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All Available UG Scholarships and Grants and How to Apply

Financial aid provided by the University involves financial support towards academic fees only. The additional elements would be added as resources become available. Assistance is available from a variety of sources such as funding from Government, the University, and other private sources. Brilliant students who demonstrate significant financial need may qualify for financial aid.

Financial Aid at the University is in the form of a full scholarship, partial scholarship, fee arrangements and, on-campus work-study or part-time job opportunities for students.

In order to qualify to apply for and receive financial aid from the University of Ghana, a student must meet all of the following requirements:

  1. Be a Ghanaian citizen
  2. Be enrolled as a regular student in full time programme of study
  3. Be able to demonstrate financial need
  4. Be brilliant, and
  5. Be making excellent academic progress as determined by the University.

If you are unsure about any of the criteria stated above, please contact the Students Financial Aid Office.

The application process for financial aid for continuing students commences in November of each year. The awards are made by the end of the second semester, to be utilised in the following academic year.

SOURCES OF FUNDS
Sources of funds for the U.G. Students Financial Aid include:
University of Ghana Funds
Corporate Bodies
Churches
Non-Governmental Organisations
Alumni
Students
Individuals

* There are other scholarships available which will be published whenever they are due.

E.P.I Scholarships

The Students Financial Aid Office (SFAO) is accepting 2021/22 applications for the award of Scholarships from the Educational Pathways International scholarship scheme. The scholarships are designed for high achievers (Gifted Student) who are from areas of need.

The Scholarship will cover tuition, books, as well as room and board, and a little extra and will be awarded for four years as long as excellent academic standards of at least a B CGPA (3.0 GPA) continue to be met.

You are eligible to apply if you:

1. are a Level 100 student.

2. reside in an impoverished part of the country.

3. attended a less endowed school (GES approved)

4. are able to demonstrate limited family income and/or insufficient funds to cover most or all educational related expenses.

5. have the will to succeed (determination, perseverance and success in other pursuits).

6. obtained an aggregate of 11 or better at the WASSCE.

7. are a continuing student with CGPA of 3.5 (limited slot) or

a female Level 300 or above continuing student with CGPA of 3.7 (limited slot)

8. confirm that you are not currently receiving support through any other scholarship program and pledge not to accept any other scholarship while in the EPI program.

9. are upon graduation, willing to work for a minimum of two years in Ghana.

10. will during non-school periods, work in a company as an internship or do community service within Ghana

11. are a gifted child

 Download and submit a completed scholarship application or complete an Online SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION form and the required essays and

  • High School Transcripts (Terminal Reports)
  • West African Senior School Certificate Exam Results (WASSCE)
  • University Acceptance Letter
  • Records regarding achievement tests, academic awards, honors, and substantive assessments by teachers, including letters of recommendation.
  • Documents to substantiate your need

EY CSR Scholarship

The Scholarship will cover tuition, books, as well as room and board, and a little extra and will be awarded for four years as long as excellent academic standards of at least a B CGPA (3.0 GPA) continue to be met.

You are eligible to apply if you:

1. are a Level 100 student.

2. reside in an impoverished part of the country.

3. attended a less endowed school (GES approved)

4. are able to demonstrate limited family income and/or insufficient funds to cover most or all educational related expenses.

5. have the will to succeed (determination, perseverance and success in other pursuits).

6. obtained an aggregate of 11 or better at the WASSCE.

7. are a continuing student with CGPA of 3.5 (limited slot) or

a female Level 300 or above continuing student with CGPA of 3.7 (limited slot)

8. confirm that you are not currently receiving support through any other scholarship program and pledge not to accept any other scholarship while in the EPI program.

9. are upon graduation, willing to work for a minimum of two years in Ghana.

10. will during non-school periods, work in a company as an internship or do community service within Ghana

11. are a gifted child

 Download and submit a completed scholarship application or complete an Online SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION form and the required essays and

  • High School Transcripts (Terminal Reports)
  • West African Senior School Certificate Exam Results (WASSCE)
  • University Acceptance Letter
  • Records regarding achievement tests, academic awards, honors, and substantive assessments by teachers, including letters of recommendation.
  • Documents to substantiate your need

Fondazione Edu Scholarship

Fondazione Edu is a family foundation specializing in higher education in Africa. It was founded in 2005, to realize the desire of the founders to promote young people’s access to higher education in developing countries namely Africa.

Its focus is on the disciplines of technical-scientific and agronomic. They offer African students the opportunity to access higher education in their country of origin. They not only support individual growth paths, but also the creation of professionalism that can, in the long run, contribute to sustainable socio-economic development.

The activities of the Fondazione Edu are designed to foster capacity building in Africa and result in the provision of scholarships for university studies that cover the entire cost of training and the costs associated with it

The Students Financial Aid Office (SFAO) accept applicants yearly for the award of the Fondazione Edu scholarship scheme for Level 100 students from areas of need.

The Scholarship will cover tuition, books, as well as room and board, and will be awarded for four years as long as excellent academic standards of at least a B average of 3.00 CGPA continue to be met and need is demonstrated.

You are eligible to apply if in addition to UG-SFAO eligibility requirements you:
1. Are a Level 100 student.

2. Obtained an aggregate of 14 or better at the WASSCE.

3. Are able to demonstrate limited family income and/or insufficient funds to cover most or all educational related expenses.

