International students

Information for students from Ghana

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Entry requirements

Foundation courses

We offer foundation courses for students who are not qualified for direct undergraduate entry.

Our foundation courses

We offer foundation courses for international students who are not qualified for direct entry to our undergraduate degree courses.

These courses are available at the University of Nottingham International College, just next to University Park Campus, in partnership with Kaplan International Colleges.

Find out more about the courses, entry requirements and progression options on Kaplan's website:

Applications and enquiries for these courses are handled by Kaplan and the college.

International foundation courses


Undergraduate courses

Full-time courses across our five faculties typically last for three to four years, although some degrees such as medicine and architecture have a longer duration.

Undergraduate entry requirements

For those students that have completed the standard year 12 examinations (SSC/WAEC), an appropriate foundation programme is required.

Our Undergraduate Prospectus lists entry requirements for A levels and International Baccalaureate students for each course.

If you have taken the Higher National Diploma (HND), we can typically accept average grades ranging from 3.0 to 5.0.

This summary is provided as guidance and requirements may vary for individual courses, which often require high grades in relevant subjects.

Students who have completed at least one year at a university in Ghana and achieved good grades may be considered for direct entry to our undergraduate degree courses.

Students taking APs or SATs should refer to our entry requirements for the USA.

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Masters courses

We offer a wide range of postgraduate masters degree programmes across our five faculties. Full-time masters courses typically last for one year.

Masters entry requirements

Applicants should hold a bachelors degree of a good standard from a recognised university, usually in a relevant subject area. Check course details in our postgraduate course pages to see whether your chosen course requires the equivalent of an Upper Second Class (2:1) or Lower Second Class (2:2) degree.

In general, we consider the Ghanaian degree classification of second upper or second lower to meet the aforementioned 2.1 and 2.2 requirements.  Individual course requirements vary and a full transcript will always be reviewed.

Degrees from recognised universities in Ghana can be accepted as meeting our English language requirements.

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Research courses

Our PhD courses, available across a wide range of subject areas, typically include three years of full time research followed by an optional writing-up period of one year to complete your thesis.

PhD entry requirements

Applicants should hold a masters degree of a good standard from a recognised university in a relevant subject area.

Please visit the postgraduate research prospectus for further details as some departments require higher masters results than others.

Degrees from recognised universities in Ghana can be accepted as meeting our English language requirements

You should identify possible supervisors at Nottingham before applying and prepare a research proposal to submit with your application.

How to apply Search for courses How to write a research proposal
English language requirements

Scholarships and funding


Ghanaian students at Nottingham


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"As a past MSc Student of this noble institution, I have enjoyed the sound and friendly environment which provides quality teaching and learning atmosphere. The University's reputation in global research and high academic excellence is evident in its membership in the Russell Group of universities, while the quality of graduates produced was recently acknowledged as the most sought-after in industries in the UK."

Afrakoma Afriyie-Asante from Ghana, PhD Immunology with funding from a Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Research Excellence, after completing MSc Microbiology and Immunology funded by a University of Nottingham Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

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William Hollis

William HollisInternational Relations Manager - Africa

Contact William

Our West Africa Office

University of Nottingham
West Africa Office

33 Sir Arku Korsah Road
Airport Residential Area

Telephone: +2347063483498


Official representatives

Our official representatives in Ghana can assist you with applying for our courses, visa processes and preparing to study with us.

About our overseas representatives


Meet us 

In Ghana

We regularly travel to Ghana to meet with prospective students and their families, visit schools and to attend education fairs and other events each year.

Meet us in Ghana

In Nottingham

You are also very welcome to visit our campuses in Nottingham for an open day or an independent visit.

Visit us in Nottingham


International Student Recruitment

C Floor, YANG Fujia Building
Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB, UK

+44 (0) 115 951 5247
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