WACCI PhD Plant Breeding Scholarships 2020/2021 at the University of Ghana

It has been agreed upon that DAAD cooperates with West African Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) by offering up to 3 In-Country and 6 In-Region scholarships for PhD studies at West African Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) for the intake 2021.

WACCI PhD Plant Breeding Scholarships Eligibility


  • have successfully completed generally a two-year university degree above average results (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 areespecially encouraged to participate in the programme.

Value of Award: The scholarship covers:

  • Tuition fees* annually
    • First year: 7,399 USD
    • Second year: 10,200 USD
    • Third year: 10,200 USD
    • Fourth year: 5,700 USD*
  • Study and research allowance annually 920 EUR (PhD)
  • Printing allowance once at the end 800 EUR (PhD)
  • 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 PhD Plant Breeding Scholarships

For more information, visit the WACCI PhD Plant Breeding Scholarships.

Application Deadline: 2nd June 2020

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