Ghana Scholarship Secretariat online application System is open for now, interested and qualified candidates are urged to apply. The service offered by the Secretariat is free of charge, and the Secretariat has not appointed any individuals, groups, or third-party organizations to assist any applicants.

Ghana Scholarship Secretariat

Please read everything carefully and submit your application.

About Ghana Scholarship Secretariat

The Office of the President created the Ghana Scholarships Secretariat in 1960 as an extra-ministerial organization with the responsibility of overseeing all government scholarships, both domestically and overseas.

In accordance with the Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda (GSGDA) and Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), its primary programs and activities are focused on;

Human resource development, employment, and productivity, which specifically addresses;

  • The provision of quality education and,
  • Human capital development, productivity, and labor relations to meet the nation’s labor needs.

The results of these initiatives can be seen in the improvement of needy, gifted, and deserving students’ access to high-quality training at the tertiary education level.

The Human Resource deficit in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) is been fully acknowledged and strategies have been developed over the years to address the gap in society.

Ghana Scholarship Secretariat Eligibility Requirements

For Local Tertiary Scholarships:

1. Applicants are to take note of the following;

i. Should have gained admission into a local tertiary institution

ii. Should have registered and enrolled to undertake the course

iii. The Institution should be accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB)

iv. Categories of Local Tertiary Institutions (Private and Public)

  • Nurses/Teacher Training Colleges
  • Colleges of Agriculture
  • Polytechnics
  • Technical Universities
  • Universities
  • Certificate awarding tertiary institutions

2. Continuing students should apply online between the 1st of April to the 15th of May of each academic year.

3. New students who had late admission should apply between the 1st to 30th of September of each academic year

4. Applicants will undertake an online aptitude test during the application process.

5. Appear before a panel for interviews in your selected district

6. The information of the applicant will be forwarded to the institutions of the applicant for confirmation and validation.

7. Electronic award letters will be issued to the successful applicants by the Scholarships Secretariat.

8. Payment of scholarship entitlements to respective institutions

For Foreign Tertiary Scholarships:

1. Information for existing beneficiaries: Existing foreign scholarship beneficiaries will be given a portal to enable them to renew their awards annually online.

2. Bilateral Applications: Prospective applicants for bilateral scholarship awards will be required to complete the online application upon confirmation of their awards by the awarding country.

3. Non-Bilateral Scholarship Awards: All applications for non-bilateral awards will be received online when advertised.

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Ghana Scholarship Secretariat Application Process

The application process for this scholarship is divided into two; the local and foreign tertiary application carefully read to know the one to apply or:

For Local Tertiary

The Local Tertiary Awards are given to Postgraduate Students in Ghana’s Public Tertiary Institutions in the form of grants for bursaries and thesis payments.

The award also covers the payment of Long Stay Allowance for Medical Science Students in Public Tertiary Institutions in the nation as well as Disability Grants to Physically Challenged Ghanaian Students in Tertiary Institutions.

Mode of Application

1. Application forms are downloaded from the Secretariat’s website after a registration code is sent to the various institutions at the beginning of the academic year.

2. Completed application forms must be sent to the Scholarships Secretariat through the Dean of Graduate School with the approval of the designated institutional authority.

Sandwich, part-time, private/fee-paying students in public tertiary schools are not eligible for this facility.

3. The Secretariat reviews the documents to make sure they meet the requirements for eligibility.

4. A medical certificate showing the percentage of disability must be submitted with the completed application papers for disability allowance.

Steps on How to Apply

1. Open the scholarship website

2. Create an account to register

3. Complete the application form and upload academic transcripts, admission letters and academic certificate.

4. Complete an online aptitude test and be scheduled for a selection interview in your selected disctrict.

For Foreign Tertiary:

Scholarships at the tertiary level of education in a foreign country are covered by foreign tertiary awards.

The basis for this is a Bilateral Cooperation Agreement between the governments of Ghana and the nation giving out the award.

Currently, the countries that fall under this category include:

  • Russia
  • Hungary
  • Algeria
  • China
  • Morocco
  • German Government Doctoral Programme (DAAD)

Additionally, as previously stated, the Commonwealth Secretariat also provides postgraduate scholarships to Ghanaians in accordance with a multilateral agreement between Ghana and Commonwealth member nations.

Other nations provide scholarships to Ghanaians without matching support from the Ghanaian government.

These countries are:

  • Australia Government Awards
  • Japanese Government MEXT Scholarships
  • Turkish Government Awards
  • Mauritius Government Scholarship

Mode of Application

All scholarship offers under Bilateral Cooperation Agreements are received through Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration. The role of the Secretariat in the administration of these scholarships entails:

1. Publicity on the Secretariat’s website and notice board, as well as one newspaper with nationwide circulation

2. Receipt and processing of applications based on eligibility criteria

3. Interviews and selection of applicants by a committee.

4. Submission of selected applicants to the awarding country for further consideration.

5. Communication of awards to successful applicants.

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