University of Ghana Financial Aid Application and Details

Are you a student at the University of Ghana seeking financial assistance? Today, we present you with the University of Ghana Financial Aid; an opportunity for suitably qualified students to gain financial intervention for his or her academics needs.

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Read about the Legon Financial Aid below.

The University of Ghana, UG Legon Students Financial Aid Office (SFAO) was necessitated by the increasing number of applications and requests from students for financial assistance. Established in August 2005 the University of Ghana sees the operation of the SFAO as strategic and an integral part of its programmes as it enables needy but bright students to access university education.

Financial aid is available to Ghanaian students and is intended to remove the cost barriers that may prevent one from pursuing one’s educational goals.

Now you may be asking, What kind of Financial Aid are we talking about here?

The Financial aid provided by the University of Ghana involves financial support for academic fees only. This simply means you only get support for financial academic needs only.

The university however said that additional elements would be added as resources become available.

If you care to know the source, The assistance is available from a variety of sources such as funding from Government, the University, and other private sources, see below

Sources of Funds

Sources of funds for the U.G. Students Financial Aid include:

  • University of Ghana Funds
  • Corporate Bodies
  • Churches
  • Non-Governmental Organisations
  • Alumni
  • Students
  • Individuals

* There are other scholarships available which will be published whenever they are due.

Financial Aid is available to brilliant students who demonstrate significant financial needs.

How is UG Financial Aid Offered?

Financial Aid at the university of ghana is in the form of a full scholarship, partial scholarship, fee arrangements and, on-campus work-study or part-time job opportunities for students.

University of Ghana Financial Aid Eligibility

In order to qualify to apply for and receive financial aid from the University of Ghana, a student must meet all of the following requirements:

  1. Be a Ghanaian citizen
  2. Be enrolled as a regular student in a full-time programme of study
  3. Be able to demonstrate financial need
  4. Be brilliant, and
  5. Be making excellent academic progress as determined by the University.

If you are unsure about any of the criteria stated above, please contact the Students Financial Aid Office.

Legon Financial Aid Dates

The application process for UG financial aid commences in November of each year for all University of Ghana students. The awards are made by the end of the second semester, to come into effect the following academic year.

What to see the past stats of UG Financial Aid?

Financial Aid Statistics

Academic Year

 

Number of Applications

 

Successful Applicants

 

Male

 

Female

 

Total

 

Male

 

Female

 

Total

 

2005-06

 

171

 

10

 

181

 

113

 

8

 

121

 

2006-07

 

218

 

12

 

230

 

117

 

5

 

122

 

2007-08

 

505

 

51

 

556

 

293

 

26

 

319

 

2008-09

 

335

 

27

 

362

 

154

 

18

 

172

 

2009-10

 

176

 

26

 

202

 

114

 

17

 

131

 

2010-11

 

174

 

31

 

205

 

111

 

22

 

133

 

Total

 

1579

 

157

 

1736

 

902

 

96

 

998

 

Since 2003 the University of Ghana has admitted and awarded scholarships in the form of academic fee waivers for several students from Less-Endowed Senior Secondary Schools.

 

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For more information on how to apply for the University of Ghana Financial Aid, reach out to the UG Students Financial Aid Office (SFAO).

Office Location: House No. 11 East Legon – Main Campus behind the College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences and opposite CEGENSA.

E-mail: finaid@ug.edu.gh

Telephone: 020 513 6904 or 0302-945312

Postal Address: 

Students Financial Aid Office

University of Ghana

P.O. Box LG 25, Legon

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