Canon Collins Masters Scholarships for the Ten Countries of Southern Africa to Study in UK

Canon Collins Masters Scholarships for Study in the UK

Course(s) Offered: Any field
Course Level: Graduate (masters)
Provider: Canon Collins Trust
Country to Study in: UK

Scholarship Description
The Canon Collins Trust Scholarships Programme aims to help build the human resources necessary for economic, social and cultural development in the southern African region and to develop an educated and skilled workforce that can benefit the wider community.

Canon Collins Trust runs scholarship programmes in South Africa and the UK. It awards scholarships independently of higher education institutions. The application process for scholarships to study Masters courses in the UK beginning in September 2018 is now open.

The Canon Collins Trust does not currently fund PhD study in the UK; however it acts as a nominating agency for Commonwealth Scholarships.

The eligibility criteria and value of award vary between its different programmes, so please check the guidelines and the Frequently Asked Questions carefully. To apply 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 any one of the countries of southern Africa
  • 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 applying for a full-time one-year taught masters course at one of the participating universities.
  • Have at least 2 years work experience in a relevant field
Please note that applicants will be expected to show their commitment to the development of their country and region.

Selection Criteria:
Applicants for all schemes within the UK Scholarship Programme will be assessed on the basis of the information that they supply on their application.

Eligible groups
Citizens/Nationals of Southern African countries:
Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Participating Institution(s)
Canon Collins Trust supports scholarships for study at the following universities:
Fields of study
The School of Oriental and African Studies and University of Sussex scholarships are open to any subject field.

The University of Edinburgh scholarship is limited to the MSc in African Studies only.

Number of awards
Approximately 20-30 awards will be given

Sponsorship duration
All scholarships are for postgraduate masters taught study for one academic year. No PhD study is funded by this scholarship

Scholarship benefits
Covers full tuition fees, a monthly stipend, a return economy flight, a settling-in allowance and other support whilst in the UK.

Method of Application
You must complete the online application form, upload all supporting documents and submit your application online before the deadline. Details of how to fill in the application form, and what supporting documents you need to provide, can be found in the Guidelines for Applicants. The Trust is only accepting online applications for this scheme. When the scheme closes your forms will no longer be available to you. Please do not submit applications using old paper forms - these will not be processed.

Please note: You can only access the online portal when Canon Collins Trust is accepting applications. Please do not contact them requesting application forms if they are not on the website, as this means the application process is not yet open.

It is important to carefully read the 2018-2019 Guidelines for Applicants before you begin your application, and also to visit the official website (link to it found below) for complete information on this scholarship. You may also read the Frequently Asked Questions here: FAQs

This scholarship programme is now open for applications and the closing date for applications is Sunday 18th March 2018.

Canon Collins Educational & Legal Assistance Trust is building a community of change agents across southern Africa who create and use knowledge for positive social impact. Through its higher education and research funding, project grants and international events programme, its unique approach cultivates a space where activism and research meet.

Application Deadline: 18 March 2018
Open to International Applicants: Yes (ONLY southern Africans)

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