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University of Ghana 2024-2025 Entry Registration New Instructions and Requirements

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The University of Ghana has recently announced updated instructions and requirements for the 2024–2025 entry registration process. These fresh changes aim to streamline the application process and ensure that prospective students have clear guidelines on the university’s website, www.ug.edu.gh, before applying. What is expected of them?

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Simplifying the Application Process

Applicants who will be writing WASSCE in 2023 are eligible to apply. Programs at the College of Health Sciences, excluding those at the School of Allied Health Sciences, are offered as first-choice programs only. For second and third choices, applicants must choose courses in the sciences.

WASSCE

CURRENT INTERPRETATION

SCI

INTERPRETATION

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

Specific programs at the College of Basic and Applied Sciences, such as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, and Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering, are first-choice programs.

Universities in Ghana: Entry Requirements

Applying/undergraduate

Admission Guidelines for B.Sc. Administration or Bachelor of Laws

• Applicants choosing B.Sc. Administration or LLB should choose the Bachelor of Arts program as their second choice.
• Up to four subject bouquets must be selected in order of preference for the Bachelor of Arts program.
• Students must offer three subjects at Level 100, two at Levels 200 and 300, and either two or one at Level 400.
• Applicants unable to meet competitive cut-off points may opt for the fee-paying scheme.
• Mature Students Admission has been reintroduced into the Bachelor of Arts Distance Education (DE) Program since 2017/2018.
• All applications must be submitted online and considered based on the result equivalents provided by the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC).
• Acceptable qualifications include Senior Secondary School Certificates, Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, GCE, GCSE, American High School, and other external qualifications.
• Applicants with a certificate or diploma from the University of Ghana from 1996 should indicate their student ID numbers on their application forms.
• The University of Ghana has ceased admitting applicants with the West African Examination Council Ordinary and Advanced Level Certificates since 2007/2008.

The College of Basic and Applied Sciences offers FIRST-CHOICE programs such as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, and Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering.

How To Apply: Postgraduate Programs

Acquiring E-voucher:

Ghanaian applicants can obtain the application e-voucher for GH¢ 220.00 through USSD Payment or designated banks.
Banks include Access Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, GCB Bank, Unibank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank, First Atlantic Bank, and Fidelity Bank.
Follow the instructions on the voucher carefully when completing the online application form.

Necessary documentation (for non-University of Ghana graduates):

Bachelor’s Degree Certificate and Transcript (for Master’s Degree applicants)
Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Certificate and Transcript (for PhD applicants)
Three referees’ reports (provide details online)
Research Proposals for PhD applicants (no more than Four pages)
Scan and upload the Gazette or marriage certificate in case of a name change.
Combine the official transcript into one PDF or Word document.

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Key points to note:

No application will be processed without the required documents (certificate, official transcript, or marriage certificate).
Originals will be required during interviews.
Applicants who graduated from the University of Ghana from 1996 to date should indicate their ‘STUDENT IDENTITY NUMBERS’ on their forms before submission.

International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad:

Utilize the provided links for online application completion and submission.
Pay a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.
Payment can be made directly or wire transferred to the University of Ghana ECOBANK ACCOUNT.

Application Fees:

Ghanaians: GH¢ 220.00
International Applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad: US$110.00

University of legon Inquiries:

Reach out to the school administrator at the School of Graduate Studies, University of Ghana.
Contact Numbers: 0303966098, 0545462159, 0570231039
Email: sgs@ug.edu.gh

Essential Reminders:

Ensure the accuracy and completeness of online applications.
Retain a copy of the submitted application materials.
Regularly check the online application for admission recommendations.

Deadline:

Strictly adhere to the specified deadline for the application process.

University of Ghana’s College of Health Sciences and Humanities

Health Sciences:

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.
• Bachelor of Dental Surgery.
• Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD).
• Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Medical Laboratory, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Radiography.
• Bachelor of Science in Nursing & Midwifery.
• Bachelor of Public Health.

Basic and Applied Sciences:
• Groups: Physical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Information Technology, Biological Sciences, Agriculture, Family and Consumer Science, Engineering Sciences, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

Humanities:

• Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
• Bachelor of Laws (LLB).
• Bachelor of Arts in various departments.
• Bachelor of Fine Arts/Bachelor of Arts in Dance Studies, Theater Arts, and Music.

