Commonwealth Master's Scholarship at the University of Ghana

Why study at the University of Ghana?

‘Established in 1948, the University of Ghana, is the largest university in Ghana. The university’s mission is to develop world-class human resource and capabilities to meet national development needs and global challenges through quality teaching, learning, research, and knowledge dissemination.

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‘The University of Ghana is home to many international students and scholars from across the globe. Our friendly learning environment offers the best international education. If you are looking to study at a top-class university in Africa, this is the best place to be  'Legon, the hill of knowledge'. A peaceful and rich cultural setting awaits you at the University of Ghana.’

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The scholarship

  • One scholarship is available, starting in August 2018.
  • The scholarship provides full tuition fees, a return economy flight, an arrival allowance and a regular stipend (living allowance).
  • The scholarship is for Master's study only and is not applicable to a distance learning course.
  • The scholarship is for a new student only and cannot be used to fund a course you have already started.
  • No additional funding will be provided for applicants with families.
  • The scholarship is for a maximum of two years or the length of the course, whichever is shorter.

Support for Commonwealth Scholars

The university supports international students with visa advice, airport pick-ups (upon request), orientation sessions and social events.

All Commonwealth Scholars have a dedicated contact person at the ACU who can be contacted by email and phone.


  • Applicants must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country other than Ghana.
  • Applicants must hold a Bachelors degree of at least upper second level.

How to apply

Complete the application form below in as much detail as possible and submit it by email to

As well as the application form, applicants must submit the following:

  • High school certificates
  • Undergraduate transcripts and graduation certificate
  • At least one academic reference
  • Scan of passport or national ID card
  • Proof of English language ability if English is not your first language
  • University offer letter for the course you have applied for if you already have one

Application form

Download the application form here.

Closing date

Applications close on 11 March 2018 at midnight GMT.

Further information

For any enquiries, please contact