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.

Your International Office Team

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

Please visit our contact us page for details.

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Entry requirements


If you have finished High School (WASSCE) in Ghana you will need to complete a Foundation Year to be eligible for admission to an undergraduate degree in the UK.

Please visit the International Study Centre website for information about the International Foundation Year or the International Year One for Management programmes.

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.

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, such as MPhil, DClinPsy, DSocSci, EdD or MD) 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.

English language requirements

Please see details of our English language requirements.

International student community

students walking around Oadby Student Village

The University of Leicester has around welcomes students from all over the world. Of our 13,000 full-time, campus-based students, over 25% come from outside the EU, from more than 70 different countries.

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

Student Societies

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