University of Ghana Undergraduate Admission Form is Out – 2017/2018

This is to inform the general public that the University of Ghana (UG) Undergraduate Admission Application Form is out for 2017/2018 academic year.


Recommendation: UG School Fees Schedule for 2017-2018 Academic Year



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 2017/2018 academic year. Applicants should take note of the following:

  • All prospective applicants are advised to  carefully read all relevant information and guidelines for prospective applicants before applying.
  • All applicants who will be writing WASSCE in May/June 2017 are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants are expected to collect a free copy of the University of Ghana prospectus from the Bank when they purchase the e-voucher.
  • There is direct admission of applicants into the various Programmes available in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences. Applicants will be expected to select up to four (4) choices in order of preference.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mature Students Admission has been re-introduced into the Bachelor of Arts Distance Education (DE) Programme with effect from the 2017/2018 academic year.
  • All applications must be submitted ONLINE at on the purchase of the University of Ghana application e-voucher.
  • 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 A 1 – Excellent
B2 2 – Very Good B 2 – Very Good
B3 3 – Good C 3 – Good
C4 4 – Credit D 4 – Credit
C5 5 – Credit E 5 – Pass
C6 6 – Credit F 6- Fail
D7 7 – Pass
E8 8 – Pass
F9 9 – Fail


  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.




·  UG Undergraduate Available Programmes – 2017/2018

·  UG Distance Education Admission – 2017/2018

·  UG Undergraduate Admission Cut-off Points – 2017/2018

·  UG International Undergraduate Admission – 2017/2018

·  UG Diploma/HND To Degree Programmes – 2017/2018


University of Ghana (UG) Undergraduate Entry Requirements – 2017/2018


UG Undergraduate General Entry Requirements – 2017/2018


How To Apply


University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 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 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 Pin should be kept in a safe place as they may be required by applicants when assessing their admission status at a later date.



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



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 Ghanaian Undergraduate applicants from abroad


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.


General Information for All Undergraduate Applicants


  1. Duration of Programmes

With the exception of The Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Bachelor of Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine programmes, all first degree programmes of study are of four (4) years duration.

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme may be followed by a-two year professional course at the Ghana School of Law.

The Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery programmes may be followed by a three-year clinical programme for the DBS and the MB. ChB Degree.

The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine is a straight six-year programme.


  1. University of Ghana Campuses

The University’s teaching and research is carried out across four (4) campuses, namely:

  1. Legon (Main) Campus

The Legon Campus, which is the main campus, is located 13 kilometers northeast of Accra. This campus houses the central administration and all the university halls and hostels (both university owned and privately owned.  The main campus houses all foreign students and Ghanaians admitted into programmes on the main campus.


  1. Accra City Campus

The Accra City Campus is located within the Central Business District of Accra. Currently, the campus offers on full time basis, two (2) programmes which are also offered on the main campus. These are:

  • The Bachelor of Science in Administration programme
  • The Bachelor of Arts programme

All regular Diploma programmes are also run at the Accra City Campus.

All programmes offered at the City Campus are non- residential.

  1. Korle-Bu Campus

The Korle-Bu Campus is located three (3) kilometers from the Accra Central Business District and houses the College of Health Sciences.

  1. Distance Education Regional Centres

The Distance Education programme is run by the School of Continuing and Distance Education, Legon and its ten (10) Regional Centres. As these programmes will be run in the regions, applicants will be given the opportunity to pursue a University of Ghana from the comfort of their homes. Programmes offered are:


  • Bachelor of Science in Administration programme
  • Bachelor of Arts programme
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology programme
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing programme (For professional nurses who already have a Diploma in Nursing from a recognized Nursing Training College). These professional nurses can remain at post while pursuing their degree programmes.

The Distance Education programme is non-residential.

  1. Qualifications acceptable for admissions include the following:
  • Senior Secondary School Certificates (SSSCE/WASSSCE)
  • Baccalaureate (French)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • GCE (Cambridge) – ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels
  • IGCSE (Cambridge) – ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels
  • American High School Grade 12
  • Other external qualifications which have equivalences to the WASSSCE/SSSCE and the GCE (A Levels)

All admissions will be to Level 100.


UG International Undergraduate Admission Application Form Closing Date

The University of Ghana (UG) International Undergraduate Admission application closing date is MONDAY, July 30th, 2017.


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