PhD Plant breeding Scholarship University of Ghana 2021 2022

  • Fully Funded
  • University of Ghana
  • PhD
  • Plant Breeding
  • Sub Saharan African Students
  • Ghana
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Scholarship Description:

The West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) in partnership with the DAAD is currently inviting applications for the PhD in Plant Breeding programme at the University of Ghana. Successful applicants will enroll in January 2022 and will comprise the fifteenth cohort of PhD Students will Fully Funded Scholarship.

Degree Level:

PhD Plant breeding Scholarship University of Ghana 2021 2022 is available to undertake PhD level programs at University of Ghana.

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • Plant Breeding

Scholarship Benefits:





 Tuition Fees*


 the regularly charged amount*


 Study and research allowance


 920 EUR






Printing allowance

 once at t­­he end

 800 EUR

 Monthly Scholarship

(Accommodation, Food etc.)


 500 EUR (In-Country)

550 EUR (In-Region)

 Travel allowance (In-Region only)

 twice (beginning/ end of scholarship)

 The flat rate travel allowance will be specified in the letter of award

 Insurance ­­

(In-Region only)

 Once in the first and fourth study year

 800 EUR

Eligible Nationalities:

Sub-Saharan Africa

Eligibility Criteria:

The WACCI program is specifically for full-time, professional plant breeders who will make their careers breeding new cultivars of food crops. Prospective students must have an MSc/MPhil in Plant Breeding, Plant Genetics, Plant Pathology, Horticulture, Crop Science, Applied Entomology or Applied Nematology, or an equivalent degree.

Prospective students

  1. should have completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application
  2. not more the 40 years for males and 42 females are eligible to apply
  3. must have successfully completed generally a two-year university degree with above average results (at least: Second Class/Upper Division)
  4. must clearly show motivation and strong commitment
  5. must have thorough knowledge of the language of instruction
  6. must be nationals or permanent resident of a Sub-Saharan country
  7. should generally be a) staff member of a a public university, b) candidate considered for teaching or research staff recruitment, c) from the public sector and/or d) Alumni of the DAFI-programme

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

Application Procedure:

  • Complete the Online Application from the University of Ghana
  • Upload all Relevant Documents including; BSc & MPhil Academic Transcript and Certificate of Completion, curriculum vitae, research proposal, recent passport size photograph
  • Provide email addresses of 3 Academic Referees
  • Payment of application fee. US$ 110 (Foreign Applicants) GH¢ 200 (Ghanaian Nationals)
  • Submit your application B: Any application received after the deadline will not be considered. Only paid and successful applicants will be considered for the DAAD scholarship.

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