The University of Ghana (UG) 2020/2021 Undergraduate Applications Now Open

By | January 30, 2020

University of Ghana (UG) Undergraduate Applications Now Open for 2020

Overview

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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 2020/2021 academic year.

The University has opened the sale of application forms to their undergraduate programmes, diploma to degree, diploma, post-first degree programmes and other offered courses.

About the University

University of Ghana students come from across Ghana, Africa and throughout the world, representing diverse perspectives, experiences, backgrounds and cultures. Through the Students Financial Aid Office (SFAO), the university makes every effort to provide financial aid to qualified Ghanaian undergraduate applicants with limited finances. 

UG through the Office of International Programmes encourages participation of international students through direct enrollment and exchange programmes. At present, international students number close to 1,500 students, drawn from over 71 countries. 

University of Ghana 2020 Application

Prospective applicants are to read the application guide provided below for the required steps to follow when applying to the University of Ghana.

Earn a bachelor’s degree (first graduate degree) in your area of interest by choosing from over 40+ departments at the University of Ghana.

UG Available Programmes for 2020 Admission

COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

School of Medicine and Dentistry

  •   Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  •   Bachelor of Dental Surgery

School of Pharmacy

  •      Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences

  •      Bachelor of Science in Dietetics
  •      Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory
  •      Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
  •      Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy
  •      Bachelor of Science in Radiography

School of Nursing & Midwifery

  •       Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  •       Bachelor of Science in Midwifery

COLLEGE OF BASIC AND APPLIED SCIENCES

Groupings

Group 1: Physical Sciences

Physics, Chemistry, Geophysics

Group 2: Mathematical Sciences

Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Computer Science, Biomathematics, Physics

Group 3: Earth Sciences

Geology, Applied Geology, Applied Geophysics

Group 4: Information Technology

Group 5: Biological Sciences

Animal Biology and Conservation Science, Biochemistry Cell and Molecular Biology, Nutrition, Food Science, Plant and Environmental Biology, Marine Science, Fisheries Science, Psychology, Microbiology.

Group 6: Agriculture

Animal Science, Crop Science, Soil Science, Agriculture Economics, Agribusiness, Agriculture Extension, Post-Harvest Technology.

Group 7: Family and Consumer Science (Food and Clothing Option)

Group 8: Family and Consumer Science (Family and Child Studies Option)

Group 9: Engineering Sciences

Material Science and Engineering, Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Food Process Engineering, Agriculture Engineering

Group 10: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES

University of Ghana Business School

  •      Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

University of Ghana School of Law

  •      Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

School of Arts – Bachelor of Arts –Available in the following Departments:

  •      Department of Religions
  •      Department of Philosophy and Classics
  •      Department of History
  •      Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies

School of Languages – Bachelor of Arts –Available in the following Departments:

  •       Department of English
  •       Department of French
  •       Department of Modern Languages
  •       Department of Linguistics

School of Social Sciences – Bachelor of Arts –Available in the following Departments:

  •      Department of Economics
  •      Department of Political Science
  •      Department of Sociology
  •      Department of Geography and Resource Development
  •      Department of Social Work
  •      Department of Psychology

School of Performing Arts – Bachelor of Fine Arts/Bachelor of Arts –Available in the following Departments:

  •      Department of Dance Studies
  •      Department of Theatre Arts
  •      Department of Music

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

School of Information and Communication Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts in Information Studies

School of Education and Leadership

  • Bachelor of Arts in Education 
  • Bachelor of Science in Education 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Physical Culture Studies

School of Continuing and Distance Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts – Available in the following Departments:
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Information Studies
  • Department of Adult Education and Human Resource Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (For professional nurses who already have a Diploma in Nursing from a recognized Nursing Training College)

Diploma Programmes

The following diploma programmes are now run at the Accra, Kumasi and Tamale Learning Centres. Applicants should note that the all distance education programmes are non-residential.

  • Diploma in Accounting
  • Diploma in Public Administration
  • Diploma in Statistics
  • Diploma in Librarianship
  • Diploma in Archives Administration
  • Diploma in Adult Education
  • Diploma in Youth Development Work (CYP)

University of Ghana 2020/2021 Entry Requirements

GHANA WASSCE/SSSCE – Minimum/General Entry

Requirements General Entry Requirements into Legon Campus, Accra City Campus and Korle Bu Campus.

