KNUST Distance Learning Admission Forms 2022/2023

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi (KNUST) Institute of Distance Learning (IDL) Admissions Application Forms for the 2022/2023 academic year is out.

KNUST Institute of Distance Learning (IDL) Admissions Application Forms

The Institute of Distance Learning (IDL), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, informs the general public that Application Forms for admission into the following Undergraduate (Top-up) and Diploma programmes of the University through the Distance Learning Mode for the 2022/2023 Academic Year, are now on sale.  Applicants are requested to CAREFULLY READ the ENTRY REQUIREMENTS before selecting the programme of choice.

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See AlsoKNUST IDL Postgraduate Admission Form

KNUST Distance Education Programmes

Two-Year Top-Up Undergraduate Programmes:

  1. BSc Business Administration (7 Options Available)
  2. BSc Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics (QSCE)
  3. BSc Construction Technology and Management (CTM)
  4. BA Social Work (Three Years)
  5. BA Sociology (Three Years)
  6. BSc Information Technology
  7. BSc Statistics
  8. BSc Agriculture
  9. BSc Actuarial Science
  10. BSc Computer Science

Two-Year Undergraduate Diploma Programmes

  1. Diploma in Architectural Technology
  2. Diploma in Business Administration
  3. Diploma in Information Technology
  4. Diploma in Horticulture
  5. Diploma in Professional French
  6. Diploma in Food Manufacturing

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS OF PROGRAMMES

TWO-YEAR TOP-UP UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

  1. BSc Business Administration

Entry Requirements: HND or its equivalent in business related areas such as Accounting, Secretarial, Management, Purchasing and Supply, Marketing, etc. Options available are:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Marketing
  • Hospitality Management
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management

 

Candidates shall continue in the AREAS OF SPECIALISATION in their respective programmes for the Top–up. Specialisations would be mounted in specific centres depending on the number of qualified applicants.

 

  1. BSc. Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics (QSCE)
  2. BSc. Construction Technology and Management (CTM)

Entry Requirements for QSCE and CTM: HND in Building Technology or its equivalent Diploma Certificate.

 

  1. B.A. Social Work

Entry Requirements: Applicants with any of the following qualifications from an accredited University or Institution:

  • Diploma in Social Work
  • Degree or Diploma in Education
  • Diploma from Teacher Training Colleges/Nursing Training College
  • HND in Management or Human Resource Management
  • Degree or Diploma in Theology and Biblical Studies.

 

  1. B.A. Sociology

Entry Requirements: Applicants with any of the following qualifications from an accredited University or Institution:

  • Diploma in Social Work
  • Diploma in Social Administration
  • Diploma in Police/Prison Administration
  • Degree or Diploma in Education
  • Diploma from Teacher Training Colleges
  • Diploma from Nursing Training Colleges
  • Degree or Diploma in Theology
  • First Degree in any Social Science Programme
  • HND in Business Administration (i.e. Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, etc.)

 

  1. BSc. Information Technology

Entry Requirements: Applicants with any of the following qualifications from an accredited University or Institution:

  • HND or equivalent Diploma Certificate in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Electronics, Data Processing, Information Systems/Sciences and any area related to any of the programmes listed.
  • A first degree in any Physical Sciences or Engineering may also apply.

 

  1. BSc. Statistics

Entry Requirements: Applicants with HND in Statistics or related equivalent Diploma certificate from an accredited Institution can apply.

 

  1. BSc. Agriculture

Entry Requirements: Applicants with Diploma in Agriculture, Diploma in Horticulture, HND in Agriculture or any related Science Programme from a reputable Agricultural Institution.

 

  1. BSc. Actuarial Science

Entry Requirements: Applicants with any of the following qualifications from an accredited Institution or University could apply.

  • HND or equivalent Diploma Certificate in Actuarial Science, Statistics, Engineering, Mathematics, Physical Science or Accounting
  • University graduates holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Engineering, Physical Science or Statistics

 

  1. BSc. Computer Science

Entry Requirements: Applicants with any of the following qualifications from an accredited Institution or University could apply. HND or its equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Electronics, Data Processing, Information Systems/Sciences and any area related to any of the programmes listed.

TWO-YEAR DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

  1. Science and Technology Programmes:

SSCE Candidates: Passes (A–D) in five (5) subjects comprising three core subjects, English Language, Integrated Science and Mathematics, plus two (2) elective subjects.

WASSCE Candidates: Credit Passes (A1–C6) in five (5) subjects comprising three core subjects, English Language, Integrated Science and Mathematics, plus two (2) elective subjects.

