Gerda Henkel Foundation PhD Scholarship 2022/2023 for West African Students

Applications are open for interested and suitably qualified PhD students from West African countries for the Gerda Henkel Foundation PhD Scholarship 2022/2023 to study at the University of Ghana.

The University of Ghana has received a grant from the Gerda Henkel Foundation of Germany to support the training of PhD students in the Humanities under a project titled Enhancing Doctoral Training in the Humanities in West Africa.

Under the project, the University of Ghana will be the sub-regional hub for the training of PhD scholars in the historical humanities (History, Archaeology, Historical Islamic Studies, Art History, Philosophy, History of Law, History of Science, Prehistory and Early History, Classics and other disciplines with historical component).

The project will fund the tuition, accommodation, research, stipend and airfare of international students starting from 2021/2022 academic year.

Gerda Henkel Foundation PhD Scholarship Eligibility

  • Applicant must have successfully completed a Master’s degree in any of the disciplines listed above, or in a related field.
  • Should have excellent academic credentials and demonstrate motivation and commitment to pursue an academic career.
  • Has thorough knowledge of the language of instruction (English)
  • Applicant must be a national or permanent resident of one of the following
    West African countries: Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso and Senegal.

Documents to be submitted project:

  • Graduate and Undergraduate Certificates
  • Graduate and undergraduate Transcripts
  • One-page motivation statement
  • PhD research proposal of not more than 3 pages(of1.5linespaced minimum)clearly
    outlining the background, objectives, scope and methodology for applicant’s research.
  • Applicant’scurriculum vitae
  • Copy of applicant’s passport or national ID card

Duration of programme

While the PhD programme is generally for four years, funding for the programme is for three years.

How to Apply for Gerda Henkel Foundation PhD Scholarship

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should CLICK HERE to download application form.

Completed application forms with copies of required documents should be sent to:

The Provost’s Office
College of Humanities
University of Ghana
P.O Box LG 1173, Legon

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (+233) (0)307080635
(+233) (0)267143255


Office location: International House, Annie Jiagge Road, Legon Campus, University of Ghana

Applicants should take note of the following dates:

1. Applicants should apply by completing the google form below and submitting same by February 11th


2. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by April 15th 2022

3. Details of shortlisted candidates will be submitted to the Gerda Henkel Foundation
in Germany by May 13th 2022

4. Scholarship awardees to receive notification by May 30th 2022

5. All shortlisted candidates are to apply to the University of Ghana for admission when the application for admission portal opens. Please check the University of Ghana website for more information at


The College of Humanities through its relevant departments will do the initial review of
applications. The final selection of awardees will be done by the Gerda Henkel

For more information, visit the Gerda Henkel Foundation PhD Scholarship.


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