The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana invites applications for DAAD Masters and PhD Scholarships in Land Governance at KNUST Ghana, 2018 for students working on topics related to planning and land governance for the 2018/2019 academic year.

The scholarships, tenable for a range of postgraduate programmes in planning and development studies, are funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

It has been agreed upon that DAAD cooperates with KNUST by offering up to two scholarships for Master studies and up to four for scholarships for PhD studies at KNUST for the intake 2018.

What You Need To Know About This Scholarship

Worth of Award

Tuition fees

Study and research allowance

Printing allowance

Monthly Scholarship (Accommodation, Food etc.)

Travel allowance (In-Region only)



• must be preselected by KNUST according to DAAD selection criteria;
• have successfully completed generally a three-year university degree (Master candidates) or a two-year university degree (doctoral candidates) with above average results (upper third of class);
• clearly show motivation and strong commitment;
• have a 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 an 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 or d) DAFI-Alumni (Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative).

Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.

The target groups for this scholarships are graduates and postgraduates from 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 African country (In-Region scholarships).

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How to Apply

First step:
Applicants must apply for their studies at KNUST using the contacts and the method that is prescribed by the institution.

KNUST has set its own deadlines. KNUST will screen, pre-select (according to DAAD selection criteria) and shortlist 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 preferably triple (at least double) 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.
1. Register online via the DAAD-Portal (if not already registered):
2. Apply online via the DAAD-Portal under the tab “Personal Funding“/

Documents to be submitted:
– DAAD application form duly filled (available in the DAAD-Portal);
– Hand signed curriculum vitae (please use the European specimen form at http://europass.cedefop., including a list of publications (if applicable);
– Recommendation letter by university teachers (Master 1, PhD 2);
– Letter of admission to the host university/institution / network;
– Certified copies of university degree certificates including transcripts;
– Letter of motivation (if applicable: mentioning the planned research stay in Germany, see “Additional benefits”);
– Copy of the passport

Deadline: applications close May 31st, 2018

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