Canon Collins Trust Scholarships for African Masters Students 2018-2019

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Last updated on February 12th, 2018 at 10:56 pm

Canon Collins Trust is offering a fully funded masters scholarships opportunity for  students from Southern Africa countries in 2018/2019.

About the Award: 

Canon Collins Trust Scholarships Programme targets the social and cultural development of Southern African nations through the development of a well educated and skilled workforce which will be deployed as human resources necessary for economic benefit of the wider community. This scholarships is for Masters students in various disciplines who are from southern Africa.

Canon Collins Trust scholarship holders are thus expected to use the knowledge, training and skills acquired through their studies to contribute positively to the development of their home country.

Canon Collins Trust Scholarships fall under several different schemes, with some administered in partnership with the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office and UK universities.

Offered annually:

Yes. Canon Collins Trust Master Scholarship is being offered annually. the application is ususally opened between January to March each year.

Eligible African Countries:

The following African Countries are eligible for Canon Collins Trust Masters Scholarships: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

To be taken at:

the following UK Universities;

  • School of Oriental and African Studies
  • University of Sussex
  • University of Edinburgh

Accepted Subject Areas:

All Subjects

Selection Criteria: 

Applicants for all schemes within the 2018/19 UK Scholarship Programme will be assessed on the basis of the information that they supply on their application form in addition to the criteria outlined below:

  • Demonstrable leadership qualities
  • Demonstrated commitment
  • Quality and relevance of work experience, including work reference, and other skills
  • Financial Need and the potential to contribute to Southern Africa’s future prosperity
  • Academic record and academic reference
  • Relevance of proposed course
  • Intended career path
  • Likely future impact
  • Completion of form:
    • Demonstrate a high standard of English with no spelling and language errors
    • Answer all of the questions fully and with attention to detail
    • Provide all the necessary documentation and supporting documents.

Who is qualified to apply? 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 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 above named universities.
  • Have at least 2 years work experience in a relevant field

What are the benefits? Full tuition fees, a monthly stipend, a return economy flight, a settling-in allowance and other support whilst in the UK.

How long will sponsorship last? All scholarships are for postgraduate masters taught study for one academic year.

How to Apply: Applicants can access the application forms and guidelines on the webpage. Applicants must apply to their chosen universities separately and awards are conditional on the applicant being offered a place at the relevant university.

Other related ongoing applications: The Canon Collins Trust and University of London Scholarships for Master of Laws by distance learning which allows individuals to study for the Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and/or the Master of Laws (LLM) by distance learning, at the University of London. Check it out for more details

Application Deadline: 18th March 2018

Visit the Scholarship Webpage for Details

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