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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.

Applying to the University of Portsmouth

To apply to the university, you need to use an approved University of Portsmouth Agent. These can be found at the bottom of the page. You will not be considered if you apply directly or through an unauthorised agent.

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 16 or AD 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.


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

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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) (with a WASSCE/WAEC scratch card to verify results), 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 may be eligible for a scholarship. You can find out what is available to you on our funding pages


You will be required to pay a deposit to secure your place on your course. This will be a 50% deposit based on your first year tuition fees (minus any discounts). This will automatically be applied to your Applicant View. 

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

CUPA Study International

42 Olusegun Obasanjo Way
Pig Farm Junction
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

House Number 4
1996 Brimah Close
Legon-Gimpa Bypass
Westlands, Accra

Tel: (+233) 548 393 600
Mobile: (+233) 02447 83000
Fax: (+233) 2 122 8154

Email: info.globeeducenter@gmail.com

Website: globeeducationalcenter.org

Intake Education Ghana

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

Tel: (+233) 302 798 181
Email: Marie-stella@intake.education
Email: Lydia.opoku-boakye@intake.education

Website: intake.education/gh

My International Office (MYIO LTD)

Atlantic Tower
6th and 7th Floor
Liberation Road
Airport City

Tel: (+233) 59 835 3028
Email: ghana@myio.org.uk

Website: myinternationaloffice.co.uk

SI-UK Ghana

79 Gateway Road
CP Junction

Tel: (+233) 30 295 2887
Email: accra@studyin-uk.com

Website: siuk-ghana.com

World Student Advisors

Afotey Osapesua Avenue
East Legon

Ms Gladys Naadi Banhu
WhatsApp: (+233) 55 610 2870
Email: Gladys@worldstudentadvisors.com

Website: worldstudentadvisors.com

Globe Educational Center

26/5 New John Sabah Road
PO Box MC 395

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

Website: globeeducationalcenter.org

Intake Education Ghana

Second Floor, Plot 25A
Ahodwo Roundabout

Tel: (+233) 0553 173 346
Email: kumasi@intake.education

Website: intake.education/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

IDP Education

3rd Floor Maame Saah Towers

Tel: (+233) 055 317 3346
Email: kumasi@idp.com

Website: idp.com/ghana

Events in Ghana

We don't have any current events planned in Ghana, but we do plan regular events so check back here often for more information.

You can also contact our staff for support, or speak to an agent in your region for more assistance.