The University extends a warm welcome to students from Ghana. We currently have over 30 Ghanaian students, making us one of the most popular Russell Group universities for students from Ghana. Students follow a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
The University has a number of links with Ghanaian universities, schools and sponsors. It is home to the prestigious Centre of West African Studies, the only university department in the world to concentrate specifically on West Africa. Further details about the work it carries out can be found on the Africa Hub.
The student experience
Find out about student life and how to get involved in the student community to make the most of your time here.
The following information is for guidance only and should be used together with the University's general entrance requirements and any specific degree programme requirements.
Birmingham Foundation Academy
The Birmingham Foundation Academy requires at least 5 grade Bs on the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or the West African Senior School Certificate.
For further information see the Birmingham Foundation Academy website.
The University will consider students who have taken GCE A Level examinations and the International Baccalaureate (IB) for entrance to undergraduate programmes.
Many students who have studied in Ghana have followed a 12 year education system. For admission onto an undergraduate degree programme, the University of Birmingham requires all applicants to have studied for 13 years, and therefore you may need to take a foundation year by joining the Birmingham Foundation Academy (see section above) before commencing your undergraduate programme.
Students who have completed a Bachelor degree from a recognised institution will be considered for postgraduate study at Diploma or Masters level. Most taught Masters programmes require a minimum of an upper second class degree with a minimum GPA of at least 3.0/4 or 3.5/5.
Students who have completed a Masters degree from a recognised institution will be considered for PhD study.
English language at grade C6 or above in the WAEC SSSCE is sufficient to meet the standard English language requirements. Minimum requirements vary according to the chosen programme.
Interested in applying? Find out more about how to apply for undergraduate and postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham by watching our video above!
Find out more about student accommodation. The University has a wide variety of accommodation to suit every need making Birmingham feel like a home away from home.
The University has many strong alumni groups all over the world. Find out more about Birmingham alumni activities in Ghana by clicking on the picture above.
The University of Birmingham contact for Ghana is James Minhas. To contact James with your questions, please email . We also run Skype sessions for students from Ghana.
Birmingham representatives in Ghana
Our representatives, UKEAS, in Ghana can provide advice on studying in the UK and, more specifically, at the University of Birmingham. They will also be able to assist you with your programme and visa application.
169/4A, Otswe Street,
Tedzii Ashieshi La,
(Behind The Methodist Church, Rev.
Peter Kwei Dagadu Memorial Society),
Tel: +233 502568920
The British Council has offices in many countries throughout the world which are able to provide you with advice about studying in the UK. Most offices also have an education library and Internet facilities where you can consult university material. The British Council can also provide advice about funding opportunities.