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Applying from Ghana?

Here's all the information you need to study with us

If you’re from Ghana and interested in studying in the UK, the University of Portsmouth is a great place to fulfil your ambitions. And if you’re ready to take the next step, we’re ready to help you get here.

On this page, you'll find information about where you can meet us in your region, what you need to do to apply for a course with us and contact details for our people in your area.

Entry requirements for students from Ghana

If you're joining us from Ghana, the entry requirements you need to meet will depend on the course you want to study.

We consider all applications we receive. However, to make sure you get the most out of your time studying with us and have the best chance of applying successfully, we recommend the following minimum qualifications:

Foundation courses

You'll usually need to do a foundation year before doing an undergraduate course such as a Bachelor's degree. We will consider your application if you have achieved minimum grades of 1-6 or A-D in 5 SSCE/WASSCE subjects (including mathematics and English language).

We recommend you take a foundation course at our associated college International College Portsmouth (ICP)

Undergraduate courses

For entry onto an undergraduate course such as a Bachelor's degree, you must have studied relevant subjects and achieved strong grades in either A levels or the International Baccalaureate.

A levels

  • Please check your specific course page to find the exact number of points needed. Your A level grades should equal or exceed the total points required. You can use the UCAS Tariff Calculator to work out your total points.
  • Some courses will require you to have studied specific subjects at A level. For example, to study a science course you will usually need to have achieved passing grades in scientific subjects at A level.
  • A level points: A* = 56 A = 48 B = 40 C = 32 D = 24.

International Baccalaureate

  • Most courses will require between 24 and 31 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB), depending on the degree you apply for.

You may also be able to apply for relevant undergraduate degree programmes with an Ordinary National Diploma (OND).

If you have a High National Diploma (HND) or Higher Diploma you can apply for advanced entry onto a relevant undergraduate programme.

You may be also able to join an undergraduate course with other qualifications. We do consider qualifications from a range of sources. Contact us to find out more.

Postgraduate courses

For entry to our postgraduate Master's programmes, you'll usually need to have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised Higher Education institution.

Typical minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) requirements:

  • UK 2.1 equivalent: 65%, or GPA 2.75/4.0
  • UK 2.2 equivalent: 55% or GPA 2.50/4.0

Some courses require a higher overall CGPA, however we are happy to consider applications with a slightly lower GPA on an individual basis.

If you don't meet the postgraduate entry requirements, you can do a pre-Master's programme at International College Portsmouth (ICP) for many of our courses.

PhDs

We'll consider you for a PhD if you have a good Master’s degree and submit a research proposal.

Find a PhD

English language requirements

When you join us, it’s important that you can speak and understand English to the level that your course requires. The specific English language requirements will be on your chosen course page.

We accept a Grade C6 or above in English on the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), IELTS, IGCSE and several other certificates, but don’t worry if you're currently short of the standard required – we offer English Language Programmes that will get you to the necessary level.

What to do next

Ready to start your adventure with us? Whether you know which degree course you want to do or not, get in touch with us now or meet us at an event near you to discuss your next steps.

Our Global Officers are experts in helping students from Ghana, like you, to apply to join us. Whatever you want to know, just ask.

Scholarships and Bursaries

As a student from Ghana, you can apply for various scholarships and bursaries, including the International Alumni Referral Award and Chevening Scholarship.

You can find more information about these on our funding page.

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences Scholarship (SEES)

If you're a self-funded student from Nigeria or Ghana, and you want to study one of the courses listed below in our Faculty of Science, you'll automatically be considered for one of three scholarships, which will reduce your tuition fees by 40%. 

This award can only be applied to the listed full-time courses on campus. You can't combine this scholarship with any other fee reduction or University bursary, with the exception of the 2% early payment discount, which is applied to the net value of the fee. You can work out your total tuition fees by using our tuition fee calculator

We will award three scholarships to students commencing their Master's degree in September 2019.  You will automatically be considered for this scholarship upon being made an offer if:
  • you're fully self-funded (the scholarship can not be combined with any external, government or corporate sponsorship)
  • you're an international student with a Ghanaian or Nigerian passport
  • you've accepted an offer on one of the above postgraduate courses
  • you've achieved a minimum G.P.A 3.0/5 or a Second Class Upper in a relevant subject.

