ETH 2023 Masters In Africa – Engineering For Development For African Students - Ghana

ETH 2023 Masters In Africa – Engineering For Development For African Students - Ghana

Ghana 30 Jul 2024
Ashesi University Grants

Ashesi University Grants

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30 Jul 2024
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ETH Zurich and Ashesi University in Ghana, together with industry partners, are offering a master’s programme in mechatronic engineering taught in Ghana by faculty of both institutions.

The past year has seen a growing partnership between Ashesi University, Ghana, ETH Zurich, Switzerland and our industry partners. This collaboration is dedicated to developing and presenting a master programme in mechatronics engineering at Ashesi University that is aimed at promoting the next generation of leaders in sub-?Saharan Africa who will take responsibility for sustainable development in the region.

The collaboratively developed programme will be taught in tandem between faculty from Ashesi University and ETH Zurich over the coming years to gradually build capacity at our partner university and to establish a graduate programme that can be sustainably presented beyond the collaboration phase of the initiative. The close interaction between faculty members of Ashesi University and ETH Zurich over the coming years will support knowledge transfer in both directions. Specifically, valuable for the wider ETH community and its students is the exposure that will be gained during the collaboration, which would ensure that research and teaching at ETH Zurich effectively works towards solving the most urgent challenges and opportunities of the future.

Structured as a series of block courses over three years, graduates of the joint programme will be awarded with both an MSc degree from Ashesi University and an ETH MAS degree. The involvement of our industry partners, all of whom are operationally present in Africa, ensures that the programme addresses regional market needs and introduces graduates to the local industrial environment. In addition to providing mentorship and industrial internship opportunities, our industry partners offer limited conditional scholarships to prospective students. More information on the programme, course content and scholarships can be found here. 

We are currently open for applications from students from across Africa to join the programme as part of our first cohort. Interested candidates can view the application process and all requirements on the application landing page of Ashesi University.

Crucial funding for our unique programme is secured with the support of the ETH Foundation. We are very grateful to our supporting partners for their financial contribution, which makes possible the implementation of this initiative.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants with a bachelor or master degree (second class or higher) in mechatronics, mechanical, electrical, computer, allied engineering, or other related degrees will be considered for the programme.
  • Applicants with aforementioned degrees awarded beyond five years as at the time of their application can also apply, if they can show evidence of consistent on-the-job professional development.

English Language Requirement

Offered Benefits

The scholarships will cover:

  • Tuition and other academic fees
  • Laptop and equipment
  • Accommodation
  • Health insurance
  • One trip home per year
  • Monthly stipend
  • Job offer after graduation

Students funded by industry partners will also undergo an onboarding period with their scholarship provider before starting the academic programme. Their mentorship and industrial internship will also take place with the scholarship provider.

Application Process

Go to ETH Zurich on ashesi.dreamapply.com to apply

All applications must be submitted  online via the application portal. We operate a staged admission process for this programme. You will be notified at the end of each stage when your application will be carried forward to the next stage of examination or has been unsuccessful.

  • Stage 1: Read our Application Guide on the application portal, which explains how to prepare for and start an application.
  • Stage 2: Check that you meet the Entry Requirements listed on this page and prepare your Supporting Documents well in advance of the application deadline.
  • Stage 3: Check your eligibility for a scholarship on the  Fees and Scholarships page. The application for a scholarship should be filled in as part of the admission application process.
  • Stage 4: Start your application using the Apply Now link below. Complete the application form. Note that only complete applications will be considered for evaluation. Please check your email frequently for communication from the admissions team. 

Required Documents:

Transcripts or other supporting documents submitted by international applicants in a language other than English must be translated and certified as copies of the original document(s).

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