Casement Fellowship for Masters in Human Rights for Nigerian Students in Ireland 2021

The Ireland Fellowships Programme invites applications for the Casement Fellowship for Masters in Human Rights for Nigerian Students in   in 2021.

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 Ireland. With his humanitarian legacy in mind, it has been decided to support one Nigerian student to study for 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.

Worth of Award

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.


There are a number of essential requirements to be eligible to apply for this scholarship.

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Candidates must:

  • be citizens 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 at least two years of 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 recognised test (e.g. IELTS 6.5).

An applicant will not be considered further in either of the following circumstances:


  • already hold a master’s qualification.
  • have applied for the Roger Casement Fellowship on two or more previous occasions without being awarded a fellowship. (Cases, where an applicant withdrew from the process previously, may be considered if there were exceptional or unforeseen circumstances for withdrawal in that instance).
  • are currently working, or it is anticipated that they will work in the future, at our embassies or at headquarters. That personnel who have worked with any of our embassies/missions in the past must allow a full year before becoming eligible to apply for a fellowship.

How to Apply

The application process consists of three stages:

  • Stage 1   Preliminary Application;
  • Stage 2   Detailed Application;
  • Stage 3   Interviews.
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If shortlisted after the interview stage, all applicants will be required to take another English language test, normally the IELTS exam, unless they are already in possession of an IELTS certificate that is dated 2019 or later which shows the applicant has achieved the necessary score for the course(s) they intend to apply to. Early preparation for the IELTS exam is strongly advised, even for native English speakers.

Deadline: The deadline for receipt of applications and accompanying documents is August 1, 2021.


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