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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 2015/2016 academic year. Applicants should take note of the following:
i) 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.
ii) All applicants who will be writing WASSCE in May/June 2015 are eligible to apply.
iii) There is 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 Sciences.
iv) There is 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.
v) 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.
vi) 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.
vii) 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.
viii) 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.
ix) 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.
x) All applications must be submitted ONLINE at http://admission.ug.edu.gh on the purchase of the University of Ghana application e-voucher.
xi) 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:
|A1||1 – Excellent
|1 – Excellent
|B2||2 – Very Good
|2 – Very Good
|B3||3 – Good
|3 – Good
|C4||4 – Credit
|4 – Credit
|C5||5 – Credit
|5 – Pass
|C6||6 – Credit
| – Fail
|D7||7 – Pass
|E8||8 – Pass
|F9||9 – Fail|
xii) All applicants who have ever attended or graduated with Certificate/Diploma from the University of Ghana from 1996 to date should indicate their **STUDENT IDENTITYNUMBERS** on their application forms. The same number will be used in the intended programme of study if admitted.
xiii) 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.
CERTIFICATE/DIPLOMA ADMISSIONS FOR THE 2015 – 2016
The University of Ghana invites applications for admission into its Certificate and Diploma PROGRAMMES for the 2015/2016 academic year. The general public is hereby informed that after the 2015/2016 admissions, the University of Ghana will no longer run Diploma programmes.
The following programmes are available for the 2015 – 2016 academic year:
A. CERTIFICATE IN ENGLISH PROFICIENCY
Proficiency in English Language (For applicants from non-English speaking countries only)
Prospective applicants who are waiting for the declaration of their baccalaureate results may apply before the deadline otherwise they cannot be considered for admission. They need not wait for the declaration of their results before applying.
B. DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES
The University of Ghana offers Diploma programmes on a full-time basis on both the Legon Campus and at its Accra City Campus. Applicants should note that the City Campus is non-residential.
PROGRAMMES ON FULL-TIME BASIS
Accounting – Business School
Public Administration – Business School
GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES
With the exception of holders of Certificates in Statistics from the University of Ghana, All other applicants to Diploma programmes must satisfy the following minimum requirements besides any other conditions which may be stipulated for a particular programme:
- i. WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants:
- Credit passes (C6 or better for WASSCE and D or better for SSSCE holders) in three core subjects which must include English and Mathematics.
- Credit passes in any two relevant electives.
- ii. Post-Secondary Teachers Certificate
PROGRAMME TO BE OFFERED THROUGH DISTANCE EDUCATION
Diploma in Youth Development Work (CYP) – Institute of Continuing and Distance Education
This programme is a Commonwealth-wide initiative to train people for youth development
activities. The University of Ghana in collaboration with the Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP), Africa Centre, Lusaka, Zambia and the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ghana runs this programme through the distance teaching and learning mode. Applicants should note that the distance learning is non-residential.
Diploma in Youth Development Work
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum requirements:
- 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.
- Mature applicants aged 27 years and above by January 31, 2015 may apply. Applicants in this category will be required to write and pass a competitive entrance examination to be conducted by the University of Ghana. APPLICANTS ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE A PREPARATORY COURSE ORGANIZED BY THE INSTITUTE OF CONTINUING AND DISTANCE EDUCATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GHANA AT ITS TWELVE (12) REGIONAL CENTRES between March 14th and April 19th 2015 to prepare them to write the Competitive Entrance Examination. Only candidates who participate in the Institute’s preparatory course will be eligible to take the entrance examination.Applicants should note that they have to purchase the e-voucher separately from the Banks to have access to the online application form.
Registration form for Preparatory Course – GHC 40.00
Tuition fee: – GHC 260.00 (Payable at the Institute of Continuing and Distance Education offices).
