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Oxford University opens applications for John Kufuor Scholarship

The Oxford University in the United Kingdom has opened applications for Ghanaian students seeking admission for the 2020/21 academic year to apply and benefit from a scholarship scheme honouring former President John Agyekum Kufuor.

Oxford University instituted the Kufuor Scholar Award in 2015 to honor one of its most distinguished alumni, the former president, who was a student at Exeter College.

An announcement from the Academic Dean of the Exeter College, Oxford University released last month said the College seeks to elect a John Kufuor Scholar from among students who are normally resident in Ghana and who have an offer of admission to study for a DPhil at Oxford University.

Where a suitable candidate is identified, the Scholarship will be awarded in conjunction with an Oxford University Clarendon Fund award, and together these awards will fund the course fee, and a generous grant to cover living expenses.

The Scholarship is awarded for one year in the first instance, and will be renewable for the remaining years of DPhil fee liability, subject to satisfactory academic progress being made.

There is no separate application process for this Scholarship and so applicants simply need to apply for a graduate course at the college by the relevant January deadline.

“We will consider all eligible applicants to Oxford for this Scholarship, regardless of whether or not you state Exeter College as your preferred college on your graduate application form. If we offer this Scholarship we will also offer you a place at Exeter College, which will take the place of any earlier college offer you may have,” the notice said.

Below is a link to the announcement notice.