Deadline: January 12, 2018
Canon Collins Trust invites applications for scholarships to study for the Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and/or the Master of Laws (LLM) by distance learning at the University of London in 2018. Applicants can start at any level, and do not need to complete the whole programme. For example, applicants can start at Postgraduate Certificate level and work their way through to the LLM, or can stop after completing the PG Certificate. Applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree may start at LLM level, skipping the PG Certificate and Diploma.
These scholarships are made possible by the generosity of University of London International Programmes which shall waive full tuition and examination entry fees for four scholarship recipients. Local examination fees are not included. Scholarship recipients have between 1 to 5 years to complete the qualification, however recipients are required to complete at least two modules per year. Continued registration on the course is dependent upon satisfactory progress and academic reports.
Applicants for this scholarship 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;
- Normally resident in one of these countries;
- In possession of the necessary qualifications required for admission to the programme;
- Currently employed in full or part-time work;
- Able to commit a minimum of 10 hours to study per week.
Applicants for all 2018 scholarship programmes will be assessed on the basis of the information that they supply on their application form against the criteria outlined below:
- Academic Record and References: Applicants should have a minimum of a good undergraduate degree (in any field, not necessarily law) if they are applying for admission to the LLM and excellent references.
- Work Experience: Canon Collins Trust favours applications where there is a demonstrable continuity between the applicant’s current profession, career ambitions and this course of study;
- Relevance: Canon Collins Trust will favour applicants who can describe why this choice of course fits with their ambitions to make a difference in their sector. Please note that applicants need to be clear on their intended area of specialisation, and be able to articulate how this will enable them to meet their career goals.
- Leadership Competencies: Applicants will be asked to demonstrate how they have developed their leadership skills in the workplace, academia or in their personal life. Priority will be given to those who can describe an occasion/s in which they have used their skills to formulate a shared vision or strategy, build strategic relationships and networks, support peers and mentor others, and/or deliver results that have led to innovation and step changes. Canon Collins places a great deal of emphasis upon the leadership potential of individuals;
- Commitment to Country/Community: Canon Collins Trust will favour applicants who most clearly show a desire to be part of and to contribute to the future prosperity of southern Africa;
- Application form: The application form matters. Applicants should:
- Demonstrate a good command of the English language;
- Answer all of the questions properly and completely; and
- Complete the application and deliver all supporting documents in a timely manner.
- Applications are Open;
- Please read the guidelines carefully before applying.
- All applicants are required to submit the following supporting documentation:
- ID document (the following are acceptable: passport, birth certificate, driver’s license)
- Academic transcripts, if applying for LLM
- Degree certificates, if applying for LLM, or school/other certificates
- Reference letters from two referees
- A copy of your two most recent payslips
For more information, visit Canon Collins Trust/University of London LLM Scholarships.