ADMISSION OF APPLICANTS TO BACHELOR OF LAWS (LL.B)
DEGREE PROGRAMME FOR THE 2020/2021 ACADEMIC YEAR
Applications are invited from qualified applicants for admission to the BACHELOR OF LAWS (LL.B) Degree programme for the 2020/2021 Academic
The University offers the LL.B Degree programme in two cohorts:
Four (4)-Year LL.B Degree Programme for Non- First Degree Holders
Three (3)-Year LL.B Degree Programme for First Degree Holders
All prospective applicants are required to visit the University’s website:
www.upsa.edu.gh and carefully read the detailed admission requirements and other relevant information for prospective applicants before applying
FOUR (4)-YEAR LL.B DEGREE PROGRAMME
FOUR (4)-YEAR LL.B DEGREE PROGRAMME FOR NON-FIRST DEGREE HOLDERS (FULL-TIME DAY)
Qualifications acceptable for admissions to the Four
(4)-Year LL.B Degree Programme
Ÿ West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)
Ÿ Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE)
Ÿ General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE)
Ÿ American High School Grade 12 with at least Final Grade Point of 3.0.
Ÿ WAEC General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level
Ÿ Advanced Business Certificate Examinations (ABCE)
Ÿ Post-Secondary Teacher’s Certificate ‘A’/Diploma in Education Certificate
Ÿ Higher National Diploma (HND) awarded by NABPTEX
Ÿ University Diploma
Ÿ General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)/ Cambridge GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level
NB: Current final year SHS students are encouraged to apply as
WASSCE awaiting results.
Special Notice for WASSCE Applicants Awaiting their WASSCE Results
All Applicants for the Four (4)-Year LLB Programme who will be writing their WASSCE in May/June 2020 are also eligible to write the Entrance Examination. However, any such applicant who passes the Entrance Examination will not be invited for the interview unless he/she has successfully passed the 2020 WASSCE.
THREE (3)-YEAR LL.B PROGRAMME
THREE (3)-YEAR LL.B PROGRAMME FOR FIRST DEGREE HOLDERS (FULL-TIME EVENING)
Qualifications acceptable for admissions to the
Three (3)-Year LL.B Degree Programme
ŸBachelor’s degree with at least a Third Class.
ŸRecognized Chartered Professional Qualifications as recognised by NAB.
Applicants must, in addition, have WASSCE/SSSCE/GBCE credit passes of at least grade C6 or D respectively in three (3) core subjects and three (3) elective subjects or credit passes in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics and any Science subject at the GCE ‘O’ Level in addition to three ‘A’ Level passes plus a pass in General Paper.
Applicants are to note that lectures are held from Monday to Friday (Evenings) and Saturday (morning).
ENTRANCE EXAMINATION AND SELECTION INTERVIEW
ŸApplicants to both the Four (4)-Year LL.B Degree programme and Three (3)-Year LL.B Degree programme must in addition to meeting the entry requirements, as specified on the University’s website, pass an entrance examination and selection interview.
(i) Date of Entrance Examination and Selection Interview for 3-Year LL.B Degree Applicants
Ÿ Deadline for Application and Submission: Friday, 10th April, 2020
Ÿ Entrance Examination: Saturday, 25th April, 2020
Ÿ Selection Interview: Mon. 18th to Fri. 22nd May, 2020
Ÿ Admission Notification: Monday 8th June, 2020
(ii) Date of Entrance Examination and Selection Interview for 4-Year LL.B Degree Applicants including WASSCE holders and WASSCE Awaiting results
Ÿ Deadline for Application and Submission: Mon., 15th June, 2020
Ÿ Entrance Examination: Saturday, 4th July, 2020
Ÿ Interview for WASSCE Holders: 27th to 31st July, 2020
Ÿ Notification of Admission: Monday, 10th August, 2020
Interview for 2019 WASSCE Awaiting Results Applicants- Upon Release of 2020 WASSCE Results by WAEC.
HOW TO APPLY
ŸPurchase of Online Serial Numbers (OSN)
Online Serial Numbers (OSN) for UPSA are available for purchase at the cost of GH¢200.00 for Ghanaian Applicants and US$120.00 for International Applicants at the following sales points:
(a) Any Ecobank or Access Bank branch nation-wide
(b) Any Ghana Post (Post Office) branch nation-wide
(c) By Visa/Master Card/Mobile Money using the link http://interpayafrica.com/custom/upsa
Ÿ Completion of Online Application Form
All applications must be strictly completed on-line i.e.
(I) Log on to admissions.upsa.edu.gh to access the on-line application form.
(ii)Use the Online Serial Numbers (OSN) and the receipt number to start the application process.
Ÿ Attachment of Supporting Documents
All 3-Year LL.B Degree Applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms. All such documents to be attached must be scanned into PDF format.
Ÿ A printed-out and endorsed applicant’s declaration slip
Ÿ Certified copies of all certificate(s)
Ÿ Certified copies of original transcript(s) of academic records
Ÿ Birth certificate
WASSCE Applicants need not attach any supporting documents.
Applicants who do not meet any of the requirements above MUST NOT APPLY. Fees paid to the University are NOT refundable.
Further information may be obtained from www.upsa.edu.gh or Admission Office: Tel.: 0302-937544/0303-937542 or admissio[email protected]