Irish Aid: Seeking Applications for Casement Fellowship in Human Rights

Deadline: 30 November 2018

Applications are open for Casement Fellowship in Human Rights 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 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.

Benefits

The Irish Aid 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.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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 three 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 Government of Nigeria.
  • be able to demonstrate skills in academic English by achieving an appropriate score on a recognised test (e.g. IELTS 6.5).

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

Eligible Country: Nigeria

For more information, please visit Irish Aid Casement Fellowship.

  • obarode says:

    Must one take a recognised test such as the IELTS 6.5 before he/she can apply?

    • Reena says:

      Hi Obarode,

      For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good luck!

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