Canon Collins Trust Sol Plaatje Scholarships 2025 for Postgraduate Study in South Africa (Fully Funded)

June 11, 2024

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Bursary Description

Application Deadline: 22 July, 2024 4pm SAST.

Applications are now open for the 2025 Canon Collins Trust Sol Plaatje Scholarships. Canon Collins Trust in partnership with Sol Plaatje Educational Project invite applications for the postgraduate study in South Africa 2025. The program will provide funding for up to a maximum of two years for Masters and three years for PhD. Continued funding depends upon satisfactory progress and academic reports.

In 2025, the program will be making awards only to 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
  4. Journalism and Communications

Eligibility Requirements

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


  • In 2025, the value of the scholarship package will range from R20,000 to R100,000 depending on student circumstances. We support both full and part-time Masters and PhD level study at a South African university and will consider applications from those who wish to study by distance learning.
  • Canon Collins Trust will 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.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Canon Collins Trust Sol Plaatje Scholarships