Deadline: July 31, 2022

Applications are open for the lreland Fellowship programme Roger Casement Fellowship in Human
Rights 202B2024. The aims of the Programme are to nurture future leaders to develop intra country
capacity to achieve national SDG goals and to build positive relationships with Ireland.

The Programme is intended to support graduates on their home through the skills they
develop, to contribute to capacity building in their home countries and to become one of the next
generation of leaders in their respective fields. Its envisaged that they will contribute to
building enduring positive personal and professional relationships with Ireland, promoting
institutional linkages.

To  Qualify?

The following are conditions precedent to anyone making this application. An applicant must:

  1. Be a resident national of Nigeria.
  2. Have a minimum of two years’ substantial work experience that is directly relevant to your proposed programme(s) of study.
  3. Hold a bachelor’s level academic qualification from an accredited and government recognised higher education Institution, with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale)-ie. a first class honour, or second class honour, Grade 1 (a second class honour Grade 2 may be accepted if the applicant has substantial directly relevant work experience). It must have been awarded in 2011 or later (i.e. within the last 12 years).
    Not already hold a qualification at masters level or higher. Not currently undertaking a programme at master’s level or higher, or be due to start a programme at masters level or higher in the academic year 2022/23.
  4. Be applying to commence a new programme at masters level in Ireland no sooner than August 2023.
  5. Be able to demonstrate the following: leadership abilities and aspirations, a commitment to the achievement of the SDGs within your own country and a commitment to contribute to building positive relationships with Ireland.
  6. Have identified and selected three programmes in Human Rights relevant to your academic and professional background from the Casement Eligible Programmes.
  7. Have a clear understanding of the academic and English language proficiencies required for all programmes chosen.
  8. Must not have applied to the Ireland Fellows Programme on more than one previous occasion.
  9. Be in a position to take up the Fellowship in the academic year 2023/2024
    Meet any relevant procedural requirements of the Government of Nigeria.


Applicants must read the Applicants Guidance Note carefully before completing the application form as eligibility criteria may differ from country to country.

The application process consists of three stages:

Stage 1 Preliminary Application;
Stage 2 Detailed Application
Stage 3 Interviews.

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 2021 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