4. Have the will to succeed (determination, perseverance and success in other pursuits).

5. Continuing science student with CGPA 3.75 and above (very limited slots)

Complete an Online Application Form 

Download and PRINT OUT A HARDCOPY and

In addition applicants are required to add the following:

  • required 3 essays,
  • a copy of your academic records (WASSCE grades)
  • letters of recommendation and
  • supporting need documents.

For enquiries call the Students Financial Aid Office on 020-518-6904/0302- 945-312 or

email:   finaid@ug.edu.gh.

The STUDENTS FINANCIAL AID OFFICE is located at House No. 11 East Legon – Main Campus behind the College Basic  and opposite CEGENSA.

NOTE: SCIENCE STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
The following are examples of documents that can be used to support this application:

For need:

  • Official pay slip or payroll record of parents/guardians or the applicant.
  • Recent school receipts/ bills of siblings of school going age.
  • Tax return receipts– IRS, VAT, tabletop hawking receipts, etc.
  • Birth Certificates (of siblings).
  • Death Certificate or Burial permit (in case of death of a parent).
  • Pension letter for retired parents/guardians.
  • Bank Statements / Ghana Cocoa Board Farmers Association Passbook.
  • SSNIT contribution statements.
  • Money transfer receipts.
  • National Health Insurance receipts (showing premium paid).
  • Evidence of other dependents of parents/guardians.
  • Any other supporting documents that you believe will assist in the processing, of your application.

For Academic

  • High School Transcripts (Terminal Reports)
  • West African Senior School Certificate Exam Results (WASSCE)
  • University Acceptance Letter
  • Records regarding achievement tests, academic awards, honors, and substantive assessments by teachers, including letters of recommendation.
  • Confirm that you are not currently receiving support through any other scholarship program

Please Note
It is important that your eligibility for student financial aid be based upon accurate information. In doing so, together, we can ensure that the right students get financial support, and that the integrity of the University of Ghana Students Financial Aid programme is preserved.

 UG SCHOLARSHIP

The UG Scholarship is a scheme which seeks to provide financial support to needy and brilliant regular Main Campus Undergraduate students of the University of Ghana.

HOW TO APPLY FOR UG SCHOLARSHIP

You are required to read the eligibility page and complete appropriate online form and submit with all the relevant supporting documentation. It is important that you respond fully to all the questions on the form that are applicable to you. You may be asked for additional information if corrections are needed or if any information/response on your application is not clear.

The next step is an interview with shortlisted applicants. If your application is successful, you will receive written notification from the SFAO describing the kind of financial aid that you have been awarded. The award would be credited to your student account at the University of Ghana.

FINANCIAL AID FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

The SFAO is accepting applications from regular Main Campus students for the 2022-2023 academic year. Yearly

:

OUR CONTACT:

Location No. 11 East Legon, Behind College of Basic and Applied Sciences

OR

ADDRESS:

University of Ghana Students’ Financial Aid Office

P. O. Box LG 25 LEGON, ACCRA, GHANA.

 

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

The following are examples of documents that can be used to support applications:

  • Official pay slip or payroll record of parents/guardians or the applicant.
  •  Recent school receipts/ bills of siblings of school going age.
  • Tax return receipts– IRS, VAT, tabletop hawking receipts, etc.
  • Birth Certificates (of siblings).
  • Death Certificate or Burial permit (in case of death of a parent).
  • Pension letter for retired parents/guardians.
  • Bank Statements / Ghana Cocoa Board Farmers Association Passbook.
  • SSNIT contribution statements.
  • Money transfer receipts.
  • National Health Insurance receipts (showing premium paid).
  • Evidence of other dependents of parents/guardians.
  • Any other supporting documents that you believe will assist in the processing, of your application.

 

PLEASE NOTE

It is important that your eligibility for student financial aid be based on accurate information. In doing so, together, we can ensure that the right students get financial support and that the integrity of the University of Ghana Students Financial Aid programme is preserved.

Misrepresentation in any form or manner shall render an application null and void. Any awards made based on a misrepresentation shall be withdrawn or refunded by the applicant, and in addition, he/she also may be prosecuted.

You are required to submit a completed application form with all the supporting documentation to the SFAO. It is important that you respond fully to all the questions on the form that are applicable to you. You may be asked for additional information.

HOW TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT FOR STUDENTS LOAN APPLICATION-GHANA

OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS

GRANTS

As part of the drive to promote the University of Ghana as an institution of Research and Higher Learning, the University Council decided that starting from the 2008-2009 academic year, a portion of the University’s budget shall be earmarked to encourage and promote cutting edge research from faculty members. As part of the continuous process of re-defining the University of Ghana as a research-driven university and encouraging its faculty members to actively engage in research activities that would enhance the image of UG, the Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) has the responsibility of announcing a Call for Proposals every year; with support from the University of Ghana Research Fund (UGRF).

In addition to doing cutting edge research, it is the expectation that UG will be able to fund projects that are capable of addressing pressing national and developmental issues and offer recommendations that would be relevant to policy makers and all stake holders.

A total of eight (8) Calls for Proposals have been announced since the 2008-2009 academic year and sixty-three research projects have so far received funding…….

UG Research Grant

Conference Grants
Faculty Development Grants

Masters Scholarships

Bromkamp Scholarships
DFID/CHAG MPhil Scholarships

PhD and Postdoctoral Scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarships
Fox Fellowships
CAPREx Postdoc Fellowships
USHEPIA

Visit the Students Affairs Office for more information.

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