General Information for Applicants

By | January 8, 2016

General Information for Applicants


  1. Duration of Programmes

With the exception of The Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Bachelor of Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine programmes, all first degree programmes of study are of four (4) years duration.

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme may be followed by a-two year professional course at the Ghana School of Law.
The Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery programmes may be followed by a three-year clinical programme for the DBS and the MB. ChB Degree.
The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine is a straight six-year programme.

  1. University of Ghana Campuses

The University’s teaching and research is carried out across four (4) campuses, namely:

  1. Legon (Main) Campus

The Legon Campus, which is the main campus, is located 13 kilometers northeast of Accra. This campus houses the central administration and all the university halls and hostels (both university owned and privately owned.  The main campus houses all foreign students and Ghanaians admitted into programmes on the main campus.


  1. Accra City Campus

The Accra City Campus is located within the Central Business District of Accra. Currently, the campus offers on full time basis, two (2) programmes which are also offered on the main campus. These are:

  • The Bachelor of Science in Administration programme

  • The Bachelor of Arts programme

All regular Diploma programmes are also run at the Accra City Campus.

All programmes offered at the City Campus are non- residential.

  1. Korle-Bu Campus

The Korle-Bu Campus is located three (3) kilometers from the Accra Central Business District and houses the College of Health Sciences.

  1. Distance Education Regional Centres

The Distance Education programme is run by the School of Continuing and Distance Education, Legon and its ten (10) Regional Centres. As these programmes will be run in the regions, applicants will be given the opportunity to pursue a University of Ghana from the comfort of their homes. Programmes offered are:


  • Bachelor of Science in Administration programme

  • Bachelor of Arts programme

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology programme

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing programme (For professional nurses who already have a Diploma in Nursing from a recognized Nursing Training College). These professional nurses can remain at post while pursuing their degree programmes.

The Distance Education programme is non-residential.

  1. Qualifications acceptable for admissions include the following:

  • Senior Secondary School Certificates (SSSCE/WASSSCE)

  • Baccalaureate (French)

  • International Baccalaureate (IB)

  • GCE (Cambridge) – ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels

  • IGCSE (Cambridge) – ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels

  • American High School Grade 12

  • Other external qualifications which have equivalences to the WASSSCE/SSSCE and the GCE (A Levels)

All admissions will be to Level 100.

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