AN APPRENTICE-STYLE reality TV show in Ghana sponsored by the British Council is giving 12 graduates the chance to win an all-expenses scholarship in Aberdeen.
The prize in the coming series of The Challenge is an all-expenses scholarship to study for a postgraduate degree at Robert Gordon University (RGU) in the Granite City.
It will include all tuition fees, accommodation and living expenses while in Aberdeen and travel from Ghana to the oil capital of Europe.
The winner will be able to choose from any of the one-year postgraduate masters courses offered by the university, although business and engineering are expected to be particularly popular.
Julie Deighton of RGU’s directorate for marketing, communications and student recruitment said: “We were delighted when we were approached by the British Council to participate in The Challenge.”
“The University already has links with oil companies in Ghana but this allows us to directly provide an opportunity to a young person who may well become one of Ghana’s future captains of industry.”
The selection process for the 12 contestants began in August. The 12 will live together in a house until the winner is announced in January 2012.