Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarships 2024

Deadline: 7th of September, 2023

Canon Collins Trust, in partnership with the Sol Plaatje Educational Project, is currently accepting applications for the Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarships in South Africa 2024. These grants are only available to Masters and PhD candidates.

The Sol Plaatje Educational Project and the Canon Collins Trust will grant support for up to two years for Masters programs and three years for PhD programs. The continuation of financing is contingent on successful development and academic reports.

Interdisciplinary courses and doctoral studies may sometimes defy easy categorization. Applicants are urged to use their judgement in assessing whether to apply. But applications that clearly do not fall within these areas (for example MBAs, medical sciences, sports sciences and applied sciences) will not be considered for an award.

In 2024, 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.


To be eligible for Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarships, applicants are expected to meet the following conditions:

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

Eligible Courses:

In 2024, awards will be made only to those studying in three areas:

  • Justice, which includes Climate Justice, Law, Economics and Politics
  • Education policy and practice
  • Humanities, which includes Literature, History, Anthropology and the Arts

Please only apply if your programme of study falls into one of these disciplines.


To be considered for Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarships or Tom Queba Scholarship for Social Change, applicants should register and submit application online for this scholarship. Please apply only if you are eligible and meet ALL of the criteria.

Please download and read the guidelines carefully before applying for this scholarship.

Click here to apply 

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