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UG Opens 2021/2022 DAAD-RIPS Scholarship Applications

UG Opens 2021/2022 DAAD-RIPS Scholarship Applications

UG Opens 2021/2022 DAAD-RIPS Scholarship Applications

UG Opens 2021/2022 DAAD-RIPS Scholarship Applications – Apply Now

The Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS) at the University of Ghana is accepting applications for the award of the 2021/2022 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarships to pursue Master of Arts (MA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Population Studies at RIPS.

The DAAD scholarship will cover tuition, stipends and accommodation for one-year Master of Arts (MA) and four-year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students.

DAAD scholarships can only be awarded to applicants who:

∙have successfully completed generally a three/four-year university degree for those applying to MA (duration of MA is one year) with above average results of Second- Class Upper Division or equivalent.

∙have successfully completed generally one- or two-years MA/MSc./MPH/MFA/MPhil, etc. university degree (for doctoral candidates) with above average results of Second Class Upper Division or equivalent (for First degree)

∙clearly show motivation and strong commitment

∙have thorough knowledge of the English language

∙have generally completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application

∙are nationals or permanent residents of a Sub-Saharan African country

Women and people working in population-related sectors are encouraged to apply.

Application Requirements

MA applicants’ required documents:

-Undergraduate Certificate

-Undergraduate Transcript

-One-page motivational statement (Heading: Motivational Statement & your Name)

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-TOEFL/IELTS examination grades not more than two years old at the time of application (if applying as national or permanent resident of non-English speaking African country)

PhD applicants required documents:

-Undergraduate Certificate

-Undergraduate Transcript

-One-page motivational statement (Heading: Motivational Statement & your Name)

-Graduate Certificate

-Graduate Transcript

-Research proposal (this must include a project title, problem statement [500-word limit], proposed research objective(s)/question(s) [100-word limit], methodology [900-word limit] and references) (3-page maximum, 1.5 line spacing)

-TOEFL/IELTS examination grades not more than two years at the time of application (if applying as national or permanent resident of non-English speaking African country) (Exemption: if your Master’s dissertation/thesis was written in English).

Admission Process

Your admission process will go through the steps below. Please take note of deadlines.

1.Candidate’s application submitted to RIPS on or before December 31st, 2020

2.RIPS to submit shortlisted candidates to DAAD by January 14th, 2021.

3.DAAD will directly contact shortlisted candidates

4.Shortlisted candidates to submit their applications via DAAD portal by February 10th, 2021

5.Scholarship awardees to receive notification from DAAD at the appropriate time

6.All shortlisted candidates will be notified to apply to the University of Ghana for admission when admissions open.

APPLICATION FORM

Click on https://rb.gy/kwtasj for application form

INSTRUCTION FOR UPLOADING REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Your documents should be labelled as follows:

Last name_document name_programme applied for.

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For example, Owusu_mphilcertificate_PhD

Kaba_motivational statement_MA

Please note again:

For PhD applicants, we require you to submit the following documents (preferably in PDF format) in addition to your form:

-Graduate Certificate

-Graduate Transcript

-One-page motivational statement

-Research proposal

-TOEFL/IELTS/ Evidence of dissertation/

For M.A. applicants, we require you to submit the following documents (preferably in PDF format) in addition to your form:

-Undergraduate Certificate

-Undergraduate Transcript

-One-page motivational statement

-TOEFL/IELTS examination grades not more than two years old at the time of application (if applying as national or permanent resident of non-English speaking African country)

All enquiries should be directed to daadscholarship@rips-ug.edu.gh

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