Regional Water and Environmental Sanitation Centre Kumasi (RWESCK) is inviting applications for a tuition and research grant in Ghana for the 2020/2021 academic session.

The Regional Water and Environmental Sanitation Centre Kumasi (RWESCK) is a Centre of Excellence that aims to strengthen the human resource capacity in Ghana and the sub-region in areas related to water and environment to meet the human resource gap required to address development challenges highlighted in the Africa Water Vision for 2025, the Africa Union (AU) Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)

Worth of Award

  • Tuition and bench fees for all successful candidates
  • Research grant for all successful candidates

Eligibility

Masters Programme (MSc)

RWESCK Graduate Programme is pleased to announce that limited partially-funded (partial tuition and research grants) scholarships are available for applicants from Ghana and West African Countries to pursue 18 months full-time MSc programme in the following specialisations:

  • MSc Water Resources Engineering and Management
  • MSc Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation

Females are encouraged to apply to take advantage of the funding opportunities available.

In conformity with the entry requirement of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, the successful candidate will have a minimum of:

  • First or Second Class (Upper Division) in first degree in fields such as Water and Sanitation, Environmental Engineering, Agricultural Engineering (Soil and Water Engineering option), Civil Engineering (Water Resources/Hydrology option), Geomatic Engineering, Natural Resources, Mathematics, Geology, Chemical Engineering and other relevant disciplines,
  • Candidates from non-Anglophone countries must have an internationally recognised Certificate of Proficiency in the English Language (TOEFL or British Council, IELTS) with an above-average score.

PhD Programme

In conformity with the entry requirement of the School of Graduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, the successful candidate will have a minimum of:

  • First or Second Class (Upper Division) in the first degree
  • Good Master’s degree in Water and Sanitation, Environmental Engineering, Agricultural Engineering (Soil and Water Engineering option), Civil Engineering (Water Resources/Hydrology option), Geomatic Engineering, Natural Resources, Mathematics, Geography, Chemical Engineering and other relevant disciplines, with an average of at least 60%.
  • Candidates from non-Anglophone countries must have an internationally recognised Certificate of Proficiency in the English Language (TOEFL or British Council, IELTS) with an above-average score
  • Candidates with one publication in a journal as the first author have an advantage.
  • Evidence of current and previous employments.

How to Apply

  • Ghanaian Students: Purchase the e-voucher and access the KNUST application form via their website, Hard copies of the application form should be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, KNUST before the deadline.
  • International students: Access the KNUST application form via their website, Soft copies of the signed application form and other relevant documents should be sent by email to [email protected] before the deadline
  • KNUST will shortlist candidates for a selection interview in Kumasi OR via telephone/Skype. The date of the interview will be communicated after shortlisting.
  • Detailed CV and two letters of reference (one from your supervisor at the Master’s level)
  • Official transcripts and certificates for BSc and MSc degrees
  • Proof of ability to communicate in English for Candidates from non-Anglophone countries
  • PhD candidates are to submit soft and hard copies of a letter of motivation (max. two pages) with the heading outlining why you want to study, what makes you well-suited to study in your chosen specialisation, current occupation, how the programme will fit into your professional vision, how your home country stands to benefit after your training.
  • PhD candidates are to submit both soft and hard copies of a short concept note (Max. 3 pages) outlining the justification, objectives, methodology and expected outcomes of a research idea.

Deadline: applications close Monday, March 30th, 2020

 

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