Study in University of Ghana “WACCI Plant Breeding Scholarships for Sub-Saharan African Students” 2020

Study in University of Ghana “WACCI Plant Breeding Scholarships for Sub-Saharan African Students” 2020

Study in University of Ghana “WACCI Plant Breeding Scholarships for Sub-Saharan African Students” 2020

About University of Ghana

The University of Ghana is the oldest and largest of the thirteen national public universities in Ghana. It was founded in 1948, in the British Gold Coast colony, as the Gold Coast University College, and was originally an affiliated college of the University of London, which supervised its academic programs and awarded degrees.

After independence in 1957, the college was renamed the Ghana University College. It changed its name back to the University of Ghana in 1961, when it obtained full university status.

The university is primarily based in Legon, about 12 kilometers northeast of downtown Accra. Its medical school is located in Korle Bu, with a teaching hospital and a secondary campus in the city of Accra.

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It also has a graduate school for nuclear and related sciences at the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, making it one of the few universities on the African continent to offer nuclear physics and nuclear engineering programs.

The University of Ghana invites candidates wishing to do their doctorate degree (PhD) to participate in the “WACCI Plant Breeding Scholarships for Students from Sub-Saharan Africa countries 2020”

The program aims to foster strong and internationally oriented higher education systems in Sub-Saharan Africa with the capacity to contribute to sustainable development.

To this end, scholarships are awarded for development-related doctoral studies for individuals planning to pursue a career in teaching and research at a higher education institution in sub-Saharan Africa

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Please read carefully and follow the instructions religiously for the steps to follow in the application process.

Deadline of Application

2nd June 2020

Host Country


Countries that can apply 

Only African countries can apply

Application Type

Award to acquire a Doctorate Degree (PHD)

Total Number of Awards

The total number of award is 9 which means out of the total number of application, 9 outstanding individuals shall be presented with the award

Requirements for the application

To be apply, you must;

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  • Have successfully completed a two-year college degree above average results (at least: Second Class / Upper Division)
  • Clearly show motivation and strong commitment.
  • They must be nationals or permanent residents of a sub-Saharan African country
  • Generally must be
  1. A member of the staff of a public university,
  2. A candidate considered for the hiring of teaching or research staff,
  3. From the public sector,
  4. DAFI alumni

How to apply

The application process contains two stages. Please note the two application deadlines.

Stage One: Applicants must apply for their studies at the West African Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) using the contacts and method prescribed by the institution.

Stage Two: The West African Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) will provide shortlisted candidates with the link to the DAAD Portal. Only shortlisted candidates must log into the DAAD portal, register and submit a DAAD application.

DAAD deadline: June 2, 2020 for PhD candidates only

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Documents to present in English

  1. DAAD application form duly completed (available on the DAAD portal)
  2. A signed curriculum vitae (use the European sample form at, including a list of publications (if applicable).
  3. Two letters of recommendation from university professors.
  4. Admission letter for the destination university.
  5. Certified copies of university degree certificates, including transcripts.
  6. Motivation letter (if applicable: mentioning the planned research stay in Germany, see “Additional benefits”)
  7. Copy of the passport.
  8. If applicable, information on UNHCR registration as a refugee
  9. Declaration of acceptance of the academic supervisor.
  10. Detailed and accurate PhD proposal, including detailed work and timetable (if applicable: mention planned research stay in Germany, see “Additional benefits”)
  11. Proposal summary on one page (include proposal name and title

Scholarship Website 

Click here to visit the official website for more information about the award and how to apply


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