The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana invites applications for a series of masters and doctoral scholarships for students working on topics related to planning and land governance for the 2018/2019 academic year.
The scholarships, tenable for a range of postgraduate programmes in planning and development studies, are funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
It has been agreed upon that DAAD cooperates with KNUST by offering up to two
scholarships for Master studies and up to four for scholarships for PhD studies at
KNUST for the intake 2018.
Worth of Award
- Tuition fees
- Study and research allowance
- Printing allowance
- Monthly Scholarship (Accommodation, Food etc.)
- Travel allowance (In-Region only)
• must be preselected by KNUST according to DAAD selection criteria;
• have successfully completed generally a three-year university degree
(Master candidates) or a two-year university degree (doctoral candidates)
with above average results (upper third of class);
• clearly show motivation and strong commitment;
• have a thorough knowledge of the language of instruction;
• have completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at
the time of application;
• must be nationals or permanent resident of an African country;
• should generally be a) staff member of a public university, b) candidate
considered for teaching or research staff recruitment, c) from the public
sector or d) DAFI-Alumni (Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee
- Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are
especially encouraged to participate in the programme.
- The target groups for scholarships are graduates and postgraduates from Africa
with a first academic degree if applying for a Master’s programme, or with a
Master’s degree if applying for a doctoral programme who want to pursue Master’s
or PhD courses in their home country (so-called In-Country scholarships) or in
another African country (In-Region scholarships).
How to Apply
Applicants must apply for their studies at KNUST using the contacts and the method that is prescribed by the institution. KNUST has set its own deadlines. KNUST will screen, pre-select (according to DAAD selection criteria) and shortlist the applicants. A detailed report consisting of the shortlisting procedure, the entire list of applicants, the ranked shortlist and the shortlisting panel members will also be availed to DAAD. The ranked shortlist will contain preferably triple (at least double) the number of scholarships that have been attributed to the institution. DAAD reserves the right of final selection.
Pre-selected candidates are asked to log into the DAAD portal and register
themselves and submit a DAAD application.
1. Register online via the DAAD-Portal (if not already registered):
2. Apply online via the DAAD-Portal under the tab “Personal Funding“/
Documents to be submitted:
– DAAD application form duly filled (available in the DAAD-Portal);
– Hand signed curriculum vitae (please use the European specimen form at http://europass.cedefop. Europa.eu), including a list of publications (if applicable);
– Recommendation letter by university teachers (Master 1, PhD 2);
– Letter of admission to the host university/institution / network;
– Certified copies of university degree certificates including transcripts;
– Letter of motivation (if applicable: mentioning the planned research stay in Germany, see “Additional benefits”);
– Copy of the passport
Deadline: applications close May 31st, 2018