WHO/TDR International Postgraduate Scholarship  Scheme 2018/2019 ( Funded to study at the University of Ghana)

About Scholarship

The Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for the award of scholarships for One-year Masters studies in Public Health for the 2018/2019 academic year, funded under the WHO TDR International Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme.


The deadline for submission of scholarship applications is FRIDAY 30TH MARCH 2018.


Scholarship Covers

The scheme provides scholarships for fulltime studies and is focused on courses relevant to a career in implementation research. Implementation Research is a growing field that supports the identification of health system bottlenecks and approaches to address them and is particularly useful in low- and middle-income countries where many health interventions do not reach those who need them the most.  The goal of this scheme is to enhance graduate training capacity and boost the number of researchers in low and middle-income countries.


Ten (10) Master’s scholarships will be offered under the programme for the 2018/2019 academic year in the following areas:

Ø  Master’s in Public Health

Ø  MSc Applied Health and Social Sciences


Ø  Nationals and residents from low- and middle income countries (data.worldbank.org/about/country-and-lending-groups) of WHO African Region.

Ø  Applicants should normally be under 35 years old at the time of application for the for the Master’s programme.

Ø  Meet the standard University admission requirements for international graduate students.

Ø  For postgraduate admission requirements at University of Ghana, visit the how to apply to postgraduate programmes page.


*Female candidates and candidates from less privileged regions or groups as well as candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Only applicants from low- and middle-income countries of WHO African Region are eligible.


Further information on implementation research is available on the WHO TDR website at the following link: www.who.int/tdr/publications/topics/ir-toolkit/en/

Please take note that the language of instruction is English


The scholarship is tenable at the University of Ghana, School of Public Health and covers:

  •  One round return economy airfare between the home country of the student and Accra, Ghana.
  •  Tuition and academic user facility fees;
  •  Basic medical and accident insurance;
  •  Monthly stipend to cover living expenses including accommodation equivalent to local living cost; and
  •  Support for research project/thesis expenses during data collection.



Applications for the TDR international postgraduate scholarship must be submitted online at: http://admission.ug.edu.gh/tdr.

Applicants must simultaneously submit applications for admission into the relevant programme at University of Ghana: http://admission1.ug.edu.gh/freshstudents/index.php/graduate-admissions/apply-now.html.   Please take note that the deadline for UG admission is 2nd March, 2018.



Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applicants will have seven (7) calendar days to confirm acceptance after notification of offer. After this date, it will be assumed that the student is unable to take the scholarship. University of Ghana reserves the right to refuse or end attribution of the scholarship if any information provided in support of the application is false.

For more information on the scheme at the University of Ghana, please contact:


Mrs Amma Appah

Tel no: +233 303 930 436 Ext 4811

E-mail: aaappah@ug.edu.gh /orid@ug.edu.gh

Website: http://www.orid.ug.edu.gh/

Mrs Abena Engmann

E-mail: aengmann@staff.ug.edu.gh

Website: http://publichealth.ug.edu.gh/





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