Apply for Master/Post Graduate Scholarship (Deadline: 4 April 2021)

Call for Scholarship Application
Department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences,
School of Biological Sciences
College of Basic and Applied Sciences
University of Ghana.  Legon.  Accra.  Ghana.

Position: Masters/Post Graduate Scholarship
Location: Ghana
Application Deadline: 4 April 2021
Language(s) required: 
Fluent written and spoken English, local language (required).

The Department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences (DMFS), College of Basic and Applied Sciences (CBAS), School of Biological Sciences (SBS), of the University of Ghana (UG) in collaboration with WorldFish and the Norwegian Veterinary Institute are offering a unique learning opportunity for motivated graduate students for two years duration to contribute to a regional project on Aquatic Animal Health research and education to support sustainable aquaculture in sub-Saharan Africa.

WorldFish is an international, non-for-profit research organization that works to reduce hunger, malnutrition and poverty by improving fisheries and aquaculture. With a 45-years track record of leading-edge science, WorldFish generates research evidence and innovations to inform sustainable practices and inclusive policies that enable better livelihoods and healthier diets for millions of poor people, particularly women, who depend on fish for food, nutrition and income. WorldFish is a member of CGIAR , the world’s largest global partnership on agriculture research and innovation for a food secure future. Headquartered in Penang, Malaysia and with regional offices across Africa, Asia and the Pacific, WorldFish leads the cross-disciplinary CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH).

African aquaculture is growing rapidly. Tilapia and catfish are the two most important farmed fish species in Africa. Little research attention and investments have been made to better understand disease epidemiology and control mechanisms in these cultured fish groups. With increased intensification and resultant proliferation of fish diseases, many African countries are realizing the importance of biosecurity governance and building better aquatic animal health research capacity and management to support sustainable development of aquaculture in the continent. International partnerships and collaboration with expert institutions can facilitate the transition for African countries to develop and implement better biosecurity governance.

Increased Sustainability in the Aquaculture Sector in SSA, through Improved Aquatic Animal Health Management is a regional project funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation – NORAD. Under this project, 6 Masters students will be enrolled in Ghanaian University with unique opportunity to be trained at WorldFish facility in Egypt, Fish for Africa Innovation Hub, and co-supervised by WorldFish and the Norwegian Veterinary Institute experts.

Entry Requirements
We are looking for talented 6 students with background/interest in one or more domains of the following areas: fish biology, epidemiology and aquatic animal health management, microbiology, parasitology, virology, rapid molecular diagnostic, vaccinology, antimicrobial resistance and contaminants, policy analysis or economics.

    • Applicant must be in full employment in a relevant institution or company.
    • You must have obtained a first higher education degree in Biological, Veterinary or related Sciences from a recognized university with a good grade.
    • Excellent writing and communication skills in English.
    • Willing to travel.
    • Strong skills in planning and management.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to work in a team-oriented multi-cultural environment.
    • Trustworthy and high level of integrity.

The studentship will cover the cost of tuition fees, travel, research, thesis production and publication plus stipend for 2 years.

Our Offer

This is Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position. The successful candidate will be legally admitted to the University of Ghana.


The positions for 6 Masters students will be based in Ghana with significant travel for training in Egypt. Interviews are expected to be held before the end of April 2021.Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and expected to attend the interview.

How to Apply
Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information latest by 4 April 2021.
    • A proof of employment.
    • A cover letter including one-page (max) description of why you are an ideal candidate.
    • A current curriculum vitae.
    • Names and contacts (telephone, fax, and e-mail addresses) of two professional referees who are familiar with your qualifications. Your nominated referees ideally should have persons from each of the following category: direct supervisor, internal peer and/or direct report.

The application link: Scholarship (Masters/Post Graduate)


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