African Scholarships

Applications are ongoing via the Canon Collins Trust for the  CANON COLLINS POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDY IN SOUTH Africa 2019/2020 to support exceptional individuals who are committed to social justice in Southern Africa and for whom a postgraduate qualification is an essential tool in working to create an open and just society.


The Trust revised its South African scholarship awards policy in 2015. Scholarships are now available for study in three areas:


Justice, which includes Law, Economics, Politics and the Environment

Education: policy and practice

Humanities, which includes Literature, History, Anthropology and the Arts

Applications for courses that are not within these areas (for example MBAs, medical sciences, sports sciences, applied sciences) will be rejected.


Eligibility standards

In addition, to be considered for a scholarship under this programme you must:


be a national of, or have refugee status in, one of the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe

be normally resident in one of the above countries

be in possession of a good first degree (minimum second class, upper division or equivalent) or about to graduate in the year of application

be studying or applying to study at a South African university

Please download and read the guidelines carefully before applying for this scholarship.


What is up:

IIn 2020, the value of the scholarship package will range from R20,000 to R100,000 depending on student circumstances. We support both full and part-time study and will consider applications from those who wish to study by distance learning.


We also organise an annual conference for current scholars, and hold several smaller events throughout the year. Scholarship holders are expected to participate in these activities and to become part of and contribute to our network.


Eligible applicants will automatically be considered for these named scholarships:


Ros Moger and Terry Furlong

Sol Plaatje Canon Collins Scholarships.

How to apply

We are now accepting applications. You can access the online application form through the link below.


Click here to apply for the Canon Collins Scholarships for Postgraduate Study in South Africa.

Deadline for applying is Monday 19 August 2019.

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