How to apply– Ghana Scholarship Secretariat officially opens application portal for Free SHS Graduates

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The Ghana Scholarships Secretariat following a directive from H. E. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, today December 1, 2020, in a Press Conference dubbed “The Big Announcement” officially opened the online scholarship application portal for the first batch of graduates of the Free SHS Policy.

According to the Secretariat, this is to accord the Free SHS graduates an opportunity to apply for scholarships for their tertiary education.

The Local Tertiary Scholarship was introduced by H. E. President Akufo-Addo in the year 2017 and had it decentralized and digitized in the 2019/2020 academic year.

The scholarship covers academic facility user fees or tuition fees for all accredited local tertiary institutions, both public and private.

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The table below depicts beneficiaries from 2017.


All applicants who wrote the WASSCE in 2020 and have gained admission or have applied for admission into an accredited local tertiary institution are eligible to apply.


All applicants are expected to go through the 4 easy steps as follows:

I. Open the web address
II. Sign-up and create a user account to register.
III. Complete an application form and upload all required academic and admission documents
V. Complete an online aptitude test.


The below timelines have been scheduled for the scholarship application:

1. 1st-15th December, 2020: Application Open

2. 16th- 29th December, 202: Nationwide Selection Interviews.

3. By second week of January, 2021: Validation and Payments to respective institutions.

According to the Scholarship Secretariat, the first batch of these Free SHS graduates who would be eligible will be able to enjoy a tuition free tertiary education in Ghana under President Akufo-Addo.


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