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. The minimum score that is accepted for entry is IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Some departments may require a higher score.

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

English Language Entry Requirements

The information below is for guidance only - if you would like further advice please get in touch.  Please be aware, however, that final decisions can only be made upon receipt of an official application.


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 equivalent.

University of Sheffield International College

Our International College provides undergraduate international pathways specifically designed for students seeking entry into the University of Sheffield. Once successfully completed students can go on to study a wide range of undergraduate courses.

Find out more about the International College.


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 equivalent.

For Entry to MBA

Holders of a good bachelor degree from a recognised Ghanaian university, at least 3 years post-graduation work experience in a relevant experience and SSSCE (WASSCE), English Grade C will be considered for direct admission to the MBA.

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

University of Sheffield International College

Our International College provides postgraduate international pathways specifically designed for students seeking entry into the University of Sheffield. Once successfully completed students can go on to study a wide range of postgraduate courses.

Find out more about the International College.


Postgraduate Research Programmes e.g. MPhil, PhD

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 equivalent.

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