How to apply

To be considered for this scholarship, you should submit your application and accept your offer by 31 July 2019. The decision will be made based on your academic results, personal statement and references. If you're one of the three successful candidates, you'll be informed by 10 August 2019.

Get in touch with us for more information.

Representatives and agents

If you want to learn more about studying with us or you want help with your application, contact one of our official representatives in Ghana:

Agents in Ghana by city

CUPA Study International

42 Olusegun Obasanjo Way
Pig Farm Junction
Accra
PO Box TF70

Tel: (+233) 501-290-456 | (+233) 501-290-457
Email: cupastudyinternational@gmail.com

Website: cupaghana.net

Global Student Link Advisors Ghana

House Number 6
Accam Street, Adjiringano Bridge,
Health Clinic Road,
East Legion, Accra

Tel: (+233) 246-768-084

Contact: Mr. Samue; Kwasi Awudi

Email: samsel2009@live.com

Globe Educational Center

C14 Star Avenue
Quennel House
Kokomlemle
Accra - North

(Correspondence address: Box 5552, Accra - North)
Tel: (+233) 548-393-600
Mobile: (+233) 02447-83000
Fax: (+233) 2-122-8154

Email: info.globeeducenter@gmail.com

Website: globeeducationalcenter.org

UKEAS

The Orangery
169/4A Otwe Street
Tedzii Ashieshi
La
Osu Ako-Adjei
Accra

Tel: (+233) 302-798-181
Email: accra@ukeas.com.gh

Website: ukeas.com.gh

World Student Advisors

Agiringanor Road
East Legon
Accra
Ghana

Skype: WSA.Ghana
WhatsApp: (+233) (0) 244-277-559
Email: ghana@worldstudentadvisors.com

Website: worldstudentadvisors.com

Globe Educational Center

26/5 New John Sabah Road
PO Box MC 395
Takoradi

Tel: (+233) 3-12-4117
Fax: (+233) 3-12-4540
Email: info.globeeducenter@gmail.com

Website: globeeducationalcenter.org

UKEAS

Second Floor, Plot 25A
Ahodwo Roundabout
Nhyiaeso
Kumasi

Tel: (+233) 0553-173-346
Email: kumasi@ukeas.com.gh

Website: ukeas.com.gh

Global Student Link Advisors

1st Floor, Rent Control Regional Office,
Bompata, Opposite SIC Building,
Kumasi, Ashanti Region

Tel: (+233) 2467-680-84 | (+233) 2001-334-38
Email: samsel2009@live.com

Events in Ghana

Visit to Globe Educational Center

Date: Thursday 9 May 2019

Event type: Agent visit

Time: 1030—1200

Venue: Globe Education Center

Location: C14 Star Avenue, Quennell House, Kokomlemle, Accra (North)

Jenny Hyde, Senior Global Officer will be running interviews at Globe Education Center.

Please contact the office on +233 (0)548-393-600 OR +233 (0)2447-83000 to make an appointment and receive advice on studying a degree at the University of Portsmouth.

Visit to UKEAS Kumasi

Date: Friday 10 May 2019

Event type: Agent visit

Time: 1030—1200

Venue: UKEAS Kumasi

Location: First Floor, Plot 25 A, Ahodwo roundabout, Nhyiaeso, Kumasi, Ghana

Jenny Hyde, Senior Global Officer will be running interviews at UKEAS Kumasi

Please contact the office on +233 (0)553 173346 to make an appointment and receive advice on studying a degree at the University of Portsmouth.

Drop in Session

Date: Sunday 11 May 2019

Event type: Interviews

Time: 1000—1300

Venue: Accra City Hotel

Location: Barnes Road, Accra, Ghana

Jenny Hyde, Senior Global Officer will be running interviews at the Accra City Hotel.

Please meet us to receive advice on studying a degree at the University of Portsmouth.

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