Over 300 students from Ghana study undergraduate and postgraduate courses in London. The majority of Ghanaian students study at postgraduate level. Business, social studies and engineering courses are the most popular subjects for Ghanaian students followed by health related courses, law and medicine.
How to apply to a London university
Follow these three steps to start your application today.
1. Find a course: Our course search enables you to search over 30,000 courses on offer in London. Register with us to save your favourite courses and to contact universities for further information on entry requirements.
2. Prepare and submit your application: The application process differs for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
- If you wish to apply for an undergraduate degree, you will need to submit your undergraduate application via UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).
- If you wish to apply for a postgraduate degree, you will need to apply directly to the university via their own online application system. Contact your chosen university to find out more.
3. Check you are eligible for a UK student visa. Read our information on the Tier 4 Student Visa to make sure you are aware of the requirements in advance.
Entry requirements at London universities for students from Ghana
Course entry requirements can vary depending on the university and degree you choose. The information below is only a guide so be sure to check the entry requirements for your favourite courses.
Entry Requirements for Undergraduate Courses (First degree)
If you have graduated from the Ghanaian education system, you may be required to successfully complete a one year International Foundation course before entering a University's undergraduate courses.
London universities accept the West African Senior School Certificate (WASSCE/WAEC) with a minimum of 5 subjects at grade B or C PLUS a recognised university foundation course for entry onto a Bachelor degree. One year of undergraduate studies at a recognised Ghanaian university with an average CGPA of approximately 3.3/4 or 3.5/5 may also be accepted.
You will be required to successfully complete the WASSCE/WAEC with a Grade B or C in at least 5 subjects to qualify for the International Foundation course.
Entry Requirements for Postgraduate Courses (Second degree)
You will normally be required to have an Upper Second Class Bachelor degree (UK 2:1 degree) with an average CGPA of 3.3/4 or 3.5/5 (or above) from a recognised Ghanaian university. Some courses may also accept a Lower Second Class Bachelor degree (UK 2:2 degree).
Remember, you can contact the international office at your chosen universities and they will tell you if your qualifications meet the requirements of your chosen course.
Ghanaian Students living in London
With over 300 Ghanaian students living in London, amongst many other African nationalities, there is large African community in the city contributing to the vibrant and diverse London population.
London is a popular education destination for Ghanaians especially due to the shorter education structure of UK degrees. Most undergraduate Bachelor’s degrees in the UK are usually three year courses, postgraduate master’s degrees are one year and postgraduate PhD degrees three to four years.
As a Ghanaian student studying in London you can be sure to find lots of African events, societies, news and friends.
- You will find African or Afro Caribbean student societies at most London universities. These meet regularly and provide the perfect opportunity to make friends and enjoy African culture, food and events.
- The Ghanaian Londoners Network is a social enterprise with a mission to reinforce the Ghanaian identity and culture and to promote stronger ties with Ghana.
- The Voice of Africa Radio brings you African music from across the continent.
What London's Ghanaian Students Say
"I love London because it's very exciting and diverse. There's lots of places to see and activities to participate in. Jobs are easy to find and the pay is good. I like the transport system in London, it is easily accessible and affordable. People here are generally friendly and helpful."
Eva Epsona, MBA student from Ghana
"I chose to study in London because the programmes offered by universities in London are among the best if not the best in the whole world. It has also been my dream since infancy to study in London, so for me, coming to study in London is a dream come true."
Prince Nyimini, Special needs education student from Ghana