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5+ Financial aids available for Legon students

5+ Financial aids available for legon students

Here is a list of 5+ Financial aids available for legon students each year! read through the post carefully and note the steps involed in applying for each scholarship, you could end up completing legon paying nothing!

5+ Financial aids available for legon students each year

The Students Financial Aid Office (SFAO) was necessitated by the increasing number of applications and requests from students for financial assistance. Established in August 2005 the University of Ghana sees the operation of the SFAO as strategic and an integral part of its programmes as it enables needy but bright students to access university education. Financial aid is available to Ghanaian students and is intended to remove the cost barriers that may prevent one from pursuing one’s educational goals.

Financial aid provided by the University involves financial support towards academic fees only. The additional elements would be added as resources become available. Assistance is available from a variety of sources such as funding from Government, the University, and other private sources. Brilliant students who demonstrate significant financial need may qualify for financial aid.

Financial Aid at the University is in the form of a full scholarship, partial scholarship, fee arrangements and, on-campus work-study or part-time job opportunities for students.

In order to qualify to apply for and receive financial aid from the University of Ghana, a student must meet all of the following requirements:

  1. Be a Ghanaian citizen
  2. Be enrolled as a regular student in full time programme of study
  3. Be able to demonstrate financial need
  4. Be brilliant, and
  5. Be making excellent academic progress as determined by the University.
5+ Financial aids available for legon students
5+ Financial aids available for legon students

If you are unsure about any of the criteria stated above, please contact the Students Financial Aid Office.

The application process for financial aid for continuing students commences in November of each year. The awards are made by the end of the second semester, to be utilised in the following academic year.

Below are some scholarships that students can apply for

5+ Financial aids available for legon students each year

Educational Pathways International – Scholarships  

The Students Financial Aid Office (SFAO) is accepting applications for the award of Scholarships from the Educational Pathways International scholarship scheme. The scholarships are designed for high achievers (Gifted Student) who are from areas of need.

The Scholarship will cover tuition, books, as well as room and board, and a little extra and will be awarded for four years as long as excellent academic standards of at least a B CGPA (3.0 GPA) continue to be met.

You are eligible to apply if you:

1. are a Level 100 student.

2. reside in an impoverished part of the country.

3. attended a less endowed school (GES approved)

4. are able to demonstrate limited family income and/or insufficient funds to cover most or all educational related expenses.

5. have the will to succeed (determination, perseverance and success in other pursuits).

6. obtained an aggregate of 11 or better at the WASSCE.

7. are a Level 200 continuing student with CGPA of 3.5 (limited slot) or

a female Level 300 or above continuing student with CGPA of 3.7 (limited slot)

8. confirm that you are not currently receiving support through any other scholarship program and pledge not to accept any other scholarship while in the EPI program.

9. are upon graduation, willing to work for a minimum of two years in Ghana.

10. will during non-school periods, work in a company as an internship or do community service within Ghana

11. are a gifted child

12. Medical students both Level 100 and continuing (CGPA 3.5) are encouraged to apply

 Submit a completed SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION and the required essays and

  • High School Transcripts (Terminal Reports)
  • West African Senior School Certificate Exam Results (WASSCE)
  • University Acceptance Letter
  • Records regarding achievement tests, academic awards, honors, and substantive assessments by teachers, including letters of recommendation.
  • Documents to substantiate your need

Deadline for the submission of the applications is September each year.

For enquiries call the Students Financial Aid Office on 020-518-6904/0302- 945-312 or email [email protected]

The SFAO is located at House No. 11 East Legon – Main Campus behind the College of Basic and Applied Sciences and opposite CEGENSA.

EY CSR Scholarship for Level 100

DEADLINE for the submission of the applications is Wednesday October each year



The Students Financial Aid Office (SFAO) is accepting applications for the award of The EY CSR Scholarship from UG students from areas of need reading:

  1.  Science (Physics, Chemistry)
  2. Technology
  3. Engineering and
  4. Mathematics

Eligible candidates who have received EY Ghana CSR award in a current year will be eligible for the renewal of the EY Ghana CSR for the subsequent year(s) provided they maintain a Grade Point Average of (GPA) 3.0 or better and are in need of the funds.

