Akwaaba to the University of Ghana's Admissions FAQ section! We know that starting your academic journey is a thrilling yet sometimes complicated process. To help you find your way easily, we've put together this handy FAQ resource to answer the questions and worries that most people have about our application and admission processes.

Admission into the University of Ghana encompasses various categories to accommodate a diverse range of students. Kindly click on the category RELEVANT TO YOU below for frequently asked questions:

  1. Regular Undergraduate Admissions: This is the standard admission category for students completing second cycle education or its equivalent and seeking admission to pursue undergraduate degree programmes on the Main Legon, the Accra City and Korle Bu Campuses.




This comprehensive FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section for the University of Ghana's application and admission process is helpful for prospective UNDERGRADUATE students for the 2023/2024 academic year. It answers questions often asked by applicants in this category.  Users are encouraged to explore these FAQs before reaching out for assistance.

General Admission Information

A. Entry requirements and Admission criteria

What are the general entry requirements for admission?

An applicant for admission to a degree programme at the University of Ghana must have at least credits (A1 - C6 in WASSCE and A – D in SSSCE) in English, Core Mathematics and Integrated Science (for Science related programmes) or Social Studies (for non-Science related programmes) and three elective subjects in Science for applicants applying to Science or Agriculture related disciplines or three elective subjects in General Arts/Business for applicants applying to non-Science related disciplines, with the total aggregate not exceeding 30. In addition, Science applicants should have at least a grade C6 in WASSCE/D in SSSCE in Social Studies/Life Skills and non-Science applicants should also have at least a grade C6 in WASSCE/D IN SSSCE in Integrated Science/Core Science For regular undergraduate admissions, a minimum aggregate of 24 is mandatory.

        What are admission cut-off points?

Admission cut-off points refer to the minimum scores or qualifications required for entry into specific programs or courses at the University of Ghana. These cut-off points are determined by the university and can vary from one program to another. Link to the current cut off points page https://admission.ug.edu.ghapplying/content/cut-points Cut-off points for admissions are based on the quotas set in the previous year and should be used as a guide when choosing your programmes. Pls note that this will be influenced by the current year's performance as well.

How do I calculate my WAEC results aggregate:

For Non Science Students

Select the core subjects (English, Mathematics & Social Studies) alongside three of your best electives. NB. a credit pass in Integrated Science is required.

For Science applicants

Select the core subjects (English, Mathematics & Integrated Science) alongside three of your best electives. NB. a credit pass in Social Studies is required.


How can I find out the prescribed WAEC aggregate cut-offs for a specific programme?

Find the cut off point for your programme of choice on this page:  https://admission.ug.edu.gh/applying/content/cut-points


Do you use Integrated Science or Social Studies in calculating the aggregate for Science students?

In the calculation of aggregates, Integrated Science will be used for Science programmes and Social Studies for non-science programmes. However, all applicants must have at least credit passes (C6) in both Integrated Science and Social Studies.


Why are there different cut-off points for males and females?

This is due to the affirmative action policy aimed at encouraging more females to enroll in tertiary education.


I will be writing WASSCE in May/June this year. Can I apply?

Yes, you are eligible to apply if you are taking the WASSCE in May/June this year.


Do you admit students with Nov/Dec results?

Yes, we do accept students with Nov/Dec results.


I will be writing NOV/DEC this year. Can I apply?

No, admissions are released before the NOV/DEC results are out. Results that are not released by the closure of the application portal and during the admissions process cannot be used.


Can I apply with multiple sets of results?

Yes, you are allowed to apply with up to three sets of results.


Does the University accept a combination of May/Jun and Nov/Dec Results?

The University of Ghana accepts a maximum of three sittings, including a combination of May/June & Nov/Dec results and a combination of WASSCE & SSCE. Awaiting candidates can indicate their past WASSCE/SSCE results if available.


Will the university select the best grades from my multiple WASSCE sittings?

Yes , the university will select from the subjects which you obtained better grades.


Do I have to enter my WASSCE results when applying?

No, there is no need to enter your WASSCE results. Instead, you are required to enter your Index number, year of exams and month of the WASSCE examination, whether May/June or Nov/Dec.


Can a Home Economics student apply for BSc Dietetics or Biological Sciences?

No, Dietetics is a programme for pure science students and is offered by the School of Biomedical & Allied Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences. The entry requirements are credit passes in three (3) Electives comprising Chemistry, Physics, and either Biology or Elective Mathematics.


Can Home Economics students apply for Nursing or Midwifery?

