UDS Access, Distance & Sandwich Admission Form 2021/2022

The University for Development Studies (UDS) non-regular undergraduate (access, distance, sandwich, mature/top-up) admission form for the 2021/2022 academic year is out.

UDS Access, Distance & Sandwich Admission Form

Application forms for admission to Undergraduate Degree programmes in the University for Development Studies (UDS) will be available online at www.admissions.uds.edu.gh from Monday, April 26, 2021 for holders of the following qualifications;

TAMALE CAMPUS

SCHOOL OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY (SONM)

A.    MATURE/TOP-UP APPLICANTS.

MATURE

a. Bachelor of Science (BSc) Midwifery

Applicants to the 3-year BSc Midwifery programme must be a Registered Nurse with Diploma (RGN), a State Registered Nurse (SRN) or a Registered Midwife (RM) with post-basic Certificate and in good standing with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana with at least three (3) years post registration work experience.Candidates without three (3) years work experience are advised not to apply.

International applicants must show evidence of registration with their home Professional Regulatory Bodies. Applicants from non-English speaking countries must also show evidence of English Language proficiency.

Options for study: Modular/Sandwich

Male applicants are encouraged to apply.

Closing date for submission of applications is June 30, 2021. Candidates should note that no applications will be accepted after the closing date.
Interviews will be conducted on July 13, 2021.

b. Bachelor of Science (BSc) Nurse Practitioner

Applicants to the 3-year BSc Nurse Practitioner programme must be a Registered Nurse with Diploma (RGN), a State Registered Nurse (SRN) or Registered Mental Nurse (RMN) with Diploma and in good standing with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana with at least three (3) years post registration work experience. Applicants without three (3) years work experience are advised not to apply.

International applicants must show evidence of registration with their home Professional Regulatory Bodies. Applicants from non-English speaking countries must also show evidence of English Language proficiency.

Closing date for submission of applications is June 30, 2021. Candidates should note that no applications will be accepted after the closing date.

Interviews will be conducted on July 14, 2021.

TOP-UP PROGRAMME

c. Bachelor of Science (BSc) General Nursing

Applicants to the 2-year Bachelor of Science (BSc) in General Nursing Programme must be Registered Nurses with a Diploma and in good standing with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana with at least three (3) years post registration working experience.

International applicants must show evidence of registration with their home Professional Regulatory Bodies. Applicants from non-English speaking countries must also show evidence of English Language proficiency.

Options for study: Modular/Sandwich.

Closing date for submission of applications is June 30, 2021. Candidates should note that no applications will be accepted after the closing date.

Interviews will be conducted on July 15, 2021.

d. Bachelor of Science (BSc) Midwifery
Applicants to the 2-year Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Midwifery Programme must be Registered Midwives with a Diploma and in good standing with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana with at least three (3) years post registration working experience.

International applicants must show evidence of registration with their home Professional Regulatory Bodies. Applicants from non-English speaking countries must also show evidence of English Language proficiency.

Options for study: Modular/Sandwich.

Males are encouraged to apply.

Closing date for submission of applications is June 30, 2021. Candidates should note that no applications will be accepted after the closing date.

Interviews will be conducted on July 16, 2021.

e. Bachelor of Science (BSc) Paediatric Nursing
Applicants to the 2-year Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Paediatric Nursing Programme must be Registered Nurses/Midwives with a Diploma or State Registered Nursing Certificate and in good standing with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana with at least three (3) years post registration work experience. Applicants without three (3) years working experience are advised not to apply.

International applicants must show evidence of registration with their home Professional Regulatory Bodies. Applicants from non-English speaking countries must also show evidence of English Language proficiency.

Closing date for submission of applications is June 30, 2021. Candidates should note that no applications will be accepted after the closing date.

Interviews will be conducted on July 20, 2021.

B.    ACCESS PROGRAMMES

Access Course Programme at the School of Nursing and Midwifery

Eight weeks Access Course programme is offered to both domestic and international applicants who hold certificates in Enrolled Nursing (Nurse Assistant Clinical [NAC]) and Community Health Nursing (Nurse Assistant Preventive [NAP]) to enable them enroll into a 3/4-year BSc Nursing or a 4-year BSc Midwifery Modular/Sandwich programme. Prospective applicants must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana and be in good standing. They must have worked for a minimum of three years.

International applicants must show evidence of registration with their home Professional Regulatory Bodies. Applicants from non-English speaking countries must also show evidence of English Language proficiency.

Courses to be offered include the following:

  • English Language
  • Core Mathematics
  • Integrated Science
  • Introductory General Physics
  • Introductory General Chemistry
  • Introductory Biology

Admission into BSc Nursing and Midwifery Programmes

Candidates who obtain a pass mark of a minimum of 50% (equivalent to C5) or better in all the above-mentioned courses may apply for admission into the BSc Nursing or BSc Midwifery programme. Successful candidates will be admitted to level 100 and 200 respectively.

