Canon Collins Scholarship for Masters Study in the UK

We will be open for applications in December 2015, for study commencing September 2016.

Who we partner with

Canon Collins Trust offers scholarships to support taught masters degree programmes at certain UK universities.

School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
We partner with SOAS to co-fund two scholarships annually. Applicants must:

  • Be a national of, and normally resident in one of the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • Be in possession of a good Honours 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 in any subject.
  • Have at least 2 years work experience in a relevant field


University of Sussex
We partner with the Mandela Scholarship Fund at the University of Sussex to fund three awards annually. Applicants must:

  • Be a national of, and normally resident in one of the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • Be in possession of a good Honours 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 in any subject.
  • Have at least 2 years work experience in a relevant field


University of Oxford
We partner with the African Studies Centre at the University of Oxford scholarship to co-fund one student annual to take up the MSc in African Studies. Applicants must:

  • Be a national of, and normally resident in one of the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • Be in possession of a good Honours degree (minimum second class, upper division or equivalent) or about to graduate in the year of application
  • Be applying for the MSc in African Studies at the University of Oxford
  • Have at least 2 years work experience in a relevant field


Queen Mary, University of London
The Simon and Deirdre Gaskell Scholarship at Queen Mary

The scholarship at Queen Mary is funded by Simon and Deirdre Gaskell and limited to the MSc in Global Public Health and Policy. Applicants must:

  • Be a national of, and normally resident in one of the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • Be in possession of a good Honours degree (minimum second class, upper division or equivalent) or about to graduate in the year of application
  • Be applying for the MSc in Global Public Health and Policy
  • Have at least 2 years work experience in a relevant field


University of Cambridge
The Canon Collins – FirstRand Cambridge Scholarship

This scholarship is co-funded by Canon Collins, FirstRand Foundation and Clare Hall at the University of Cambridge, as part of its new Global Leaders scholarship programme. Applicants must:

  • Be a national of and resident in South Africa
  • Have applied for one of the one-year taught Master’s degrees (MPhil) listed in the appendix of the  guidelines, at the University of Cambridge
  • Not have studied outside of South Africa before for degree purposes
  • Be in possession of a good Honours degree (minimum second class, upper division or equivalent) or about to graduate in the year of application

Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged Black, Coloured or Indian students.


University of Cambridge
The Canon Collins – Tiso Foundation Cambridge Scholarship

This scholarship is co-funded by Canon Collins and the Tiso Foundation at the University of Cambridge, as part of the Global Leaders programme. Applicants must:

  • Be a national of and resident in South Africa
  • Be Black (inclusive of African, Coloured and Indian, as per the Employment Equity Act of South Africa)
  • Have applied for one of the one-year taught Master’s degrees (MPhil) listed in the appendix of the  guidelines, at the University of Cambridge
  • Be in possession of a good Honours degree (minimum second class, upper division or equivalent) or about to graduate in the year of application

What we offer

All these scholarships cover full tuition fees, a monthly stipend, a return economy flight, a settling-in allowance and other support whilst in the UK.

Please note that Canon Collins Trust does not currently fund PhD study in the UK; however we act as a nominating agency for Commonwealth Scholarships. For more information, click here.

How to apply

We will open for application on Friday 29 January 2015. Please read the guidelines carefully before applying.

Applicants must apply to their chosen university separately and awards are conditional on the applicant being offered a place at the relevant university.

 

Click here to apply for the Canon Collins Scholarship for Masters Study in the UK. Deadline at 23:59 BST Sunday 20 March

Not what you’re looking for?

If you are eligible, you might consider applying for a Kader Asmal Fellowship to study for a Masters Degree in Ireland.

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Canon Collins Scholarship for Masters Study in the UK
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