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University for Professional Studies (UPSA) Admission Requirements 2023/2024

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The University for Professional Studies (UPSA) admission requirement for all the courses at the Undergraduate, Postgraduate level has been released for the 2023/2024 academic session.

The management of University for Professional Studies (UPSA) has released the Application Requirement/Registration Requirement for the Student Studying in the institution.

University for Professional Studies (UPSA) Admission Requirements

Entry requirements for a Undergraduate degree Programme

LEVEL 100
  • 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.
  • 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.

Note 1:

  • 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.
  • Applicants for Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science programme must have credit pass in 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.

Applicants for level 100 undergraduate programmes, who will be writing WASSCE/GBCE/ABCE in May/June 2019, are also eligible to apply. They will be required to indicate their WASSCE/GBCE/ABCE index numbers and the subjects they will be writing on the online application form

LEVEL 200
Category A

WAEC General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level Holders:

  • 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 ve (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics and any Science Subject at the GCE Ordinary (‘O’) Level.
Category B

Advanced Business Certicate Examinations (ABCE) Holders:

  • 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 or SSSCE or WASSCE but not a combination of WASSCE/SSSCE with GBCE.
Category C
  • Post-Secondary Teacher’s Certificate  ‘A’/Diploma in Education Certificate  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.
Category E
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) with Second Class (Lower Division) awarded by NABPTEX in disciplines relevant to the programmes being offered by the University (i.e. Accounting, Secretaryship & Management Studies, Purchasing & Supply, Marketing, Statistics, etc).
Category F

Applicants in possession of University/Tertiary Diploma with a Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) of up to 2.49 from any university accredited by NAB in programmes relevant to the UPSA programme being applied for. Note 2:

  • 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 two(2) elective subjects or credit passes in ve (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics and any Science subject at the GCE ‘O’ Level.
  • Applicants for Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science programme must have credit pass in Elective Mathematics or Additional Mathematics.
  • 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.

Category G

  • Applicants with a good bachelor’s degree or its equivalent recognized Chartered Professional Qualifications ( i.e. ICSA, CIM, CIMA, ACCA, ICAG and CIB) applying to do the 3-Year Post-First Degree LLB programme must in addition pass both written examination and selection interview.

Note 3:

  • Applicants who qualify under this category must, in addition, have WASSCE/SSSCE/GBCE credit passes of at least grade C6 or 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 in addition to three ‘A’ Level passes plus a pass in General Paper.
LEVEL 300
Category A
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) with at least Second Class (Upper Division) awarded by NABPTEX in disciplines relevant to the programmes being offered by UPSA (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
  • Applicants with at least complete level two (2) of any of the following recognized professional qualiFIcations: ACCA (9 papers), CIB (10 papers), CIM (6 papers), CIMA (8 papers), ICAG (10 papers) and ICSA (8 papers) only.

Note 4:

  • 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 two(2) elective subjects or credit passes in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics and any Science subject at the GCE ‘O’ Level.
  • Admission is NOT AVAILABLE for entry into Level 300 of LLB, Bachelor of Science in Business Economics, Actuarial Science and Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Management and Finance programmes.
Mature Applicants
(a) Entry Requirements

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

  • Attained a minimum age of twenty-five (25) years by Thursday, 30th May, 2020.
  • 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 employers 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. 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 Friday, 29th May, 2020.
  • Mature Access Course Classes will be held from Monday 1st June, 2020 to Thursday, 23rd July, 2020.
  • Mature Access Course Entrance Examinations will be held on Friday, 24th July 2020 and Saturday, 25th July, 2020.

Detail guidelines on the Mature Access Course Classes and Entrance Examinations may be downloaded from the University’s website (www.upsa.edu.gh) or call the Admissions Office on 0303-937544/0303-937542. Note 5:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Minimum Admission Requirements for Diploma Programmes

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 courses 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.

Interpretations of WASSCE and SSSCE/GBCE Grades

WASSCE SSSCE/GBCE Interpretation Points
A1 A Excellent 1
B2 B Very Good 2
B3 C Good 3
C4 D Credit 4
C5 Credit 5
C6 Credit 6
D7 Pass 7

UNIVERSITY OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES ACCRA INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

International Applicants

International applicants may be admitted on the basis of qualications 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 Ghanacard as a pre-requisite 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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