Canon Collins Trust and University of London Scholarships for Distance Learning South Africa 2021 – 2022


The University of London was first established in 1836 by the Royal Charter for the benefit of the public. Over time, the University has offered students a wide range of academic opportunities that are easily accessible. The University of London is a leader in education and was the first to admit students, regardless of their gender, religion, or race. In 1985, the University was also the first to give students the opportunity to study wherever they are- this provided access to higher education all over the world.

Canon Collins Trust was established in 1981, today, it is a community of activists and researchers with the aim to create change and social impact. The trust was established by Canon John Collins, who was famous for social movements such as Christian Action, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, and the British Anti Apartheid Movement. The Canon Collins Trust focuses on both human rights and education with the aim of empowering individuals living within the Southern African society.


The University of London, along with Canon Collins Trust, is offering a scholarship programme to graduates in Africa. The aim of the programme is to equip candidates with the means to study towards a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and/or Masters of Laws (LLM) through distance learning at the University of London.

4 scholars will be selected to receive the award, which will cover full tuition fees and exam entry fees. Candidates will have between 1 to 5 years to complete the programme with their continuous registration on the course being dependant on their progress and academic reports.
Candidates have the option to start at any level and can choose to not complete the whole programme if they wish. For example, applicants can start at the Postgraduate Certificate level and work their way through to the LLM/ stop after completing the PG Certificate. Applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree may start at the LLM level, skipping the PG Certificate and Diploma.

The University of London, along with the Canon Collins Trust will select the recipients of the award.

Please note: Your entry point is your STARTING point within the Postgraduate Laws programmes. Regardless of the entry point, the candidate will be awarded the PGDip, PGCert, the LLM or all three if they complete their studies within 5 years.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
General requirements:

Requirements for the LLM entry point – you must have 1 of these:

Requirements for the PGDip entry point – you must have 1 of these:

Requirements for the PGCert – you must have 1 of these:

English language requirements:
During the programme, the candidate will be required to have a strong command of the English language. The candidate meets the requirements if within the past 3 years they have achieved any of the following:

Computer requirements:
The Postgraduate Laws programmes offer provisions that are fully electronic. Candidates are expected to have full and excellent internet access, however, should this not be the case, the candidate can make a case with the programme director who can offer printed copies of the basic learning materials.
Please note that this is only in desperate circumstances, for the purpose of enhancing accessibility: examples include disability or imprisonment.


Applications must be submitted online at Canon Collins Trust and the University of London Scholarships Application

Please be sure to read the Guidelines for Applicants before applying.

Applications received by email, fax or post will NOT be accepted.
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation with your online application =(the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):



7 June 2021 (at 17:00 GMT).
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)


For any queries related to this scholarship programme, please contact the University of London directly:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7862 8000
Contact portal:

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