UG Legon Department of Marine Opens Scholarship | Apply Now

By | March 18, 2024

UG Legon Department of Marine Opens Scholarship | Apply Now

The Legon Department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences & School of Veterinary Medicine in Ghana is launching a scholarship program to support students in marine-related fields. The department, located in coastal Ghana, focuses on advancing marine sciences and providing comprehensive programs to equip students with necessary skills.

The University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, University for Development Studies, University of Lagos, University of Life Sciences, and the Norwegian Veterinary Institute are offering a unique 2-year scholarship to Ghanaian and Nigerian students to contribute to a regional project on Aquatic and Environmental Health research and education for sustainable aquaculture in West Africa.

Entry Requirements

The scholarship program aims to support talented and outstanding students with a background and interest in one of the following areas: fish health, environmental health, and food fish safety. Applicants must have/be:

  • • Obtained a first higher education degree in the Aquatic, Biological, Veterinary or related Sciences from a recognized university with at least a second class (lower division) grade.
  • • Proficient in oral and written communication in English
  • • Excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work in a team-oriented multi- cultural environment.
  • • High level of integrity and be trustworthy.
  • • Demonstrated experience and familiarity with molecular techniques is highly desirable.

How to Apply
Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information using the link provided. Ghanaian applicants must indicate affiliation to one partner institution (UG, KNUST or UDS).

  • A proof of Ghanaian/Nigerian citizenship.
  • A cover letter including one-page (max) description of why you are an ideal
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Names and contacts (telephone and e-mail addresses) of two referees who are
    familiar with your qualifications.
    Applications from female candidates are highly encouraged.

Scholarship Offer

• The offer is for Ghanaians and Nigerians only. Successful candidates will be legally admitted to a 2-year M.Phil. programme at the University of Ghana. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and expected to attend interview.


The studentship will cover the cost oftuition fees, accommodation, research, thesis production and publication plus stipend for 2 years. Continued sponsorship will be based on meeting all agreed on targets and remaining in good academic standing.

Position: Masters/Post Graduate Scholarship

Location: University of Ghana Application

Deadline: March 22, 2024

Language required: Fluency in written and spoken English.


  • Dr. Sam Addo (, UG & Coordinator (West Africa)
  • Prof. Regina Edziyie (, KNUST
  • Dr. Emmanuel Abarike (, UDS
  • Dr. Amii Obiakara-Amaechi (, UNILAG
  • The application link:

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