Irish Aid Roger Casement Fellowship Programme 2021/2022

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Irish Aid Roger Casement Fellowship Programme 2021/2022. Applicants from Nigeria who wish to pursue a fully-funded master’s degree at any Irish university may apply. Fill out an application for the Irish Aid Roger Casement Fellowship.

The fellowship is named after a guy from Nigeria’s Calabar region, where he began his professional career.

Applicants who have previously applied twice to this Irish fellowship for Nigerian students will no longer be considered. As a result, it’s always best to do things correctly all you need to do is to thoroughly read this article to the end for more details.

About The Roger Casement fellowship

The Roger Casement fellowship has been 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, famously, during his later work in the Congo, the Amazon and in Ireland. With his humanitarian legacy in mind, it has been decided to support one Nigerian student to study a master’s degree in human rights in Ireland.

Under the Casement fellowship, full financial support is provided for one-year full-time post-graduate education for candidates from Nigeria to undertake a one year master’s level course of study in Human Rights in Ireland. The purpose of the Roger Casement Fellowship Programme is to provide talented candidates with the opportunity to pursue advanced education and professional development in Ireland in order to contribute to the future development of Nigeria.

The Roger Casement Fellowship Programme normally covers: return airfares, full tuition, stipends to cover accommodation and subsistence costs, health insurance and other allowances, in addition to the necessary entry arrangements such as medical examination and visa.

Irish Aid Roger Casement Fellowship Programme 2021/2022

Eligible Countries: Nigeria
Eligible Courses:

Masters programmes at Irish higher education institutes in the areas of Law, Human Rights and Governance.

Host Nationality

The Government of Ireland gives this scholarship. And you can only study in a higher institution in Ireland.

Eligible Nationality

This Roger casement fellowship is only for Nigerians. This fellowship program is a fellowship for honoring the Irish human rights activist who lived in Nigeria. That is why it is only eligible for Nigerians.\

Scholarship Eligibility & Requirement for Irish Aid Roger Casement Fellowship Programme 2021/2022

  • be a citizen of Nigeria and be residing in Nigeria
  • have achieved the necessary academic standard to be accepted onto a master’s level course of study in Human Rights
  • have a minimum of two years relevant work experience.
  • be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to the development of Nigeria.
  • be able to take up the fellowship in the academic year for which it is offered.
  • meet any relevant procedural requirements of the Government of Nigeria.
  • be able to demonstrate skills in academic English by achieving an appropriate score on a recognized test (e.g. IELTS 6.5).

If you have any of these, your application won’t be considered:

  • Already hold a master’s degree.
  • Have applied for the Roger Casement Fellowship more than twice and was not awarded. However, if he withdrew from the process previously, he may be considered if there were exceptional or unforeseen circumstances for withdrawal then.
  • They are currently working or will work in the future, at our embassies or headquarters. If you have worked in the Irish embassy or missions, you must allow a full year to pass before applying for the fellowship.

The application process is in three stages.

Preliminary Application: Stage 1
Detailed Application: Stage 2
Interviews: Stage 3

Stage 1:

At this stage, you will fill out the application form. The Embassy will review your application and contact you once the decisions have been made.

Basically, all they do is to review if you have met all the criteria we have written above.

The application form will be accepted by email only if you type it before sending it.

Applications should be submitted by email to the Embassy of Ireland, Nigeria, at the following email address: [email protected]

Stage 2:

You will submit these documents for the Irish aid roger casement fellowship program;

  • One recent passport attached to the application form
  • A copy of the Certificates you have gotten
  • Academic transcripts
  • Identity page of your passport
  • Current CV

Stage 3:

If you pass the interview stage, the applicant will be required to take IELTS (English language proficiency test). But, if you have written one either in 2019 or later, there is no need to rewrite it.

Application Deadline

Applications for the academic year 2021/22 are now closed. Applications for the academic year 2022/23 will open in Autumn 2021.

To apply for this scholarship, visit the scholarship link below.

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