The Scholarship will cover academic, residential fees, stipend and feeding allowance.

You are eligible to apply if you:

  1.  Are a Ghanaian Student.
  2.  Obtained a WASSCE aggregate of 15 or better.
  3.  Are able to demonstrate limited family income and/or insufficient funds to cover most educational related expenses.
  4.  Have the will to succeed (determination, perseverance and success in other pursuits).
  5.  Are of a Good Conduct

Ladies are encouraged to apply

Submit a completed   EY- SFAO FORM 2 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION and the required essays, a copy of your Academic Records (WASSCE grades/transcript downloaded) and all relevant documents.

Fondazione Edu Scholarship

Fondazione Edu is a family foundation specializing in higher education in Africa. It was founded in 2005, to realize the desire of the founders to promote young people’s access to higher education in developing countries namely Africa.

5+ Financial aids available for legon students each year

Its focus is on the disciplines of technical-scientific and agronomic. They offer African students the opportunity to access higher education in their country of origin. They not only support individual growth paths, but also the creation of professionalism that can, in the long run, contribute to sustainable socio-economic development.

The activities of the Fondazione Edu are designed to foster capacity building in Africa and result in the provision of scholarships for university studies that cover the entire cost of training and the costs associated with it

The Students Financial Aid Office (SFAO) is accepting 2019/20 applications for the award of the Fondazione Edu scholarship scheme for Level 100 students from areas of need.

DEADLINE for the submission of the applications is OCTOBER each year

The Scholarship will cover tuition, books, as well as room and board, and will be awarded for four years as long as excellent academic standards of at least a B average of 3.00 CGPA continue to be met and need is demonstrated.

You are eligible to apply if in addition to UG-SFAO eligibility requirements you:

1. Are a Level 100 student.

2. Obtained an aggregate of 14 or better at the WASSCE.

3. Are able to demonstrate limited family income and/or insufficient funds to cover most or all educational related expenses.

4. Have the will to succeed (determination, perseverance and success in other pursuits).

5. Continuing science student with CGPA 3.75 and above (very limited slots)

Download and Submit a completed FE- SFAO FORM AF SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION and the required essays, a copy of your academic records (WASSCE grades) letters of recommendation and supporting need documents.

For enquiries call the Students Financial Aid Office on 020-518-6904/0302- 945-312 or

email:   [email protected]

The STUDENTS FINANCIAL AID OFFICE is located at House No. 11 East Legon – Main Campus behind the College Basic  and opposite CEGENSA.

NOTE: SCIENCE STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

The following are examples of documents that can be used to support this application:

For need:

  • Official pay slip or payroll record of parents/guardians or the applicant.
  • Recent school receipts/ bills of siblings of school going age.
  • Tax return receipts– IRS, VAT, tabletop hawking receipts, etc.
  • Birth Certificates (of siblings).
  • Death Certificate or Burial permit (in case of death of a parent).
  • Pension letter for retired parents/guardians.
  • Bank Statements / Ghana Cocoa Board Farmers Association Passbook.
  • SSNIT contribution, statements.
  • Money transfer receipts.
  • National Health Insurance receipts (showing premium paid).
  • Evidence of other dependents of parents/guardians.
  • Any other supporting documents that you believe will assist in the processing, of your application.

For Academic

  • High School Transcripts (Terminal Reports)
  • West African Senior School Certificate Exam Results (WASSCE)
  • University Acceptance Letter
  • Records regarding achievement tests, academic awards, honors, and substantive assessments by teachers, including letters of recommendation.
  • Confirm that you are not currently receiving support through any other scholarship program

Please Note

It is important that your eligibility for student financial aid be based upon accurate information. In doing so, together, we can ensure that the right students get financial support, and that the integrity of the University of Ghana Students Financial Aid programme is preserved.

The Larry Addo Scholarship for First Years

Mr. Larry Addo is a University of Ghana Alumnae who has been with SFAO University of Ghana for several years.

The Larry Addo scholarship will provide support for the benefit of certain University of Ghana under-graduate students to all programmes during the year of  2019-2020. Students are to maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.5 or better and need is demonstrated.