Male applicants are encouraged to apply.

Options for study: Modular/Sandwich

Type of student and admission Level

Qualification Admission level
NAC/NAP into BSc Midwifery Level 100
NAC into BSc Nursing Level 200
NAP into BSc Nursing Level 100

Period of Access Course

Programme will run from July through August during 2021/2022 Academic Year for a period of eight (8) weeks. The programme will run during weekends only, on Saturdays to Sundays.

Location
The programme will be located at the following places: Tamale Campus, Bolga Campus, Wa Campus and Royal Ann College of Health Sciences, Kumasi (UDS affiliate institution).
Contact for enquiries:
Phone: 0249787993/0249585619
Email: [email protected]

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE (SoM)

6-Year Medicine (MBChB Preparatory Fee Paying programme) This programme is for WASSCE candidates with Elective Science subjects aggregate 12 or better and also Graduates with Bachelor of Science degree programmes (2nd Class Upper Division or better) including but not limited to Anatomy, Physiology, Human Biology, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Nursing, Microbiology, Laboratory Sciences, Pharmacy, Nutrition, Biotechnology, Physician Assistantship, and Pharmacology can apply.

All fee-paying applicants would be required to go through a 4-week preparatory programme in some selected subjects to qualify for admission.

NB: Candidates should EITHER choose ‘Mature’ option for WASSCE applicants OR ‘HND/Diploma’ option for Graduates (BSc) applicants, when filling the online application form.

Closing date is 30th June, 2021.

Only short-listed applicants will be invited for the preparatory programme.

For further enquiries contact: 0550502007, 0372096177 during working hours (8:00am – 5:00pm on weekdays)

MATURE/DIPLOMA

•    2/3-Year BSc (Nurse Anaesthesia) (For only RGN (Diploma), RGN(BSc Nursing), or Advanced Diploma in Nurse Anaesthesia). There will be interviews for all candidates (Diploma Holders) scheduled in July, 2021 at the Tamale Campus
•    4-Year Physician Assistants (PA Preparatory Fee-Paying programme) (This programme is for SSSCE candidates with Elective Science subjects aggregate 24 or better and also Graduates with Bachelor of Science degree programmes (2nd Class Upper Division or better) including but not limited to Anatomy, Physiology, Human Biology, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Nursing, Microbiology, Laboratory Sciences, Pharmacy, Nutrition and Biotechnology

Closing date is 30th June, 2021.

Only short-listed applicants will be invited for the preparatory programme.

For further enquiries contact: 0550502007, 0372096177 during working hours (8:00am – 5:00pm on weekdays)

SCHOOL OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES

•     Doctor of Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS.D)
Admission / Entry Requirement
a)    Graduates of allied disciplines such as Biochemistry, Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology etc. Candidates with GCE ‘A’ level with minimum of credit passes in Biology, Chemistry and Physics with “O” level 5 credit passes in Mathematics and English in maximum of 2 sittings, may enter the Programme in Year Two after passing an assessment examination and interview

OR
b)    Holders of Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Diploma and HND in Science Laboratory Technology that have at least 6 WASSCE/SSSCE credit passes) as indicated above may enter the Programme in Year Two after passing an assessment examination and interview.

c)    Top-Up Programme for 2-Years into MLS.D (Fee Paying only)
Graduates with Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science or B.Sc. in Medical Laboratory Science may enter the Programme in Year 5 (2 years duration) after passing an assessment examination and interview.

Interviews for holders of Diploma/Degree for top-up in Doctor of Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLSD) will be conducted in July , 2021.

•    4-Year BSc Medical Imaging Technology

Admission requirement

1.    MATURE APPLICANTS
DIPLOMA
This category of applicants include Radiographers and Radiologic Technicians with Diploma or HND in Radiography, Diagnostic Imaging (or Radiologic Technology), or Ultrasonography. Applicants must have at least three (3) years radiography work experience and must pass an interview. Successful applicants will be admitted into Year Three of the programme.

DEGREE HOLDERS
Applicants with Bachelor’s degree in the Basic Sciences such as Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Health Information Management, Bioinformatics, Biometrics, etc. with good first degree (Second Class Lower or better) will be admitted into Year Two of the programme. Applicants must pass an interview to be held in July, 2021.
ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
Applicants with good Diploma or Degree (Grade Point Average not below 2.5, i.e. Second Class Lower or better) in other Allied Health Professions (e.g., Physician Assistant, Nursing, Nurse Practitioner, Midwifery, Nutrition, etc.) will also be considered for admission into Year Two; if they have WASSCE passes in science-based elective subjects (Chemistry, Physics and Biology). Applicants in this category will be admitted after passing an interview.
Note that Allied Health Professionals from non-science background DO NOT qualify to apply for admission into the programme.

