UPSA Admissions Requirements for the 2022/2023 Academic Year

Applicants must meet the UPSA Admissions Requirements for the 2022/2023 Academic Year before applying. The entry requirements are both general and programme specific.

All applicants applying for admission into the 2022/2023 academic year, must meet the requirements both General and programme specific.

UPSA Admissions Requirements for the 2022/2023 Academic Year

Find below the general and programme requirements details which will guide you to select your programme to study during the admission application.

General Entry Requirements

  • West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)
  • Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE)
  • General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE)
  • American High School Grade 12 with at least a Final Grade Point of 3.0
  • General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)/ Cambridge GCE ‘O’ and ‘A-Level

WASSCE and SSSCE/GBCE

Applicants must have at least credit passes (i.e. grade A1-C6 and grade A-D respectively) in three core subjects including

  • English Language
  • Mathematics and Integrated Science/Social Studies in addition to any three elective subjects.

Note 1:

  • Current final year SHS students, who will be writing WASSCE/GBCE in May/June 2022, are also eligible to apply.
  • They will be required to indicate correctly their WASSCE/GBCE index numbers on the online application form.

General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)/ Cambridge GCE ‘O’ and ‘A-Level

Applicants must have at least five (5) credit passes including English and Mathematics at the GCSE/Baccalaureate/Cambridge ‘O’ Level and three relevant subjects at the ‘A-Level.

Specific Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Management and Finance applicants are required to have credit passes in Economics, Geography, and any other elective subject.
  • Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science applicants must have a credit pass in Elective Mathematics.
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Economics applicants are required to have credit passes in Economics and Elective Mathematics.
  • Applicants for admission to the Bachelor of Laws programme will in addition to the above be required to pass both written examination and selection interview.

NOTE: The dates for the entrance examination and selection interview could be found on the menu for Admission

University Diploma/Higher National Diploma(HND)/ Professional and others to Degree

Level 200: General Requirements

Category A: WAEC General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level Passes in any three (3) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better) at the GCE Advanced Level plus a pass in General Paper.

In addition, the applicant must have had credit passes (Grade 6) or better in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics, and any Science Subject at the GCE Ordinary (‘O’) Level.

Category B: Advanced Business Certificate Examinations (ABCE)

Full diploma certificate (i.e. passes in five (5) subjects including three compulsory subjects in the diploma option of the ABCE) and at least two of the passes should be Grade D or better.

In addition, the applicant must have had credit passes in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics, and Integrated Science/Social Studies in the GBCE only.

Category C: Post-Secondary Teacher’s Certificate ‘A’/Diploma in Education

Certificate in a related discipline awarded by any institution accredited by the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC).

Category D: Recognized Professional Qualifications:

At least complete Level One (1) of any of the following recognized professional qualifications: ACCA (3 papers), CIB (5 papers), CIM (3 papers), CIMA (4 papers), ICAG (4 papers), and ICSA (4 papers) only.

The professional qualification must be related to the programme being applied for.

Category E

Higher National Diploma (HND) with Second Class (Lower Division) awarded by NABPTEX in related disciplines (i.e. Accounting, Secretaryship & Management Studies, Purchasing & Supply, Marketing, Statistics, etc).

Category F

University/Tertiary Diploma in a related discipline with a Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) ranging from 1.00 to 2.49 awarded by any university accredited by the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC).

Specific/Additional Requirements

Applicants who qualify under Categories C, D, E, and F must, in addition, have WASSCE/SSSCE/GBCE passes of at least grade D7or D respectively in three (3) core subjects and three (3) elective subjects or credit passes in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics and any Science subject at the GCE ‘O’ Level.

  • Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science programme must have a credit pass in Elective Mathematics or Additional Mathematics.
  • Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Management and Finance applicants are required to have credit passes in Economics, Geography, and any other elective subject.
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Economics applicants are required to have credit passes in Economics and Elective Mathematics.

