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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.

Students who join Northumbria University will enjoy teaching that is both research informed and practice led, with strong links to industry and professional bodies. Many of our programmes are professionally accredited and give students opportunities to directly engage with real world projects and challenges. Our campuses are designed to provide you with a vibrant and friendly environment in which to study and live so that you have the support you need in order to make the most of your time with us.

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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 Entry On To: You Will Need: Grade Required:
International Foundation Programme

WAEC (WASSCE)/ NECO - A to D grades in 5 subjects

A to D grades in 5 subjects

1st Year Undergraduate Polytechnic National Diploma    
Level 5 Entry University Diploma   
Level 6 Entry Polytechnic Higher National Diploma   
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 2:1
Graduate Certificate Bachelor Degree 1.5/4.0 CGPA or 40% (pass) 

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. 

For most degree level and above courses we accept the following qualifications as evidence of English Language.


WAEC – We typically require C6 for most courses*


NECO (accepted for September 2022 Intake onwards) – we typically require B3 for most courses*


Please upload your WAEC/NECO certificate as part of your application where possible, along with a copy of your scratch card where applicable.


*Please note that these tests may not be acceptable for certain Professional or Pre Registration Health Courses. Other courses may have different grading requirements.

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

BCIE British Canadian International Education

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

  • Phone: 0302 778 748, 0302 786 534

Best Education Services Ltd

23 Boundary Road | Shiashie | Accra | Greater Accra | Ghana

Considerate Study

1st Floor, Apino Plaza | Ahodwo Roundabout | Kumasi | Ashanti | Ghana

Excel-Plus Education

1st Floor, 106 Westlands Blvd | Adjacent West Legon Pharmacy | Accra | Ghana

  • Phone: +233(0)243334894

Globe Educational Center

4, 1996 Brimah Close | Obaakuma Street | Legon Gimpa Bypass | Westlands, Accra | Ghana

  • Phone: (+233)548393600

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 more events for international students, please view our International Events page.

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