2020/2021 Admission forms for Ghana Institute of Journalism GIJ

By | February 20, 2020

2020/2021 Admission forms for Ghana Institute of Journalism GIJ

Ghana Institute of Journalism Admission is ongoing for 2020-2021 academic year. Follow the instructions below carefully and read the available courses and admission requirements needed to qualify for admission;

Ghana Institute Of Journalism Undergraduate Courses Offered

A. FACULTY OF JOURNALISM
B. A. IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
i. JOURNALISM OPTION
B. FACULTY OF PUBLIC RELATIONS & ADVERTISING
B. A. IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
I. PUBLIC RELATIONS OPTION
C. DIPLOMA IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES

GIJ Graduate Courses

A. MASTER OF ARTS IN JOURNALISM
B. MASTER OF ARTS IN PUBLIC RELATIONS
C. MASTER OF ARTS IN MEDIA MANAGEMENT
D. MASTER OF ARTS IN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION

GIJ Short Courses Offered

  • Radio and Television Presentation
    • Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing
    • Advanced Advertising
    • Advanced Public Relations
    • Advanced Communications
    • Advance Marketing
    • Broadcast Journalism
    • Action and Strategic Planning
    • Radio Journalism
    • Online Journalism
    • T.V. Journalism
    • Writing Skills
    • Photo-Journalism
    • Contemporary English Language
    • Events Management
    • Customer Care
    • Writing for Newspapers & Magazines
    • Effective Public Speaking, Speech Writing and Presentation

To address specific and training needs of organizations, customized courses can be arranged with the Institute.

For further information/enquiry contact the Institute on Tel: 0302-228336/ 0269-501772/ 0244211964 /0277-44609

GIJ Entry Requirements For Admissions

Undergraduate

► B. A. IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES

SSSCE HOLDERS
Applicants must possess passes (A – D) in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, including English, Mathematics and three (3) elective subjects with an overall aggregate of 24 or better.

WASSCE HOLDERS
Applicants must possess passes(A1-C6) in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, including English, Mathematics and three (3) elective subjects with an overall aggregate of 36 or better.

► DIPLOMA IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES (REGULAR AND WEEKEND SESSIONS)
(Weekend Session – Lectures start from Fridays to Sundays)

SSSCE HOLDERS
Applicants must possess passes (A-D) in five (5) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, including English, Mathematics and two (2) elective subjects with an overall aggregate of 20 or better.

WASSCE HOLDERS
Applicants must possess passes(A1-C6) in five (5) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, including English, Mathematics and two (2) elective subjects with an overall aggregate of 30 or better.

MATURE STUDENTS (Who can apply?)
Persons wishing to enter the Ghana Institute of Journalism as Mature Students must not be less than 25 years old.

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum requirements:

  1. Credit Passes (A1 – C6 in WASSCE and A – D in SSSCE) in five (5) subjects comprising three core subjects, including English Language and Core Mathematics plus two (2) elective subjects
  2. Applicants whose qualifications do not meet the requirements for admission as in (i) above may be considered for admission on passing a special entrance examination conducted by the University and an interview. Applicants should note that those who meet the requirements for admission as in (i) above will not be required to take any entrance examination.

NOTE:
Applicants will be selected based on a competitive cut-off point for the year. Candidates awaiting results are eligible to apply.

 LEVEL 300 TOP-UP (WEEKEND SESSION)

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

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  1. GIJ Diploma holders with a minimum Final Grade Point Average of 2.50 or Grade B or an equivalent Diploma from an Accredited Communication Training Institution with an average of Grade B are eligible to apply.
  2. Diploma holders with Final Grade Point Average of 3.25 from the following disciplines: Archival Studies, Public Administration, Social Administration, Education and Management Studies are eligible to apply.
  3. Higher National Diploma (HND) holders with a minimum of 2nd Class (Lower Division) in the following: Marketing, Information Technology, Secretaryship and Management Studies, as well as Social Science and Humanities related programme not mentioned here, are also eligible to apply.
  4. Degree holders with a minimum of 2nd Class (Lower Division) in the following: Information Studies, Information Technology, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Social Studies, Theatre Studies, Marketing, Secretaryship, English, and French are eligible to apply.
  5. Final Year Diploma students are eligible to apply as awaiting results applicants. (Certificates should, however, be provided to complete the application process)

► INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
International students who hold equivalent qualifications are eligible to apply for any of the programmes.

Postgraduate

REGULAR PROGRAMMES

  1. MASTER OF ARTS IN JOURNALISM
  2. MASTER OF ARTS IN PUBLIC RELATIONS
  3. MASTER OF ARTS IN MEDIA MANAGEMENT
  4. MASTER OF ARTS IN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION

These are 15 months intensive programmes based on the semester system. Lectures start at 4.00 p.m. each day, from Monday to Friday.

WEEKEND PROGRAMMES (Friday and Saturday)

  1. MASTER OF ARTS IN PUBLIC RELATIONS
  2. MASTER OF ARTS IN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION

These are 15 months intensive programmes based on the semester system with lectures on Friday at 4.00pm and Saturday at 7.30 am.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in Communications Studies from Ghana Institute of Journalism or any accredited/recognized University, with at least Second-Class Lower Division.

Or

A Bachelor’s degree in other Disciplines from any reputable University with at least Second-Class Lower Division.

  1. Pass an Entrance Examination and Selection Interview.

NOTE: Applicants from Non-English speaking countries must also have a minimum level of English Language Proficiency in the following: GSCE/O Level. IELTS and TOEFL.

► INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
International students who hold equivalent qualifications are eligible to apply for any of the programmes.

How To Apply For GIJ Admission

A: ON-LINE APPLICATION

  1. Pay your application fee at any Fidelity Bank Branch by providing your name and telephone number. Applicants will be required to fill a form before they are served.
  2. You will be provided your application number at the bank.
  3. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should follow the instructions given by going to http://registration.gij.edu.gh/apply/start to complete the on-line application.

B: INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

     INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS APPLYING FROM ABROAD

  1. International applicants should apply using the following link to access the online application form for completion and submission.
  2. All applicants are expected to pay to the Institute a non-refundable application processing fee paid directly or wire transferred into the Ghana Institute of Journalism Foreign Account.
  3. Account Number : 1971031304445
  4. Swift Code : FBLIGHAC