Education:

• Bachelor of Arts in Information Studies.
• Bachelor of Arts in Education in various departments.
• Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Physical Culture Studies.

Continuing and Distance Education:

• Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
• Bachelor of Arts in various departments.

Diploma Programs:

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

Updated documentation requirements

In line with the university’s commitment to transparency and fairness, there are updated documentation requirements for the 2024–2025 entry registration. Prospective students are now required to submit clear and accurate documentation to support their applications.

Enhanced Support Services

In addition to the updated requirements, the University of Ghana has also enhanced its support services for prospective students. From application assistance to financial aid guidance, the university is committed to providing the necessary support for students throughout the registration process.

Embracing Diversity and Inclusion

The new instructions and requirements for the 2024–2025 entry registration reflect the university’s commitment to embracing diversity and inclusion. The university aims to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students, regardless of their background or circumstances.

University of legon Admission Deadlines

No. Activity/Program Application Opens Application Closes Entrance Exams
1. Certificate English Proficiency 1st April 2024 October 31, 2024 Not Applicable
2. Distance Diploma Programs 1st April 2024 To be announced Not Applicable
4. Undergraduate Applications (Ghanaian & International Applicants) 1st April 2024 Midnight on Friday, December 22, 2024 Not Applicable
5. Diploma to Degree (Nursing, Public Health, Veterinary Medicine, Family & Consumer Sci., Bachelor of Arts, Administration, Accounting, Public Admin, Allied Health, Agriculture) 1st April 2024 31st July 2023 (To be announced where applicable) Not Applicable
6. Post First Degree LLB 1st April 2024- 30th June 2024 Saturday, 15th July 2024 (Interview: Tuesday 25th to Friday 28th July 2024)
7. Graduate (Sandwich) 6th February 2024 31st March 2024 Not Applicable
8. Graduate (Regular) 6th February 2024 To be announced Not Applicable
10. Registration for Mature Students Access Course 3rd April 2024 26th May 2024 To be announced
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Embarking on your academic journey at the University of Ghana is an exciting yet complex process. To assist you in navigating this path smoothly, we’ve compiled a detailed FAQ resource addressing common concerns about the application and admission processes. Whether you’re a regular undergraduate applicant, a distance education seeker, or fall into another category, we have the answers you need.

A. Entry Requirements and Admission Criteria:

  1. What are the general entry requirements for admission? Applicants must have credits (A1-C6 in WASSCE and A-D in SSSCE) in English, Core Mathematics, and Integrated Science (for science programs) or Social Studies (for non-science programs) and three elective subjects. Science applicants should have a grade of C6 in WASSCE/D in SSSCE in Social Studies/Life Skills, and non-science applicants need a grade of C6 in WASSCE/D in SSSCE in Integrated Science/Core Science.
  2. What are the admission cut-off points? Admission cut-off points are minimum scores for entry into specific programs. These points vary and are influenced by quotas and current-year performance.
  3. How do I calculate my WAEC results in aggregate? The process varies for science and non-science students. Integrated Science is used for science programs, and Social Studies for non-science programs.
  4. Can I apply multiple sets of results? Yes, applicants can apply with up to three sets of results, including a combination of May/June and November/Dec.
  5. Why are there different cut-off points for males and females? The affirmative action policy aims to encourage more females to enroll in tertiary education.

B. Application Deadlines:

  1. What is the deadline for regular undergraduate applications? The 2023–2024 admissions deadline will be communicated after the release of WASSCE results, possibly in November.

C. Application Fees and Payment Methods:

  1. How much is the application fee? The application fee is GH¢220.00 for Ghanaian applicants and US$110.00 for international students and Ghanaians residing abroad.

D. Application Process Overview:

  1. How do I ensure that my application is complete? Complete the online application form, providing accurate information. The process is strictly online, and applicants can log in to make changes if needed.

E. Contact Information for Admission Inquiries:

  1. How can I contact the admissions office? Contact the appropriate college academic office for support or the main admissions office for general inquiries.

II. Application Process:

A. How to Start the Application:

  1. Where can I purchase the University of Ghana application e-vouchers? E-vouchers are available at various banks, including Ecobank, Zenith Bank, and others.