Yes, they can.


Can Home Economics students apply for Bachelor of Public Health?

Yes, they can.


What programmes are available for pure Business students?

Business students can apply for the following programmes:

  1. B.Sc. Administration
  2. Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  3. Bachelor of Arts


Do you favour Business students when admitting them into Business Administration?

No, we do not. The entry requirement into Business Administration is 'Any Three Elective subjects'. The background does not matter if you meet the cutoff point.


Do I have to go through any screening process before I gain admission?
Some programmes like the Bachelor of Fine Arts may require attendance at an audition. Additionally, certain programmes in the College of Health Sciences may require applicants to take an entrance examination and/or attend an interview. A list of successful applicants invited for screening will be published on the university website and will also send notifications via SMS.


My aggregate is more than 24, and I have all the required credit passes (C6). Can I apply for a regular programme or as fee-paying?
No, any aggregate score higher than 24 will qualify you for the Distance Education programme, which is conducted on weekends at all regional learning centres and follows the same four-year degree programme.


Can Agric Science students apply for the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine programme?
No, the requirements for this programme are Biology, Chemistry, and either Physics or Elective Mathematics.


Do you accept Diploma Holders from other tertiary institutions into the undergraduate programme?

No, we only accept Diploma holders from the University of Ghana or as determined by the University. However, we do accept HND holders from recognised Technical Universities into similar fields.


B. Application deadlines

What is the deadline for this year’s regular undergraduate applications?
2023/2024 admissions deadline will be communicated after the release of the \WAEC WASSCE results, possibly in November. Also find the link to the deadline page https://admission.ug.edu.gh/applying/admission-deadlines


C. Application fees and payment methods

How much is the application fee?
The application fee is subject to periodic review. At present, it stands at GH¢220.00 for Ghanaian applicants and US$110.00 for international students and Ghanaians residing abroad.


D. Application process overview

How do I ensure that my application is complete?
Complete the Online Application Form. Ensure that you provide accurate and complete information on the form. Carefully review your application form before submission. Print out your proof of application for records. You can still log in to make changes to your application multiple times, if the need arises. Application process is strictly online.


E. Contact information for admission inquiries

How can I contact the Admissions Office?

Contact the appropriate College Academic Office for support:

  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Humanities
    • Phone Numbers: 0507178028, 0552899445, 0307080628
    • Email: cohacademic@ug.edu.gh
    • Office Location: Legon Campus, Business School, 1st Floor
  • College of Basic & Applied Sciences
    • Phone Numbers: 020 645 0182
    • Email: cbasadmissions@ug.edu.gh
    • Office Location: Legon Campus, School of Agriculture, Administrative Block
  • College of Education
    • Phone Numbers: 0200088432
    • Email: coeacademic@ug.edu.gh
    • Office Location: Legon Campus, SCDE, College Academic Office

Contact the main admissions office regarding general admissions issues:

  • Undergraduate Admissions Unit
    • Phone Numbers: 0302 213820 ext. 6018, 0302 213820 ext. 2637        
    • WhatsApp numbers: 0200480344
    • Email: admissions@ug.edu.gh
    • Office Location: Legon Campus , Registry, Academic Affairs Directorate  (R D19 )


III. Application Process

A. How to start the application

Where can I purchase the University of Ghana application e-vouchers?
You can purchase the e-voucher from any of the following banks:

  1. Ecobank
  2. Agricultural Development Bank
  3. Republic Bank
  4. Prudential Bank
  5. Fidelity Bank
  6. Universal Merchant Bank
  7. GCB Bank
  8. Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG)
  9. Zenith Bank

You can also obtain the e-voucher using the Momo short code *188*9# on all networks.

I purchased the UG e-voucher via the USSD code, but my money was deducted, and I did not receive my Serial No and PIN. What should I do?
In case you do not receive an SMS after a successful transaction, you can retrieve the e-voucher by following these steps:

  1. Dial *887*9#.
  2. Select "Yes".
  3. Choose "Retrieve E-Voucher".
  4. The details of the E-Voucher will be displayed, including University of Ghana, Serial Number, and PIN.


Where can I find the application portal?
Kindly visit the link below



B. Creating and filling an online application account

Do I have to mail my application forms to the University after application?
Applications are strictly undertaken online.

Can I revisit my application document after completing the online form? If so, until when?
Yes, you can revisit your application form as many times as necessary until the publication of the May/June WASSCE results. This allows you to view or make changes.

