Information for students applying from Ghana

Based in one of the world's most exciting capital cities, we're home to a diverse community of inspiring and determined learners, teachers and innovative thinkers, representing over 140 nationalities. We currently have over 70 students from Ghana enrolled in full-time degree programmes and short-term study abroad programmes with that number continuing to grow every year.

Dedicated to employability

We take pride in helping our students reach their goals and succeed in their careers. All of our undergraduate courses include some form of work-related learning, such as a placement, client project or on-campus work experience, and many courses are accredited by professional bodies.

Budding entrepreneurs can even launch their business ideas with the support and guidance of our business incubator – Accelerator. Our international graduates looking to work in the UK after their studies will even be assisted in finding work opportunities with Tier-2 sponsoring employers.

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If you would like more information about the University, our courses, or need some help with your application please contact us 

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Key information for students from Ghana

Please note: This information is provided as a guide only. Some courses may have specialised entry requirements that are listed on the relevant course page. Please check for any additional subject/course specific requirements before submitting your application.

Academic entry requirements

Type of course



Diploma. Students with exceptionally good grades (all A/B) in SSSCE and other qualifications/work may be considered. Minimum CGPA or FGPA of 2.7. 

Four-year degree including a foundation year

Students who fall slightly below the standard requirements for an undergraduate course may be considered for an available or appropriate foundation year degree programme.

Applicants need a second class degree/CGPA or FGPA 2.7 minimum for master's
1. University of Ghana, Legon - CGPA 2.50 to 2.70 (min)
2. KNUST - CWA 50% to 60% (min)
3. UCC, Cape Coast and UCEW, Winneba - 50% to 60% (min)
4. UDS, Tamale - 50% to 60% (min)

International Foundation Programme

SSSCE (Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination) – grade C4-6, scale A1 excellent to F9 fail

Mathematics and English requirements




We accept the following country-specific qualification(s):

  • From 2006 only WAEC SSCE grade C6 is considered equivalent to 6.0 overall and 5.5 in each band. (please refer to English language for those courses with a higher english language requirements)

We also accept all of these general English language requirements.

Mathematics (if applicable to your course) SSSCE (Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination). Grade between A1 and C6.

Our international team

We offer a welcoming and supportive environment situated in one of the world’s greatest cities. Our international students come from all over the world, giving you the opportunity to meet people from a variety of different backgrounds. No matter where you're from, we'll ensure you have the best possible university experience and, if you need support during your time with us, our international advisers can provide valuable information and advice.

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Fees and funding

Funding is often available to help you with your course fees. Find out more about our scholarships and our early payment discount.

Find out more about life in London

Living in London is a fantastic experience as a student – with so many places to explore, things to do and people to meet. Whether it's working in the UK, the cost of living or how to register with a doctor, we understand that as an international student you may have some questions and concerns about moving to London – we hope that the information below will help answer your questions.

Useful links for students from Ghana