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Ireland's Fellowship Programme

Ireland’s Fellowship Programme enables students to benefit from a prestigious, world-class, quality education contributing to capacity building whilst also profiling the best that Ireland has to offer in education. A range of different strands are offered under the Programme. Each strand has a different focus in terms of eligible countries and subject areas.

The School of Law is delighted to confirm that applicants who are eligible to apply for the following fellowship strands can select the  LL.M (International and Comparative Law) as their chosen course in their application. Please note that applications for some strands are by invitation only.

The Fellowship Programme aligns with the Irish Government’s commitment under Global Ireland and other development and international education strategies. It is fully funded by the Irish Government and managed by the relevant Embassy responsible for eligible countries. Programme implementation, conditions of application, application procedures and closing dates are available at Ireland Fellows programme website.

Kader Asmal Fellowship

This fellowship applies to Human Rights Law, specifically the LL.M. (International and Comparative Law) at the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin, with candidates to be selected by the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC). Canon Collins Trust, on behalf of the Government of Ireland, invites applications for the Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme via on the Ireland Fellows programme website

Professor Kader Asmal was a lecturer in the School of Law at Trinity College Dublin from 1963 until 1990 and served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts (Humanities) between 1980 and 1986. He was a member of the first democratically elected government of South Africa having previously been a leader of the Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement. Dr Asmal combined his academic career with a commitment to social and political reform and this has influenced the way many of the staff at the Law School teach law, with one eye on how legal developments affect contemporary political and social issues.

The Kader Asmal Fellowship will cover, amongst other costs, tuition fees, economy travel to and from your country of residence to Ireland and a monthly personal living allowance (stipend).

For full eligibility criteria please see the Canon Collins Trust website


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

1. be a South African citizen or a citizen of Zimbabwe holding a South African Permanent Residence Permit

2. have achieved the necessary standard to be accepted onto a postgraduate course in an institute of higher education in Ireland

3. be seeking funding for a full-time postgraduate programme in one of the above-listed subject areas

4. be able to take up the fellowship in the academic year applied for

Please note applicants already in possession of a Master’s degree are not eligible.

How do I apply?

Full details are available at the  Canon Collins Trust website