Can I make changes after I have submitted my application online?
Yes, you can make changes. The University application portal will remain open for a few days after the release of the 2023 May/June WASSCE results to allow applicants to review their applications and make the necessary changes. Applicants must ensure their Biographical Data, WAEC Index Number, year and month of the examination are correct.

Can the application forms run out before the deadline?
No, the e-voucher is generated from the bank's system and will not be depleted.

What should I do if I have trouble logging in?
We recommend attempting to log in after 8 p.m. or late at night when fewer people are trying to access the system, reducing potential congestion.


C. Uploading documents (pictures, results, transcripts, etc.)

What are the specifications required of the passport photograph?

  • Your passport photo should have
    • Maximum dimensions of 600px by 800px and
    • Minimum dimensions of 100px by 100px and
    • Background of Passport picture should be white
  • You can also use the photo crop tool to assist you in cropping the right dimensions when uploading your passport photo.

I am applying with foreign results aside from WASSCE. Do I have to scan and upload the results?
Yes, you should scan and attach your foreign results, providing the necessary details such as the result slip and any relevant documentation.

What other supporting documents is required of Ghanaians with foreign qualification?
Yes, Ghanaians with foreign qualifications are to scan and attach the following

  • Results slip of qualification
  • Certificate of qualification
  • Documents to the Ghanaian nationality status


D. Application status tracking

How can I be sure that my application is complete?

  • Review the Application Checklist and make sure all categories (Bio Data, Entry Information, Educational Background, Programme Option and Passport Photo) are ticked green.
  • Application info accuracy confirmation will pop up to confirm all information entered is accurate.
  • After confirmation, submit your application online.
  • You will receive a pop up notification that your application is completed and has been successfully submitted to the University.
  • You may still make changes to your application until the deadline.


E. Troubleshooting common application issues

Technical Issues:

  • Internet Connection: Ensure you have a stable internet connection. Slow or unreliable connections can cause application timeouts or errors.
  • Browser Compatibility: Use a recommended web browser, as some application portals may not work well with all browsers. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge are commonly supported.

Application Form Errors:

  • Incomplete Fields: Ensure that all required fields are filled out correctly. Look for fields marked with asterisks (*) as they are usually mandatory.
  • File Uploads: Verify that any documents or files you're uploading meet the specified file format and size requirements.

Application Confirmation:

  • No Confirmation Text Message: If you haven't received a confirmation text message at all, please don't be alarmed. Network-related issues with service providers can sometimes result in messages not being delivered.


IV. Programmes and Majors

A. Available regular undergraduate programmes

Info on Basic and Applied Science Programmes:

What is the Bachelor of Science Mathematical Sciences programme?
The Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences programme includes various subjects such as Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Computer Science and Biomathematics, with specialisation options available in the second year.

I want to select Computer Science as my programme option, but I am not able to select it online?
Please select the Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences programme option.

What is the Bachelor of Science Physical Sciences programme?
The Bachelor of Science in Physical Sciences programme includes various subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Geophysics, with specialization options available in the second year.

What is the Bachelor of Science Earth Sciences programme?
The Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences programme includes various subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Geophysics, with specialization options available in the second year.

What is the Bachelor of Science Biological Sciences programme?
The Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences programme includes various subjects such as Animal Biology and Conservation Science, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Nutrition, Food Science, Plant and Environmental Biology, Marine Science, Fisheries Science, Psychology, Microbiology, with specialization options available in the second year.


Information on Education Programmes:

What programmes are offered by the college of Education?

The College of Education at the University of Ghana offers a range of programmes designed to prepare students for careers in teaching and educational leadership.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Education (English, Linguistics)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education (Information Studies, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Adult Education)
  • Bachelor of Science in Education (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics)
  • Bachelor of Education - JHS Specialism
  • Bachelor of Education - Upper Grade Specialism
  • Bachelor of Education - Early Grade Specialism    
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Physical Culture Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Distance)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Distance)
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Distance)


I am offering Bachelor of Arts in Education, do I get to drop Education and major in the other subject?
No, the Bachelor of Arts in Education program primarily centers on Education as your major subject, supplemented by minor options such as Information Studies, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, or Adult Education."


Information on Health Sciences Programmes

Does the University run a Diploma programme in Nursing?
No, Diploma programmes in Nursing are offered by various Nursing Training Colleges.

I want to apply for the B.Sc. Nursing/Midwifery  programme but its not available on the legon Campus?
The Korle-Bu Campus of the is specifically dedicated to all health sciences and related programmes.


