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ORID TDR International Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme in Ghana, 2018-2021

The Office of Research, Innovation, and Development (ORID) is inviting applications for TDR International Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme for the 2018/2021 academic year, funded under the WHO TDR International Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme.

The purpose of the project is to enhance University of Ghana’s capacity and post-graduate training in the Humanities.



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The University of Ghana, the premier university and the largest university in Ghana was founded as the University College of the Gold Coast by Ordinance on August 11, 1948, for the purpose of providing and promoting university education, learning and research.


  • Application Deadline: March 30, 2018
  • Course Level: The studentships are available to pursue Postgraduate programme.
  • Study Subject: The studentships are awarded to pursue One-year Masters studies in Public Health. Ten (10) Master’s financial aid positions will be offered under the programme for the 2018/2021 academic year in the following areas:
    • Masters in Public Health.
    • MSc Applied Health and Social Sciences

Award: The grant is tenable at the University of Ghana, School of Public Health and covers:

  • One round return economy airfare between the home country of the student and Accra, Ghana.
  • Tuition and academic user facility fees;
  • Basic medical and accident insurance;
  • Monthly stipend to cover living expenses including accommodation equivalent to local living cost; and
  • Support for research project/thesis expenses during data collection.
  • Nationality: Only applicants from low- and middle-income countries of WHO African Region are eligible.
  • Number of Awards: Up to 10 opportunities are available.
  • The award can be taken in Ghana


Eligible Countries: Only applicants from low- and middle-income countries of WHO African Region are eligible. Applicants must be from low- and middle-income countries within the WHO Afro Region.

List of Countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso,  Burundi,  Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros , Congo, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique ,Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe,  Senegal,  Seychelles,  Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this application you must meet the following requirements:

  • Nationals and residents from low- and middle-income countries (data.worldbank.org/about/country-and-lending-groups) of WHO African Region.
  • Applicants should normally be under 35 years old at the time of application for the for the Master’s programme.
  • Meet the standard University admission requirements for international graduate students.
  • For postgraduate admission requirements at the University of Ghana, visit the how to apply to postgraduate programmes page.

*Female candidates and candidates from less privileged regions or groups as well as candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Only applicants from low- and middle-income countries of WHO African Region are eligible.
Please take note that the language of instruction is English

English Language Requirements: Applicant must have good knowledge of English, both written and verbal.

Scholarships for Developing Countries

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Applications for the TDR international postgraduate scholarship must be submitted online.

Applicants must simultaneously submit applications for admission into the relevant programme at the University of Ghana. 

Online Application

Scholarship Link