Ghanaian-German Doctoral Training Programme for young Ghanaians

The German academic exchange service which is referred to as DAAD, in partnership with Ghana scholarships  secretariat welcomes applications from young Ghanaians  who have a science background for the Ghanaian-German doctoral training programme . The program shall be fully taught in English and has a three year duration.

daad scholarship office in ghana

The German academic exchange program,DAAD, has an office in Ghana where it works  with local universities and privately funded students to facilitate educational opportunities in Germany. The information centre constantly provide linkage opportunities in German universities. The office contact  address is 30 Kakramadu Rd, Accra, Ghana.

daad scholarship ghana

This is a scholarship that is tenable at the university of Ghana. It is for those who are interested in pursuing a masters degree or PhD  in population studies. The scholarship is taken online and is open to west African students . To apply, students should have obtained admission into the university of Ghana, fill an application form and email the scanned copy to or For more information see

who is eligible to apply for the German doctoral training  program for young Ghanaians

The PhD program which is specially for Ghanaians  is the fruit of international partnership between the German and the Ghanaian government. The program has the laudable objective of working to build level skills in the West African nation of Ghana. The scholarship  identifies  suitably qualified and passionate young people and trains them in areas useful to their country and securing the development of the future. The German exchange service collaborates with the ministry of education Ghana to organise the scholarship award.

See also  International University Excellence Scholarship

The candidates who are free to apply must meet the following criteria :

– They  should be citizens of Ghana who reside in Ghana and who have the national service certificate.

  • Applicants should be willing to learn the German language even though the program will be taught in English .
  • Candidates must be teaching staffs in a public university or fully accredited private university or polytechnic .
  • Candidates must have a first degree or at least a second class upper,  in addition, the candidate should also have a masters degree that is equivalent to  a B-grade or above but the masters degree cannot be older than 6 years.

Age limit.

Applicants cannot be older than 45 years.

Supporting documents .

There are some documents that are needed in the application , they include;

  1. CV
  2. Research proposal which should not be more than n 10 pages and must include a detailed timetable.
  3. Each applicant  should have secured an admission with a German university that’s well known , before applying  for the scholarship and must have submitted a research proposal to the school and had a German supervisor  assigned.
See also  Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program

Value of the scholarship 

The scholarship award is highly  pursued by many for its many benefits amongst  which is the ability to obtain one’s  PhD at no cost and at the same time in a world renowned German university . The government of Ghan puts premium on this program as it helps it build capability in the tertiary institutions and improves the research ability of her universities.

  1. Full scholarship for a duration fo the PhD program that includes all costs pertaining to the PhD program which includes tuition , fees, books, study materials for a maximum of 3 years or 45 months.
  2. Preparatory German language lessons for a duration of 6 months .
  3. Travel costs  to and fro Germany .
  4. Annual  study and research allowance to facilitate the PhD work.
  5. Provision of a full health ,personal liability and accident insurance cover.
  6. There’s  also a provision for an individual allowance , if applied  for.
See also  QUT International College ATAR Scholarship in Australia

The application process of the German doctoral training program for young Ghanaians

The candidates are required  to send in an application  with the above listed documents  to the following address , by post before the deadline has elapsed.

The contact address is

The Registerer 

Scholarship secretariat

P.O.BOX M. 75


Application deadline

The deadline for the 2020 German doctoral training  for young Ghanians will be announced very soon and all the information , schedule and additional instructions can be found here


The Ghanaian-German Doctoral Training Programme for young Ghanaians is a support program from the good People of Germany to the People of Ghana. It provides a much needed support for some people to obtain their PhD from Germany and help in Ghana’s development .