WACCI PhD Plant Breeding Scholarships
The WACCI Ph.D Programs
Eight students per year will be admitted over a period of five years in the first phase of the programs Each student will follow a 5 year Programs leading to the award of a Ph.D (Plant Breeding) upon successful completion.
The Programs consists of two stages : two years of academic study at the University of Ghana and three years of field research at the students research station/university in his/her home country.
The course work and research will focus on the following West Africa food crops
Cereals : maize, rice, sorghum, millet
Root and tubers : cassava and sweet potato
Legumes : cowpea and groundnut
Vegetables : tomato and pepper.
West Africa with initial emphasis on Ghana, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger.
Scholarships are advertised extensively in all participating countries and applications are reviewed by a panel of local academics.
Forty students arriving in cohorts of eight over five academic years will receive support from this innovative plant breeding Ph.D Programs.
The WACCI Programs is specifically for full-time, professional plant breeders who will make their careers breeding new cultivars of food crops.
Prospective students must have :
Applicants should be under the age of 40.
Applicants who have not been instructed in English at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels must have a test score of at least 550 (paper test) or 213 (computer test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
For more information on the TOEFL test, please contact the United States Information Service. (USIS) at the USA Embassy or Consulate in your home country or contact TOEFL directly at the following address :