March 4, 2011

Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) PhD Scholarship in Soil Science for West Africans

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) PhD Scholarship Program in Soil Science at

Course(s) Offered: Soil Science
Course Level: Graduate (PhD)
Provider: KNUST- AGRA
Country to Study in: Ghana

Scholarship Description
With the support of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science (KNUST) has developed and offers a PhD programme in Soil Science.

The main goal of this new PhD programme at KNUST is to develop and strengthen regional human and institutional capacity to develop innovative and adaptable technologies for halting the rapid soil degradation to improve agricultural productivity in Africa.

Eligibility
Applications must be nationals of selected West African countries

AGRA will grant scholarships to some selected candidates on competitive basis.

Female candidates will be given priority for scholarship awards.

Eligible groups
Citizens of the following west African countries:
Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Nigeria.

Participating Institution
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Faculty of Agriculture, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science (KNUST), Ghana

Field of study
PhD level study and research in Soil Science.

The AGRA-KNUST programme will run a 4 year coursework and research PhD programme in Soil Science. The programme will be hosted in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences in the Faculty of Agriculture.

Number of awards
Not specified - please confirm from provider (link to website is below)

Sponsorship duration
Award will last for whole duration of the doctoral programme

Scholarships benefits
This is a scholarship that covers tuition, and attractive packages for accommodation, book allowance, stipend, and research cost from the program.

These details will be provided in the final award letters to successful candidates.

Method of Application
Only qualified candidates from selected West African countries need apply.

To apply, please visit the official website (link to it is below) to download necessary forms and also access important information on how to apply for the PhD scholarship.

DEADLINES:
All applications and submissions of interest must reach the award committee on or before the 30th of April 2011

PLEASE NOTE:
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science KNUST is located in Kumasi, the second largest city in Ghana and in the rich cultural environment of the Ashanti kingdom. The University recognizes the study of Science and Technology as an essential part of its cultural heritage.

The University staff value experiential instruction using modern laboratory and field approaches to develop knowledge and skill. The University respects diversity of people and offers equal opportunities to males and females for challenges and self-development.

Application Deadline: 30 April 2011
Open to International Students: No (only W/Africans)

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Related: List of Scholarships in Africa for All Students

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