UPSA Application for Postgraduate Regular and Distance Learning Admission

By | July 6, 2021

The University of Professional Studies, Accra invites applications from qualified applicants for admission to its Undergraduate and Diploma programmes for the 2021/2022 academic year. Applicants should take note of the following:

Undergraduate Programmes

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Economics
  • Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Management and Finance
  • 4-Year Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Note: The Bachelor of Business Administration programme has no options. Applicants intending to do a first degree programme in Accounting are advised to either opt for Bachelor of Science in Accounting or Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance.

Diploma Programmes

  • Diploma in Accounting
  • Diploma in Marketing
  • Diploma in Management
  • Diploma in Public Relations
  • Diploma in Information Technology Management

Level 100

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 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 2021, 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 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. 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 disciplines awarded by any institution accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB).

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 NAB.

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 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.

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• Bachelor of Science in Business Economics applicants are required to have credit passess 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) 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 with at least FGPA of 2.5 (Credit) in related programmes (e.g. Accounting, Public Administration, Management and Marketing etc) from any university accredited by the NAB.

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 subject 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 Wednesday, 30th June, 2021.

• Show proof of age with birth certificate which 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 possess at least WASSCE, SSSCE,GBCE, Teacher’s Cert ‘A’ and ‘O’Level

• 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% in 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 Wednesday, 30th June, 2021.

• Mature Access Course Classes will be held from Thursday, 1st July, 2021 to Saturday, 21st August, 2021.

• Mature Access Course Entrance Examinations will take place on Friday, 27thAugust, 2021 and Saturday, 28th August, 2021.

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: admissions@upsamail.edu.gh
.

International Applicants

International applicants may be admitted on the basis of qualifications from their home countries for which equivalence shall be determined by the National Accreditation Board of Ghana and submitted to the University. Evidence of proficiency in English Language will be required in the case of applicants from non-English speaking countries. International applicants are also requested to acquire Non-Citizen Ghana card as a prerequisite for offer of admission. International applicants who fail to provide evidence of having acquired this card will not have their applications processed.

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Available Sessions:

Regular, Evening and Weekend Sessions are available for all undergraduate and diploma programmes except the LLB programme which is offered in the Regular Session only.

Moreover, the Regular Session is normally reserved for WASSCE/GBCE applicants.

Mature and Top-up applicants to Level 200 and 300 are, therefore, encouraged to opt for Evening and Weekend Sessions.

REQUIREMENTS FOR MATURE APPLICANTS

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

• Attained a minimum age of twenty-five (25) years by Wednesday, 30th June, 2021.

• Show proof of age with birth certificate which 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 possess at least WASSCE, SSSCE,GBCE, Teacher’s Cert ‘A’ and ‘O’Level

• 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% in each paper.

• Must pass a Selection Interview.

Successful applicants will be placed in Level 100.

ACCESS COURSE/EXAMINATION FEES:

• Mathematics : Two hundred and Fifty Ghana Cedis (GH¢250.00)

• English : Two hundred and Fifty Ghana Cedis (GH¢250.00)

• Aptitude Test : Three hundred Ghana Cedis (GH¢300.00)

PAYMENTS: Payments could be made directly at any branch of Ecobank and present the pay-in-slip to the
UPSA Cash Office of the Finance Directorate for an official receipt and proceed to
Admissions Office (Room 07, Seidu Mustapha Wing) for Registration.

REGISTRATION AND MATURE ACCESS COURSE

• Registration
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 Wednesday, 30th June, 2021.

• Access Course
Access Course will be organised for all prospective Mature Applicants who have paid
their access course/examination fees in full by Wednesday, 30thJune,2021.

(i) Subject Areas
The Course will cover the following subject areas:

(a) Aptitude Test (Quantitative Aptitude and Verbal Aptitude

(b) Mathematics

(c) English Language

(ii) Period for Access Course: Thursday, 1st July, 2021 to Saturday, 21st August, 2021.

(iii)Venue for Access Course: To be announced later

ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS

Mature Access Course Entrance Examinations will be held on Friday, 27thAugust, 2021 and Saturday, 28thAugust, 2021 as follows:

Examination Schedule:

DATE & TIMETYPE OF EXAMINATIONREMARKS
Friday, 27th August, 2021 (9:00am)MathematicsCompulsory for all Mature Applicants
Friday, 27th August, 2021 (2:00pm)English LanguageCompulsory for all Mature Applicants
Saturday,28th August, 2021 (9:00 am)Aptitude TestCompulsory for all Mature Applicants

NOTE 1:

• Mature Applicants for BSc in Actuarial Science programme with credit passes in Additional Mathematics or Elective Mathematics at the GCE ‘O’Level/WASSCE/SSSCE/GBCE is an added advantage.

• Applicants for the Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Management and Finance programme are required to have credit passes in Economics, Geography and any other elective subject.

• Admission is NOT AVAILABLE for mature students to the LLB programme.
Further information on the Mature Access Course Classes and Entrance Examinations may be obtained from the Admissions Office by calling telephone number: 0303-937544/0303-937542 or
e-mail:academicaffairs@upsamail.edu.gh.

Important Note:

Applicants who do not meet any of the requirements above MUST NOT APPLY. Fees paid to the University are NOT refundable.

Purchase of Online Serial Numbers (OSN):

Online Serial Numbers (OSN) for UPSA are available for purchase at the cost of GH¢200.00 for Ghanaian Applicants and US$120.00 for International Applicants at the following sales points:

  1. Any Ecobank or Access Bank branch nation-wide
  2. Any Ghana Post (Post Office) branch nation-wide
  3. By Visa/Master Card/Mobile Money using the link http://interpayafrica.com/custom/upsa
  4. By mobile money (all networks) short code: *887*18#

Completion of Online Application Form

All applications must be completed on-line i.e.

  • Log on to admissions.upsa.edu.gh
  • Use the Online Serial Numbers (OSN) and the receipt number to access the on-line application form.
  • Fill in the application form and submit it online

Attachment of Supporting Documents

All applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms. All such documents to be attached must be scanned into PDF format.

  • Certified copies of all certificates
  • Certified copies of original transcript(s) of academic records
  • Certificates confirmed by the professional body is required for professional applicants
  • Birth certificate or any national ID or legitimate documentary proof of date of birth

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