The University of Sheffield
Prospective International Students - Africa

Entry requirements for students from Ghana

We have been welcoming students from Ghana for many years and our staff are very familiar with the Ghanaian education system and qualifications.

High entrance requirements for our degree programmes at Sheffield reflect the quality of the University.

All applicants are required to have an internationally recognised English language qualification such as IELTS or TOEFL iBT. The minimum score that is accepted for entry is IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL iBT 80. Some departments may require a higher score.

SSSCE (WASSCE), English Grade C or above is usually accepted in place of IELTS or TOEFL iBT.

English language entry requirements - find out more

Should you wish to know the exact English language requirements for your chosen programme, please contact the Ghana Team.

For Entry to Undergraduate Programmes e.g. BSc, BA, BEng/ MEng

A variety of qualifications can be considered for direct admission to undergraduate bachelor degree programmes. All applications for undergraduate programmes should be made through UCAS

A Level

Applicants with a minimum of 3 A levels will be considered for direct admission to undergraduate programmes.

International Baccalaureate
International Baccalaureate diploma holders will be considered for direct admission to undergraduate programmes.

Other Qualifications

All applicants will be required to have SSSCE (WASSCE), English Grade C. Applicants who do not have SSSCE (WASSCE), English Grade C will be required to achieve a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL iBT 80.

Sheffield International College

Sheffield International College provides undergraduate foundation programmes specifically designed for students seeking entry into the University of Sheffield.

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For Entry to Postgraduate Taught Programmes e.g. MA, MSc

Holders of a good bachelor degree from a recognised Ghanaian university and SSSCE (WASSCE), English Grade C will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate diploma or masters programmes.

Applicants who do not have SSSCE (WASSCE), English Grade C will be required to achieve a minimum of IELTS 6 or TOEFL iBT 80.

For Entry to MBA

Holders of a good bachelor degree from a recognised Ghanaian university, at least 3 years´ post-graduation work experience and SSSCE (WASSCE), English Grade C will be considered for direct admission to the MBA. Applicants must be at least 25 years old by the time the programme starts.

Applicants who do not have SSSCE (WASSCE), English Grade C will be required to achieve a minimum of IELTS 7.

Sheffield International College

Sheffield International College provides pre-Masters programmes specifically designed for students seeking entry into the University of Sheffield.

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For Entry to Postgraduate Research Programmes e.g. MPhil, PhD, PhD with Integrated Masters

Holders of a good bachelor degree and a good masters degree from a recognised Ghanaian university and SSSCE (WASSCE), English Grade C will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate research programmes.

Applicants who do not have SSSCE (WASSCE), English Grade C will be required to achieve a minimum of IELTS 6 or TOEFL iBT 80.