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World Bank PhD Scholarship 2020

The Africa Centre of Excellence in Coastal Resilience (ACECoR) established under the World Bank Africa Centre of Excellence (ACE) for Development Impact Project and hosted by the Centre for Coastal Management, University of Ghana Cape Coast, Ghana, invites suitably qualified national, regional and international applicants into its MPhil and PhD degree programmes.

MPhil and PhD students admitted to the ACECoR programme are eligible for a scholarship award to facilitate completion of the programme. The scholarships cover tuition, accommodation, monthly stipends and field research grants as well as other material and technical support. The scholarship will support students to present their innovative research results at local/international conferences and cover publication fees for research papers submitted to high impact journals. Continued funding support is contingent on academic output based on annual performance reviews.

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ACECoR PhD Scholarship

Application Deadline30 Sep 2020
Country to studyGhana
TypePhD
SponsorWorld Bank
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of ACECoR PhD Scholarship

ACECoR scholarships do not include visa fees or travel tickets. However, there will be administrative assistance with visa applications and airport pickup.


Requirements for ACECoR PhD Scholarship Qualification

The ACECoR scholarships are available to all African nationals who meet admission requirements of the University of Cape Coast. Priority will be given to female applicants as well as applicants from West and Central African countries.

The minimum admission requirement for the PhD programmes is a two- year master’s degree with research in a relevant Science or Engineering discipline or equivalent qualification from a recognised university. In addition, the applicant must demonstrate strong interest in research, development and innovation in science and technology, as well as the ability to work optimally and independently in an international multidisciplinary environment.

Documents Required for Application

All candidates must submit the following (indicating the preferred area of specialisation):

  • Completed scholarship application form
  • Certified true copy of academic certificates and transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Statement of Motivation
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation (at least one from a former lecturer/supervisor)
  • A 3-5 page research proposal in the preferred area of specialisation


Application Deadline

September 30, 2020


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to World Bank on acecoradmissions.ucc.edu.gh to apply

For more details, visit ACECoR website

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