•    4-Year BSc Community Nutrition
The Department of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) currently runs a 4-year BSc Community Nutrition Programme. Over the years (since 2000), the Department has trained Community Nutritionists who are employed by Ministry of Health (to serve at the District, Regional and National levels) and NGOs (including international and local). Many other organizations and institutions are engaged by the universities and research institutions.

Since its inception, the Community Nutrition programme has focused on admitting qualified applicants straight from senior high school. However, there are other suitable applicants who already hold Diplomas and are not desirous of doing four years to obtain a degree; such applicants have not been targeted by the Community Nutrition programme for admission. Presently, and on a yearly basis, different calibre of health professional graduates from the Ministry of Health Training Institutes with Diplomas and other related certificates churned out. From interactions between the Department and these health professionals, it is evident that there is a strong desire by these health professionals for the opportunity to study for higher degrees (BSc) and also to improve their professional competences.
There are also qualified mature candidates who are desirous to study at higher levels but could not gain access due to the competitive nature of admissions into the universities.
The Department, therefore, proposes introduction of Top-Up and Mature entry points to provide opportunity for Diploma bearing professionals and Mature applicants to upgrade themselves academically and gain professional competences to enhance service delivery.
Target groups
    Technical Nutrition Officers
    Disease Control officers
    Mature Applicants

Admission of students

Students must apply with requisite entry requirements to gain admission. All mature and top-up applicants shall be subjected to oral interview.
A). Top-up Applicants
Entry requirements
All applicants must be holders of Diploma certificates from an accredited relevant science-based institution.

Working experience in any nutrition-related field will be an advantage.
All applicants must pass a competitive interview to be conducted by the University/School/Department.

Entry Point
Holders of Diploma with distinction will be considered at Level 300. All others will be considered at Level 200.

B). Mature Applicants

Entry requirements
Candidates must be 25 years or above (must show evidence), with passes in five GCE ‘O’ Level subjects including English Language, Mathematics/Statistics and Science while SSSCE/WASSCE holders must have passes in core English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science and two Elective Science subjects.

Applicants must have a minimum of five (5) Passes including English Language and Core Mathematics, three (3) of the courses MUST be Credit Passes (i.e. Grade C6 or better). All Mature candidates MUST pass an entrance examination and interview to be conducted by the University/School/Department at a fee to be determined by the University.

Entry Point
All Mature applicants will be admitted at Level 100.

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Fees
All top-up candidates will be admitted as fee-paying students.

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

•    4-YEAR BSC HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

Holders of Diploma in Health Informatics
Applicants must have graduated with a good HND or Diploma certificate in Medical Records, Accounting, Management or Information Communication Technology, Computer Science. Successful applicants will be admitted at Level 200 (3-years duration) after passing an interview to be conducted by the Department/School/University.

i.    HND/DIPLOMA HOLDERS (FOR DEGREE PROGRAMMES)
HND and other Diploma applicants seeking admission to Degree programmes should possess at least a:
1.    Second Class Lower or better in related programmes would be admitted into  Level 200;
2.    Third Class or Pass would be considered for admission to Level 100.
•    Candidates would be required to pass a selection interview to be conducted by the University. The interviews will be scheduled in July, 2021, at the Tamale Campus.

ii.    GENERAL MATURE APPLICANTS
Eligible applicants for the Mature Entry must meet the following criteria:
•    Be 25 years or above by August 31, 2021
•    Have passes in five G.C.E. ‘O’ Level subjects including English Language, Mathematic/Statistics and Science.
•    SSSCE/WASSCE holders must have passes in English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science and three elective subjects with at least three (3) of the courses MUST be Credit Passes.
•    Candidates would be expected to write and pass both a selection examination ( July, 2021) and interview (July, 2021)  to be conducted by the University at the Tamale Campus.

INSTITUTE FOR DISTANCE AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
DISTANCE EDUCATION PROGRAMMES

1. DEGREE PROGRAMMES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1.    2 year Degree (Post Diploma) in Basic Education – All Centres
2.    2 year Degree (Post Diploma) in Early Childhood Education – All Centres
3.    4 year Degree in Bachelor of Commerce – Wa Centre
4.    3 year Degree(Post Cert) in Agriculture Technology  – Damongo Centre (for Certificate and 2 year Diploma Holders)
5.    2 year Degree (Post Diploma) in Agriculture Technology – Tamale Centre (for Diploma Holders from Agriculture Colleges)
6.    3 year Degree in Basic/Early Childhood Education (for HND and 2 year Development Education Students) – Tamale Centre
7.    2 year Degree (Post Diploma) in Business Education Studies – Tamale Centre
8.    2 year Degree (Post Diploma)in Commerce (for HND holders) – Wa Centre