 

  1. Arts, Business and Humanities Programmes:

SSCE Candidates: Passes (A–D) in five (5) subjects comprising three core subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, plus two (2) elective subjects

WASSCE Candidates: Credit Passes (A1–C6) in five (5) subjects comprising three core subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, plus two (2) elective subjects

 

  1. General Certificate of Education (G.C.E) ‘A’ Level Holders

Passes in three (3) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better). Also, the applicant must have had credit passes (Grade 6) in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects including English, Mathematics and a Science subject (for non-science students) and an Arts subject for (Science students).

 

  1. Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE)

Passes in three (3) subjects (at least, one 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, Integrated Science or Social Studies in the General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE).

 

  1. Mature Students’ Entry

Mature student’s entry avenues to tertiary education provide opportunities for people who could not do so earlier in their lives to further their education at the tertiary level after some years in the workplace.

  • The applicant must be at least 25 years old, and show proof of age with birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of birth date which is at least five years old at the time of application;
  • Applicants must pass Mature Students’ Entrance Examinations in English Language, Mathematics and an Aptitude Test conducted by IDL-KNUST.

SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

1. Diploma in Architectural Technology

Applicants must possess any of the following:

  • SSSCE/WASSCE holders who have A–D/A1-C6 in three (3) core subjects: English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science plus credit in three (3) elective subjects.
  • Ordinary Level holders with passes (1-8) in at least five (5) subjects at G.C.E. “O” level (or its equivalent including English and Mathematics).
  • Proficiency Certificate in Architectural Draughtsmanship with A–D/A1–C6 at SSSCE/WASSCE in English, Mathematics and Integrated Science.
  • Construction Technician Certificate (CTC) 1 & 2 and other related professional certificates.
  • Mature Applicants – The applicant must be at least 25 years old, and show proof of age with birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of birth date which is at least five years old at the time of application. Applicants must pass Mature Students’ Entrance Examinations in English Language, Mathematics and an Aptitude Test conducted by IDL-KNUST.

 

2. Diploma in Business Administration

In addition to the General Requirements stated above, applicants with the following qualifications may apply:

General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE) or RSA Stage II with Grade A–D in five (5) subjects including Accounting, Business Management, English Language and Mathematics.

Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE) or RSA Stage III with passes in three (3) subjects including Financial Accounting and Economics with grades D or better.

Applicants with Diploma in Business Studies DBS should in addition, possess four (4) passes at SSSCE/WASSCE (A–D/A1–C6) including English and Mathematics.

Mature Applicants – The applicant must be at least 25 years old, and show proof of age with birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of birth date which is at least five years old at the time of application. Applicants must pass Mature Students’ Entrance Examinations in English Language, Mathematics and an Aptitude Test conducted by IDL-KNUST.

 

3. Diploma in Information Technology

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For SSSCE/WASSCE Candidates: Preference will be given to those with both Elective Mathematics and ICT.

For SSSCE/WASSCE Applicants (irrespective of option) who have done additional certificate courses in accredited institutions such as NIIT, IPMC, Blue Crest, etc may apply.

‘A’ Level Candidates: Must have GCE ‘O’ level certificate with Credits in at least FIVE subjects including Mathematics and English Language. Must also have Two passes at the Advanced Level.

Mature Applicants – The applicant must be at least 25 years old, and show proof of age with birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of birth date which is at least five years old at the time of application. Applicants must pass Mature Students’ Entrance Examinations in English Language, Mathematics and an Aptitude Test conducted by IDL-KNUST.

 

4. Diploma in Horticulture

For WASSCE and SSSCE applicants, the elective subjects should be in Biology/General Agriculture/Chemistry, or Physics/Mathematics

Certificate Holders from any of the Agricultural Colleges in the country, such as Kwadaso, Nyanpkala or Wenchi Colleges could also apply.

G.C.E Advanced Level should obtain passes (A–D) in Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics and Biology or Agricultural Science.

Mature Applicants – The applicant must be at least 25 years old, and show proof of age with birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of birth date which is at least five years old at the time of application. Applicants must pass Mature Students’ Entrance Examinations in English Language, Mathematics and an Aptitude Test conducted by IDL-KNUST.

5. Diploma in Professional French

  • SSCE Candidates: Passes (A–D) in French and four (4) subjects comprising three core subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, plus two (2) elective subjects: History, Religious Studies, Economics, Geography, Government, English Literature, Business Management, and any other General Arts Elective.
  • WASSCE Candidates: Credit Passes (A1–C6) in French and four (4) subjects comprising three core subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, plus two (2) elective subjects: History, Religious Studies, Economics, Geography, Government, English Literature, Business Management, and any other General Arts Elective.
  • General Certificate of Education (G.C.E) ‘A’ Level Holders: Passes in three (3) subjects including French (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better). Also, the applicant must have had credit passes (Grade 6) in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects including English, Mathematics and a Science subject (for non-science students) and an Arts subject for (Science students).
  • Mature Students’ Entry: The applicant must be at least 25 years old, and show proof of age with birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of birth date which is at least five years old at the time of application. Applicants must pass Mature Students’ Entrance Examinations in French and English Language and an Aptitude Test conducted by IDL-KNUST. Applicants must in addition have a thorough proficiency in written and spoken English.

