The University for Development Studies (UDS) invites applications for the Master of Philosophy in Agricultural Economics in Ghana for the 2022/23 academic session.

The master program welcomes applications from excellent students with a bachelor degree or equivalent in one of the disciplines related to Rural Development. This includes

  • Agronomy,
  • Biology,
  • Chemistry,
  • Economy,
  • Management,
  • Geography,
  • Geology,
  • Law,
  • Sociology,
  • Physics,
  • Statistics, etc.

Worth of Award

The applicants selected for the DAAD scholarship to pursue the MPhil Agricultural Economics Programme will be awarded a two (2) year contract.



More specific requirements that candidates have to fulfil and documents that must be presented in the application are:

  • A first degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division in a relevant field from a recognized institution of higher learning or its equivalent in a relevant discipline.
  • For candidates who wish to apply for DAAD scholarship, a first degree with a minimum of Second Class Upper Division in a relevant field from a recognized institution of higher learning. The last academic degree obtained should not be older than six years;
  • Submit official transcripts of academic records, certificates, and other relevant documents from successfully completed undergraduate programmes.
  • Candidates applying for a DAAD Scholarship should include a one-page statement of motivation. In addition, applicants should include an updated Curriculum Vitae and research proposal detailing intended research work.
  • DAAD Scholarship applicants must pass a selection interview (face to face interview for local applicants or online interview for foreign applicants).

How to Apply

  • Ghanaian applicants are to make a payment of GHS 250.00 (two hundred and fifty Ghana Cedis) forthe UDS E-Voucher at anyZenith Bank, Agricultural Development Bank (ADB), Prudential Bank, National Investment Bank (NIB), GCB Bank Ltd., Ecobank and Stanbic Bank branches throughout the country.
  • Foreign applicants should visit UDS online payment portal with a Master Card or Visa Card to make an online payment of $100.00 (One Hundred US Dollars) for the e-Voucher.
  • The E-Voucher contains the PIN and Serial Number required in completing the online form.
  • Access the online form by visiting our online admissions portal soon after payment.
  • In completing the online form, students will be required to upload their most recent passport size photographs and relevant certificates.

Foreign applicants should also post three sets of the application documents by Express mail to the address mentioned below.

9. For foreign applications, candidates should send a scanned copy of the application form and all documents to the Senior Assistant Registrar, Graduate School at [email protected] and copy the Head of Department at benjamin.anang(at)

Application documents should be addressed to:

The Head (Academic & Students Affairs)
University for Development Studies
P.O Box TL 1350

Deadline: The application deadline for the Master of Philosophy in Agricultural Economics is May 30, 2022.


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