Information  on Humanities Programmes:

Is there a B.A. Administration option at the Business School?
Yes, from the 2016/2017 academic year, the Bachelor of Arts in Administration (B.A. Admin) programme has been reintroduced.

What programmes are available at the Accra City Campus?
The programmes offered at the Accra City Campus are:

  1. B.Sc. Administration
  2. Bachelor of Arts

Does Accra City Campus have residential facilities?

  • No, its a non residential campus.


D. Changing majors or programmes after admission

Can I change my programme after the first year?
No, you cannot.

I gained admission into the Accra City Campus. Can I change to the Legon Campus in the future?
No, you cannot.

I gained admission into the Legon Main Campus or Accra City Campus. Can I change to the Distance Education in the future?
Yes, it may be possible to change with valid reasons. Students can send an email to the Director of Academic Affairs at aad@ug.edu.gh.


VI. Financial Matters

A. Tuition and fee structure

What is the difference between regular and fee-paying?
In a fee-paying programme, students are required to pay higher tuition fees, providing an option for students who may not meet the standard admission requirements.

Can I gain admission into a fee-paying programme if I fall below the admissions cutoff point for my programme of choice?
Yes, an applicant may gain admission into a fee-paying programme if they fail to meet the required admissions cutoff point.

How much are the fees for my programme choices?
Visit the webpage for the fees here:


Do Ghanaians with foreign educational backgrounds pay foreign student fees?

No, Ghanaians with foreign educational backgrounds pay regular Ghanaian fees if they can prove their Ghanaian nationality.


B. Payment methods and schedules

How do I pay my academic fees?
This link will likely provide you with detailed instructions and guidance on how to pay your academic fees



C. Withdrawal and Refund policies

What happens after I gain admission in the University?
You are required to confirm acceptance of your offer and secure your admission to the University of Ghana by paying a non-refundable commitment fee of 30% of the stated fees within 2 WEEKS from the date of issuance of the admissions letter.


I have accepted the admission offer but I no longer want to enroll. What do I do?
You are required to confirm acceptance of your offer and secure your admission to the University of Ghana by paying a non-refundable commitment fee of 30% of the stated fees within 2 WEEKS from the date of issuance of the admissions letter.

Can I get a refund for my application fee?
No, application fee is not refundable

How do I get a refund of my Academic fees?
You can request for refund using this https://sts.ug.edu.gh/services/refundrequest


VII. Scholarships and Financial Aid

A. Available scholarships and grants

Are there scholarships available in the university?
For Financial Aid/ UG Scholarship please visit this link https://www.ug.edu.gh/announcements/call-application-20232024-ug-scholarship


B. Application process for financial aid

What is the process involved in seeking financial aid?
Kindly refer to the link https://www.ug.edu.gh/aid/application-process


C. Deadline for scholarship applications

When is the deadline to apply for a scholarship?
The deadline will be indicated on the Universities website


VIII. Admissions Decisions

A. Notification timeline

When should I expect to be admitted?

  • The admission timeline for undergraduate admissions at the University of Ghana can vary by programme and the type of entry (e.g., regular, distance education, etc). In general, undergraduate applicants can expect to receive admission notifications between the date after the date of closure of the application portal until the day before Matriculation. In a normal academic calendar, this will be between March and June for the academic year beginning in August or September. However, specific dates may change from year to year, so it's essential to check the university's official website or contact the admissions office for the most up-to-date information.


B. How to check admission status

How will I know if I have gained admission to the University of Ghana?
Successful applicants will receive a text message based on the contact details they provided. If not, they should check their admission status using this link https://apply.ug.edu.gh/admissions/admissionstatus. You can enter your credentials such as your surname or application serial number to check the status of your applications. You may also check on the application portal. Other vital notices may be sent via SMS text message as well.


C. Acceptance of admission offer

After gaining admission to the University of Ghana, what is the next step?
Download your provisional admission letter by entering your Serial Number and PIN. Carefully read the instructions on your admission letter. Once satisfied, you can make your fee payment at the bank. Continue checking the University website for new announcements regarding accommodation, orientation, registration, matriculation, and lectures.

I gained admission to the University of Ghana but cannot attend this year. Is my admission valid for the following year?
No, you must pay the required fees and write a letter to the University requesting the deferment of your admission.


D. Denied admission

Sharing application data with UG affiliate institutions

     What happens if the University of Ghana doesn't offer me admission?

  • If the University of Ghana does not extend an admission offer to you, your application details, as agreed upon during the application process, may be shared with some of the private universities affiliated with the University of Ghana. This process allows for the consideration of your application by these affiliated institutions.