B. USSD Application Process:

  1. How can I purchase the UG application e-voucher using USSD? Dial 88718# on any mobile network, follow prompts, and visit the online application portal to complete the process.

C. Online Application:

  1. How do I apply online? Purchase the e-voucher, visit the online application portal, log in, and follow the steps to complete the form.

D. Retrieving a Lost Application Voucher:

  1. What should I do if I misplace my application voucher? Visit the application portal and use the “Lost Voucher” link to retrieve it.

E. Changing Program After Application:

  1. Can I change my program choice after submitting my application? No, program choices cannot be changed after submission.

F. Assistance with Application Issues:

  1. What should I do if I encounter technical issues during the online application? Contact the University’s technical support for assistance.

G. Application Status:

  1. How can I check the status of my application? Visit the application portal, log in, and check the status on your dashboard.
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III. Admissions Screening and Selection:

A. Selection Process:

  1. How does the University of Ghana select applicants? Applicants are selected based on academic qualifications, performance, cut-off points, and quotas.

B. Notification of Admission Status:

  1. How and when will I be notified if I am admitted? Successful applicants receive text messages and can check the admission status on the application portal.

C. Acceptance of Admission Offer:

  1. After gaining admission, what is the next step? Download the provisional admission letter, read instructions, make fee payments, and stay updated on announcements.

D. Denied Admission:

  1. What happens if I am not offered admission? Explore other options, such as private universities affiliated with the University of Ghana.

IV. Academic Fees and Payment:

A. Fee Payment Process:

  1. How do I pay my academic fees? Visit the fee payment information page on the university’s website for detailed instructions.

B. Withdrawal and Refund Policies:

  1. What happens if I accept the admission offer but no longer want to enroll? Pay a non-refundable commitment fee of 30% of the stated fees within two weeks.
  2. Can I get a refund for my application fee? No, the application fee is non-refundable.
  3. How do I get a refund of my academic fees? Use the refund request form on the university’s services portal.

V. Scholarships and Financial Aid:

A. Available Scholarships and Grants:

  1. Are there scholarships available at the University of Ghana? Visit the scholarship announcement page on the university’s website for information on financial aid and UG scholarships.

B. Application Process for Financial Aid:

  1. What is the process involved in seeking financial aid? Refer to the financial aid application process page on the university’s website for details.

C. Deadline for Scholarship Applications:

  1. When is the deadline to apply for a scholarship? Check the university’s website for specific scholarship application deadlines.

VI. Admissions Decisions:

A. Notification Timeline:

  1. When should I expect to be admitted? Admission notifications typically occur between March and June, depending on the program.

B. How to Check Admission Status:

  1. How will I know if I have gained admission? Check the admission status on the university’s application portal using the provided credentials.

C. Acceptance of Admission Offer:

  1. After gaining admission, what is the next step? Download the provisional admission letter, read instructions, make a fee payment, and stay updated on announcements.
  2. I gained admission but cannot attend this year. Is my admission valid for the following year? No, a deferment requires a fee payment and a letter to the university requesting deferment.

D. Denied Admission:

  1. What happens if the University of Ghana doesn’t offer me admission? Your application details may be shared with private universities affiliated with the university for consideration.

VII. Housing and Campus Life:

A. On-Campus and Off-Campus Housing Options:

  1. Where can I find information about on-campus and off-campus housing options? Visit the University of Ghana Freshmen website for details on housing options, including locations and charges.

B. Housing Application Process:

  1. Where and how can I apply for on-campus accommodation? Follow the guidelines on the university’s accommodation application portal.

C. Campus Facilities and Amenities:

  1. What facilities and amenities are available on campus? Explore the university’s website for information on libraries, sports facilities, recreational activities, and more.

D. Student Life:

  1. What is student life like at the University of Ghana? Vibrant and diverse, with numerous student organizations, clubs, and societies covering academic, cultural, and recreational activities.

Conclusion

These new instructions and requirements for the University of Ghana’s 2024–2025 entry registration demonstrate the university’s commitment to ensuring a fair and accessible application process. By simplifying the process, updating documentation requirements, enhancing support services, and embracing diversity and inclusion, the university is taking proactive steps to support prospective students as they embark on their academic journey.

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