UG Admissions For Graduate Entry Medical Programme (GEMP) 2023/2024

The University of Ghana Medical School (UGMS) is inviting applications from highly qualified and motivated applicants for admission into the Graduate Entry Medical Programme for the 2023/2024 Academic Year.

Admission Entry Requirements

  • Applicants should have a good BSc Degree (Minimum of 2nd Class Lower or equivalent CGPA in unclassed degrees) in the following science-based courses: Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Human Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Physician Assistantship, Pharmacy, Nursing, Nutrition, Dietetics, Food Science, Biomedical Engineering, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Physiotherapy, Sonography, Optometry, and Radiography. Graduates whose courses are not listed should not apply.
  • Candidates should have obtained a good WASSCE/SSSCE grade (Minimum of ‘C’ in WASSCE and ‘D’ in SSSCE) in three (3) core and Three (3) Elective science subjects one of which must be Chemistry.
  • There should be evidence of having completed National Service (if applicable).

Nature of Programme And Duration

The Graduate Entry Medical Programme (GEMP) is an integrated 4-year Medical Programme which leads to the award of MBChB Degree.  The Programme will begin in April 2024 and will be run on a FULL-TIME and NON-RESIDENTIAL BASIS for the Phase I and residential for Phase II.




The University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for Two Hundred and Twenty Ghana Cedis (GH¢220.00) at the following banks: Ecobank, HFC Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Merchant Bank, CBG Bank, Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank.


Foreign Applicants are to pay One Hundred and Ten US Dollars ($110.00) as application fee into College of Health Sciences Account Number (0161034485604301), Korle Bu Campus Branch, SWIFT CODE: ECOCGHAC. Kindly indicate UGMS-GEMP on the pay slip and upload it as part of the application form.



Eligible applicants are to complete the application forms online.  In addition they should submit the following documents to  Academic Affairs Office, UGMS, Korle-Bu (Room 23): Two recent endorsed passport-sized photograph, Two endorsed Recommendation Letters from 2 Referees from a relevant Academic Institution, Copy of Certificates (SHS & Degree), Original Transcript, a copy of recent past six (6) months bank statement and other financial instruments as proof of ability to pay including addresses and Letters of support from Sponsor(s) undertaking to pay all fees and detailed information of present work status, a Proof of online registration and NSS Certificates where applicable.

NB:  Documents submitted will not be returned.


A shortlist of suitable applicants will be posted on the UG website. Shortlisted applicants only may apply for the access course. Applicants are to pay Two Thousand Five Hundred Ghana Cedis (GH¢2,500.00) for the Access Course, Entrance Examination, and Interview. Applicants should check their eligibility and proceed to pay at the Bank.

The Access Course covers English Language, Quantitative Methods, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Anatomy and Physiology.

The course will take place at the University of Ghana Medical School, Korle-Bu from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day.

Shortlisted eligible applicants will be admitted into the Programme subject to passing an Entrance Examination and Oral Interview.


All online applications and submission of manual forms should be completed by December 31, 2023.

For further information please contact the Academic Affairs Office/GEMP Secretariat:

Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Telephone:  +233 302-666987/8       +233 302-661446





Shortlisted eligible candidates should take note of the following proposed dates regarding the Graduate Entry Medical Programme admissions:


  • Shortlist of Eligible Candidates   – Friday, 12th January 2024
  • Access Course                              – Monday, 22nd January – Friday, 2nd February 2024
  • Entrance Examination                  – Tuesday, 13th February 2024
  • Interview                                       – Thursday, 15th February – Friday, 16th February 2024
  • Registration/Med. Exams             – Monday, 2nd April – Friday, 5th April 2024
  • Orientation/Workshop on

Teaching & Learning Methods    – Monday, 8th April – Friday, 12th April 2024

  • Lectures Begin                              – Monday, 15th April 2024



The Entrance Examination takes place on Tuesday, 13th February, 2024. There will be only one centre – Accra Centre.


The Entrance Examination will take place at the University of Ghana Medical School, New Examination Hall, Korle-Bu, Accra – Ghana as follows:

  • Paper 1 – General Paper is from 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Paper 2 – Scientific Foundations of Medicine is from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

It is expected that all applicants will arrange to be in Accra, Ghana within the periods stated above.

Adequate arrangements will be made for COVID-19 protocols during the admission process.

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