Dates for the Preparatory Course:
Saturday, March 14-Sunday, March 15, 2015 – 2:00 p.m. – 6:00pm
Saturday, March 21-Sunday, March 22, 2015 – 2:00 p.m. – 6:00pm
Saturday, March 28-Sunday, March 29, 2015 – 2:00 p.m. – 6:00pm
Saturday, April 4-Sunday, April 5, 2015 – 2:00 p.m. – 6:00pm
Saturday, April 11 – Sunday, April 12, 2015 – 2:00 p.m. – 6:00pm
Saturday, April 18-Sunday, April 19, 2015 – 2:00 p.m. – 6:00pm
All interested applicants should register at any of the Accounts offices of the Institute of Continuing and Distance Education for the preparatory course. A/C name: ICDE/ACADEMIC PROGRAMME. A/C NUMBER: 1031130008573.
You can contact ICDE Head Office on the following numbers: 0302-501789/ 939402/ 0244535942
Kumasi – 0244453440 Sunyani – 0244870045 Takoradi – 0207157370
HO – 0244250708 Tamale – 0244045270 Koforidua – 0243654839
Tema – 0244818069 Cape Coast – 0244708846
- Holders of diploma/degree certificates may also apply to the programme.
An entry examination will be conducted at University of Ghana, Legon on Saturday April 18, 2015 at 8.00am at the ‘N’ Block for mature applicants only.
Eligibility: Applicants must be persons either employed or engaged in youth development work.
GENERAL INFORMATION FOR ALL APPLICANTS
- 1. All applications must be submitted ONLINE at http://admission.ug.edu.gh on the purchase of the University of Ghana application e-voucher.
- 2. Only applicants who already have results by the submission deadline of April 10, 2015 are eligible to apply.
- 3. All applicants who have ever attended or graduated with Certificate/Diploma from the University of Ghana from 1996 to date should indicate their **STUDENT IDENTITYNUMBERS** on their application forms. The same number will be used in the intended programme of study if admitted.
HOW TO APPLY
i) GHANAIAN APPLICANTS
University of Ghana online applicationE-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢130.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, HFC Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Merchant Bank, UniBank, Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:
- WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants
At the Bank, 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 Pin should be kept in a safe place as they may be required by applicants when assessing their admission status at a later date.
ii) GHANAIANS APPLYING FROM ABROAD
Ghanaians applying from abroad should visit the University’s website at http://admission.ug.edu.gh and follow the instructions given.
All relevant certificates are to be scanned and attached to the online application form. 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 Account
Account Number: 0161014409780401
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch
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.
iii) GHANAIANS WITH FOREIGN BACKGROUND
Ghanaians with foreign qualifications from Ghanaian schools should follow the application procedure for foreign students stated above. They should however pay the application fee of GH¢130.00 through any Ecobank branch, scan and attach the pay-in slip and other necessary documents to the online application form.
i) 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.
ii) HELP DESK
Applicants needing any help can send their enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Help Lines are:
0302 213820 ext 6018 0302 213820 ext 2637
The Help Lines can be reached between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm (Mondays to Fridays).
iii) ALL APPLICANTS MUST ENSURE THAT THEIR ONLINE APPLICATIONS ARE CORRECTLY FILLED AND SUBMITTED.
ADMISSIONS DEADLINES FOR 2015/2016 ADMISSIONS
|No.||Activity/Programme||Application Opens||Application Closes||Mature Entrance Exams|
|28th Jan 2015||10th April 2015||18th April 2015|
|28th Jan 2015||10th April 2015||Not Applicable|
28th Jan 2015
10th April 2015
|28th Jan 2015||10th April 2015||18th April 2015|
28th Jan 2015
28th Jan 2015
10th April 2015
30th June 2015
|6.||Diploma to Degree
Family & Consumer Sci.
Bachelor of Arts
|28th Jan 2015
||10th April 2015||
18th April 2015
|8.||Post First Degree LLB||28th Jan 2015||27th March 2015||9th May, 2015
Interviews – 20th -23rd July, 2015
|9.||Undergraduates L100||28th Jan 2015||30th June 2015||Not Applicable|