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Ghana has a fertile academic environment for international students. Internationally, Ghanaian universities are gaining ground in terms of research and learning. There are a host of accredited universities, colleges and polytechnics that grant degrees.

Scholarships Around the World for Ghanaian Students

  1. Tullow Oil Scholarships for Postgraduate Programme

Students who desire to obtain a postgraduate degree and career in oil and gas are encouraged to apply for the Tullow Oil Scholarship Postgraduate Programme.

Benefits of the Scholarship

The scholarship which is valued at $60,000 per annum includes the tuition fee, monthly, stipend, travel cost, warm clothing, and baggage allowance.

 Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applicants must:

  • Be a legal resident of Ghana.
  • Must have a bachelor’s degree and pursuing a postgraduate course.
  • Must not have a previous history of studying abroad.
  • Must be willing to return to the home country upon graduation.
  • Tullow employees and their dependents are not eligible to apply.

Tullow is sponsoring a wide range of courses that would help to enhance the economic growth of the country which includes engineering, and other oil and gas related courses. It is important to note that some selected African countries are also provided with the same scholarship.

  1. JFUNU Scholarships for MSc in Sustainability Programme for Developing Countries

The Japan Foundation for the United Nations University (JFUNU) scholarship is offered to outstanding students from developing countries who can demonstrate a strong financial need.

The value of the scholarship covers for the tuition fee, and monthly allowance up to 24 months.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicant must:

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree with GPA of at least 3.5.
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in sustainability studies.
  • Demonstrate commitment to study and understand global issues.

Applicants must not be resident in Japan or apply for a second degree in the university.

  1. Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for Developing Countries

Funded by the European Union, the Erasmus Mundus Scholarships are awarded to both EU and international students who have been selected to attend one of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Programme at Masters or PhD level.

The scholarship varies according to the level of study, duration of the programme and the candidate’s nationality.

Benefits of the Scholarship

The award covers tuition, monthly allowance, participation costs, as well as traveling and insurance coverage.

The Erasmus Mundus Scholarships are provided to enhance the quality of education across the globe.

Scholarships in Ghana

  1. MTN Ghana Foundation Scholarship

Called The MTN Bright Scholarships, MTN is glad to announce its 100 scholarship to first year or Continuing Education students who are pursuing their undergraduate studies in any accredited public university in Ghana.

Benefits of the Scholarship

The scholarship award covers the tuition fee, accommodation and a stipend for books and other material.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The scholarship is only available to Ghanaians. Applicants must come from the 10 regions of Ghana.
  • Applicants must be pursuing any course of choice at the accredited public university.
  • A one-page letter of motivation with an indication of why MTN should award the scholarship to the applicant must be inclusive.
  • An applicant who benefits from any kind of scholarship should not

The application form can be obtained via any MTN office near you or go to the MTN online page.

The scholarship opportunity is offered to excellent students for the completion of their studies.

  1. Ghana National Petroleum Corporation Scholarship

The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) is glad to announce the application of its scholarship to eligible students in pursuit of their undergraduate and graduate studies in any Ghanaian universities.

Benefits of the Scholarship

The scholarship covers the tuition fee, living expenses, book allowance as well as project allowance.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Ghanaians
  • Not be above 35 years.
  • I have been offered admission for an undergraduate or postgraduate study in a Ghanaian university.

Students from public Ghanaian universities are opportune for this life-changing offer.

  1. University of Ghana Scholarships for Undergraduate Study

Students in Ghana who are pursuing their undergraduate studies at the University of Ghana are encouraged to apply for the university’s scholarship award.

Benefits of the Scholarship

The value of the scholarship includes a full and partial tuition waiver, fee arrangements and campus work-study or part-time job opportunities.

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must:

  • Be a Ghanaian citizen
  • Be a full-time undergraduate student.
  • Has a strong financial need.
  • Be academically exceptional.

The scholarship is available to pursue an undergraduate programme at the university.

  1. Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarships for Undergraduates

The scholarships are offered through Ashesi University, Ghana and Covenant University, Nigeria to financially needy students in the university.

Benefits of the Scholarship

  • The scholarship will offer tuition, room, and board to recipients.
  • Recipients will receive career opportunities and support.
  • Recipients will graduate into the African American Institutes (AAI) alumni network.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The scholarship is open to all African students resident in any African country.

The Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship is a definitive partnership between two organizations – The Jim Ovia Foundation and the Africa America Institute whose aim is to create a better and brighter future for young Africans.

Top Universities in Ghana

The following are some of the high-ranking universities in Ghana:

  • University of Ghana
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
  • University of Cape Coast
  • University for Development Studies
  • Ashesi University
  • Valley View University
  • University of Education
  • University of Mines and Technology
  • University of Professional Studies, Accra
  • Central University
  • Regent University College of Science and Technology
  • Accra Technical University
  • African University College of Communication
  • Wisconsin International University College

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