The Tertiary Education Scholarship Trust (TEST) for GHANA is a registered Ghanaian charity formed by a group of graduates from Linacre College, Oxford University and is managed by Trustees in Ghana. The Trust is a constituent member of the UK Charity, TEST for AFRICA's family and its objectives and approach are aligned with those of TEST for Africa (see overview).
Since 2014 there have been 1,020 students supported by TEST for Ghana and currently 148 students have scholarships, with some great case studies at 'Our Scholars'. TEST scholars are provided with a mentor on campus to provide support and take a keen interest in the academic progress of the student. After graduation, scholars are linked with businesses to help them excel both academically and professionally. All scholars agree to work in Ghana for at least 5 years after graduation, which helps with the social and economic development of Ghana.
TEST also partners with The Madrinha Trust who, from 2022, will provide a minimum of two mentored scholarships annually in Ghana. Nomination and selection will be based upon academic performance and leadership potential of existing TEST scholarship holders. Madrinha scholars will receive international mentoring throughout their studies, plus counselling for job applications and career planning, and participation in Madrinha workshops and seminars.
While currently the majority of funds for scholarships come from the TEST for Africa charity, the aim is for TEST for Ghana to become self sufficient. To that end we are actively seeking donations from individuals and corporations in Ghana - see Support Us
University of Ghana, Legon - Accra
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi (KNUST)
University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast
University of Development Studies, Tamale
University of Education (all campus)
University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa
University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA)
University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS)
Fields of Study
Medicine, Nursing, Optometry, Dentistry and Pharmacy
Agricultural Sciences and Engineering
Mining and Petroleum Engineering
Civil, Mechanical, Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Biological, Biomedical sciences, Chemistry and Physics
Natural Resources and Environmental Management
Arts and Humanities (specifically Social Science, African Studies and African Crafts)
Economics and Business Studies (including Accountancy and Marketing)
Construction, Architecture, Surveying and Planning
Cape Coast Polytechnic