WACCI Masters Plant Breeding Scholarships 2024 for Sub-Saharan African Students – University of Ghana

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WACCI Masters Plant Breeding Scholarships 2024: It has been agreed upon that DAAD cooperates with the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) by offering up to 3 In-Country and 6 In-Region scholarships for Master studies at the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) for the intake 2024.

Application Deadline: 23rd November 2023

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be taken at (country): Ghana

Type: Masters

Eligible Field: Master of Philosophy in Seed Science and Technology

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Eligibility: Applicants for WACCI Masters Plant Breeding Scholarships:

  • graduates with a first academic degree, who have successfully completed generally a three-year university degree with above average results (at least: Second Class/Upper Division or equivalent, if applicable).
  • Candidates who cannot provide a Second Class/Upper Division or a higher result are non-applicable;
  • clearly show motivation and strong commitment;
  • have thorough knowledge of the language of instruction;
  • have generally completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application;
  • must be nationals or permanent residents of a Sub-Saharan African country;
  • should generally be a) staff member of a public university, b) or a candidate considered for teaching or research staff recruitment, c) or from the public sector and/or d) Alumni of the DAFI-programme.
  • Female applicants, refugees with recognized refugee status and candidates from other less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.
  • Please note: If you have already received a Master’s scholarship from the DAAD, further Master’s funding from the DAAD is not possible.

Number of Awards: 9

Value of WACCI Masters Plant Breeding Scholarships: The scholarship covers:

  • Tuition fees* annually
  • Study and research allowance annually
  • Printing allowance once at the end
  • Monthly Scholarship (Accommodation, Food etc.)
    • monthly 500 EUR (PhD In-Country)
    • 550 EUR (PhD In-Region)
  • Travel allowance (In-Region only): twice (beginning/end of scholarship)
  • Health insurance(In-Region only)

How to Apply for WACCI Masters Plant Breeding Scholarships:  Apply below

  • It is important to go through all application requirements on the Programme Webpage (see link below) before applying

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