Ghana Scholarships Secretariat 2021

Ghana Scholarships Secretariat

The Ghana Scholarships Secretariat was established in 1960 as an extra-ministerial body under the Office of the President mandated to administer all government scholarships both locally and abroad.

Its main programmes and activities fall under the thematic area;
Human Resource Development, Employment and Productivity under the Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda (GSGDA) and Goal 4 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) specifically addressing;

  • Provision of quality education
  • Human Capital Development, Productivity and Labour Relations, thus providing for the manpower needs of the country.

The impact of these interventions is found in the areas of increased access to quality training to needy, brilliant and deserving students at the tertiary education level.

The Human Resource deficit in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is been fully acknowledged and strategies have been developed over the years to address the gap in society.


In line with the strategic directive of H. E. the President of the Republic of Ghana, the Secretariat initiated processes aimed at increasing access and ensuring transparency in its scholarship awards and administration processes. This culminated into the piloting of the award processes at the Regional levels in the 2018/2021 academic year and narrowed to the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Levels in the 2021/2020 academic year.
The period witnessed significant strides or achievement in the increase of scholarships awarded to Ghanaian students pursuing higher education in the local tertiary institutions both public and private. More than thirty thousand (30,000) Ghanaian students in the locally accredited tertiary institutions benefitted from the scheme in the 2021/2020 academic year.


Leveraging on the decentralized scholarship processes, there was the need to introduce a system for an improved service delivery.
The new Online Scholarship Application and Administration System will help to eliminate the inconvenient experiences of applicants seeking government sponsorships and also help the Secretariat in proper and efficient administration of scholarships in the country, as well as increasing accessibility.

Ghana Scholarships Secretariat

How can I get scholarship for Secretariat scholarship?

Sign in now
Open the web address
Create an account to register.
Complete the application form and upload academic transcripts, admission letters and academic certificate.
Complete an online aptitude test and be scheduled for a selection interview in your selected disctrict.

How can I get government scholarship in Ghana?

Apply For Scholarship In Ghana And Abroad Using Government’s Online Application Process –, The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, launched the Ghana Scholarship Secretariat’s Online Scholarship Application and Administration System in Accra on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

How do I apply for the GETFund scholarship?

Additional Requirements for GETFund Scholarships
An application letter.
Proof of nationality.
A copy of the admission letter to the foreign school you wish to attend.
A fee schedule from the school abroad.
Well-detailed Curriculum Vitae.
A copy of the 1st-degree certificate from the university you attended.

How do I write an application letter for Getfund scholarship?

First Part
Contact Information: A scholarship application letter should include your name, street address, telephone and email (at the right side). …
Self Introduction and a Milestone achievement:Your First impression matters a lot and should show in the first paragraph of the scholarship application letter

Who introduced GETFund in Ghana?

Paa Kwesi Ndoum

Paa Kwesi Ndoum, Flagbearer of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), who mounted the podium and gave credit to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the introduction of the GetFund.

Who is the administrator of GETFund?

Richard Boadu

The Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFundAdministrator, Mr. Richard Boadu, has been adjudged the second best Chief Executive Officer among the heads of state institutions in the country in a nationwide survey by FAKS Investigative Services on performance and delivery. 

What is the full meaning of GETFund?

The Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) is a public trust set up by an Act of Parliament in the year 2000. Its core mandate is to provide funding to supplement government effort for the provision of educational infrastructure and facilities within the public sector from the pre-tertiary to the tertiary level.

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