The University of Ghana invites applications for the In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme for PhD and Master studies for the intake 2018 in Ghana. The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), as a publicly funded, self-governing organisation of the institutions of higher education in Germany, promotes international academic exchange as well as educational co-operation with developing countries through a variety of funding and scholarship programmes.

As part of the “In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Progamme” DAAD offers scholarships for PhD and Master studies. It has been agreed upon that DAAD cooperates with the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana by offering up to 5 In-Region and 2 In-Country scholarships for PhD at ISSER for the intake 2018.

Worth of Award

Tuition fee:

Year 1: 9,975 GHC
Year 2: 9,975 GHC
Year 3: 12,826 GHC
Year 4: 9,975 GHC
Year 1: 7,399 USD
Year 2: 6,935 USD
Year 3: 6,935 USD
Year 4: 6,935 USD

  • Study and Research Allowance: 920 EUR
  • Final Allowance: 1,025 EUR
  • Monthly Scholarship (Accommodation, Food etc.)

500 EUR (In-Country)
550 EUR (In-Region)

  • Travel allowance (In-Region only)

220 EUR (Neighbouring
370 EUR (within Region)
690 EUR (across Region)

  • Insurance:

If applicable

Other benefits

  • DAAD In-Country/In-Region scholarship holders are also encouraged to apply for a research grant in Germany for 2 up to 6 months. Please note: The short-term research stay in Germany should preferably be announced in the application for the regular scholarship. The short-term research scholarship includes:

• a monthly scholarship payment for living costs which amounts to 1.000 €
per month
• health/accident/personal liability insurance
• a flat-rate travel allowance


  • The target group for scholarships are graduates and postgraduates from Sub- Saharan Africa with a first academic degree if applying for a master’s programme, or with a Master’s degree if applying for a doctoral programme who want to pursue Master’s or PhD courses in their home country (so called In-Country scholarships) or in another Sub-Saharan African country (In-Region scholarships).
  • have successfully completed generally a three-year university degree (Master candidates) or a two-year university degree (doctoral candidates) with above average results (upper forth of class)
  • 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 residents of a Sub-Saharan African country
  • should generally be
  • a) staff member of a public or private university,
  • b) candidate considered for teaching or research staff recruitment,
  • c) from the public sector or
  • d) DAFI-Alumni (Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative)

How to Apply

The application process contains two steps.

  • First step: Applicants must apply for their studies at ISSER using the contacts and the method that is prescribed by the institution. ISSER has set their own deadlines. ISSER will screen, pre-select (according to DAAD selection criteria) and short-list the applicants. A detailed report consisting of the shortlisting procedure, the entire list of applicants, the ranked shortlist and the shortlisting panel members will also
    be availed to DAAD. The ranked shortlist will contain at least double or triple (optional) the number of scholarships that have been attributed to the institution. DAAD reserves the right of final selection.
  • Second step: Pre-selected candidates are asked to log into the DAAD portal and register themselves and submit a DAAD application. The institution is requested to communicate the following information to the shortlisted candidates:
    1. Register online via the DAAD-Portal (if not already registered):
    2. Apply online via the DAAD-Portal under the tab “Personal Funding“/

Deadline: applications close March 31, 2018.

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