DAAD Doctoral Scholarships for Ghanaian PhD Students 2018/2019

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The Ghana Scholarships Secretariat in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is offering a jointly funded scholarship to obtain a PhD degree at a German university or research institute for all subject areas.

Application Deadline: 31st October, 2018

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Ghana

To be taken at (country): Germany

About the Award: The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Scholarships Secretariat is inviting applications from Ghanaian students to pursue doctoral training programme.

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Type: PhD


  • Must be a Ghanaian citizen resident in Ghana.
  • Must be a teaching staff of a Public or accredited private Tertiary University or Polytechnic.
  • Be a first Degree holder with 2nd Class Upper division or First Class
  • Must hold Masters degree equivalent to B+ grade or above
  • Should have a National Service certificate
  • The Masters degree generally should not be more than six (6) years at the last time of graduation.
  • Should not be more than 45 years
  • Should be willing to learn the German Language

Number of Awardees: Not stated

Value of Scholarship: These grants are normally offered within the scope of:

  • Full Scholarship for the duration of the Phd studies (max. 45 months)
  • Preparatory German Language course of 6 months
  • Travel costs
  • Annual study and research allowance
  • Full Health, personal liability and accident insurance cover
  • Further individual allowances on application

Duration of Scholarship: 3 Years

How to Apply:  The candidates shall submit a complete application consisting of:

  • Application Form
  • CV (Europass template:https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents.curriculum-vitae)

Abstract of the research proposal (max. 10 pages) including a detailed work and time table

  • Two academic reference letters from university professors
  • Invitation letter from the German Supervisor OR admission letter for a PhD degree programme
  • Certificates of all academic degrees with a Master’s of at least B+ or equivalent

Interested applicants should submit their applications and the above mentioned requirements to the address indicated below not later than 31st October, 2018.

                                                                                    THE REGISTRAR


P. O. BOX M. 75


Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider: DAAD, Ghana Ministry of Education

Important Notes: Please NOTE that only shortlisted applicants would be contacted.


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