International students - Ghana

Welcome to the University of Stirling in the heart of Scotland, UK. Here you will find lots of useful information for students from Ghana including entry and English language requirements, scholarships and funding information, and where you can meet our representatives in-country.

Entry and English language requirements

See the international and English language qualifications we accept for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Please also check the specific grades and essential subjects required for your chosen course by checking our individual course pages.


Students that have completed the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) may be considered for direct entry to Yr1 of undergraduate degrees at the University of Stirling with an overall grade of B2 or higher. Students with lower grades can enter Stirling via a Foundation programme. Find out more about our Foundation and pathway options.

We also welcome applications from students who have completed one year of university study.


We welcome applications from Ghanaian applicants holding a minimum 2.2 degree from a recognised university (CGPA 2.5/4, C+, 65%). Applicants from institutions affiliated to Ghanaian universities may be asked to achieve a higher standard for entry

English language requirements

Students from Ghana are not normally required to take an IELTS test in order to study at Stirling. It is a UK visa requirement that all international students must submit some proof of the English Language ability, regardless of whether English is their first language or not, but we can usually accept a student’s WASSCE English Language qualification to fulfil this requirement, provided they have achieved a C6 grade or higher. Some academic departments may request additional evidence of English-language proficiency, particularly where a WASSCE qualification is more than 10 years old. Additional evidence may include proof that students have studied at a university where English is the main language of instruction. We require an official letter from your University or College.

For further advice please email


We have several excellent scholarship opportunities that are available to students from Ghana.


See more undergraduate scholarships


See more postgraduate scholarships

Get in touch

University representative

Get in touch with our international recruitment team for any questions you have about studying at Stirling:

Claire Grant
International Recruitment Manager (Africa)
+44 (0) 1786 466030

Lily Perez-Nwosu
West Africa Manager
+234 913 916 5519


We work with the following approved representatives in Ghana who can help you apply and enrol on your chosen course. Some agents may charge for provision of services so please check this directly with the agent.


Chat to our students

No one knows more about life at Stirling than our students! Whether you’re thinking about coming to university or are starting at Stirling you can chat to one of our friendly buddies about any aspects of student life such as accommodation, nightlife, the best places to eat and drink, and what’s on in Stirling.

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Meet us in your country/region

The University of Stirling regularly travels to Ghana attending recruitment events, and visiting schools and colleges. Forthcoming trips are listed below. If there are no trips scheduled to take place, please contact us for more information.


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