Scholarship

Application opens: 3rd June 2019
Application deadline: The closing date for the ACECoR applications is 8th July 2019.

MPhil and PhD students admitted to the ACECoR programme are eligible for a scholarship award to facilitate completion of the programme. The scholarships cover tuition, accommodation, monthly stipends and field research grants as well as other material and technical support. The scholarship will support students to present their innovative research results at local/international conferences and cover publication fees for research papers submitted to high impact journals. Continued funding support is contingent on academic output based on annual performance reviews.

Scholarship Plan

Component Ghanaian Student
MPhil
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Accommodation
Tuition
Research grant
Stipend
PhD
Accommodation
Tuition
Research grant
Stipend

Component International Student
MPhil
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Accommodation
Tuition
Research grant
Stipend
PhD
Accommodation
Tuition
Research grant
Stipend

Selection Process

Initial Shortlisting

Applications to the Africa Centre of Excellence in Coastal Resilience (ACECoR) programme will be checked for complete provision of all required forms, documents and information in accordance with the admissions criteria. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Independent assessments will then be conducted on all eligible applications by the academic advisory board of ACECoR in accordance with the following criteria:

Criteria Maximum Score Weighting (%)
Academic Excellence 10 40
Relevant Academic Background 5 20
Level of Language Skills 3 12
Motivation and Potential 5 20
Relevant Work Experience 2 8

Applicants who score 70% or higher in the above criteria will be shortlisted for interview. Further details of the date and time of the interview will be communicated to all applicants in due course.

NB: Interviews would be conducted online (through skype) for applicants who are not based in Ghana. Notice of shortlisted applicants will be released in the middle of July, 2019. Both shortlisted and unsuccessful applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application through the admission portal.

For self-funded applicants: The same procedure above will be followed in the shortlisting and selection of candidates who wish to enrol in programmes at ACECoR as self-funded students.