This year Scholarship covers academic and residential fees

DEADLINE for the submission of applications for the Larry Addo Scholarship is  September each year.

You are eligible to apply if you:

  1. Are a Ghanaian.
  2. Are a First year University of Ghana regular student.
  3. Obtained an aggregate of 15 or better at the WASSCE or CGPA 3.0.
  4. Are able to demonstrate limited family income and/or insufficient funds to cover most or all educational related expenses.
  5. Have the will to succeed (determination, perseverance and success in other pursuits).
  6. Will maintain at least a 2.5 CGPA
  7. Are of a Good Conduct.

Download and submit a completed LA- SFAO FORM 1 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION and the required essays, a copy of your academic records (WASSCE grades), letters of recommendation and supporting need documents.

You may be asked for additional information if corrections are needed or if any information/response on your application is not clear.

For enquiries call the Students Financial Aid Office on 020-518-6904/0302- 945-312 or email [email protected]



The Students Financial Aid Office is located at No. 11 East Legon – Main Campus behind the College of Basic and Applied Sciences and opposite CEGENSA.

EXAMPLES OF SOME SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

For need:

  • Official pay slip or payroll record of parents/guardians or the applicant.
  • Recent school receipts/ bills of siblings of school going age.
  • Tax return receipts– IRS, VAT, tabletop hawking receipts, etc.
  • Birth Certificates (of siblings).
  • Death Certificate or Burial permit (in case of death of a parent).
  • Pension letter for retired parents/guardians.
  • Bank Statements / Ghana Cocoa Board Farmers Association Passbook.
  • SSNIT contribution statements.
  • Money transfer receipts.
  • National Health Insurance receipts (showing premium paid).
  • Evidence of other dependents of parents/guardians.
  • Letter of reference concerning your need from your former institution etc.
  • Any other supporting documents that you believe will assist in the processing, of your application.

For Academic

  • High School Transcripts (Terminal Reports)
  • West African Senior School Certificate Exam Results (WASSCE)
  • University Acceptance Letter
  • Records regarding achievement tests, academic awards, honors, and substantive assessments by Headmaster/mistress, teachers, including letters of recommendation.
  • Confirm that you are not currently receiving support through any other scholarship program

Sadhu T.L. Vaswani/Indian Association of Ghana Endowment Fund

How to Apply

Application forms for the above awards are available here.

Eligibility – Awards are open to needy and deserving students of the University in the fourth year of their programmes (currently in Level 400) with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 in the following areas:

  • Business
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Medicine

Completed application forms accompanied by an official transcript, should be returned to:

The Admissions Officer

Registrar’s Offices

University of Ghana Legon

SRC Yi Bi Boa Scholarship Scheme

The SRC Yi Bi Boa Scholarship is a scheme which seeks to provide financial support to needy and brilliant students of the University of Ghana.

In the university, many students face a lot of financial challenges so the SRC made it a core mandate to ensure that every student gets easy access to education regardless of his or her financial status. It is for this reason that the SRC collaborates with the Students Financial Aid Office (SFAO) every year to enroll students onto the SRC Yi Bi Boa Scholarship Scheme. The SRC Yi Boa scholarship scheme is for needy University of Ghana students with progressive academic performance.

How To Apply

You are required to submit a completed application form with all supporting documents to the Students Financial Aid Office (SFAO). It is very important to respond fully to all the questions on the form which are applicable to you. You may be asked for additional information if any response or information on your application is not clear or needs correction.

Shortlisted applicants would be called for an interview. Successful applicants would receive a notification from the SFAO and the award would be credited to their University of Ghana student account.

FINANCIAL AID FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

.We start from the end of the first semester (early DECEMBER). Please download and submit a completed form together with supporting documents to the Students Financial Aid Office (SFAO) by FEBRUARY 15TH,  (closing date).

• If you are applying for financial aid for the first time, or was unsuccessful with your previous application please download and use YI BI BOA FORM A

• If you have previously been awarded financial aid by the SFAO (and would like to renew), then please download and use YI BI BOA FORM B

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