Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Postgraduate Scholarships in South Africa

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For postgraduate study opportunities in South Africa under the name Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Postgraduate Scholarships for the academic year 2023–2024, the Canon Collins Trust is working in conjunction with the Sol Plaatje Educational Project and is currently taking applications.

The study program will support Masters and PhD level studies at a South African university on a full- or part-time basis and will take applications from people who prefer to study remotely.

A vibrant community of leaders, intellectuals, activists, and social justice groups is what the Canon Collins Trust seeks to build. By offering assistance in the form of grants for projects, funding for higher education and research, and sponsoring international events, we are able to do this. The intersection of activism and research is fostered by our unique strategy, which brings these two fields together.

What makes Canon Collins Trust a good place to join? The Canon Collins Trust is committed to helping our researchers and graduates establish strong networks within the public and non-profit sectors in order to develop a new foundation for human rights in southern Africa.

We organize events where our scholars, alumni, and partners from civil society can come together to have thoughtful conversations about issues pertaining to social justice and human rights.


  • Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is at 15:00 GMT on Tuesday, 29th August 2023. Late applications will not be considered.
  • University or Organization: Canon Collins Trust
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Masters and PhD
  • Award: up to R100,000
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: Domestic and International
  • The award can be taken in South Africa

Scholarship Benefits: The selected candidates will be provided the value of the scholarship package will range from R20,000 to R100,000 depending on student circumstances.

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To be eligible for Sol Plaatje Postgraduate Scholarships, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:

  1. Be a national of, or have refugee status in, one of the following countries: Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
  2. Applicant must be a normal resident in one of the above countries
  3. Be in possession of a good first degree (minimum second class, upper division or equivalent) or about to graduate in the year of application
  4. Be studying or applying to study at a South African university.

Eligible Countries: Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe

Eligible Course or Subjects: Applicants can apply for a postgraduate degree programme 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


How to Apply: Students are required to submit an application for their postgraduate study in a South African University. A scholarship application can be submitted here.

Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:

  1. Copy of degree certificates
  2. Certified academic transcripts
  3. ID Document
  4. References

Admission Requirements: The applicants must have a good first degree (minimum second class, upper division or equivalent) or are about to graduate in the year of application.

Language Requirement: The students must meet the language requirements of the university they wish to join


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