Canon Collins Trust Scholarship for Masters Study in UK – Fully Funded


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Call for applications for the Canon Collins Trust Scholarship for Masters Study in UK. Canon Collins Trust offers scholarships to support taught masters degree programmes at certain UK universities.

Canon Collins is building a community of change agents across southern Africa who create and use knowledge for positive social impact. Through their higher education and research funding, project grants and international events programme, our unique approach cultivates a space where activism and research meet.

The Canon Collins trust is offering fully funded scholarship in UK. All the cost of the master’s studies of the selected students will be covered by the Canon Collins Trust.

Canon Collins Trust Scholarship Details:

Host Country:

  • United Kingdom

Funded By:

  • Canon Collins (Educational and Legal Assistance Trust)

Course Level:

  • Master’s Courses

Scholarship Value:

  • 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.

Eligibility Criteria:

They invite applications for scholarships to support taught Master’s degree programmes at the universities listed below. Applicants for any of these awards 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 orequivalent) or about to graduate in the year of application
  • Have at least 2 years work experience in a relevant field.

How to Apply Canon Collins Trust Scholarship?

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The online application form is of primary importance as it serves as the basis for assessment.
The online application form can be found on the Canon Collins Trust website. You will find full instructions online when you start a new form.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your application is complete and accurate before submitting your application online.

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 submit the following supporting documentation:

  • Certified copy of undergraduate degree certificate, if available
  • Certified academic transcripts
  • Reference letters from two referees
  • ID document (The following are acceptable: Passport, Birth Certificate, Driver’s License)
  • Proof of refugee status, if applicable.
  • Ideally, you should submit an academic reference (preferably from your current supervisor) and a reference from an employer.
  • You should ask your referees to write a reference that relates to your application for this scholarship. It should outline your strengths as an applicant, demonstrate your capacity to study at the level required, explain how you would benefit from further study and identify your potential impact in the future.

Note: You must apply separately to the university of your choice. Scholarships will only be awarded upon confirmation that applicants have been offered a place at one of the above universities. If you are offered a scholarship but fail to get a place on a course, we will withdraw the offer.

At the time of applying for a scholarship applicants are expected to be in the process of applying for admission to the university of their choice.

Selection Crtieria:

In selecting scholars, the Trust will apply a number of criteria including academic merit, need and the potential to contribute to southern Africa’s future prosperity. They are looking for future leaders in their fields and therefore demonstrable leadership qualities are important. The past achievements of the applicant, present commitment to further study, as well as their future plans, will be assessed in relation to how that will contribute to the development of southern Africa.

Applicants for the UK Scholarship programme will be assessed on the basis of theinformation that they supply on their application form against the criteria outlined below:

Academic Record and References

  • Applicants should have a minimum of a good second-class (2.1) undergraduate degree and excellent references. Applicants with a first class degree will have a distinct advantage.

Future Impact

  • All applicants need to articulate how they intend to put their scholarship into action and how the course will enable them to make an enhanced contribution to their community or country.

Work Experience

  • We favour applications where there is a demonstrable continuity between an applicant’s work experience, past study and their proposed course of study.

Leadership Competencies & Personal Qualities

  • Applicants will be asked to demonstrate how they have developed their leadership skills in the workplace, academia or in their personal life. Priority will be given to those who can describe occasions in which they have used their skills to build strategic relationships and networks, support peers and mentor others, and/or deliver results that have led to innovation and change.

Commitment to Country/Community

  • We will favour applicants who most clearly show a desire to be part of and to contribute to the future prosperity of southern Africa.

Application form

The application form matters. Applicants should:

  • Demonstrate a good command of English
  • Answer all of the questions properly and completely
  • Complete the application and deliver all supporting documents by the deadline

Application Deadline:

  • The deadline for applications is 17:00 on Monday 25 February 2019. Late and incomplete applications will notbe considered.

Tehy will let all applicants know the outcome of their application by June 2019. Please do not email us to ask about the outcome of your application. All notifications will be by email so please make sure you provide an accurate email address.


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