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MPhil Scholarships for Seed Science and Technology and Seed Systems at KNUST in Ghana, 2017

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Ghana is inviting applications for the MPhil Scholarships at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. These scholarships are available to pursue Master of Philosophy program in Seed Science and Technology and Seed Systems, beginning March 1, 2017, and ending October 30 /2018.

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology is a university in Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana. The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology is the public university established in the country, as well as the largest university in Kumasi Metropolis and Ashanti.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing Master of Philosophy (MPhil.) program.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in Seed Science and Technology and Seed Systems.

List of Subjects: The course work and research will focus on the following food crops:
Cereals: maize, rice, sorghum, millet
Root and tubers: cassava, yam and sweet potato
Legumes: cowpea and groundnut
Vegetables: tomato and pepper.

Scholarship Award: Potential candidates for the program should be those already working in National Agricultural Research Institutions or the Ministries of Agriculture or recognized public and private institutions (Seed Companies) who will be guaranteed job placement upon completion of the programme.

Scholarship can be taken in Ghana

Eligibility:

  • Potential candidates for the program should be those already working in National Agricultural Research Institutions or the Ministries of Agriculture or recognized public and private institutions (Seed Companies) who will be guaranteed job placement upon completion of the programme.
  • Candidates must hold a good B.Sc. degree (1st Class or 2nd Class Upper Division) in Agriculture or a related field of study from a recognized University. Candidates will be required to take formal study leave with a regular payment of their salaries by their employers and provide evidence of re-integration into their current place of work to support research and development in the Seed sector of Ghana’s agricultural development.
  • Age Limit: 35 years; Duration of Program: 24 months (including 3 months internship in a Seed Company)

Nationality: Students from Ghana can apply for MPhil Scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must hold a good B.Sc. degree degree.

How to Apply: Applications (including scanned copies of certificates and academic transcripts) should be sent via email.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is February 24, 2017.

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