Canon Collins Trust Scholarships for Postgraduate Study in South Africa

Deadline: 19 August 2019
Open to: graduates or individuals at their final year of graduation coming from the countries listed below
Benefits: the value of the scholarship package ranges from around USD 1369.10 to around USD 6845.51


Canon Collins Trust invites applications for scholarships for postgraduate study in South Africa in 2020. They will provide funding for up to a maximum of two years for Masters and three years for Ph.D. Continued funding depends upon satisfactory progress and academic reports. In 2020 we will be making awards 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.

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 addition, to be considered for a scholarship under this program 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.


In 2020, the value of the scholarship package will range from around USD 1369.10 to around USD 6845.51 depending on student circumstances. They support both full and part-time study and will consider applications from those who wish to study by distance learning. They also organize 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:

 How to apply?

You can access the online application form through the given link.

For more information, please visit the official website.