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Postgraduate Scholarship for Nigerian Students (Roger Casement Fellowship in Human Right)

The Embassy of Ireland is now receiving applications for the Roger Casement Fellowship in Human Rights. This fellowship offers selected students the opportunity to undertake a fully funded one-year master’s level programme at a higher education institution in Ireland.

As part of the wider Ireland Fellows Programme, the Roger Casement Fellowship was established to honour the memory of the Irish human rights activist Roger Casement, who spent some of his early working life in Calabar, Nigeria. He was an early advocate for human rights while in Nigeria and during his later work in the Congo, the Amazon and in Ireland. The award covers programme fees, flights, accommodation and living costs. The Ireland Fellows Programme promotes gender equality, equal opportunity, and welcomes diversity.

Who is eligible to apply

The Ireland Fellows Programme enables early to mid-career professionals from eligible countries to benefit from a prestigious, world-class, quality education contributing to capacity building. The aims of the programme are to nurture future leaders; to develop in-country capacity to achieve national SDG goals; and to build positive relationships with Ireland. Programmes in Ireland commence in August or September each year and, depending on the programme, will run for between 10 and 16 months.

The Ireland Fellows Programme is fully funded by the Irish Government and is offered under the auspices of the Department of Foreign Affairs. Applicants should hold an honours bachelor’s level academic qualification with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) awarded within the last 12 years, and should not already hold a qualification at master’s level or higher. Potential applicants will require a satisfactory level of English which will be verified by English language testing.

How to apply 

The deadline for applications is 30 July. For full eligibility criteria and more information, please visit