• Fully Funded
  • South Africa

Canon Collins Trust in partnership with Sol Plaatje Educational Project invite applications for the postgraduate study in South Africa 2023. We will provide funding for up to a maximum of two years for Masters and three years for PhD. Continued funding depends upon satisfactory progress and academic reports. In 2023, we will be making awards only to those studying in three areas:

1. Justice, which includes Climate Justice, Law, Economics and Politics
2. Education policy and practice
3. Humanities, which includes Literature, History, Anthropology and the Arts

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Interdisciplinary courses and doctoral studies may sometimes defy easy categorization. Applicants are urged to use their judgement in assessing whether to apply. But applications that clearly do not fall within these areas (for example MBAs, medical sciences, sports sciences and applied sciences) will not be considered for an award. In 2023, climate justice will be a priority. Climate Justice related scholarship applications may be in a science or applied science field as long as the application can demonstrate its relevance to climate justice related matters.


South Africa


  • In 2023, the value of the scholarship package will range from R20,000 to R100,000 depending on student circumstances. They  support both full and part-time Masters and PhD level study at a South African university 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.


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: Namibia, South Africa, 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
Eligible Regions: Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe

Application Process

When we are open for applications you will be able to access the online application form https://www.gapgrants.com/bslgap/DseatFFX.jsp;jsessionid=8E728D0338A6EC424BD63D17459E3173?BSLSessionStr=22960287 . You will find full instructions online when you start a new form.

All sections of the form need to be complete before the system will allow the application form to be
submitted. Information can be saved and the application form edited until the applicant chooses to
submit. All applicants are required to upload the following supporting documentation:

Copy of degree certificates, if available
• Certified academic transcripts
• ID document (the following are acceptable: passport, birth certificate, driver’s license)

You may also need to submit:
• Proof of refugee status, if applicable
• Two recent payslips, if currently employed
• PhD proposal if applicable.

Please remember that someone else will read your application. Therefore:

Please do

  • Pay attention to grammar and presentation
  • Complete all sections
  •  Attach all necessary documents
  •  Submit your application in a timely manner.

Please do not

  • Repeat answers
  • Write in capital letters
  •  Attach unnecessary documents

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Application Deadline: August 22, 2022

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For Further Queries

For further information visit https://canoncollins.org/scholarships/canon-collins-sol-plaatje-scholarships/#how-to-apply.
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