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Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarships 2025 (Master's and PhD) in South Africa

Updated: Jun 13

Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarships 2025

Canon Collins Trust in partnership with Sol Plaatje Educational Project invite applications for the postgraduate study in South Africa 2025.

The Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarships 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.

Continue reading this article for detailed information.


Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship value and benefits

The value of the scholarship package will range from R20,000 to R100,000 depending on student circumstances. The scholarship will 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.

• The scholarship will also organize 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.


Eligible Fields of Study

In 2025 year intake, only those studying in the following areas will be supported:

  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

Note: In 2025, climate justice will be a priority. Climate Justice related scholarship applications may be in a science or applied science field as long as the application can demonstrate its relevance to climate justice related matters.


Eligibility criteria

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


Application Process

• To be considered for the scholarship, you must submit an online application through the (online application portal).

• During your application, you'll be asked to upload the following documents:

  1. Copy of degree certificates, if available

  2. Certified academic transcripts

  3. CV

  4. ID document (the following are acceptable: passport, birth certificate, driver’s license)

  5. Proof of refugee status, if applicable

  6. Two recent payslips, if currently employed

  7. PhD proposal if applying for study at PhD level

• Important Note: You must apply to the universities you wish to study at for a place on your chosen course(s). If you are offered a scholarship but fail to get a place in a course, the scholarship offer will be withdrawn.

• Application guideline

To read more about the scholarship and application guideline, read this Guidelines (PDF).

• Application Deadline: 22 July 4pm SAST.





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