The Roger Casement fellowship has been established to honor the memory of the Irish human rights activist Roger Casement who spent some of his early working life in Calabar, Nigeria.

The purpose of the Irish Aid 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.


  • return airfares.
  • full tuition.
  • stipends to cover accommodation and subsistence costs.
  • health insurance and other allowances.
  • necessary entry arrangements such as medical examination and visa.
  • 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.


Candidates must:

  • Be a citizen of Nigeria and residing in Nigeria
  •  need to have achieved the necessary educational standard to be accepted onto a Masters course in a Higher Education Institute in Ireland.
  • 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 recognized test (e.g. IELTS 6.5).

DEADLINE: December 20, 2017

For More Information and to Apply Click here

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