Open Study/Research Award
Accepted Degree LevelsBachelor's
Grant PeriodAugust Start
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program in Ghana aims to strengthen educational and cultural relationships between the United States and Ghana.
Fulbright grantees are strongly encouraged to arrive in August 2022 to attend the in-country orientation during the third week of August. An abbreviated orientation will be held in January 2023 for grantees arriving after the new year.
As a condition of their grants, all grantees may be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation during the summer of 2022.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Additional Information: No Ghanaian local language skills are required. However, some study of local languages (e.g., Twi, Fanti, Ga) prior to arrival is encouraged to promote deeper engagement with the host community. Field researchers may need to coordinate with Ghanaian partner institutions for assistance in specific communities. Language training institutes are located in Accra, Kumasi, and Tamale. Intensive private tutoring can also be explored by the grantee.
Fulbright Proposal Types
It is the applicant's responsibility to secure affiliation with an appropriate Ghanaian institution. Candidates are strongly encouraged to identify appropriate host institutions for their projects and to include affiliation letters with their Fulbright applications. The formal affiliation procedure, which is completed upon arrival, involves completion of the appropriate forms and may include payment of an affiliation fee.
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country permitted in year prior to grant
The letter offering affiliation with a university department or other institution may serve as the required research clearance. However, grantees may also need to go through an Institutional Review Board (IRB) process at their home institution and/or Ghanaian host institution (i.e., university or research/teaching hospital.) This may include payment of fees if the grantee is planning on conducting research and/or collecting primary data from vulnerable populations, such as children under the age of 18, or hospital patients.