Top 5 Scholarships for Ghanaians to Study Abroad

Studying abroad is a dream for many students, and scholarships can make this dream a reality. For Ghanaians looking to further their education overseas, there are numerous scholarships available. Here are five top scholarships that Ghanaians can apply for to study abroad.

1. Bristol University Think Big Scholarships

Bristol University offers the Think Big Scholarships for international students. The scholarship is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students and covers between 25% and 100% of tuition fees for the duration of your course.

Requirements

How to Apply

  • Submit your course application and upload supporting documents.
  • Receive an automated e-mail with a 7 digit applicant ID number.
  • Register your ITS applicant account.
  • Submit your scholarship application by the application deadline.

2. ICSP Scholarships at University of Oregon, USA

The ICSP scholarship at the University of Oregon is a program that provides tuition-waiver scholarshipsThe scholarship recipients will provide cross-cultural perspectives and experiences to the campus community.

Requirements

  • You must apply for a PhD at the University of Warwick to begin in October 2024.
  • You must be assessed as ‘overseas’ for fees purposes.
  • You must demonstrate sufficient financial resources in addition to the scholarship and meet the minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA requirement.

How to Apply

  • Submit your course application and upload supporting documents.
  • Receive an automated e-mail with a 7 digit applicant ID number.
  • Register your ITS applicant account.
  • Submit your scholarship application by the application deadline.

3. University of Geneva Excellence Masters Fellowships

The University of Geneva offers the Excellence Masters Fellowships for students wishing to pursue a Master of Science degree. The fellowship covers tuition fees and living expenses for the duration of the Master’s program.

Requirements

  • You must have a bachelor’s degree to apply for this scholarship.
  • You must have completed your Bachelor degree or about to complete their graduation degree within 6 months.

How to Apply

  • Register in one of the Master Program (The online form will be available again in January 2024) from here.
  • The application (in English or French) must include the following documents in the form of a SINGLE pdf file: A scan of your national identity card or passport, etc.

4. Warwick Chancellor’s International Scholarships

Warwick University offers the Chancellor’s International Scholarships for the most outstanding international PhD applicants. The scholarship covers full payment of overseas tuition fees and a maintenance stipend.

Requirements

  • You must apply for a PhD at the University of Warwick to begin in October 2024; or be currently enrolled in the first year of a PhD or MPhil/PhD at the University of Warwick.
  • You must be assessed as ‘overseas’ or ‘EU’ for fees purposes.

How to Apply

  • Submit your course application and upload supporting documents.
  • Receive an automated e-mail with a 7 digit applicant ID number.
  • Register your ITS applicant account.
  • Submit your scholarship application by the application deadline.

5. University of Twente Scholarships (UTS)

The UTS is a scholarship for excellent students from non-EU/EEA countries, applying for a graduate programme (MSc) at the University of Twente. The scholarship ranges from € 3,000 – € 25,000 for one year.

Requirements

  • You must have a student number.
  • You have not graduated from a UT graduate program.
  • You comply with English test and you must complete IELTS course and you must speak English very good and then you can apply.

How to Apply

  • Choose your master’s program.
  • Check the admission requirements.
  • Take the online eligibility check (optional).
  • Check the application deadlines for your program.
  • Gather the application documents.

Tips for Getting Scholarships

  1. Start Early: The earlier you start looking for scholarships, the more options you will have. You’ll also have more time to submit your applications before deadlines.
  2. Understand the requirements: Make sure you fully understand what is required for each scholarship before you start your application.
  3. Organize your documents: Keep your academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, essays, personal statements, and other documents organized.
  4. Apply for multiple scholarships: Don’t limit yourself to just one scholarship. Apply for as many as you are eligible for.
  5. Proofread your application: Make sure your application is free from errors. It’s always a good idea to have someone else review it as well.
  6. Be authentic: In your essays and interviews, express your true self and passions.

Remember, applying for scholarships can seem daunting, but with preparation and persistence, you can secure funding for your studies abroad.

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