Ghana

The University of Leicester welcomes students from Ghana.

You can find country specific information here including entry requirements for our courses, and information about the Ghanaian student community.

The Future Students Office

The Future Students Office can provide you with more information about studying in the UK at Leicester.

Please visit our contact us page for details.

Useful information

English language requirements

For postgraduate applicants who have completed one or more year of study at a recognised University in Ghana the University does not require additional evidence of English Language competency.

WAEC accepted - for more information on grades required and for full details, see our English language requirements for undergraduate applicants and those who do not satisfy the above prerequisite.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate (Bachelors) degrees

If you are studying A-levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB) then you can begin from the first year of a Bachelor's degree. Please see individual course pages for entry requirements.

If you have already completed the first year of an undergraduate degree at a Ghanaian university, you may be considered for entry to the first year of a Bachelors degree if you have studied relevant subjects.

If you do not meet the entry requirements for one of our courses, you can apply for an International Foundation Year run by the Global Study Centre. The GSC provides academic support to help you progress to your chosen undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester.

For more information about available degrees please see individual course pages.

Postgraduate (Masters) degrees

If you hold a Bachelors degree from Ghana you will be considered for entry to a Masters degree. You should have at least a second class honours degree (some degrees may required a second class upper).

For more information about available degrees please see individual course pages.

PhDs and other research degrees

To apply for a PhD (or other postgraduate research qualification) you must have at least a second class honours undergraduate (Bachelors) degree from a recognised Ghanaian university, usually in a related subject area (depending on the subject that you wish to study) which is equivalent to a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (also known as a 2:1).

You must also be able to demonstrate practical knowledge of appropriate research methodologies. Research degrees are demanding and intensive: to succeed at this level you must be highly motivated, be able to work independently, and have an appropriate familiarity with the discipline and its associated research techniques/methodologies.

Where a Masters degree is required, this is indicated in the relevant description on our Postgraduate Research webpages, together with further information about requirement.

Distance learning

If you are interested in distance learning programmes offered by the University of Leicester, please visit our distance learning pages.

Agents in your region

We work with the following agent in Ghana:

Scholarships and funding opportunities

International student community

students walking around Oadby Student Village

The University of Leicester has around welcomes students from all over the world. Over a third of our students are international, from over 80 countries. In 2019/20, we welcomed 13 Ghanaian students in to our community at Leicester.

The Ghana (Alumni) Chapter, established in 2018 is over 200 members strong. Led by a team of elected alumni, regular events are hosted throughout the year to network and to support our new and recent graduates and to engage with current members. The Ghana Chapter looks forward to welcoming you into their community once you graduate.

Discover what it's like to study at Leicester by reading our international student profiles

Student Societies

Other sources of information