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Malawi Scholarships at Chancellor College: James Learmonth Scholarship Programme for the Masters in Educational Leadership, Policy and Planning at Chancellor College, Malawi.

Canon Collins Trust administers the James Learmonth scholarship programme that offers support to two scholars studying for a Masters in Education Leadership, Policy and Planning at Chancellor College, Zomba.

This is a partial scholarship covering tuition fees. Scholars will need to cover living costs and other costs themselves.

Malawi Scholarship Eligibility

Applicants must be:

  • Accepted to study of a MA in Education Leadership, Policy and Planning at Chancellor College
  • A national of and resident in Malawi

    Malawi Scholarships Application Process

    The application form is of primary importance as assessment is made on the basis of this. The form can be completed on a computer (preferable), typed, or hand written.

    It MUST be neat and easy to read. The following supporting documents must be included, and must be sent with the application form in one envelope:

  • Certified copy of undergraduate degree certificate
  • Certified academic transcripts (from university only)
  • Reference letters from two referees
  • A copy of your two most recent payslips, if applicable
  • A thesis proposal for your PhD, if applicable


    Ideally, you should submit an academic reference and a reference from an employer. If you are not currently employed, the Trust accepts a reference from voluntary work, or two academic references.

    If you have been out of education for five years or more the Trust will accept two work references.

    You should ask your referees to provide you with a reference that relates to your application for this scholarship.

    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.

    Malawi Scholarships at Chancellor College - Selection Criteria

    The Trust assesses applications on the basis of the information given in the application form. We apply the following criteria:

    1. Academic Record and References

    Applicants should have a minimum of a good second-class (2.1) undergraduate degree and excellent references

    2. Relevance of Proposed Course of Study to the needs of Southern Africa

    The Trust funds applicants from a wide range of disciplines. The Trust favours applications for courses or degrees that are relevant to the development needs of Southern Africa

    3. Work Experience

    The Trust favours applications where there is a demonstrable continuity between applicant’s past study and career and their proposed course of study.

    4. Commitment to Country/Community

    The Trust will favour applicants who most clearly show a desire to be part of and to contribute to the future prosperity of southern Africa.

    5. Motivation for Study

    The Trust favours applicants who are able to articulate

  • Why their chosen institution fits with their ambitions
  • Why their chosen course fits with their ambitions
  • How, once qualified, they intend to 'make a difference'.

    6. Application form

    The application form matters. Applicants should

  • Demonstrate a good command of English
  • Answer all of the questions properly and completely
  • Complete the application and deliver all supporting documents in a timely manner

    7. Overall Impression

    Some weight is given to the assessor’s general impression of the candidate and application.

    Completion of form

    Given that Canon Collins Trust receives hundreds of applications it is important that you take care in completing your form. You should:

  • Demonstrate a high standard of English with no spelling and language errors
  • Answer all of the questions fully and with attention to detail
  • Provide all the necessary documentation and supporting documents.
    Closing date for application is 30 March

    For more information and scholarship application materials, see: Malawi Scholarships at Chancellor College


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