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UPSA Admission Form out for 2023/2024 Academic Year: UPSA Undergraduate and Diploma Admission Application and Deadline for Application. Apply Here

UPSA Admission Form out: The University of Professional Studies (UPSA) has released the application forms for undergraduate and diploma programmes for the 2023/2024 academic year.

UPSA Admission Form
2023/2024 UPSA Admission Form out

The University of Professional Studies welcomes eligible applicants to apply for admission to the following undergraduate and diploma programmes for the 2023/2024 academic year:

Programmes and Sessions at UPSA for Admission

Diploma Programmes Offered by UPSA

Diploma in Accounting

Diploma in Marketing

Diploma in Management

Diploma in Public Relations Management

Diploma in Information Technology Management

Undergraduate Programmes

Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations 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

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management

Bachelor of Science in Marketing

Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Management and Finance

4-Year Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

3-Year Post First Degree Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Diploma Programmes sessions:

Regular (Morning), Evening and Weekend Sessions are available       

Minimum Admission Requirements for Various Levels of Undergraduate Programmes

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 a 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.

Sessions for Undergraduate Programmes

Undergraduate Programmes:

Regular (Morning) Sessions are available for Level 100 entrants only

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

NB: Weekend Session is not available for the LLB programme

Things to Note:

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 the Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science programme with a 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.

LEVEL 200

UPSA Admission Form

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 (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/SSSCE/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 a 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.

Category G

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’ Levels plus a pass in General Paper.

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 the Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science programme with credit passes in Elective Mathematics or Additional Mathematics 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 the third class in addition to passing both written examination and selection interview.

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.

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, Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance, Actuarial Science 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 Friday, 30th June 2023.
• Show proof of age with a 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 have at least a Second Cycle Education background.

• Must pass the University’s Mature Access Course Entrance Examinations which comprise Mathematics, English Language and Aptitude Tests. 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.

  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 Friday, 30th June 2023.

• Mature Access Course Classes will be held from Monday, 3rd July 2023 to Saturday, 26th August, 2023

• Mature Access Course Entrance Examinations will take place on Friday, 1st September 2023 and Saturday, 2nd September 2023

(2)
• Successful mature applicants will be placed in Level 100.
• Admission is not available for Mature Applicants to the LLB programme.

Further information on the Mature Access Course Classes and Entrance Examinations may be obtained from the Admissions Office at 0303 937542/44 or email: admissions@upsamail.edu.gh.

Access Course and Examination Fees

Mathematics: Two hundred and Fifty Ghana Cedis (GH¢250.00)

English: Two hundred and Fifty Ghana Cedis (GH¢250.00)

Aptitude Test: Three hundred Ghana Cedis (GH¢300.00)

PAYMENTS: Payments could be made directly at any branch of Ecobank and present the pay-in-slip to the UPSA Cash Office of the Finance Directorate for an official receipt and proceed to Admissions Office (Room 07, Seidu Mustapha Wing) for Registration.

Registration and Mature Access Course

Registration

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, 30th June 2023.

Access Course

Access Course will be organized for all prospective Mature Applicants who have paid
their access course/examination fees in full by Friday, 30th June 2023.

(i) Subject Areas

The course will cover the following subject areas:

(a) Aptitude Test (Quantitative Aptitude and Verbal Aptitude

(b) Mathematics

(c) English Language

(ii) Period for Access Course: Monday, 3rd July 2023 to Saturday, 26th August 2023.

(iii) Revision Week: Monday, 28th August to Thursday, 31st August 2023

(iii) Venue for Access Course: To be announced later

Mature Access Entrance Examinations

Mature Access Course Entrance Examinations will be held on Fri. 1st September 2023 and Saturday, 2nd September 2023 as follows:

Examination Schedule

DATE & TIMETYPE OF EXAMINATIONREMARKS
Friday, 1st September 2023 (9:00 am)MathematicsCompulsory for all Mature Applicants
Friday, 1st September 2023 (10:00 pmEnglish LanguageCompulsory for all Mature Applicants
Saturday, 2nd September 2023 (9:00 am)Aptitude TestCompulsory for all Mature Applicants

NOTE 1:

• Mature Applicants for BSc in Actuarial Science programme with credit passes in Additional Mathematics or Elective Mathematics at the GCE ‘O’Level/WASSCE/SSSCE/GBCE 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.

• Admission is NOT AVAILABLE for mature students to the LLB programme.
Further information on the Mature Access Course Classes and Entrance Examinations may be obtained from the Admissions Office by calling the telephone number: 0303-937544/0303-937542 or emailing: admissions@upsamail.edu.gh.

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.       

        International Applicants

International applicants may be admitted based on 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 the English Language will be required in the case of applicants from non-English speaking countries.

International applicants are also requested to acquire a non-Citizen Ghana card as a pre-requisite for the offer of admission. International applicants who fail to provide evidence of having acquired this card will not have their applications processed.

        WASSCE and SSSCE GBCE GRADES Interpretation

WASSCESSSCE/GBCEInterpretationPoints
A1AExcellent1
B2BVery Good2
B3CGood3
C4DCredit4
C5Credit5
C6Credit6
D7Pass7

How To Apply for UPSA Admission

UPSA AUDITORIUM

a) Purchase of Online Serial Numbers (OSN) Online Serial Numbers (OSN) for application are available for purchase at the cost of GH¢230.00 for Ghanaian Applicants
and US$120.00 for International Applicants at the following sales points:

(b) Any Ghana Post (Post Office) branch nationwide

(a) Any Ecobank or Access Bank branch nationwide

(c) By Visa/Master Card/Tigo Cash/Airtel Money using the link
http://interpayafrica.com/custom/upsa

b) Completion of the Online Application Form

All applications must be completed online i.e.

Log on to admissions.upsa.edu.gh to access the online application form.

(ii) Use the Online Serial Numbers (OSN) and the receipt number to start the application process.

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

Application Closing Dates:

WASSCE Applicants (to be announced)

Mature Applicants (Friday, 30th June 2023) 

Post First Degree LLB Applicants (Friday, 5th May 2023)

4-Year LLB Applicants (to be announced)

WASSCE Awaiting (to be announced)

Masters Regular and Distance Learning (Friday, 18th August 2023)

PhD (Friday, 12th May 2023)

Undergraduate (Top-up) and All Other Applicants (to be announced).

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