Tertiary Education Scholarship Trust (TEST) for Ghana, 2018

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Tertiary Education Scholarship Trust (Test) is offering two fully funded Scholarships for Ghanaian students. These scholarships are available for undergraduate studies at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

About TEST Ghana

Tertiary Education Scholarship Trust (TEST) for Ghana is a Ghanaian Charitable Trust registered in 2008 (number G-23266). TEST for Ghana was formed by a group of graduates from Linacre College, Oxford University and is a constituent member of the UK Charity, TEST for AFRICA’s family.

Its aim is to aid the social and economic development of Ghana by enabling bright but needy students to receive undergraduate education at Ghanaian public Universities and Polytechnics against their personal pledge to work for the benefit of their communities and their nation upon graduation.

The fundamental philosophy behind the formation of TEST for GHANA is the belief that one of the causes of poverty in developing countries is a lack of education. By enabling bright, yet financially challenged Ghanaians the opportunity to undertake local tertiary education through a programme of means tested scholarships in exchange for a personal bond requiring them to remain within Ghana, graduates are expected to make significant contributions to the social and economic development within their communities and their country.

About KNUST:

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) 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.

The KNUST has, since January 2005, transformed from its previous centralized system of administration into significantly decentralized one called the Collegiate system. Under this system, the various faculties have been condensed into six colleges. Since its inception, the University has been administered on the Faculty-based system.

Level/Field of study:

Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate programme in the field of Land Economy and Real Estate.

Host Nationality:

The scholarship is hosted at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.

Eligible Nationality:

Scholarship is open to all brilliant but needy students (current and new) at KNUST– Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.

Scholarship Benefits:

TEST for Ghana provides both full and partial scholarships for undergraduate study.

Scholarship Number:

The number of offers was not specified.

Eligibility:

Awards are biased towards females (60:40) from the poorest regions of the countries, for University education (60:40) where appropriate, and are also available to handicapped students. Scholarships are offered to both new and to continuing students, and are reviewed annually against both need and academic performance. Those scholars graduating with First Class Honours degrees are invited to apply for the Norman & Ivy Lloyd Scholarship at Linacre College, Oxford University which provides full funding for one year’s Master’s degree studies in a subject of their choice.

Application Procedure:

Application forms can be downloaded online or can be obtained from any students financial aid office at all participating Ghanaian public tertiary institutions (Universities and polytechnics). Application forms need to be completed in full, being as detailed as possible. Completed application forms should be submitted to the student financial aid office of the student’s institution or posted to TEST for Ghana through their postal address.

The required components for complete application packet are as follows:-

  • Photocopy of examination results- Applicable to all applicants.
  • Photocopy of admission letter if student have been newly admitted to a tertiary institution- Applicable to all applicants.
  • Evidence of income of parent/guardian – Applicable to all applicants.
  • Most up to date academic transcript- Applicable to all applicants.
  • Applicant’s most current pay slip, if applicable.
  • Documents/evidence to establish the relationship with siblings and or dependants as the case may be Attach sworn affidavits to support any claims made on this application form – Applicable to all applicants.
  • Any other supporting documents that they believe will assist in the processing of their application.
  • Death certificates for applicants with deceased parents or guardians.

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

Application Deadline:

Fresh students who are yet to be admitted should submit their application forms directly to TEST for Ghana, at least by the 30th August 2018. Renewal forms of previous beneficiaries should be submitted with an up-to-date result slip latest by the 28th June 2018.

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