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DAAD Scholarships at RIPS for Africans at University of Ghana 2020

The University of Ghana is inviting applications for the DAAD Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS) Scholarships for Sub-Sahara African countries in 2020.

RIPS is an important institution in Anglophone Africa for the training of population scientists and generation of high-quality research in population and related disciplines in order to provide solutions for solving development challenges in Ghana and beyond.

Worth of Award

The DAAD scholarship will cover;

  • Tuition,
  • Stipends
  • and accommodation for a one-year Master of Arts (MA) and four-year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students.


Applicants must have successfully completed generally a three-year/four-year university
degree and obtained above average results (minimum of second class upper division)

  • Clearly show motivation and a 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 a Sub-Sahara 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
  • Applicants must be nationals or permanent residents of a West African country (Inclusive
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How to Apply

The application process contains two steps. Please be aware of the two application deadlines:

First step:

  • Applicants must apply for their studies at Regional Institute for Population Studies,
    The University of Ghana. Please take note of deadlines below:
  • Candidate’s application submitted to RIPS for shortlisting by January 10th, 2020
  • Shortlisted candidates to be notified about status by January 17th, 2020
  • Shortlisted candidates to submit their applications via DAAD portal by February 7th
  • Scholarship awardees to receive notification by April/May 2020
  • All shortlisted candidates are to apply to the University of Ghana for admissions when
    admissions open.
  • Please check the University of Ghana website for more information

Second step:

Documents to be uploaded on DAAD platform:

  • DAAD application form duly filled in (available in the DAAD-Portal)
  • Hand-signed curriculum vitae (please use the European specimen form at
    http://europass.cedefop., including a list of publications (if applicable).
  • Recommendation letter by university teachers (Master 1, PhD 2)
  • Letter of admission for 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 applicant’s passport
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  • First Step: Application closes January 10, 2020
  • Second Step: Application closes February 7, 2020

Click here for more details and to apply

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