Note 2

Admission is not available for University Diploma/Higher National Diploma(HND)/ Professional applicants to Level 200 of the LLB programme.

Level 300: General Requirements

Category A: Higher National Diploma (HND)

Applicants with at least Second Class (Upper Division) awarded by NABPTEX in related disciplines (e.g. Accounting, Secretaryship & Management Studies, Purchasing & Supply, Marketing, Statistics, etc).

Category B: University/Tertiary Diploma

Applicants with at least an FGPA of 2.5 (Credit) in related programmes (e.g. Accounting, Public Administration, Management and Marketing, etc) from any university accredited by the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC).

Category C:  Professional Qualification

Applicants with at least a complete level two (2) of any of the following recognized professional qualifications related to the programme being applied for: ACCA (9 papers), CIB (10 papers), CIM (6 papers), CIMA (8 papers), ICAG (10 papers) and ICSA (8 papers) only.

 Additional Requirements

Applicants who qualify under Categories A, B, and C must, in addition, have WASSCE/SSSCE/GBCE passes of at least grade D7or D respectively in three (3) core subjects and three (3) elective subjects or credit passes in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics and any Science subject at the GCE ‘O’ Level.

Note 3: Admission is not available for entry into Level 300 of the LLB, Bachelor of Science in Business Economics, Actuarial Science, and Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Management and Finance programmes. 

Entry Requirements (Diploma)

Category A

WASSCE applicants must have passes (i.e. A1-D7) in three core subjects including English Language, Mathematics, and Integrated Science/Social Studies in addition to passes (i.e. A1-D7) in any three elective subjects.

Note that at least three (3) of the core and elective subjects should be credit passes (A1-C6). A credit pass is required for the relevant elective.

SSSCE/GBCE

Applicants must have at least credit passes (i.e. grade A-D) in three core subjects including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science/Social Studies in addition to credit passes in any three elective subjects. A credit pass is required for the relevant elective.

Category B: G.C.E. Advanced Level

Passes in any two (2) subjects at the GCE ‘A’ Level plus a pass in General Paper. In addition, the applicant must have had credit passes (at least Grade 6) in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics, and any Science Subject at the GCE ‘O’ Level.

Entry Requirements (Mature Applicants)

Mature Applicants applying for admission must satisfy the following entry requirements:

  • Attained a minimum age of twenty-five (25) years by Thursday, 30th June 2022.
  • Show proof of age with a birth certificate that is at least five (5) years old at the time of application.
  • Must have at least three (3) years’ work experience and should be able to provide a letter of appointment from their employer or show any proof of employment.
  • Must have at least a Second Cycle Education background.
  • Must pass the University’s Mature Access Course Entrance Examinations which comprise Mathematics, English Language, and Aptitude Test.
  • A mature applicant shall be deemed to have passed the entrance examinations for consideration for admission if he/she obtains a pass mark of 40% on each paper.
  • Must pass a Selection Interview

Note 1

Mature Applicants for BSc. in Actuarial Science programme must have credit passes in Additional Mathematics or Elective Mathematics at the GCE ‘O’ Level/WASSCE/ SSSCE/GBCE.

Mature Access Course Classes and Entrance Examinations

  • Registration for the Mature Access Course Classes and Entrance Examinations begins immediately in the Admissions Office (Room 7, Seidu Mustapha Wing) and will end on Thursday, 30th June 2022.
  • Mature Access Course Classes will be held from Monday, 4th July 2022 to Saturday, 27th August 2022.
  • Mature Access Course Entrance Examinations will take place on Friday, 2nd September 2022, and Saturday, 3rd September 2022.

Note 2

  • Successful mature applicants will be placed in Level 100.
  • Admission is not available for the Mature Applicants to the LLB programme.

Further information on the Mature Access Course Classes and Entrance Examinations may be obtained from the Admissions Office on 0303 937542/44 or email: [email protected]

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