As a past MSc Student of this noble institution, I have enjoyed the sound and friendly environment which provides quality teaching and learning atmosphere. The University's reputation in global research and high academic excellence is evident in its membership in the Russell Group of universities, while the quality of graduates produced was recently acknowledged as the most sought-after in industries in the UK.

Afrakoma Afriyie-Asante (pictured)
a student from Ghana studying a PhD in Immunology at The University of Nottingham with funding from a Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Research Excellence, after completing an MSc in Microbiology and Immunology funded by a University of Nottingham Commonwealth Shared Scholarship 


The Ghanaian Students Society (NUGSS) is the Students’ Union’s society for students from Ghana or with an interest in Ghana, and organises social events throughout the year. 

If you want to know what studying at Nottingham is really like, our International Student Life blog is a must-read. Whether they’re writing about societies and support groups, applications and accommodation or shopping and sight-seeing, our international students, from a range of countries around the world, are here to help both current and future students get the most out of your time here throughout your Nottingham journey.

What Ghanaian students are saying about Nottingham

Please note that to study at Nottingham, you will need to demonstrate a required level of English language proficiency. The University considers a number of English language qualifications for admission.

Below is an approximate guide to entry requirements for students from Ghana for admission to The University of Nottingham at the following levels.

  • Foundation

    For Year 12 students taking the Senior School Certificate (SSC) through the WAEC (West African Examinations Council) we usually look for a minimum of BBBBB, with Bs in relevant subjects for the Engineering and Science foundation programmes.

    For Engineering, relevant subjects are Maths and Physics, For Science, relevant subjects are Maths and one Science (Biology or Chemistry).

    Maths is required for Social Sciences and Business.

    For further information about our foundation options, please visit our undergraduate prospectus.

    Find out how to apply


  • Undergraduate

    For those students who have completed the standard year 12 examinations (SSC/WAEC), an appropriate foundation programme is required.

    Some private and international schools are now providing A levels, and students taking these should meet the usual A level entry requirements as indicated in the prospectus and online. 

    Students taking A levels or the IB should refer to the online undergraduate prospectus for entry requirements.

    Students taking APs or SATIIs should refer to entry requirements for the USA.

    Find out how to apply.


  • Masters

    A bachelors degree from a public university is acceptable. The grading system is the same as that in the UK, therefore the same marks are required as for UK undergraduates; a good 2.1 or first class degree

    For more information, please see our postgraduate prospectus.

    Find out how to apply.


  • PhD & research

    A masters and bachelors degree from a recognised university are usually required for PhD entry.

    Exceptional students may be considered for PhD entry without a masters qualification, but this is rare.

    For all research degrees, we recommend that you make initial enquiries with a potential supervisor or the relevant University of Nottingham school / department before applying.  A research proposal is required when submitting your application.

    For more information, please see our postgraduate prospectus.

    Find out how to apply.


The University of Nottingham has an extensive scholarship portfolio, which aims to reward excellence and promote diversity among our student body. Below are a number of our scholarships for students from Ghana.

Details of all of our available scholarships

The University of Nottingham also works with a wide-range of external funding agencies, who offer scholarships. Please visit our External sources of funding page for more information

Staff from the University of Nottingham make regular visits to Ghana. Come along and meet us, and we'll be happy to discuss any questions you have about living and studying in Nottingham.

Details of upcoming visits.

For further contact details, please see our International Office Contacts page.

Our overseas representatives in Ghana are:

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Our International Officer for Ghana is Emma Tayou

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Use our online enquiry form to make an enquiry about studying at the University.

If you have already applied to study at Nottingham, please send your enquries to the Africa Team by email on:

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