By | 12 January 2017

UG-Pada Invitation To Participate In The January 2017 Doctoral Schools

The University of Ghana (UG) is pleased to announce the seventh and eighth in the series of Doctoral Schools run by the UG-Pan African Doctoral Academy (UG-PADA)

The Schools are open to PhD candidates from Universities in Africa with particular focus on West African Universities.

Modules Available:

Each Module will be run over a one week period starting January 16th, and January 23rd, 2017.

The available Modules are:


SCHOOL 1: January 16th to 20th, 2017

   Title Eligibility
1 Managing the Doctoral Process (including Managing Literature Review ) PhD  Year 1 & 2 students
2 Quantitative Research Techniques Using SPSS PhD Year 2&3  students
3 Communicating Research Results: Science PhD (Science) students
4 Innovative Thinking All PhD students

SCHOOL 2: January 23rd to 27th, 2017

   Title Eligibility
1 Leadership Skills and Issues in Career Development for the Emerging Scholar PhD Year 2 & 3 students
2 Qualitative Research Methodology PhD Year 2 & 3 students
3 Presentation Skills (Including Conference Presentations-Oral /Poster Preparations) All PhD students
4 Use of Selected Computer Packages for Research Data Analysis (Please select a package)

i.      R

ii.    NVIVO

PhD Year 2 & 3 students


Interested candidates may select up to two modules per School in order of preference.

Candidates are advised to apply early as space is limited and will be offered strictly on a first-come-first served basis.


Fees Structure

A/ Ghanaian Applicants

All Ghanaian applicants will be expected to pay a subsidized fee of $100.00 only to cover course fees including lunch and course materials.


University of Ghana applicants on Carnegie Scholarship may use part of their funding to cover the course fees.


B/ New External Applicants

The first six (6) new applicants from any country within the West African sub-region other than Ghana will receive full sponsorship comprising:

1.      Return (Economy Class) Air ticket

2.      Full tuition of $300.00

3.      Accommodation in Students Hall of Residence

4.      Breakfast and Lunch

Please note that no Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) will be provided.


C/ Other External Applicants

All other applicants from any African country other than Ghana will be expected to pay a subsidized Course fee of $100.00 only.  In addition to the subsidy on the course fees, participants will be provided with:

1.      Accommodation in Students Hall of Residence

2.      Breakfast and Lunch


Mode of application:

Interested candidates must complete the UG-PADA online application form currently available at


Please click here to download and complete the Confirmation form and send both the Confirmation form and a copy of your letter of admission to PhD programme/ evidence of current academic registration via e-mail to: .


It is only upon filling the online form and submitting the two documents above that your application will be deemed complete.


The Application Deadline is: December 16th, 2016.


Applicants offered places will be contacted by December 19th, 2016, and will be expected to make payments by Monday, January 9th, 2017 to secure their places.


For further enquiry kindly contact: