UPSA Undergraduate Admission Forms 2021/2022

The University of Professional Studies (UPSA) undergraduate admission forms for the 2021/2022 academic year is out. 

UPSA Undergraduate Admission Forms

The University of Professional Studies (UPSA) is inviting applications from qualified applicants for admission to the under-listed undergraduate and diploma programmes for the 2021/2022 Academic Year:

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UPSA Undergraduate Programmes

  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management
  • 4-Year Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • 3-Year Post First Degree Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Economics
  • Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance
  • Bachelor of Business Administration and
  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing

(b) Diploma Programmes

  • Diploma in Accounting
  • Diploma in Marketing
  • Diploma in Management
  • Diploma in Public Relations Management
  • Diploma in Information Technology Management

(c) Sessions

Undergraduate Programmes:

Regular (Morning) Session available for Level 100 entrants only.

Evening & Weekend Sessions are available for Level 100, Level 200 & Level 300 entrants

*Weekend Session is not available for the LLB programme

Diploma Programmes:

Regular (Morning), Evening and Weekend Sessions are available.

Minimum Admission Requirements for Various Levels of Undergraduate Programmes

  1. LEVEL 100 
  • West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)
  • Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE)
  • General Business Certificate of Examination (GBCE)
  • American High School Grade 12 with at least Final Grade Point of 3.0.
  • 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. 

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 with credit pass in Elective Mathematics is an added advantage.
  • 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.
  • Current final year SHS students, who will be writing WASSCE/GBCE/ABCE in May/June 2021, are also eligible to apply. They will be required to indicate correctly their WASSCE/GBCE/ABCE index numbers on the online application form.
  1. 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 five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics and any Science Subject at the GCE Ordinary (‘O’) Level.

Category B

Advanced Business Certificate Examinations (ABCE) Holders: 

Full diploma certificate (passes in any five (5) subjects at the ABCE level and at least two of the passes should be grade D or better). In addition, the applicant must have had credit passes in Six (6) subjects including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science/Social Studies in the GBCE or SSSCE or WASSCE.

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 courses being offered by the University.

Category G

General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)/ Cambridge GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level

Applicants must have at least five (5) passes including English and Mathematics at the GCSE/Baccalaureate/Cambridge ‘O’ Level and three relevant subjects at the ‘A’ Levels plus a pass in General Paper.

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 five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics and any Science subject at the GCE ‘O’ Level.
  • Applicants for Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science programme with credit passes in Elective Mathematics or Additional Mathemetics is an added advantage.
  • 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 H

Applicants with 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 have a minimum of third class in addition to passing 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.

  1. LEVEL 300 

Category A

Higher National Diploma (HND) with at least Second Class (Upper Division) awarded by NABPTEX in disciplines relevant to the programme being offered by the University (i.e. Accounting, Secretaryship & Management Studies, Purchasing & Supply, Marketing, Statistics, etc).

Category B

University/Tertiary Diploma Applicants with at least FGPA of 2.5 (Credit) in related programmes (i.e. Accounting, Public Administration, Management and Marketing) 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. 
  • 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 entry into Level 300 of LLB, Bachelor of Science in Business Economics and Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Management and Finance programmes. 

Mature Applicants

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

• Attained a minimum age of twenty-five (25) years by Wednesday, 30th June, 2021.

• 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 employer 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.

Note 1:
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.

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 Wednesday, 30th June, 2021.

• Mature Access Course Classes will be held from Thursday, 1st July, 2021 to Saturday, 21st August, 2021.

• Mature Access Course Entrance Examinations will take place on Friday, 27th August, 2021 and Saturday, 28th August, 2021.

Examination Schedule:

DATE & TIME TYPE OF EXAMINATION REMARKS
Friday, 27th August, 2021 (9:00am) Mathematics Compulsory for all Mature Applicants
Friday, 27th August, 2021 (2:00pm) English Language Compulsory for all Mature Applicants
Saturday,28th August, 2021 (9:00 am) Aptitude Test Compulsory for all Mature Applicants

Note 2:
• Successful mature applicants will be placed in Level 100.

• Admission is not available for the Mature Applicants to the LLB programme.

Further information on the Mature Access Course Classes and Entrance Examinations may be obtained from the Admissions Office on 0303 937542/44 or email: [email protected]

(3) Minimum Admission Requirements for Diploma Programmes

Category A

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  1. 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.
  1. 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.   

 (4)       International Applicants

International applicants may be admitted on the basis of qualifications 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.

(5) 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

How to Apply for UPSA Admissions

a) Purchase of Online Serial Numbers (OSN) Online Serial Numbers (OSN) for application are available for purchase at the cost of GH¢200.00 for Ghanaian Applicants
and US$120.00 for International Applicants at the following sales points:

(b) Any Ghana Post (Post Office) branch nation-wide
(a) Any Ecobank or Access Bank branch nation-wide
(c) By Visa/Master Card/Tigo Cash/Airtel Money using the link
http://interpayafrica.com/custom/upsa

b) Completion of Online Application Form

All applications must be completed on-line i.e.

(i) Log on to admissions.upsa.edu.gh to access the on-line application form.
(ii) Use the Online Serial Numbers (OSN) and the receipt number to start the application process.

Note 6:

Please note that a change of programme after the submission of the application would not be possible.

c) Attachment of Supporting Documents

All HND/University Diploma and Professional applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms. All such scanned documents should be in PDF format.

  • Certified copies of all certificate(s)
  • Certified copies of original transcript(s) of academic records (applicable to First Degree, Professional, University Diploma & HND applicants only)
  • Result(s) confirmed by the professional body is required for professional applicants.
  • Birth certificate

All WASSCE, SSSCE, GBCE, and ABCE applicants need not attach any supporting documents.

Closing Dates for Application:

  • WASSCE Applicants Awaiting Result: To be announced
  • Mature Applicants: Friday, 30th June, 2021
  • Post First Degree LLB Applicants: Friday, 16th April, 2021
  • All other Applications: To be announced

Important Note

Applicants who do not meet any of the requirements above MUST NOT APPLY. Fees paid to the University are NOT refundable

Further information may be obtained from www.upsa.edu.gh or the address below:

Admissions Office
Room 7, Seidu Mustapha Wing,
Central Administration Block
University of Professional Studies, Accra

Tel: 0303-937544/0303-937542

E-mail: [email protected]

DO NOT FORGET:

Free tuition for any professional programme (ie. ACCA, CIM, CA, CIB, ICSA) opted for.

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