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UCC ACECoR Postgraduate Scholarships – 2022/2023


Application for the University of Cape Coast, UCC ACECoR Postgraduate Scholarship – 2022/2023 Entry is now open for brilliant and needy International & Ghanaian Students at the University of Cape Coast, UCC in Ghana.

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 Cape Coast, Ghana, invites suitably qualified national, regional and international applicants into its MPhil and PhD degree programmes.

ACECoR provides scholarships and other funding support opportunities for Ghanaian and other African students who need such supports, and who apply for the scholarships during the advertisement, either prior to their admission or during their study. The scholarship may be full or partial depending on the availability of funds. The decision of the Centre to grant full or partial funding to any candidate shall be subject to the qualification criteria and other requirements to be provided in the advertisement and assessment of candidates for admissions as well as the availability of funds.

UCC ACECoR Postgraduate Scholarships - 2022/2023

ACECoR awards full and partial scholarships. A full scholarship covers tuition, accommodation, stipend and research grant. A conference and other travel grants may also be included where applicable and when necessary. A partial scholarship covers one or more of (or a percentage of) tuition, accommodation, stipend and research grant, but not all.

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The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

Programmes on offer for 2020

For the 2020 intake, the following ACECoR programmes are on offer at the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, University of Cape Coast.

  1. MPhil | PhD (Integrated Coastal Zone Management)
  2. MPhil | PhD (Oceanography and Limnology)
  3. MPhil | PhD (Fisheries Science)


Scholars are selected on the following criteria:

  1. Should have relevance BSc, MSc by research or MPhil degrees in one of the following fields listed above or any relevant field of study.
  1. The sponsorship will cover research costs and partial monthly stipend for a stated period from NET-WATER and IRD,
  2. Candidate will receive partial sponsorship from RWESCK such as tuition and internship support
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Applicants must qualify for admission to master’s and doctorate programmes at the University of Cape Coast. All programmes run at ACECoR are hosted in specific academic departments within UCC and have separate application procedures from the scholarship which is provided by the Centre. It is therefore important for prospective applicants to note that application into the programmes is independent from application for scholarship.

Prospective candidates are first required to apply to UCC for admission into the listed MPhil and PhD Degree Programmes run at ACECoR, before applying for scholarship. To apply to UCC for admission into a programme, applicants must purchase the UCC admissions voucher and login to the online Registration Portal with the PIN and SERIAL numbers. Also, read carefully the graduate admissions brochure. For the 2020/21 scholarship application process, applicants are not required to apply to UCC before applying for ACECoR scholarships. However, all successful applicants will have to complete the UCC admission process and be admitted to qualify for the award of scholarship.

To apply to ACECoR for scholarship, fill the online scholarship application form on the ACECoR website and upload the required documents. An application in which there is an omission of any of the required documents will be deemed an incomplete application and will not be considered.

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Documents required for your application
  • Certified true copies 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 2-3 (for MPhil) or 3-5 (for PhD) page research proposal in the preferred area of research

The deadline for submission of applications is 30th August, 2020.

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