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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 Deadlines:

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).

Number of Awards: Not specified

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 PhD 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
    [email protected] or [email protected]

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
    [email protected] or [email protected]
    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.

The application process contains two steps.

  • 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.
  • GOODLUCK!

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