Canon Collins Scholarships for Postgraduate Study 2016-2018

Canon Collins Scholarships for Postgraduate Study 2016-2018

Deadline: August 21, 2017

Are you getting ready for a post graduate study? Apply now for the Canon Collins Scholarships for Postgraduate Study 2016-2018. Canon Collins Trust seeks 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. In 2015 the Trust revised its South African scholarship awards policy. Until 2018, they will be offering scholarships only to those studying 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


  • In 2018 most awards will be valued at R70,000 for each year of study at Masters and PhD level. In exceptional cases they may offer up to R100,000 per year. The scholarships support both full and part-time study and will consider applications from those who wish to study by distance learning;
  •  They 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 their network;
  • Eligible applicants will automatically be considered for these named scholarships:
    • Ros Moger and Terry Furlong
    • Patrick and Janet Stuart
    • Lionel Cliffe
    • VC Scholarship at Fort Hare
    • Sol Plaatje Canon Collins Scholarships


Applicants 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;
  • Apply here for the Canon Collins Scholarships for Postgraduate Study. Submissions are due by 17:00 BST on August 21, 2017

For more information, visit Canon Collins Scholarships.