University of Ghana Admissions: International Students Procedures -

University of Ghana Admissions: International Students Procedures


The University of Ghana announces for the information of the general public that applications are open for the admission of prospective applicants into various undergraduate programmes for the academic year. Applicants should take note of the following:

  1. Undergraduate applications are accepted all year round. However, the academic year begins in September.
  2. All applicants who will be writing WASSCE in May/June are eligible to apply.
  3. There is a direct admission of applicants into all programmes offered by the College of Health Sciences but as first choice only. For second and third choices, applicants are strongly advised to choose courses from the College of Basic and Applied Sciences.
  4. There is a direct admission of applicants into the various Programmes available in the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences and the School of Biological Sciences. Applicants will be expected to select up to four (4) choices in order of preference.
  5. Applicants who select either B.Sc. Administration or Bachelor of Laws (LLB) as the first choice are advised strongly to select bouquets from the Bachelor of Arts programme as the second choice to enhance their chances of gaining admission.
  6. For the Bachelor of Arts (BA) programme, applicants are required to select subjects from the list of bouquets provided.  Up to four (4) subject bouquets must be selected in order of preference.
  7. All students entering the BA progamme must offer three (3) subjects at Level 100, two (2) subjects at Level 200 and Level 300 and either two (2) subjects or one (1) subject at Level 400.
  8. Holders of other qualifications including International Baccalaureate (IB), IGCSE, and the American Grade 12 examinations which hitherto were admitted to Level 200, will be admitted to Level 100.
  9. Since the 2007/2008 academic year, the University of Ghana has ceased to admit applicants with the West African Examination Council’s Ordinary and Advanced Level Certificates
  10. All Applicants must take note that the process for admission to the University of Ghana is very transparent.  Applicants should therefore beware of any persons who may approach them on the pretext of assisting them to gain admission for a fee. All applicants are expected to pay the university a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00. This fee can be paid online as part of the application process or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Details of the Account

Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Account
Account Number: 0161014409780401
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch

Payments in Ghana (Cash Only)

Account Name: University of Ghana Forex Account, Ecobank
Account Number: 0162074409780403
or International Transfer through Ecobank (0161014409780401 or 0161094409780403)

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.


Application Summary

If you are an international student interested in applying to the University of Ghana, here are the steps you should follow:

  1. Check the admission requirements: Make sure you meet the academic and language requirements for the program you want to apply to. These requirements can vary depending on the program and level of study.
  2. Choose a program: Browse the University of Ghana's website to find the program you want to apply to. Make sure it's offered to international students.
  3. Create an account: Create an account on the University of Ghana's online application portal. This will allow you to start and save your application, and also receive updates on your application status.
  4. Fill out the application: Complete the online application form with your personal details, academic qualifications, and supporting documents. You'll also need to pay the application fee.
  5. Submit your application: Review your application to ensure everything is complete and accurate, then submit it online. You'll receive a confirmation email once your application is received.
  6. Wait for a response: The University of Ghana will review your application and notify you of its decision. This can take several weeks or even months, depending on the program and the number of applications received.
  7. Accept your offer: If you're accepted, you'll receive an admission letter and an offer of admission. You'll need to respond to the offer and pay any required fees to secure your place.
  8. Apply for a visa: Once you've accepted your offer, you'll need to apply for a student visa to study in Ghana. You'll need to provide the University of Ghana's admission letter as part of your visa application.
  9. Plan your travel and arrival: Once you have your visa, you can start planning your travel and arrival in Ghana. The University of Ghana can provide advice and support to help you settle in.

Good luck with your application!

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