University of Ghana Graduates Admission for 20232024

University of Ghana Graduates Admission for 2023/2024

It is announced for the information of prospective applicants and the general public that the School of Graduate Studies is offering several Masters and PhD programmes for the 2023-2024 Academic Year.

Masters Programmes

A good first degree, preferably second class lower or better (or a Final Grade Point Average of at least 2.0), in a relevant field of study at the University of Ghana or any recognized/accredited University. Applicants with the third class may be considered for admission based on work experience and/or other qualifications.

For purposes of assessing an applicant’s eligibility, he/she may be required to take an entrance examination and/or interview at the Department/Institute/School/Centre.

For some academic units, applicants may be admitted into the MA/MSc programme at the first instance. Students who obtain an average of B+ or better in the first semester examinations may be upgraded to the MPhil programme upon recommendation by the Head of the Department in consultation with the Graduate Studies Committee of his/her Department.

PhD Programmes

Applicants may apply for a PhD programme with a Master’s degree or a very good first degree.

Master’s degree Applicants

Applicants with relevant Master’s degrees from the University of Ghana or any recognized/accredited University may apply for a PhD programme.

First Degree Applicant

Applicants with a very good first degree from the University of Ghana or any recognized/accredited University may apply for a PhD programme.

Such applicants, when admitted, shall be required to take first-year courses of the Masters’ (Level 600) programme of their departments. They shall be required to pass all examinations in their studies.

On successful completion of the Level 600 courses and depending on their performance, they would then progress into the four-year PhD programme.

All PhD programmes in the University are now fee-paying and the durations are as follows:

  • Full-Time – Four (4) years
  • Part-Time – Six (6) years

How to Apply for University of Ghana Graduates Admission for 2023/2024 Academic Year

University of Ghana application e-vouchers can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks:

  • Zenith Bank
  • Universal Merchant Bank
  • Access Bank
  • Ecobank
  • Republic Bank
  • Agricultural Development Bank
  • Consolidated Bank Ghana
  • GCB Bank
  • First Atlantic Bank
  • Fidelity Bank

Applicants should follow the instructions on the voucher carefully when completing the online application form.

International Applicants and Ghanaians Applying from Abroad

All applicants are expected to pay the University, a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.

All foreign students should make their payments as follows with regards to their status respectively:

University of Ghana Fees Collection (FOREX) – For payments in Ghana

University of Ghana Fees Collection (FOREIGN) – For payments outside Ghana

Account No.: 0161094409780403; Swift Code: ECOCGHAC

The Secure online payment platform using Visa Card and MasterCard. The link is https://www.ug.edu.gh/ugpay

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates and transcripts should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission. The transcript should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application.

Note: No application will be processed without proof- of – payment of the fee.

Application Fees – Cost of E-voucher

  • Ghanaians – GH¢200.00
  • International Applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad- US$110.00

Admission Supporting Documents

Applicants who did not graduate from the University of Ghana must submit the following documents online (Scan and Attach):

  • Bachelors’ Degree Certificate and Transcript (for those applying for Master’ Degree programmes)
  • Bachelors’ and Master’s Degree Certificates and Official Transcripts (for those applying for PhD programmes)
  • Three referees’ reports are required for all applicants (provide the details of the referees online)
  • All PhD applicants should attach their Research Proposals to the application (Not more than Four pages)
  • The transcript should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application.
  • All applicants who graduated from the University of Ghana from 1996 to date should indicate their ‘STUDENT IDENTITY NUMBERS’on their forms before submission.

Notice to Applicants

  • Scan and upload a Gazette where a name has changed or is different from that on certificates/transcripts
  • No application will be processed without the certificate/official transcript or gazette where a name has changed.

Deadline for Application

The deadline for submission of online applications for all programmes under this arrangement is Friday, June 30 2023.

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