How to Apply and Get Admission in Ghana Universities

How to Apply and Get Admission in Ghana Universities

Generally, Ghana has a very high education system that makes them highly recognised across the globe. Their economy is stable devoid of corruption; the universities are now able to offer admission to the International students like Nigerians. Ghana universities are in high demand, considering their quality services. And you will not hear of strikes from their universities,  so students are always assured of studying flawlessly until they finish. Ghana Universities offer quite a number of courses that one can pursue. First of all, you need to know what you really want to study after your secondary education. Most students get influenced by their parents on what to study in the university, this is not a good gesture as most students end up doing something they don’t enjoy and might end up losing concentration and drop out. Students should be allowed to soul search, definitely with a little guidance. Now that you have identified your career path you need to know the required pass grades before you go on and apply. If you find that your grades don’t allow you to partake in a specific course you can choose a different course that your grades will do just fine.



At some point you can choose to bridge for the grades you failed and after you pass you are free to apply for the course that you upgraded your grades for.

Basically, you are required to have 6 credit passes in your WAEC exams; this includes one Science subject, English Language, and Mathematics. The three electives will be picked from the elective courses.

If you are thinking of taking an Engineering course, you will be required to have two credits in Chemistry and Physics in addition to English Language and Mathematics. For the art courses, the elective course passes can be from accounting, geography commerce and e.t.c

From the above you will find that applying for Ghana University’s admission is quite easy, and you will not need JAMB results, you will get admitted based on the WAEC results and you will not be writing any type of exam after application unless for those seeking admission in the Law school of Zenith University. You also don’t require VISA in order to be allowed you to study in Ghana but that could depend on where you’re coming from.

How to Apply and Get Admission in Ghana Universities

Below are the most important documents you are required to have when applying for a University Admission in Ghana.

WAEC Results Certificates

When applying for an admission you will definitely need to prove that you qualify for the course you are applying for. Your WAEC Result slip is a proof that you managed to attain the required grades. If you are International students you need not worry much, the high school result slip that displays the grades you were able to achieve in your respective countries.

Application Fees

Like every other university, during an Admission application, the applicant is required to pay a fee referred to as application fees which are non-refundable including the applications submitted with an error. In such a case the applicant needs to be very careful not to make stupid yet costly mistakes because you might end up losing your fees or paying for another application.

Here is some rough estimate of the application fees;

Ghanaian Applicants – 130 Ghanaian Currency

International Applicants – $110


Ghanaian with a foreign background – 130 Ghanaian Currency.

Graduate Admission – 130 Ghanaian currency

When everything is in check you will need to mail your application documents to the designated institution. Always take note of the deadline date for applying so that you can make proper arrangements for your document to arrive in time.

Jamb does offer forms that one can use to apply for university admission, but unfortunately, the probability of your application going through is slim to none. The last Jamb forms sold were over 1.7 million Unfortunately schools admitted only 500,000.

Finally, when you are selected to join the University of your Choice you will need to fill the admission forms that will require you to include passport sized photos. And then using their brochure you will have to pay the required tuition fee.


Education is important to live; Ghana is among the stable Countries that offer quality education and many prefer to have their university education over there compared to Nigeria. These are a few tips on How to Apply and Get Admission in Ghana Universities.

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