UG: General Information for All Undergraduate Applicants

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS FOR THE 2020/2021 ACADEMIC YEAR

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR ALL APPLICANTS

The University of Ghana announces for the information of the general public, applicants, parents and guardians that applications are open for the admission of prospective applicants into various undergraduate programmes for the 2020/2021 academic year. Applicants should take note of the following:

  • All prospective applicants are advised to visit the University’s website www.ug.edu.gh and carefully read all relevant information and guidelines for prospective applicants before applying.
  • All applicants who will be writing WASSCE in May/June 2020 are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants are expected to collect a free copy of the University of Ghana prospectus from the Bank when they purchase the e-voucher.
  • Programmes at the College of Health Sciences, except those offered at the School of Allied Health Sciences, are offered as first choice programmes only.
  • For second and third choices, applicants must choose courses from the Sciences.
  • The following programmes offered at the College of Basic and Applied Sciences are first choice programmes: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. Do not choose any of these programmes as second and third choices.
  • There is direct admission of applicants into the various Programmes available in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences.Applicants will be expected to select up to four (4) choices in order of preference.
  • Applicants who select either B.Sc. Administration or Bachelor of Laws (LLB) as first choice are advised strongly to select bouquets from the Bachelor of Arts programme as second choice to enhance their chances of gaining admission.
  • 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.
  • All students entering the BA programme 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.
  • Qualified Applicants to the Bachelor’s degree on the Legon Campus who are unable to meet the competitive cut-off points determined by the Admissions Board for admission to preferred programmes of study may opt for the Fee-paying Scheme.  Interested applicants must indicate this option on their application forms.
  • Mature Students Admission has been re-introduced into the Bachelor of Arts Distance Education (DE) Programme with effect from the 2017/2018 academic year.
  • All applications must be submitted ONLINE at http://admission.ug.edu.gh on the purchase of the University of Ghana application e-voucher.
  • All applicants will be considered on the basis of result equivalents as provided by the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), as per schedule below
WASSCECURRENT INTERPRETATIONSSSCEINTERPRETATION
A11 – Excellent A1 – Excellent   
B22 – Very Good B2 – Very Good 
B33 – Good C3 – Good 
C44 – Credit D4 – Credit 
C55 – Credit E5 – Pass 
C66 – Credit F  – Fail 
D77 – Pass   
E88 – Pass   
F99 – Fail   
  • Qualifications acceptable for admissions include the following:
  • Senior Secondary School Certificates (SSSCE/WASSSCE)
  • Baccalaureate (French)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels
  • GCSE & ‘A’ Levels
  • American High School– Grade 12 examinations
  • Other external qualifications which have equivalences to the WASSSCE/SSSCE and the GCE (A Levels)

All admissions will be to Level 100.

  • All applicants who have ever attended or graduated with Certificate/Diploma from the University of Ghana from 1996 to date should indicate their **STUDENT IDENTITY NUMBERS** on their application forms.  The same number will be used in the intended programme of study if admitted.
  • 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
  • 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 gain admission for a fee.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST ENSURE THAT THEIR ON-LINE APPLICATIONS ARE CORRECTLY FILLED AND SUBMITTED

GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WITH WASSCE/SSSCE AND OTHER FOREIGN QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Duration of Programmes

With the exception of The Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Bachelor of Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine programmes, all first degree programmes of study are of four (4) years duration.

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme may be followed by a-two year professional course at the Ghana School of Law.

The Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery programmes may be followed by a three-year clinical programme for the DBS and the MB. ChB Degree.

The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine is a straight six-year programme.

  1. University of Ghana Campuses

The University’s teaching and research is carried out across four (4) campuses, namely:

  1. Legon (Main) Campus

The Legon Campus, which is the main campus, is located 13 kilometers northeast of Accra. This campus houses the central administration and all the university halls and hostels (both university owned and privately owned.  The main campus houses all foreign students and Ghanaians admitted into programmes on the main campus.

  1. Accra City Campus

The Accra City Campus is located within the Central Business District of Accra. Currently, the campus offers on full time basis, two (2) programmes which are also offered on the main campus. These are:

  • The Bachelor of Science in Administration programme
  • The Bachelor of Arts programme

    All regular Diploma programmes are also run at the Accra City Campus.

All programmes offered at the City Campus are non- residential.

  1. Korle-Bu Campus

The Korle-Bu Campus is located three (3) kilometers from the Accra Central Business District and houses the College of Health Sciences.

  1. Distance Education Regional Centres

The Distance Education programme is run by the School of Continuing and Distance Education, Legon and its eleven (11) Regional Centres. As these programmes will be run in the regions, applicants will be given the opportunity to pursue a University of Ghana from the comfort of their homes. Programmes offered are:

  • Bachelor of Science in Administration programme
  • Bachelor of Arts programme
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology programme
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing programme (For professional nurses who already have a Diploma in Nursing from a recognized Nursing Training College). These professional nurses can remain at post while pursuing their degree programmes.

The Distance Education programme is non-residential.

  1. Qualifications acceptable for admissions include the following:
  • Senior Secondary School Certificates (SSSCE/WASSSCE)
  • Baccalaureate (French)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • GCE (Cambridge) – ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels
  • IGCSE (Cambridge) – ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels
  • American High School Grade 12
  • Other external qualifications which have equivalences to the WASSSCE/SSSCE and the GCE (A Levels)

 All admissions will be to Level 100.

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