Joint Scholarships Programme with Scholarships Secretariat For Master and PhD students – 2021-2022

For the 2021-2022 academic year the French Embassy in Ghana is partnering with Scholarships Secretariat to offer full Scholarships to Ghanaian students at Master’s and PhD levels on a merit and needs basis. The selection process will be done jointly by the French Embassy and the Scholarships Secretariat.
The eligibility criteria for 2021-2022 are as follows:
1. Applicants must be of Ghanaian Nationality.
2. Age limit: Master’s Degree = 35 years; PhD = 40 years for joint application, 45 years for ScholSec application alone.
3. Academic level: Bachelor’s Degree for a Master’s, 2 years Master’s Degree or MPhil for a PhD.
4. Fields of Study: French as a foreign language, STEM, Health, Environment and Sustainable Development, Tourism, Archaeology and Heritage studies, Agriculture and Food Industry.
5. First Class or Second Class Upper applicants will be given priority consideration.
6. Mastery of French: French Proficiency is not a requirement for application (except for French as a Foreign
7. Preferably 2 years post qualification experience for PhD applicants
Completed National Service.

Mode of application
Applicants are required to submit both hard and soft copies of their application file before 17:00 GMT on 28th March
1. Soft Copy: Applications must be sent to
2. Hard Copy: Applications must be sent or deposited to both the Embassy of France in Accra and the Scholarships Secretariat.
1. Cooperation and Cultural Affairs Department (SCAC) at the French Embassy in Ghana, Fourth Circular Road, Cantonments, Accra, P. O. Box 187 Accra.

2. Scholarships Secretariat –Hilla Limann Highway, near Accra High School, P.O Box. M 75 Accra

Application file

1. Copy of birth certificate.
2. Application form to be downloaded and filled (see address below)
3. Cover letter of the student (maximum of 1 page)
4. Reference Letter from your Ghanaian University
5. Academic file: Copies of full academic transcripts and degrees
6. Proof of Registration or pre-registration with a French university
7. For PhD applicants, attach research topic + acceptance letter of PhD supervisor in France
8. Detailed Curriculum Vitae
9. Documents describing the financial situation of the applicant (certificate of scholarship for studies in progress,
pay slips, or bank statements of students or parents)

NOTE: Information on the Ghana France joint Scholarships programme can be obtained from the GSS, the French Embassy and the Campus France Office in Ghana. No other individual, group or third party entity has been engaged to assist any applicant.

More information and application forms can be found on these websites

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