Ghana Scholarship Secretariat

Ghana Scholarship Secretariat

Ghana Scholarship Secretariat 2024. The Ghana Scholarship Secretariat is a government agency that offers scholarships to eligible Ghanaian students who wish to further their education. Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing various academic programs, from undergraduate to postgraduate levels, both within Ghana and abroad. In this post, we will guide you on how to apply to Ghana Scholarship Secretariat and the benefit package of the scholarships.

Ghana Scholarship Secretariat 2024 Requirements

Local Tertiary Scholarships requirements

  • Should have gained admission into a local tertiary institution
  • Should have registered and enrolled to undertake the course
  • The Institution should be accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB)
  • Categories of Local Tertiary Institutions (Private and Public)
  • Nurses/Teacher Training Colleges
    Colleges of Agriculture
    Technical Universities
    Certificate awarding tertiary institutions


  • You will undertake an online aptitude test during the application process
  • Appear before a panel for interviews in your selected district
  • Your information will be forwarded to the institutions of the applicant for confirmation and validation
  • Electronic award letters will be issued to you by the Scholarships Secretariat on successful application
  • Payment of scholarship entitlements to respective institutions

Foreign Tertiary Scholarship 2024 Requirements

A. Information for existing beneficiaries
Existing foreign scholarship beneficiaries will be given a portal to enable them renew their awards annually online

B. Bilateral Applications
Prospective applicants for bilateral scholarship awards will be required to complete the online application upon confirmation of their awards by the awarding country

C. Non-Bilateral Scholarship Awards
All applications for non-bilateral awards will be received online when advertised

Scholarship Application Deadline 2024/2025

Continuing students should apply online between1St April – 15Th May of the 2024/2025 academic year

New students who had late admission should apply between 1st – 30th September of 2024/2025 academic year

Local Tertiary Scholarships Mode of Application

The Local Tertiary awards are in the form of payment of Thesis and Bursary grants to Postgraduate Students in Public Tertiary Institutions in Ghana

The award also covers payment of Disability Grants to Physically Challenged Ghanaian Students in Tertiary Institutions

Also the award covers Long Stay Allowance for Medical Science students in Public Tertiary Institutions in the Country

  • Application forms are downloaded from the Secretariat’s website after a registration code is sent to the various institutions at the beginning of the academic year
  • Duly completed application forms must be endorsed by the designated institutional authority and submitted through the Dean of Graduate School to the Scholarships Secretariat
  • This facility does not apply to sandwich, part-time, private/fee-paying students in public tertiary institutions
  • The documents are vetted by the Secretariat to ensure conformity with eligibility criteria
  • For Disability allowance, completed application forms must be accompanied with medical certificate stating the percentage of disability

Related Link: KNUST Mastercard Foundation Scholarship

Foreign Tertiary Scholarships

Foreign tertiary awards cover scholarships at the tertiary level of education in a foreign country

Currently, the countries that fall under this category include

  • Russia
  • Hungary
  • Algeria
  • China
  • Morocco
  • German Government Doctoral Programme (DAAD)

In addition to the above, the Commonwealth Secretariat also award scholarships to Ghanaian at the postgraduate level based on a multilateral arrangement between Ghana and Commonwealth member countries.

Countries Awarding Scholarships To Ghanaians

Below are countries awarding scholarships to Ghanaians without a counterpart funding from the Government of Ghana

  • Australia Government Awards
  • Japanese Government MEXT Scholarships
  • Turkish Government Awards
  • Mauritius Government Scholarship

The role of the Secretariat in the administration of these scholarships entails

  • Publicity on Secretariat’s website and notice board, as well as one newspaper with nationwide circulation
  • Receipt and processing of applications based on eligibility criteria
  • Interviews and selection of applicants by a committee
  • Submission of selected applicants to awarding country for further consideration
  • Communication of awards to successful applicants

How to Apply for Scholarship

Follow the steps below apply for your scholarship 

  1. Open the Ghana Scholarship Secretariat website
  2. Click on Apply Online
  3. Click on Sign up to create an account
  4. Log in your scholarship account
  5. Complete the application form

How To Create A Ghana Scholarship Secretariat Account

Follow the steps below apply for your scholarship 

  1. Open the Ghana Scholarship Secretariat website
  2. Click on Apply Online
  3. Click on Sign up to create an account
  4. Enter your required details (First name, Last name, Phone number, etc.)
  5. Enter your password
  6. Click Sign Up 
  7. A OTP code will be sent to your e-mail
  8. Enter your OTP code to complete your account creation
  9. Login to apply for your scholarships

Contact Information Of The Ghana Scholarship Secretariat

Hotlines: 0302 9629 28, 0302 9629 29, 0302 9629 30, 0302 9629 31

Email: [email protected]


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