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DAAD/University of Ghana 2022-2023 Masters & PhD Scholarships for African Students - Ghana

The Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS) at the University of Ghana is accepting applications for the award of the 2022/2023 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarships to pursue Master of Arts (MA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Population Studies at RIPS.

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.

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About German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

DAAD scholarship in Germany is a private, federally funded and state-funded, self governing national agency of the institutions of higher education in Germany, representing 365 German higher education institutions (100 universities and technical universities, 162 general universities of applied sciences, and 52 colleges of music and art) [2003]. The DAAD itself does not offer programs of study or courses, but awards competitive, merit-based grants for use toward study and/or research in Germany at any of the accredited German institutions of higher education. It also awards grants to German... read more


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DAAD/University Of Ghana Masters Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of DAAD/University Of Ghana Masters Scholarship

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

The duration

  • Of the Master programme is up to 1 year

Requirements for DAAD/University Of Ghana Masters Scholarship Qualification

  • 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

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Interview date, Process and Venue for DAAD/University Of Ghana Masters Scholarship

Your admission process will go through the steps below. Please take note of deadlines.

  • Candidate’s application submitted to RIPS on or before January 14th, 2022
  • RIPS to submit shortlisted candidates to DAAD by February 4th, 2022.
  • DAAD will directly contact shortlisted candidates
  • Shortlisted candidates to submit their applications via DAAD portal by February 17th, 2022
  • Scholarship awardees to receive notification from DAAD at the appropriate time
  • All shortlisted candidates will be notified to apply to the University of Ghana for admission when the admission portal for entrance to UG opens. 

Documents Required for Application

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]


Application Deadline

January 14, 2022

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DAAD/University Of Ghana PhD Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of DAAD/University Of Ghana PhD Scholarship

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

Requirements for DAAD/University Of Ghana PhD Scholarship Qualification

  • 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).

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Documents Required for Application

  • 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.


Application Deadline

February 17, 2022


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) on bit.ly 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.

Click on https://bit.ly/3mvP2nl for application form



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