programme itself, the application procedure, and the history of the programme. During the event, participants of the programme who will discuss their experience of studying in Ireland and will discuss how this programme impacted their lives. There will also be a discussion on how to apply for the programme. For further information on the programme, including eligibility requirements, please visit the KAFP website here.

If you wish to attend, please register on Eventbrite here. Attendance will be by videoconference using the Zoom platform, and a link will be provided closer to the date.

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