Canon Collins Trust invites applications for  Sol Plaatje Scholarships for Masters Study in South Africa in the 2022/23 academic session.

Canon Collins Trust in partnership with Sol Plaatje Educational Project 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.

They now offer scholarships only to those studying in three areas:

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  • Justice, which includes Law, Economics, Politics and the Environment
  • Education: policy and practice
  • Humanities, which includes Literature, History, Anthropology and the Arts

Applications for courses that are not within these areas (for example MBAs, medical sciences, sports sciences, applied sciences) will be rejected.

Worth of Award

  • 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 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 our network.

Eligibility

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

Please apply only if you are eligible and meet ALL of the above criteria.

How to Apply

They are now accepting applications. You can access the online application form through the link below.

Deadline: The deadline for overseas applications is August 22, 2022. 

 

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