QUALIFICATION

Applicants seeking admission into Degree programmes (Post Diploma or Post Cert) must possess the requisite qualification (Diploma or Certificate) from a recognized institution in Ghana. Applicants seeking admission into 4 year Degree in Bachelor of Commerce programme must possess:
1.    WASSSCE Certificate with 3 passes of at least grade C6 or better in 3 core subjects, including English Language, Mathematics and Science or Social Studies and (3) Passes C6 or better in related Elective subjects
2.    SSSCE, Certificate with Grade D or better in 3 core subjects, including English Language, Mathematics and Science or Social Studies and (3) Passes C6 or better in related Elective subjects

3.    DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1.    Diploma in Basic Education – All Centres
2.    Diploma in Early Childhood Education – All Centres
3.    Diploma in Agriculture Technology – Tamale Centre

QUALIFICATIONS
For applicants seeking admission into Diploma must possess three (3) credits passes in the area of specialization (elective subjects) and at least two passes (D7 or better) in English Language and Mathematics is required.

Applicants 25 years and above but with weak grades can also apply. Such applicants must show proof of age with birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof and will enroll for a six-week (6) bridging programme to prepare them for admission

The Distance Centres are;
Tamale, Yendi, Bimbilla, Kpandai, Nkwanta, Chinderi, Walawale, Nankpanduri, Damongo, Buipe, Daboya, Navrongo, Bawku, Sandema, Sawla, Wa, Jirapa, Wenchi and Salaga.

HOW TO APPLY FOR UDS ADMISSIONS

All Ghanaian applicants for the 2021/2022 Academic Year admissions are required to use the UDS online application portal. The procedure for the online application process is as follows:

1. Make a payment of GH¢ 200.00 (Two Hundred Ghana Cedis) for the UDS E-Voucher at any Stanbic Bank, GCB Bank, Agricultural Development Bank (ADB), National Investment Bank (NIB), Prudential Bank,  Zenith Bank and Ecobank branches throughout the country.

OR
2. Visit UDS online payment portal at www.pay.uds.edu.gh with a Master Card or Visa Card to make an online payment of GHC200.00 (Two Hundred Ghana Cedis) for the undergraduate e-Voucher. Print the advice slip for future reference.

3. The E-Voucher contains the PIN, and Serial Number required for the completion of the online form.

4. Access the online form by visiting our online admissions portal at www.admissions.uds.edu.gh soon after payment.

5. In completing the online form, applicants will be required to upload their most recent passport size photographs with white background and relevant certificates. Applicants who use objects instead of their own photographs would be disqualified.

6. A completed form will not be considered for admission unless it is SUBMITTED after accepting our Data Confirmation Policy

7. Applicants are advised to check thoroughly all details entered before finally submitting their online applications. A form, once submitted, can only be viewed, but cannot be edited.

8. Candidates are strongly advised to visit any EMS Office in the Country for assistance towards the return of the application documents (see viii). Applicants are advised not to post the forms themselves. They should seek the advice and services of Ghana Post EMS.

9. Applicants must print out application summary; attach results slips, certificates and all other relevant documents. These documents should be submitted in triplicates (three copies each) to the Deputy Registrar (Academic Affairs Section).

The application documents as specified in (vii) above should be addressed to:
The Deputy Registrar (Academic& Students’ Affairs)
University for Development Studies
P.O Box TL 1350
Tamale Campus
Tamale

Mode of Application for Foreign Applicants

All non-Ghanaian applicants are advised to apply as follows:

  1. Visit UDS online payment portal at www.pay.uds.edu.gh with a Master Card or Visa Card to make an online payment of $100.00 (One Hundred US Dollars) for the undergraduate e-Voucher
  2. Print the advice slip for future reference
  3. Access the online form by visiting our online admissions portal at www.admissions.uds.edu.gh soon after payment.
  4. In completing the online form, candidates will be required to upload their passport size photographs and certificates
  5. A completed form is not considered until it is SUBMITTED
  6. Applicants are advised to check thoroughly all details entered before they finally submit their online applications. A form, once submitted, can only be viewed, but cannot be edited.
  7. Print out application summary; attach results slips, certificates and all other relevant documents. These documents should be submitted in triplicates (Three copies each) to the Deputy Registrar (Academic & Student Affairs).
  8. The application documents as specified above should be addressed to:
    The Deputy Registrar (Academic & Student Affairs)
    University for Development Studies
    P.O Box TL 1350
    Tamale-GHANA

Closing Date
Closing date for submission of application is July 31, 2021. Candidates should note that no applications will be accepted after the closing date.

For further information or questions, please contact us through the following numbers (during working hours – 8am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday): or send an email to:
[email protected]

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