University of Ghana Scholarships for Undergraduate Students 2018-2019

The University of Ghana is accepting applications from students pursuing an undergraduate programme in the University for the 2018-19 academic year from the beginning of the second semester. The scholarship offer is strictly for Ghanaian Students studying in the University. Please download and submit the completed form together with supporting documents to the Students Financial Aid Office (SFAO).

What you need to know about University of Ghana

The University of Ghana, the premier university and the largest university in Ghana was founded as the University College of the Gold Coast by Ordinance on August 11, 1948 for the purpose of providing and promoting university education, learning and research.

As a University poised to distinguish itself in the area of research to make an impact at the national and international level, the University has launched a new Strategic Plan.

This new strategic plan (2014-2024) is intended to consolidate the gains made from the review of the University’s mission and practices and situate these within the context of a very dynamic environment of higher education in Ghana and beyond.

What you need to know before applying to study 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
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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

Of these, the oldest school in the country is the University of Ghana, which opened its doors in 1948. The focus of education throughout these schools is very diverse. Many students study business, social sciences, and medicine. However, there is also a strong demand for technology based education, the arts, and humanities. Perhaps the most well known school in the region is Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, which has become a top school in this portion of Africa.

Applying for 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.

Level/Field of study:

The scholarships are available for pursuing the undergraduate programme in any field of study in the University.

Host Nationality:

The scholarship is hosted by the University of Ghana, legon, Ghana.

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Eligible Nationality:

Scholarship is open to indigenous students from Ghana.

Scholarship Benefits:

These opportunities has value that includes full and partial tuition fee wavier, fee arrangements and, on-campus work-study or part-time job opportunities for students.

Scholarship Number:

The number of offers was not specified.


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

  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.

Application Procedure:

You are required to read the eligibility page, download the appropriate form and submit a completed application form with all the supporting documentation to the University of Ghana Students Financial Aid Office (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 if corrections are needed or if any information/response on your application is not clear.

The next step is an interview of short listed applicants. If your application is successful, you will receive written notification 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.

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 dependants of parents/guardians.
    Any other supporting documents that you believe will assist in the processing, of your application.
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If you are applying for UG Sponsorship for the first time, or was unsuccessful with your previous application please download and use SFAO FORM I (New applicants)

If you have previously been awarded UG Sponsorship 2018 or an earlier one from SFAO, then please download and use SFAO FORM II (Renewal).

If you have any questions you may call the Students Financial Aid Office on 0302-945312/0205-186904 or send an email to You may also walk in during working hours to make enquiries.

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.

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 University.

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


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