DASH Masters and PhD Scholarship 2024 at University of Ghana

The University of Ghana School of Public Health is pleased to announce the call for applications for the DASH Master’s and PhD Scholarships in Adolescent Health for the 2024/2025 academic year. This scholarship opportunity is aimed at individuals passionate about making a significant impact on adolescent and young adult health in sub-Saharan Africa.

The DASH project, or the Research Network for Design and Evaluation of Adolescent Health Interventions and Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa, is a multi-country study funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. It aims to promote and improve adolescent health through targeted research in three main domains: sexual and reproductive health, nutrition and physical activity, and mental health and violence. This project brings together institutions from Ghana, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Germany to foster a comprehensive understanding and intervention framework for adolescent health challenges.

Benefits of DASH Scholarship

The DASH scholarship offers a comprehensive package to support students throughout their studies at the University of Ghana. The benefits include:

  • Full tuition fees coverage.
  • Research funding for dissertation or thesis.
  • On-campus accommodation costs.
  • Monthly stipend for living expenses (PhD).
  • Support for attending relevant conferences and workshops (PhD).

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this DASH scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be willing to undertake full-time study.
  • Demonstrate ability to conduct independent statistical data analysis.
  • Show willingness to work in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Meet the University of Ghana’s admission requirements for postgraduate studies.
  • Be capable of conducting fieldwork in challenging settings.
  • For PhD applicants, having previous publication experience is an added advantage.
  • Be under the age of 40 years.
  • Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Who Can Apply?

Master’s Applicants:

    • Hold a good first degree in relevant fields.
    • Have at least two years of work experience in a health-related field.

PhD Applicants:

    • Hold a master’s degree in disciplines related to health such as Public Health, Applied Epidemiology, Global Health, among others.
    • Have at least two years of post-master’s work or research experience, preferably in a health-related field.

Application Process

Step 1: University of Ghana Postgraduate Application

  1. Apply online to either the Master of Public Health or PhD Public Health programme (Population, Family, and Reproductive Health) at the University of Ghana (
  2. Participate in competitive entrance examinations, which include analytical essays and basic data analysis.

Step 2: DASH Scholarship Application

  1. Complete the DASH Scholarship Application form online at this link (
  2. Upload the following documents in PDF format:
    • A one-page cover letter.
    • Full curriculum vitae (CV) highlighting statistical analysis skills and research experience.
    • Personal statement (1 page for master’s and 2 pages for PhD applicants) indicating suitability for the scholarship.
    • At least one letter of recommendation.
    • Proof of application to the relevant postgraduate programme at the University of Ghana.

Step 3: Interview for Shortlisted Applicants

  1. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.
  2. Successful candidates will be notified by 15 August 2024.

Application Deadline

The deadline for submitting applications for University of Ghana’s Dash scholarship is 14 June 2024 as per this notice

Successful applicants will receive an award letter from the University of Ghana and will have seven days to confirm their acceptance. Failure to respond within this timeframe will result in the scholarship being offered to another candidate.

Zahira Bano

(Associate Editor) Zahira holds a PhD in Cosmetics Surgery and Pharma. She worked with Mashables and some other beauty and wellness blogs. She is also a well-known personality and educationist and has a large number of social following. She also writes on the female empowerment motivational topics in her leisure time. She is also a scholarship winner and mentor for students looking for studying abroad opportunities.

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