6. Diploma in Food Manufacturing  

  • WASSCE/SSSCE entrants: Passes in at least two Core subjects comprising English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science plus passes in TWO WASSCE/SSSCE Elective subjects, including Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Mathematics with a minimum aggregate of 36.
  • Mature applicants: Mature candidates must have Passes in FIVE SSCE/ GCE O’ level subjects in any of the following: Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Agricultural Science, Food and Nutrition including English and Mathematics, and must have attained the age of 25 years at the time of submitting the application. Mature candidates may be required to pass an interview.
  • Food or Agriculture related certificate course and work experience in food related establishments could be considered where applicants have not reached the standard entry requirements.

Cost of Application Form

E-voucher cost is as follows:

All Undergraduate Programmes – GH¢240.00 for Ghanaian applicants and US$150.00 for Foreign Applicants.

Diploma Programmes – GH¢150.00 for Ghanaian applicants and US$150.00 for Foreign Applicants.

Recommended: KNUST School Fees Structure

How to Apply for KNUST Distance Education Admission

Applicants SHOULD Carefully Read All the Following Instructions to The End Before Starting the Application Process.

All Undergraduate Top-up applicants should purchase an Online application e-voucher at a cost of GH¢240.00 for Ghanaian applicants and US$150.00 for Foreign Applicants from ECOBANK, GCB Bank and CBG and APPLY ONLINE.

Similarly, all Diploma programme applicants should purchase an Online application e-voucher at a cost of GH¢150.00 for Ghanaian applicants and US$150.00 for Foreign Applicants from ECOBANK, GCB Bank and CBG and APPLY ONLINE.

Applicants should follow carefully the instructions on the e-voucher. Applicants may contact or WhatsApp any of the following for clarifications on our programmes:

  • KUMASI – The Office of the Director, Institute of Distance Learning, Casely-Hayford Building, KNUST Campus; contact/WhatsApp 0204743271, 0245077483, 0509314350, 0279857058
  • ACCRA – Old KNUST Guest House near ECOBANK Head Quarters; contact/WhatsApp Mr Michael Wiafe Yeboah 0500482875 or KNUST Accra City Campus, Kwabenya; contact/WhatsApp Mr Luke Ayamga 0546924824
  • TEMA – ECG Training School (Community 10); contact/WhatsApp Mr Michael Wiafe Yeboah 0500482875 or Mrs. Debora Achamfuo-Yeboah 0246556921
  • SUNYANI – Catholic Pastoral, Social and Training Centre (New Dormaa); contact/WhatsApp Mr. Jesse Jones Bezzel 0500482877
  • HO – Ho Technical University, Volta Region; contact/WhatsApp Mr Stephen Gbena 0500482873
  • TAKORADI – Sekondi-Takoradi City Campus, Kansaworado, contact/WhatsApp Miss Dora Osei Boateng 0500482883
  • KOFORIDUA – Ghana Highway Authority; contact/WhatsApp Mr Isaac Agyapong 0500482874
  • TAMALE – KNUST IDL Centre, Kapohini (near SSNIT Regional Headquarters); contact/WhatsApp Mr. Mukasa Zoogah 0500482880, 0208288666
  • BOLGATANGA – Bolgatanga Senior High School (Big BOSS); contact/WhatsApp Mr. Mukasa Zoogah 0500482880, 0208288666
  • WA – Wa Technical University; contact/WhatsApp Mr. Dominic Wanaa 0500482878
  1. All Applicants SHOULD visit https://apps.knust.edu.gh/admissions  and complete an Online Application using the e-voucher provided.
  2. Applicants must ensure that they purchase Distance Learning forms and NOT Regular KNUST forms to avoid complications.
  3. Only results and or documents provided by applicants at the time of submission of their application documents shall be considered.
  4. A copy of the COMPLETED ONLINE FORMS should be printed and posted using EMS envelope together with all relevant certificates/required documents to reach: The Institute Registrar, Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST-Kumasi, Ghana by WEDNESDAY, 30TH NOVEMBER, 2022.
  5. PLEASE NOTE: Programmes would only be mounted at Centres with the requisite minimum number of qualified applicants (please contact IDL Office for details).
  6. Facilitation is a blend of online and face-to-face sessions on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) at the Centres mentioned above.
  7. For more information and in-depth knowledge about the programmes, please visit idl.knust.edu.gh or call 0247274661 or 0500482885 or 0501102650.

