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DAAD: University of Ghana Masters & Ph.D Scholarships 2020/2021 for African Students

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DAAD: University of Ghana Masters & PhD Scholarships 2020/2021 for African Students

The Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS) at the University of Ghana is accepting applications for the award of the 2020/2021 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarships to pursue Master of Arts (MA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Population Studies at RIPS.

Application Closing Date at University of Ghana: 10th January 2020
Application Closing Date for DAAD-application: 7th February 2020

Eligible Countries: West African countries

To be taken at (country): Ghana

About the Award: RIPS is an important institution in Anglophone Africa for the training of population scientists and generation of high-quality research in population and related disciplines in order to provide solutions for solving development challenges in Ghana and beyond.

Type: Masters, PhD

Eligibility:

Masters

  • Applicants must have successfully completed generally a three-year/four-year university degree and obtained above average results (minimum of second class upper division)
  • clearly show motivation and strong commitment
  • have thorough knowledge of the language of instruction
  • have completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application
  • must be nationals or permanent resident of a Sub-Sahara African country
  • should generally be a staff member of a public university, b) candidate
    considered for teaching or research staff recruitment, c) from the public sector

PhD

  • Applicants must have successfully completed a Master’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 to qualify for the PhD programme.
  • clearly show motivation and strong commitment
  • have thorough knowledge of the language of instruction
  • have completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application
  • must be nationals or permanent resident of a Sub-Sahara African country
  • should generally be a) staff member of a public university, b) candidate Considered for teaching or research staff recruitment, c) from the public sector
  • Applicants must be nationals or permanent residents of a West African country (Inclusive Cameroon).

Value of Award: The DAAD scholarship will cover tuition, stipends and accommodation for one-year Master of Arts (MA) and four-year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students.

Duration of Programme: The duration

  • of the Ph.D programme is up to four years
  • of the Master programme is up to 1 year

How to Apply:

Masters

Documents to be submitted to RIPS:

  • Undergraduate Certificate
  • Undergraduate Transcript
  • One-page motivation statement
  • TOEFL score (70 and above) or IELTS score (6.0 and above) not more than two years at the time of application (if applying as national or permanent resident of Francophone/Lusophone country)
    Email the filled application form with scanned copies of required documents to
    daadrips@ug.edu.gh or daadscholarship@rips-ug.edu.gh

PhD: Documents to be submitted to RIPS:

  • Graduate and Undergraduate Certificates
  • Graduate and Undergraduate Transcripts
  • One-page motivation statement
  • Research proposal (this must include a research background, proposed research objective(s)/question(s) and methods sections) (3-page maximum, 1.5 line spaced minimum)
  • Master’s degree obtained with a Master’s dissertation/thesis written in English (if applying as national or permanent resident of Francophone/Lusophone country)
    OR
  • TOEFL score (70 and above) or IELTS score (6.0 and above) not more than two years at the time of application (if applying as national or permanent resident of Francophone/Lusophone country)
    ‘Email the filled application form with scanned copies of required documents to
    daadrips@ug.edu.gh or daadscholarship@rips-ug.edu.gh
    Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially
    encouraged to participate in the programme. Women and people working in population-related
    sectors are encouraged to apply.
  • First step includes Application at University of Ghana
  • Second step (DAAD Application: Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana will provide the shortlisted candidates with the link to the DAAD-Portal. Only the pre-selected candidates will be asked to log into the DAAD portal, register themselves and submit a DAAD application.
  • It is important to go through the Application requirements on the Programme Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

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