Canon Collins RMTF Scholarships for Postgraduate Study 2025 (Up to R100,000)

Call for Applications is now open for the 2024 Canon Collins RMTF Scholarships. Canon Collins Trust, in collaboration with the Ros Moger and Terry Furlong group, is now accepting applications for the Canon Collins RMTF Scholarships for postgraduate study in South Africa for the year 2025.

Canon Collins RMTF Scholarships

Overview of Canon Collins RMTF Scholarships

This scholarship program honors the legacy of Ros Moger and Terry Furlong, inspirational educationalists from London. Since 2001, friends and family have raised funds in their memory to support exceptional individuals dedicated to social justice in Southern Africa.

The RMTF Scholarships for Postgraduate Study aim to provide these individuals with the necessary postgraduate qualifications to create an open and just society. The scholarship offers funding for up to two years for Master’s degrees and up to three years for PhDs. Continued funding is contingent upon satisfactory academic progress and reports.

Focus Areas

For the 2025 academic year, scholarships will be awarded to applicants whose studies fall within the following disciplines:

  1. Justice: This includes Climate Justice, Law, Economics, and Politics.
  2. Education Policy and Practice
  3. Humanities: This encompasses Literature, History, Anthropology, and the Arts.

Applicants must ensure their program of study aligns with one of these focus areas. Interdisciplinary courses and doctoral studies may sometimes overlap with these categories, and applicants are encouraged to use their judgment in deciding whether to apply.

However, applications for programs such as MBAs, medical sciences, sports sciences, and applied sciences will not be considered.

Benefits of Canon Collins RMTF Scholarships

The scholarship package’s value ranges from R20,000 to R100,000, depending on the student’s circumstances.

In addition to financial support, scholarship recipients are invited to participate in an annual conference and various smaller events throughout the year. These gatherings are designed to build a network of scholars who are committed to social justice and can contribute to each other’s growth and development.

Eligibility Criteria for Canon Collins RMTF Scholarships 2025

To be eligible for the Canon Collins RMTF Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be nationals of, or have refugee status in, one of the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, or Zambia.
  • Applicants must reside in any of the aforementioned countries.
  • Possess a good first degree (minimum second class, upper division or equivalent) or be about to graduate in the year of application.
  • Must be currently studying or applying to study at a South African university.
  • Applicants from Namibia, South Africa, or Zimbabwe seeking funding should apply for the Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship instead.
  • The program supports both full-time and part-time studies, and applications for distance learning are also welcome.


  • It is crucial to submit your application on time, as late applications will not be considered.
  • All communications regarding the outcome of applications will be via email, so ensure you provide an accurate email address.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed in October/November 2024, with final decisions announced in December 2024.
  • To apply, download the application materials from the Canon Collins Trust website on

For detailed information, please visit the official website at

Application Deadline

Applications are now open and will close on 22 July 2024 at 3:00 pm GMT (4:00 pm SAST).

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