67 COMMENTS

  1. Please I want ask which course will it help me because am working with National Disaster Management organisation. (NADMO)

  2. Please I had E8 in both Mathematic and Inter. Science, can I still apply for a 2 year diploma in Information Technology?

  3. Pls, I want to find out, I have diploma in management studies which level will I start from and when is the deadline for the forms

    • Please I hold HND ICT 2ND CLASS UPPER but I have E8 in Maths at my Wasce do I qualify for top up on Information technology? Please I need answer.

  4. I am sssce graduate. I later wrote wasssce. can I blend them? I offered physics and elective can I apply for diploma in computer network engineering?

  5. Please I would like to ask, when would the Institution introduce BSc. and MSc. Bio-statistics for those working at the Hospital, Heath Information unit or Health Directorate at MMAs, MAs and DAs?

  6. Hello
    Please is application forms for Distance Learning for Master’s programme out?. If no, when will it come out?

    Thank you

  7. Am EVANS BOAKYE (0555348873 whatsap or call), 0505449497 call only
    YOU can contact or what sap me for any info
    Concerning KNUST admission both IDL and Regular

  8. Please i want to pursue B-Tech in Civil Engineering,,so what is the entry requirement and the deadline for the sales of the forms??
    Thank you

  9. Please can i apply for Bsc CTM awaiting results for CTC part 3? or better still made to sign a bond of which i will have to produce results for CTC part 3 before graduating.?

  10. I want to apply for diploma in Business administration but had d7 in mathematics.How can I apply for the access course at the same time the diploma?

  11. Can I apply for diploma in business administration with this results ENGLISH =C6 SCIENCE =C6 M MATHS =E8 SOCIAL S= B3 ACCOUNTING =C5 ECONOMICS =C5 BM =B3 COSTING ACCOUNTING =C6

  12. Pls can I apply with this grades in 2yrs diploma in Information Technology and will I gain admission into the 2yrs diploma program with the grades as follows:
    English language E8
    Social Studies C6
    Int. Sciences F9
    Maths F9
    Business Management B3
    Clerical Office duties C6
    Economics E8
    This was my first time of trying Novdec, so I want to know if I would get admission and do the access course where I would pass better than the Novdec, pls tell me if I will because I want to apply this year, and when would addmission closed because I want to go to school this year, please answer me to know my standing point please whosoever is concern, seriously

  13. please I want to find out if application forms for Bsc nursing forms are out and the dead line for submission of application. I am a diploma nurse

  14. Please I have a diploma in management information system a transcript of my modules in HND. From GIMPA can I apply for an IT program and at which level

  15. Please can i apply for BSc. Telecommunication Engineering top up with HND in Computer Science.

    Standing by!!
    Thank you.

  16. Pls I want to know if I can apply for Agriculture Engineering with D7 in two of my electives and pls what is the deadline for 2018/2019 academic year.

  17. Please I applied for msc in human nutrition and dietetics at koforidua and would like to know when are we writing the entrance exams

  18. Pls can I apply with this grades in 2yrs diploma in Information Technology and will I gain admission into the 2yrs diploma program with the grades as follows:
    English language E8
    Social Studies C6
    Int. Sciences F9
    Maths F9
    Business Management B3
    Clerical Office duties C6
    Economics E8
    This was my first time of trying Novdec, so I want to know if I would get admission and do the access course where I would pass better than the Novdec, pls tell me if I will because I want to apply this year

  19. I work in a chps zone where the network is bad so I was relying on my friends the big towns to inform me when the forms of the top up course (Diploma in nursing) comes out..I was only told by someone today that it came earlier this year..I’m very worried n devastated..please do I have a chance of applying now? Please help me out

    • You could be enrolled on a pre-deploma program. I think it is 2 month. You would be required to take a course in the subjects you got D7, E8 OR E9. This is due to accreditation issues. In case you are able to pass those subjects at the end of the short program, then u can be admitted to the diploma program.

  20. Can i also apply with my nigerian senoir high school certificate?. and the course i did was general art…thanks

  21. Am still an Msc. Student waiting to complete this 2018 can i purchase forms for DBA admission for 2018/2019 academic year?

  22. Please do you offer idl or regular masters program for agriculture science education.
    And also for crop science and horticulture.

    • Am a military man with the supply and transport department of the Ghana armed forces and holds wassce but I had e8 in mathematics and hold cilt .And I want to apply for purchasing and supply.

  23. Please I want to offer Msc Information Technology… would like to know when admission form will be available for 2018/2019.

    Thank you

  24. Please when will the master of public administration forms be out for 2018/19. Can u please help me with rge course outline. Thank you

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