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TDR International Postgraduate Scholarship In Ghana 2018

The Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for the award of scholarships for One-year Masters studies in Public Health for the 2018/2019 academic year, funded under the WHO TDR International Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme.

The scheme provides scholarships for fulltime studies and is focused on courses relevant to a career in implementation research. Implementation Research is a growing field that supports the identification of health system bottlenecks and approaches to address them and is particularly useful in low- and middle-income countries where many health interventions do not reach those who need them the most.  The goal of this scheme is to enhance graduate training capacity and boost the number of researchers in low and middle-income countries.

TDR internation postgraduate scholarship

Application Deadline: FRIDAY 30TH MARCH 2018

Field of study

Ten (10) Master’s scholarships will be offered under the programme for the 2018/2019 academic year in the following areas:

  • Master’s in Public Health
  • MSc Applied Health and Social Sciences


Eligibility Criteria

Nationals and residents from low- and middle income countries 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 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.

Citizens of Countries that can apply: 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.


Please take note that the language of instruction is English


What the scholarship covers

The scholarship 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.



  • Applications for the TDR international postgraduate scholarship must be submitted online.
  • Applicants must simultaneously submit applications for admission into the relevant programme at University of Ghana: 

Click on the scholarship link to apply online Scholarship link
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applicants will have seven (7) calendar days to confirm acceptance after notification of offer. After this date, it will be assumed that the student is unable to take the scholarship. University of Ghana reserves the right to refuse or end attribution of the scholarship if any information provided in support of the application is false.


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