The KNUST O.R. Tambo Research Chair for Technology Entrepreneurship, with funding from the National Research Foundation of South Africa, invites eligible candidates in Ghana and other African countries to apply for scholarship awards to study Master degree programs (i.e., MSc/MA/MPhil) at the School of Business, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

Category of Scholarship Awards Available

The Scholarships to be awarded by the Chair are categorized into full, partial, and fee waiver scholarship awards. The category of scholarship awards to be given to an applicant will be dependent upon the economic needs of an applicant as determined by the scholarship award committee.

Full Scholarship Awards

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This will cover:

  • tuition fees and other charges waiver;
  • monthly stipend;
  • hostel accommodation; and
  • research grants (e.g., fieldwork, data analysis, etc.)

The following two items apply to international (African) students only:

  • one round-trip flight ticket; and
  • international travel insurance cover.

Partial Scholarship Awards

This will cover:

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  • tuition fees and other charges waiver;
  • hostel accommodation; and
  • research grants (e.g., fieldwork, data analysis, etc.)

The following two items apply to international (African) students only:

  • one round-trip flight ticket; and
  • international travel insurance cover.

Tuition Waiver Scholarship Award

This will cover:

  • tuition fees and other charges waiver; and
  • research grants (e.g., fieldwork, data analysis, etc.)

Requirements for the award of scholarships

In conformity with the entry requirement at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, successful candidates must be in possession of the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with first-class or second class (upper division) honours in Business Administration, Economics, and Social Sciences.
  • For applicants whose bachelor’s degree is not provided in English, possession of an internationally recognized Certificate of Proficiency in the English Language (i.e., TOEFL or IELTS) with an above-average score is required.

Additional requirements: All successful applicants will be required to

  • demonstrate the economic need for which reason they should be supported financially to enrol on the masters programme at KNUST;
  • hold citizenship of Ghana or another African country. Non-Ghanaian African applicants must demonstrate possession of a student visa to legally study at KNUST;
  • complete and submit the Scholarship Application form;
  • complete and submit the economic needs assessment form; and
  • commit to full-time availability for the entire period of study.

Application Supporting Documents/Additional Information

  • Completed scholarship application form
  • Completed economic needs assessment form
  • Curriculum vitae (two pages maximum)
  • Two reference letters
  • Proof of English proficiency (only for applicants whose Bachelor degree was not in English)
  • Official transcripts for bachelor degree
  • Certified copies of official bachelor degree certificate
  • Soft and hard copies of a letter of motivation (maximum one page) with the heading “O.R. Tambo Scholarship Award” outlining the following:
  • Why do you want to research into entrepreneurship and employment problems
  • Why you think you are capable of researching entrepreneurship and employment problems
  • Why you need financial support to be able to successfully complete the Masters programme
  • How your admission into this programme will fit into your professional vision
  • How your community stands to benefit after your training on this programme
  • You may also add other relevant information and/or experience you feel are necessary to support your application

Note

  • The application deadline is 5.00 pm on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.
  • Kindly upload your supporting documents in a single zip file. Supporting documents in French must have an official English translation in addition
  • Ineligible, incomplete, or late applications will not be processed.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview scheduled for January 20 and 21, 2022.

Scholarship Application Procedure and Contact

Candidates may apply directly by completing the scholarship application form: (HERE!)

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For further information, you may email the O.R. Tambo Research Chair, Professor Nathaniel Boso, at nboso@knust.edu.gh or natboso@gmail.com

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