The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Ghana offers MPhil Scholarships at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to pursue Master of Philosophy program in Seed Science and Technology and Seed Systems, beginning March 1, 2017, and ending October 30 /2018.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology is a university in Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana. The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology is the public university established in the country, as well as the largest university in Kumasi Metropolis and Ashanti.
Scholarships are available for pursuing Master of Philosophy (MPhil.) programme in Seed Science and Technology and Seed Systems. The course work and research will focus on the following food crops:

  • Cereals: maize, rice, sorghum, millet
  • Root and tubers: cassava, yam and sweet potato
  • Legumes: cowpea and groundnut
  • Vegetables: tomato and pepper.

Worth of Award

  • Potential candidates for the program should be those already working in National Agricultural Research Institutions or the Ministries of Agriculture or recognized public and private institutions (Seed Companies) who will be guaranteed job placement upon completion of the programme.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Ghana

Eligibility

  • Potential candidates for the program should be those already working in National Agricultural Research Institutions or the Ministries of Agriculture or recognized public and private institutions (Seed Companies) who will be guaranteed job placement upon completion of the programme.
  • Candidates must hold a good B.Sc. degree (1st Class or 2nd Class Upper Division) in Agriculture or a related field of study from a recognized University. Candidates will be required to take formal study leave with a regular payment of their salaries by their employers and provide evidence of re-integration into their current place of work to support research and development in the Seed sector of Ghana’s agricultural development.
  • Age Limit: 35 years; Duration of Program: 24 months (including 3 months internship in a Seed Company)
  • Students from Ghana can apply for MPhil Scholarships.

 
How to Apply
Applications (including scanned copies of certificates and academic transcripts) should be sent via email.
Deadline: The application deadline is February 24, 2017.
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