These scholarships allow individuals to study for the Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and/or the Master of Laws (LLM) by distance learning, at the University of London. Applicants can start at any level, and do not need to complete the whole programme. For example, applicants can start at Postgraduate Certificate level and work their way through to the LLM, or can stop after completing the PG Certificate. Applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree may start at LLM level, skipping the PG Certificate and Diploma.
The Educational Trust for southern Africa was founded in 1981 by the British Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa (BDAF), principally by Ethel de Keyser, director of BDAF and Canon John Collins, the founder of BDAF. After the passing of Canon Collins, the Trust was renamed the Canon Collins Educational Trust for southern Africa.
These scholarships are made possible by the generosity of the University of London, who will waiver full tuition and examination entry fees of selected candidates. Local examination fees are not included.
In order to be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be admitted to the Master of Laws by distance learning programme at the University of London.
Applicants for this scholarship must be:
We are now accepting applications through our online form. Deadline for submitting an application is 23rd August 2023. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting documentation:
Ideally, you should submit an academic reference and a reference from an employer. If you are applying to start at PG Certificate level and have not attended university you may supply two work references.
You should ask your referees to write a reference that relates to your application for this award and reflects how you meet the selection criteria below. It should outline your strengths as an applicant, demonstrate your capacity to study at the level required, and identify your potential impact in the future.
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.
The deadline for applications is 16:00 (GMT) / 17:00 (SAST) on 23rd August 2023.
Late applications will not be considered. 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. We will let you know the outcome of your application by October 2023.
For more details, visit Canon Collins Trust website.