An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have at least credits (A1 – C6 in WASSCE and A – D in SSSCE) in English, Core Mathematics and Integrated Science (for Science related programmes) or Social Studies (for non-Science related programmes) and three elective subjects in Science for applicants applying to Science or Agriculture related disciplines or three elective subjects in General Arts/Business for applicants applying to non-Science related disciplines, with the total aggregate not exceeding 24.

In addition, Science applicants should have at least a grade C6 in WASSCE/D in SSSCE in Social Studies/Life Skills and non-Science applicants should also have at least a grade C6 in WASSCE/D IN SSSCE in Integrated Science/Core Science.

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UG American High School Entry Requirements

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS FOR THE 2020/2021 ACADEMIC YEAR(For International Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background)

American High School Grade 12

An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0

Admissions will be to Level 100.

The University of Ghana Cambridge ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels Requirements

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS FOR THE 2020/2021 ACADEMIC YEAR

Cambridge ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels

Minimum/General Entry Requirement

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels

          Applicants must have three relevant subjects at the Cambridge ‘A’ Levels.

          In addition, they must have at least five (5) passes including English and Mathematics at the Cambridge ‘O’ Level.

University of Ghana 2020/2021 Application Guidelines

1. GHANAIAN APPLICANTS

University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:

  • WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background

WASSCE/SSSCE applicants and Ghanaians who apply with foreign qualifications from schools which write the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the IGCSE such as Alpha Beta, Faith Montessori International School, Ghana International School, New Nation International School, SOS – Hermann GMEINER International College and Tema International School etc., should do the following:

At any of the Banks listed above, applicants will be required to indicate their names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the bank voucher before they are served. Those without e-mail addresses will however not be disadvantaged. A confirmation of their Pin will be sent to their mobile phones. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should CAREFULLY follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when accessing their admission status at a later date.

  • DIPLOMA/HND TO DEGREE APPLICANTS

After buying the e-voucher, Diploma/HND to Degree applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms:

  • Diploma/HND transcripts
  • Where applicable, certified copies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level certificates/result slips

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.

2. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND GHANAIANS APPLYING FROM ABROAD

International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following link to access the online application form for completion and submission.

Online Application for International & Ghanaians Abroad Undergraduate applicants

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Details of the Account are:

Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Fees
Account Number:2441000716652
Bank Details:Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch
Swift:ECOCGHAC

or         International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716647 

or         Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform.

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.

The University of Ghana 2020/2021 Admission Deadline / Closing Date

Admission Deadlines

Schedule for the 2020/2021 Admissions

No.Activity/ProgrammeApplication OpensApplication ClosesEntrance Exams
1.Certificate
English Proficiency
 10th  January 2020 31st August 2020 Not Applicable
2.Distance Diploma Programmes10th  January 202030th June 2020 
4.International Applicants
 
All-year roundAll-year roundNot Applicable
5.Diploma to Degree
Nursing
Public Health
Veterinary Medicine
Family & Consumer Sci.
Bachelor of Arts
Administration
Accounting
Public Admin
Allied Health
Agriculture
 10th  January 2020       10th  April 2020       To be announced     
6.Post First Degree LLB10th  January 202028th  February 2020Saturday, 14th March 2020
7.Undergraduates L10010th January 202030th June 2020Not Applicable
8.Graduate (Sandwich)To be announcedTo be announced 
9.Graduate (Regular)To be announcedTo be announcedNot Applicable
10.Mature StudentsTo be announcedTo be announced 

Contact Us

The University of Ghana contact information for 2020 admissions

For additional support, assistance and inquiries, use the contact directory below;

Applicants needing any help can send their enquiries to admissions@ug.edu.gh.

Our Help Lines are:  Admissions Office
0302 213820 ext 6018  or  0302 213820 ext 2637  or  024-398-5001   or  026-095-0170             

College of Health Sciences
0302 665 103 Ext 231 & 151    or   024 510 7315
P. O. Box KB 52, Korle-bu, Accra
academicaffairs@chs.ug.edu.gh

College of Humanities
0303 936 081    or   0303 936 082
P. O. Box LG 1173, Legon
coh@ug.edu.gh

College of Basic & Applied Sciences
028 826 6017
P. O. Box LG 1195, Legon
cbas@ug.edu.gh

College of Education
050 389 9803
P. O. Box LG 1181, Legon
coeacademic@ug.edu.gh

The Help Lines can be reached between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm (Mondays to Fridays).    

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

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