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Ghanaian Applicants
(Ghanaian Applicants only)

To be eligible for enrollment in the Bachelor's Degree Programme at the Catholic University of Ghana, prospective students are required to fulfill at least one of several specified criteria. These criteria are designed to assess the educational background and academic qualifications of the applicants, ensuring they possess the necessary foundation and competencies for success in higher education. The university offers multiple pathways for admission, catering to a diverse range of educational experiences. Each pathway has its specific requirements, which may include standardized examination scores, prior academic records, or professional qualifications. This inclusive approach to admissions aims to accommodate not only recent high school graduates but also mature learners and professionals seeking to further their education, thus fostering a rich and varied academic community.

  1. SSSCE Applicants:

    • Required to have a minimum aggregate score of 24.
    • Must have credit passes in six subjects, including three compulsory core subjects: Mathematics, English, and Integrated Science or Social Studies, plus three additional elective subjects.
    • The elective subjects can be chosen based on the student’s area of interest and intended field of study in the university.
  2. WASSCE Applicants:

    • Should achieve an aggregate score of 36 or better.
    • Need credit passes in six subjects, with the same core subject requirements as SSSCE candidates, and three elective subjects.
    • Emphasis is placed on the subjects relevant to the chosen program of study at the university.
  3. GBCE/ABCE Applicants:

    • Required to have passes in English and Mathematics.
    • Must also have passed in three elective subjects, showcasing a diverse academic background.
  4. GCE ‘O’ & ‘A’ Levels:

    • Need passes in two subjects at the ‘A’ Level and a General Paper.
    • Five ‘O’ Level passes are mandatory, including English, Mathematics, and a subject in either Arts or Science.
    • This pathway caters to students with a more international or British-based educational background.
  5. Other Qualifications:

    • Welcomes applicants with various professional certificates and diplomas, including but not limited to HND, ICA, CIM, CIMA, SRN, RGN, RM, Teacher’s Cert., and others.
    • Applicants should include transcripts and result slips for evaluation.
    • Consideration for advanced placement depends on the relevance and level of these qualifications.
  6. Mature Applicants:

    • Targets individuals who are 27 years or older or those with significant work experience but who do not meet the usual academic qualifications.
    • Requires passing an Entrance Examination and an Interview as part of the admission process.
    • Aimed at providing opportunities for adult learners and professionals seeking to further their education.

Admission Principles (Applicable to All Applicants):

  • The University's admissions process respects the applicant's choice of discipline but is heavily influenced by the relevance of their previous academic qualifications to the chosen program.
  • Direct admission into Level 400 is not permitted to ensure that all students have a consistent academic experience.
  • Exemptions from courses are rare; all students are expected to complete the full curriculum, including any faculty-required prerequisite courses.

These comprehensive guidelines are designed to provide clear and detailed information to assist Ghanaian applicants in understanding the requirements and procedures for applying to the Catholic University of Ghana.

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International Applicants
(International Applicants only)

To be eligible for enrollment in the Bachelor's Degree Programme at the Catholic University of Ghana, prospective students are required to fulfill at least one of several specified criteria. These criteria are designed to assess the educational background and academic qualifications of the applicants, ensuring they possess the necessary foundation and competencies for success in higher education. The university offers multiple pathways for admission, catering to a diverse range of educational experiences. Each pathway has its specific requirements, which may include standardized examination scores, prior academic records, or professional qualifications. This inclusive approach to admissions aims to accommodate not only recent high school graduates but also mature learners and professionals seeking to further their education, thus fostering a rich and varied academic community.

  1. Qualification Equivalence:

    • International qualifications should be equivalent to the Ghanaian SSSCE, WASSCE, GBCE/ABCE, GCE ‘O’ & ‘A’ Levels, or other recognized qualifications.
    • Applicants may need to provide evidence of equivalence, such as an evaluation from an accredited credentialing agency.
  2. Passport and Visa Requirements:

    • A valid passport is essential for all international applicants.
    • Depending on their country of origin, they may also need to apply for a student visa or entry permit to study in Ghana.
  3. Residency and Legal Compliance:

    • International students must be prepared to apply for a resident permit after arrival in Ghana.
    • They are also required to abide by all national regulations about foreign students, including any health insurance requirements.
  4. Language and Cultural Considerations:

    • Non-English-speaking international applicants may be required to prove their English language proficiency.
    • Cultural orientation or adjustment programs may be available to help international students acclimate to life in Ghana.

Admission Principles (Applicable to All Applicants):

  • The University's admissions process respects the applicant's choice of discipline but is heavily influenced by the relevance of their previous academic qualifications to the chosen program.
  • Direct admission into Level 400 is not permitted to ensure that all students have a consistent academic experience.
  • Exemptions from courses are rare; all students are expected to complete the full curriculum, including any faculty-required prerequisite courses.

These comprehensive guidelines are designed to provide clear and detailed information to international applicants in understanding the requirements and procedures for applying to the Catholic University of Ghana.

Click to Apply Now