Our Work - Ghana


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

Participating Universities

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

Geological/Earth Sciences

Civil, Mechanical, Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Computer Science

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)

Hotel Management

Construction, Architecture, Surveying and Planning

Participating Polytechnics

Accra Polytechnic

Bolgatanga Polytechnic

Cape Coast Polytechnic

Ho Polytechnic

Koforidua Polytechnic

Kumasi Polytechnic

Sunyani Polytechnic

Takoradi Polytechnic

Tamale Polytechnic

Wa Polytechnic