Admission 2019 Into PhD And MSc Programmes In Water And Environment

By | April 1, 2019

Admission 2019 Into PhD And MSc Programmes In Water And Environment

Partial Funding; 2019 Admission into PhD and MSc Programmes in Water and Environment

WORLD BANK AFRICA CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE PROJECT

2019 Admission into PhD and MSc Programmes in Water and Environment

Department of Civil Engineering

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana

The Regional Water and Environmental Sanitation Centre Kumasi (RWESCK) is one of twenty-two Centres of Excellence funded by the World Bank under the Africa Centres of Excellence project. The core mandate of the Centre is to strengthen the human resource capacity in Ghana and the sub-region in areas related to water and environment to meet the human resource gap required to address development challenges highlighted in the Africa Water Vision for 2025 and the Sustainable Development Goals.

  1. PhD Programme Fellowships 

The Centre through the School of Graduate Studies, KNUST is pleased to announce that partial funding (Tuition and research grants) are available to pursue 3 year full time study in the following specialisations:

  • PhD in Water Resources Management
  • PhD in Water Supply and Treatment Technologies 
  • PhD in Environmental Sanitation and Waste Management

Female candidates are encouraged to apply to take advantage of the funding opportunities available.

Details of PhD partial scholarship package

  • Tuition and bench fees 
  • Monthly stipend for a maximum of 24 months after successful completion of year one and meeting all academic requirement which includes but not limited to passing all courses and comprehensive exams and successfully defending research proposal
  • Research and travel grant for field work

Entry requirement

In conformity with the entry requirement of the School of Graduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, the successful candidate will have a minimum of:

  • First or Second Class (Upper Division) in first degree
  • Good Master’s degree in Water and Sanitation, Environmental Engineering, Agricultural Engineering (Soil and Water Engineering option), Civil Engineering (Water Resources/Hydrology option), Geomatic Engineering, Natural Resources, Mathematics, Geography, Chemical Engineering and other relevant disciplines, with an average of at least 60%. Submit academic transcripts.
  • Candidates from non-Anglophone countries must have an internationally recognised Certificate of Proficiency in the English Language (TOEFLor British Council,IELTS) with above average score or be available to attend a three (3) months English language course at KNUST. 
  • Age Limit: 40 years or less.
  • Candidates with one publication in a journal as first author have an advantage. 
  • Evidence of current and previous employments.
  1. Masters Programme (MSc/MPhil) Fellowships  

RWESCK Graduate Programme is pleased to announce that limited partially-funded (partial tuition and research grants) scholarships are available for applicantsfrom Ghana and West African Countries to pursue 18 months full-time MSc programme or 24 months MPhil  in the following specialisations:

  • MSc/MPhil in Water Resources Engineering and Management
  • MSc/MPhil in Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation 

Details of MSC/MPhil partial scholarship

  • Tuition and bench fees 
  • Monthly stipend for a maximum of 12 months after successful completion of year one and meeting all academic requirement which includes but not limited to passing all courses and successfully defending research proposal
  • Research and travel grant for field work

Females are encouraged to apply to take advantage of the funding opportunities available.

Entry requirement

In conformity with the entry requirement of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, the successful candidate will have a minimum of:

  • First or Second Class (Upper Division) in first degree in fields such as Water and Sanitation, Environmental Engineering, Agricultural Engineering (Soil and Water Engineering option), Civil Engineering (Water Resources/Hydrology option), Geomatic Engineering, Natural Resources, Mathematics, Geology, Chemical Engineering and other relevant disciplines.
  • Candidates from non-Anglophone countries must have an internationally recognised Certificate of Proficiency in the English Language (TOEFLor British Council,IELTS) with above average score or be available to attend a three (3) months English language course at KNUST. 

Completing Application Form  

  • Ghanaian Students: Purchase the e-voucher based information provided at https://apps.knust.edu.gh/admissions/ and complete the relevant application documents
  • International students: Access the KNUST application form via https://apps.knust.edu.gh/admissions/ and complete application form and attach all relevant documents
  • Submit copies of the signed application form and other information by email to rwesckproject@gmail.com by 30th April 2019.

KNUST will shortlist candidates for a selection interview in Kumasi OR via telephone/Skype. The date of the interview will be communicated after short listing.  

Application supporting documents

  • Completed application form with Two passport photograph
  • Detailed CV and two letters of reference (one from a supervisor at the Master’s level)
  • Official transcripts and certificates for BSc and MSc degrees
  • Proof of ability to communicate in English for Candidates from non-Anglophone countries
  • PhD and MPhil candidates are to submit soft and hard copies of a letter of motivation (max. two pages) with the heading outlining why you want to study, what makes you well-suited to study in your chosen specialisation, current occupation, how the Programme will fit into your professional vision, how your home country stands to benefit after your training.
  • PhD and MPhil candidates are to submit both soft and hard copies of a short concept note (max. 3 pages) outlining the justification, objectives, methodology and expected outcomes of a research idea. 

Contact

All inquiries should be sent via email to rwesckproject@gmail.com

Websites: http://rwesck.org/

All PhD and MSc programmes have been internationally accredited by AQAS, Germany