X. Housing and Campus Life

A. On-campus and off-campus housing options

A schedule of available off-campus student accommodation facilities including details of the location, charges and property owners have been provided. Kindly click on ‘Download Brochures” below for further details on the facilities. https://www.ug.edu.gh/freshers/off-campus-accommodation


B. Housing application process

Information about Accommodation and schedule of residential fees: https://www.ug.edu.gh/freshers/accommodation-campus


C. Campus facilities and services

College of Health Science: https://chs.ug.edu.gh/

College of Basic & Applied Sciences: https://cbas.ug.edu.gh/

College of Humanities: https://coh.ug.edu.gh/

College of Education: https://coe.ug.edu.gh/

Sports Directorate: https://www.ug.edu.gh/sports/

Careers and Counselling Centre https://careers.ug.edu.gh/


D. Student organizations and extracurricular activities



XI. Contact Information

In addition to the University of Ghana's Admissions FAQ page, there are additional resources available to address specific or unique queries:

A. Contact details for admissions office

Admissions Helpline: 0302 213820 ext 6018 , 0302 213820 ext 2637 , WhatsApp Number 0200480344

Email Address : admissions@ug.edu.gh               

For queries that may not be covered in the FAQs or require personalized assistance, the University provides an admissions helpline. This dedicated support line is staffed with knowledgeable professionals who can provide tailored guidance and answers to individualized questions related to the admission process, documentation, eligibility, and any other specific concerns. Prospective students are encouraged to reach out to this helpline for prompt and accurate assistance.

B. Contact for technical support



C. Relevant links to application portal, academic departments, and resources

For more details and resources, please refer to the following:

1. Overview of UG Admissions: https://admission.ug.edu.gh/applying/undergraduate/overview  

2. Entry Requirements for available programmes: https://admission.ug.edu.gh/applying/content/entry-requirements  

3. Last Year's Cut-off points of the various programmes: https://admission.ug.edu.gh/applying/content/cut-points

4. The Bachelor of Arts Bouquet: https://admission.ug.edu.gh/applying/undergraduate/bachelor-arts-bouquets

5. How to apply (for Ghanaian applicants): https://admission.ug.edu.gh/applying/content/how-apply-ghanaian-applicants

6. Where to apply: https://admission.ug.edu.gh/applying/undergraduate/apply-now  

7. If you're an international student, contact the International House desk for more inquiries: https://admission.ug.edu.gh/applying/international/helpdesk  

8. For retrieval of PIN, please visit the Log In portal and fill in the "forgot pin" details to retrieve your PIN No. https://apply.ug.edu.gh/admissions/undergrad/retrievepin

10. Take note that the deadline for application is after the release of WASSCE results. https://admission.ug.edu.gh/applying/admission-deadlines

11. Schedule of Fees for 2021/2023 Academic Year: https://www.ug.edu.gh/aad/fees

12. Please visit the University of Ghana website for any other official announcements concerning the release of admissions: https://www.ug.edu.gh/announcements  

13. To download the admissions brochure: https://admission.ug.edu.gh/applying/undergraduate/prospectus

14. Diploma to Degree Application: https://admission.ug.edu.gh/applying/content/diplomahnd-degree

15. Steps to purchasing and retrieving your voucher via USSD: https://admission.ug.edu.gh/applying/information/steps-purchasing-ug-application-voucher-ussd  

17. Helpdesk: https://admission.ug.edu.gh/applying/content/help-desk


D. Other resources

  • Office of Students with Special Needs, UG- Legon- Telephone 030 299 8686
  • Students Financial Aid Office, UG- Legon- Telephone: 020 518 6904 / 0206804077 or 0303-965240
  • Careers And Counselling, UG- Legon- Telephone: Centre 020 499 9221
  • Students Accounts Office , UG- Legon Telephone:


XIII. Conclusion

Thank you for taking the time to explore our University of Ghana Admissions FAQ page. We hope that the information provided here has been insightful and helpful in addressing your queries. Our goal is to empower you with the knowledge you need to navigate the admission process with ease. We encourage you to continue referring to this resource as you progress through your application and admissions journey. Your success is important to us, and we are thrilled that you are considering the University of Ghana for your education. Should you have additional questions or need further assistance, our dedicated admissions team is always ready to assist you. We look forward to welcoming you into our academic community and being part of your educational growth. Thank you for choosing the University of Ghana as your destination for higher education excellence. We can't wait to see you thrive here. Akpe!