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Ghana is the 3rd most popular country of origin for African students in the UK. 21.9% more Ghanaian students enrolled at UK universities in 2020/21 than in 2019/20 for a total of 2,670 (UUKI Publications: International Facts and Figures 2022). In the year end March 2022, 3,785 sponsored study visa was granted to Ghanaian nationals by UKVI, the visa approval rate was 90% (Entry clearance visa applications and outcomes – Vis_D02, Home Office). Ghana is a priority country for UK higher education to Universities UK and The Universities and Colleges Admission Services. We, Total Student Care, an international education agent commit to help and support Ghanaian students who are pursuing higher studies abroad and want to ‘Apply to Study in the UK from Ghana’.
Admissions are open at our partner universities in the UK – submit your initial application to commence your Study UK journey.
Level 3 to Level 8
Foundation, Undergraduate, Postgraduate & Doctorate
Full-time, part-time or on-line
0.5 year to 4 years*
Throughout the year*
Choose the right course that meets your academic and career goals for the financial budget you have.Read more..
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The cost breakdowns below are average figures of expenses that a typical Ghanaian student will spend on commonly studied subjects at commonly chosen universities in the UK while living a UK life like other international students. However, these costs may vary for certain courses at top universities. For living and maintenance costs, students are in control and can choose to spend more or less as per their financial ability or necessity. This is a general guideline for Ghanaian students to prepare for their budget to study in the UK.
|Course Level||Average Cost (GBP)||Average Cost (GHS)|
|Foundation courses (Full fees)||10000 to 15000||160058 to 240087|
|Undergraduate courses (per year)||11000 to 15000||176064 to 240087|
|Postgraduate courses (Full fees)||11000 to 16000||176064 to 256093|
|Doctorate courses (per year)||14000 to 16000||224081 to 256093|
Most of the universities offer some scholarship ranging from GBP 500 to GBP 5000 which will reduce tuition fee cost.
|Details||Average Cost (GBP)||Average Cost (GHS)|
|Accommodation||400 to 500||6402 to 8003|
|Utility bills||30 to 40||480 to 640|
|Travel||100 to 150||1601 to 2401|
|Food||140 to 180||2241 to 2881|
|Mobile phone||10 to 30||160 to 480|
|Entertainment||40 to 100||640 to 1601|
|Other casual irregular costs||20 to 50||320 to 800|
Students get 30% discount on travel card and different types of discount on shopping.
|Details||Cost (GBP)||Cost (GHS)|
|Student visa application (One-off)||348||5570|
|IHS (per year)||470||7523|
Visa application and IHS (International Health Surcharge) fee may change per year by Home Office. Please check visa application fees calculator & IHS fees calculator to find out how much you will have to pay for your application.
Once you submit your visa application online, pay the student visa application fee and IHS fee via gov.uk website, you will then be asked to book an appointment with TLScontact by creating a TLScontact account. You can then book an appointment at UK Visa Application Centre in Accra from the available dates and times. You may wish to buy additional optional services TLScontact Visa Application Centres offer.
Students will have the right to work while continuing their studies in the UK i.e. 10 hours per week if they are studying foundation course, 20 hours per week studying a bachelor, masters or PhD course. Students will be able to work full time per week during holiday period in between your course.
|Details||Average earning from student job (GBP)||Average earning student job (GHS)|
|Part-time work||460 to 800||6402 to 12805|
|Full-time work||1600 to 2000||25609 to 32012|
For up-to-date currency rate, please check oanda.com.
In general, initially students are required to provide the following documents for university admission applications:
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A Applicants with the following quali?cations will be considered for entry on an undergraduate degree:
Applicants who have grades of 1–6 or A–D in 5 SSCE/WASSCE subjects (including mathematics and English language) will need to successfully complete a University-recognised foundation programme before joining an undergraduate course.
|WASSCE Grading Scale|
A Applicants with the following quali?cations will be considered for entry on a postgraduate course:
A If you have Grade C6 or above in English at WAEC, WASSCE, then most of the UK universities will not require you to sit IELTS or other English test for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. However, for foundation course you will need to sit IELTS or other UKVI approved SELTs.
A You will need to provide details for 2 academic referees or submit 2 academic reference letters with your university applications. Find more about academic references in ‘Matters related to academic reference letters’ guide. You can also check our ‘Sample Academic Reference Letter’ in the student resources section for better understanding of the requirements.
A The money and evidence you will need to show for UK student visa application depends on your situation, course fees, university locations, if you are applying with dependents etc. Please check our UK student visa: Financial evidence – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) guide for details.
A Please visit our relevant website page Official Financial Sponsor Letter in the student resources section for detailed information and sample letters.
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