Getting a degree is essential to one’s future. With everyone looking to get a white-collar job, the only way to achieve that goal is to first of all secure a degree.
However, a lot of aspiring students have financial barriers. They are unable to cover the expenses of a school program. Hence, some opt for student loans to aid them to finish their programs. The issue then transforms into securing a job to be able to pay those loans back.
Nonetheless, there is an alternative. A scholarship. A scholarship is an initiative put in place by the Ghanaian government and a few business organizations to support students aspiring to enrol in the universities, to do so with ease.
Some scholarships only cover half of the study expenses while others may be full. But how can you apply for scholarships in Ghana?
According to President Nana Akufo-Addo’s vision to digitize every government process, the scholarship process has been simplified online. The online process is to help eliminate inconveniences that applicants face by walking into administrations to seek scholarships. They hope that the online process will solve this problem and help scholarships run efficiently.
This new online system is called the Ghana Online Scholarship Secretariat.
Requirements to apply for a scholarship in Ghana
Per the Ghana Scholarship Secretariat, a student should be able to meet the following requirements to apply for a scholarship.
- You should first of all have gained admission into a tertiary institution in Ghana.
- The tertiary institution must be accredited by the National Accreditation Board.
- You must be registered and enrolled to pursue a particular program at the tertiary institution.
- Technical Universities, Nurses & Teacher Training Colleges, Polytechnics, Colleges of Agriculture, Universities, and Certificate Awarding tertiary institutions that are both public and private are eligible for a Scholarship.
When to apply for a Scholarship from the Ghana Scholarship Secretariat online
- New applications are received and processed from June 16th to July 31st.
- As a continuing student in the university, you can apply for the Scholarship from 1st April and 15th May of the Academic year.
- If you gained late admission, you are allowed between the 1st to the 30th of September of an academic year to apply for the Ghana Secretariat Online Scholarship.
How to apply for the scholarship
The following are the guidelines to follow when applying for the newly launched online Scholarship application from the Ghana Scholarship Secretariat.
- Visit www.scholarshipgh.com to begin the Scholarship application process.
- On the online Scholarship portal, create an account, register, and fill the online application form.
- Provide required and adequate details on the online Scholarship application form.
- Upload your academic transcripts and certificate, admission letters, and all necessary documentation in a PDF format.
- You will be expected to undergo an online aptitude test after filling the online Scholarship application form.
- If the online aptitude test is successful, you’d be scheduled for a selection interview in your district.
What do you do after the online Scholarship application process is completed?
1.After scheduling the obvious selection interview in your district, you’d be expected to appear before a panel to be interviewed.
2.Your completed application will then be forwarded to the chosen appropriate institutions for validation and confirmation.
3.The Ghana Scholarship Secretariat will then issue you an electronic award letter.
4.The Scholarship entitlement expenses will then be settled with the respective institution.
These procedures followed by the book are the simplest way of applying for a Scholarship in Ghana. In a few minutes, the process is completed and you can be on your way to gaining the scholarship you’ve always dreamt of.
We hope that this article will be helpful to you in your quest to apply for a Scholarship in Ghana. We also wish you all the best of luck in this endeavour.
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