UG Applications for PhD Scholarships (BSU Phase III) is Out

This is to inform the general public that the University of Ghana, Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) announce a Call for Applications for the award of scholarships for full-time PhD studies funded under the BSU III programme. The scholarship is tenable at the University of Ghana with study stays in Denmark.

The University of Ghana (UG) has received funding from the Danish Foreign Ministry (Danida) to implement the project “Building Stronger Universities – Phase III” – (BSU III). The BSU III programme aims to enhance the role of UG as a provider of scientific knowledge and support core areas and activities identified in line with UG’s strategic agenda.


The focus of the PhD scholarships of this Call is in the following disciplines/research areas:

Malaria Research: Malaria and Haemoglobinopathies (1 scholarship)

➢ Climate Change Research: Climate change adaptation and mitigation (1 scholarship)



To be eligible for this Scholarship, applicants must:

➢ Hold an MPhil Degree or equivalent;

➢ Must have initiated an application for PhD studies at UG, have admission for PhD studies at UG, or in year 1 of the PhD programme at UG.


For applicants interested in Malaria research, a background in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related para-clinical disciplines (Chemical Pathology, Haematology, Pathology, Pharmacology) will be an added advantage.

➢ Have excellent academic credentials and must demonstrate commitment to pursue an academic career.

➢ Be targeted for faculty position

➢ Be forty (40) years or below at the time of applying for the Scholarship.

➢ Be a Ghanaian national.



Applicants should submit the following:

➢ A completed application form (i.e. BSU-PHD III/2018)

➢ Most recent CV;

➢ Copies of First Degree and relevant Master’s Degree Certificates;

➢ A statement of Research Objectives and how the applicant intends to use the Scholarship award to enhance his/her research career;

➢ A maximum of 3-page research proposal (Times New Roman, 11point font, Double spacing) clearly outlining the background, objectives, scope and methodology within the broad thematic areas of Malaria and Haemoglobinopathies or Climate change adaptation and mitigation

➢ A work plan and a budget must be attached on separate sheets with justifications.


Applicants who are not registered students of the University of Ghana must apply for admission through the School of Graduate Studies before submitting the scholarship application.

Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.



The deadline for submission of applications is 5pm on Friday 30th March, 2018.



Complete applications must be submitted via email to with a copy to



Only shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview.

For further enquiries, you may send an email to the Project Administrator at




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Nicholas Babatunde Lateef is a Blogger and Career Builder (Business and Educational Consultant). He is the Founder and CEO of MyEduGist. He has the passion to provide useful and quality update about Education, Examinations and Scholarships worldwide. You can also like him on Facebook, follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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