Fondazione Edu Scholarship for Undergraduate Students in Ghana, 2018

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The Students Financial Aid Office (SFAO) is accepting 2018/19 applications for the award of Scholarships from the Fondazione Edu scholarship scheme for Level 100 students from areas of need.

About Fondazione Edu

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.

What do i need to know before about studying in Ghana

Education is a prominent component of life in Ghana. The country is actively working to improve its literacy rate and strengthen its overall economy as a result. The adult literacy rate here is about 71 percent. Males are more likely to have an education than females. In terms of opportunities for higher education, the country has numerous choices for students.

There are 21 public training colleges in the country, most of which offer specialized education for students who need between one and three years of education. There are 18 technical institutions present and two institutions issuing diplomas. The country also is home to six universities as well as various private programs. The following is a list of the public universities available in the country:

  • The University of Ghana
  • University of Cape Coast
  • University of Education
  • University of Mines and Technology
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
  • University for Develop Studies

Additionally, the country has attracted private investment and school development. In recent years, several new universities have developed, all of which are private institutions. These include:

  • Ghana Telecom University Colleges
  • Central University College
  • Ashesi University College
  • Methodist University College of Ghana
  • Regent University College of Science and Technology
  • Valley View University
Level/Field of study:

The scholarships are available for pursuing the undergraduate programme in the field of technical-scientific and agronomic.

Host Nationality:

The scholarship is hosted by the Fondazione Edu scholarship scheme in the University of Ghana.

Eligible Nationality:

Scholarship is open to indigenous students studying in the University of Ghana

Scholarship Benefits:

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.

Scholarship Number:

The number of offers was not specified.

Eligibility:

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

You are eligible to apply if you:

  • Are a Level 100 student.
  • Obtained an aggregate of 14 or better at the WASSCE.
  • Are able to demonstrate limited family income and/or insufficient funds to cover most or all educational related expenses.
  • Have the will to succeed (determination, perseverance and success in other pursuits).
  • Continuing science student with CGPA 3.75 and above (very limited slots)

Application Procedure:

Download and Submit a completed FE- SFAO FORM AF SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION and the required essays, a copy of your academic records (WASSCE grades) letters of recommendation and supporting need documents.

For enquiries call the Students Financial Aid Office on020-518-6904/0302- 945-312 or emailfinaid@ug.edu.gh.

The STUDENTS FINANCIAL AID OFFICE is located at House No. 11 East Legon – Main Campus behind the College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences 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 dependent 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.

You can begin the application and get more details by clicking the Scholarship Link

Application Deadline:

Currently, this scholarship is unavailable but we shall keep you posted on the new date

Applying for Ghanaian Student Visas

Students will need to obtain a visa to study here. The student visa requires students to already have an active passport and acceptance into a school. An application for office student visas must be sent along with an invitation letter to the embassy for the student to receive a visa. There are fees associated with obtaining the visa, but for most students the process is simple and straightforward.

What you need to know about living in Ghana

Ghana is a ethnically diverse country. It has a low cost of living in some areas, but imported products can be very expensive. This contributes to a higher than most countries cost of living in modern cities. Most of the country is not modernized. However, low inflation helps to keep things affordable.

In terms of culture, the country has a strong arts, music, and dance history. Most of its culture is influenced by the Kingdoms of the Akan, an ancient culture from the.

Ghana has a diverse population and numerous reasons to study here. However, one of the biggest impacts to doing so is the ability to contribute to the country after you graduate. Salaries for even very in demand countries remain low, but the ability to contribute to the well being and improvement of the country could be a very good reason to get your education here. With opportunities to do so readily available, it may be the ideal place to study.

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