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The University has a long history of accepting Ghanaian students onto its degree programmes; examples in recent years include Biotechnology, Built Environment, Business Information Management, Construction Project Management, Engineering, Law, Nursing Science, Project Management, Public Health and many more.Ghana

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Entry Requirements and Scholarship Criteria

For details on our English Language Requirements and Pre-Sessional Courses visit our English Language Centre pages.

Although some courses have specific requirements for entry, Northumbria will consider any qualification for entry to its courses.

For students who enrol onto a degree programme in September 2018, an academic scholarship of £4,000 is available for new students who meet the grade criteria shown in the scholarship column below. For students who do not meet these criteria we offer a Nigeria Country Bursary - see details below.

Students who receive an academic scholarship of £4,000 will not also receive the 20% Alumni Discount in addition to the Academic Scholarship.

For Entry On To: You Will Need: Grade Required:

Grade Requirements for a £4,000 Academic Scholarship:

International Foundation Programme WAEC (WASSCE)  grades 1 - 6 in 4 or more subjects - including maths and english  
1st Year Undergraduate Polytechnic National Diploma   Second class lower / 50% / C / 2.0 for courses requiring a 2:2

second class upper / 60% / B / 3.0 for courses requiring a 2:1
 First Class / 70% / A / 4.0
Level 5 Entry University Diploma  Second class lower / 50% / C / 2.0 for courses requiring a 2:2

second class upper / 60% / B / 3.0 for courses requiring a 2:1
 First Class / 70% / A / 4.0
Level 6 Entry Polytechnic Higher National Diploma  Second class lower / 50% / C / 2.0 for courses requiring a 2:2

second class upper / 60% / B / 3.0 for courses requiring a 2:1
 First Class / 70% / A / 4.0
Postgraduate Programmes  Bachelor Degree Second class lower / 50% / C / 2.0 for courses requiring a 2:2

second class upper / 60% / B / 3.0 for courses requiring a 2:2
 First Class / 70% / A / 4.0
Graduate Certificate Bachelor Degree 1.5/4.0 CGPA or 40% (pass)   Not applicable

Please note these are general entry guidelines.  Actual requirements may vary depending on your chosen course of study and certain courses may have specific or additional entry requirements, full details of which can be found by clicking our Course link.  Decisions for entry will also be based on personal statements, previous study information and not just your final course grading. 

Ghana Country Representatives

For further enquiries, help submitting your application and interviews in your area please contact your local Northumbria University representative whose details are listed below.


Off Oxford Street | Behind SSNIT Hosp | Next door to Mama Mia Restaurant | Osu | Accra | Ghana


The Orangery | 169/4A Otswe Sreet | Tedzii Ashieshi La | Osu Ako-Adjei | Accra | Ghana

Ghana Country Bursary

For students enrolling onto a degree programme in September 2018, students from Nigeria who do not meet the requirements for an Academic Scholarship will receive an automatic Country Bursary of £2,500 for their first year of study at Northumbria.

Please note there are a number of restrictions:

  • If you receive any discount on the full published overseas tuition fee (with the exception of Alumni Discount and/or Early Payment Discount) you will not be eligible for a Country Bursary.
  • You cannot be in receipt of both an Academic Scholarship AND a Country Bursary.
  • The Bursary is only available to students who are new to Northumbria. Northumbria alumni who return to take another degree programme would not be eligible for a second country bursary, however, they would qualify for the alumni discount.

Meet us in your country

Staff from the University make frequent visits to Ghana and details of confirmed staff visits are shown on this page. Our Ghana Country Officer is based in Lagos, Nigeria and will be happy to help with your enquiries at any time. For more information contact Mobile: 08188157535

To find out when we are visiting your country, please visit our Where are we visiting page

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