Quote of the week

Over the last 150 days we have learned much about the power of the habitual in post-millennial, post-apartheid South Africa. We have heard it in the grumbling, cavilling, quarrelling and grousing about the logic (or lack of) of government decrees. We have also seen it in the defiance of logic among the many bourgeois folks who mistook their entitlement for rights, whether to go running, do yoga on the beach, surf, get takeaway coffees, or to purchase items subjected to restricted trade… We saw it in the contradictory messages relayed by official government channels, in the conflict between some experts advising government, between government officials and such experts, and in the ways in which opposition parties contradicted themselves as they opposed government proclamations.

Angelo Fick
Johannesburg Review of Books
11 December 2014

Kader Asmal Fellowship in Human Rights at Trinity College, Dublin

Kader Asmal Fellowships

Canon Collins Trust, on behalf of the Government of Ireland, invites applications for the Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme. 

Please note: these are for people who wish to commence studies in Ireland in September 2015. 

The fellowship programme has two strands: 

A: Eight annual awards for postgraduate study in 

  • Business Management;
  • Agriculture, Food Science & nutrition; and
  • Public Administration

For more information and a list of approved courses and universities, click here.

B: A fellowship in Human Rights Law at Trinity College Dublin to be selected by the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC)

For more information and a list of approved courses, click here

 

Are you eligible?

 

To apply for this scholarship through the Canon Collins Trust you must:

  • be a national of South Africa or
  • be a national of Zimbabwe in possession of a South African permanent resident permit
  • have achieved the necessary standard to be accepted onto a postgraduate course in an institute of higher education in Ireland
  • be applying for a full-time one-year master’s degree in one of the eligible courses at an approved Irish university

 

For full eligibility criteria please see the Scholarship Guidelines.

 

What the Fellowship offers

 

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

How to apply

 

Click on the link above. The closing date has been extended to Monday 5 January 2015. Late applications will not be accepted. 

Note:

Applicants need not apply to the university before applying for a fellowship. Successful candidates need only apply to their chosen university once the award has been made. At that time any application fees will be paid by the Fellowship Programme. 

 

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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