WACCI Masters Plant Breeding Scholarships 2022

Application for WACCI Masters Plant Breeding Scholarships 2022 is ongoing!

About WACCI Masters Plant Breeding Scholarships

It has been agreed upon that DAAD cooperates with the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) by offering up to 3 In-Country and 6 In-Region scholarships for Master studies at the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) for the intake of 2022.

WACCI Masters Plant Breeding Scholarships- Eligibility

Applicants for WACCI Masters Plant Breeding Scholarships:

  • have successfully completed generally a three-year university degree (Master candidates) (at least: Second Class/Upper Division)
  • clearly show motivation and strong commitment
  • have thorough knowledge of the language of instruction
  • have generally completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application
  • must be nationals or permanent resident of a Sub-Saharan African country
  • should generally be a) staff member of a public university, b) candidate considered for teaching or research staff recruitment, c) from the public sector, d) Alumni of the DAFI programme
  • Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.

Number of Awards: 9

Value of WACCI Masters Plant Breeding Scholarships: 

The scholarship covers:

  • Tuition fees* annually
  • Study and research allowance annually
  • Printing allowance once at the end
  • Monthly Scholarship (Accommodation, Food etc.)
    • monthly 500 EUR (PhD In-Country)
    • 550 EUR (PhD In-Region)
  • Travel allowance (In-Region only): twice (beginning/end of scholarship)
  • Health insurance(In-Region only)

How to Apply for WACCI Masters Plant Breeding Scholarships:  

Application Requirements

  • Undergraduate Academic Transcripts
  • Undergraduate Certificate of Completion
  • MPhil Proposal
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Email address of (3) referees – Inform your referees before you use their email addresses.
  • Application Fee of US$ 110 (Foreign Applicants) and GH¢ 200 (Ghanaian Applicants)

Admission Process

Your admission process will go through the steps below. Please take note of deadlines.

  1. Complete an online form on the University of Ghana Graduate Admissions Page.
  2. WACCI to submit shortlisted candidates to DAAD by May 12, 2022
  3. DAAD will directly contact shortlisted candidates
  4. Shortlisted candidates are to submit their applications via the DAAD portal by June 15, 2022
  5. Scholarship awardees to receive notification from DAAD in September 2022

Please note again:

  1. The latest time for payment of the application fee should be at least two days before the deadline for applications
  2. Any application received after the deadline will not be considered
  3. Only paid and successful applicants will be considered for the DAAD scholarships
  4. Limited scholarships (DAAD) are available for highly qualified applicants
  5. Submit the following documents to your application portal
  • First Degree Academic Transcripts & Certificate of Completion,
  •  MPhil Proposal, Curriculum Vitae, Passport size photo

Application Deadline

Entry submission for this award closes on April 20, 2022

Visit Award Webpage for Details







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