Ghana

We have a long history of welcoming students from Ghana, and a proven track record of supporting them to achieve their academic and professional career goals.

Empowered by the University of Stirling experience, our Ghanaian graduates have become global citizens, successfully forging careers in a variety of fields around the world.

Overview

Welcome

International students are at the heart of what we do at the University of Stirling. We're proud to educate students from over 120 nationalities on our beautiful campus.

We deliver high quality courses that produce intellectually-able graduates, who are highly sought after by employers throughout the world.

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Partners

If you're a prospective partner, find out more about our partnerships in your country.

How to get here

You can fly to either Edinburgh or Glasgow airports from a wide range of international and domestic airports. There are frequent connecting flights from Ghana to both Glasgow and Edinburgh with British Airways, KLM and Air France.

Glasgow International Airport is about 1 hour away, and Edinburgh Airport approximately 45 minutes from our University campus, travelling by car or taxi. By bus it's 60 minutes from Edinburgh Airport to Stirling, and 1 hour and 20-50 minutes to Glasgow Airport.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate

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.

Postgraduate

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

If English isn't your first language, you'll need to demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency. We accept a variety of tests, details of the minimum grades we require can be found on our English Language Requirements page.

Please also check the specific grades required for your chosen course by checking our individual course pages.

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 5 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 international@stir.ac.uk.

Need help improving your English?
There's a number of options available to you, ranging from a course for those who need only a little help, up to a longer-term programme.

Funding opportunities

Scholarships

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

Undergraduate

See more undergraduate scholarships

Postgraduate

See more postgraduate scholarships

Tuition Fees

For details of tuition fees, please visit our International Tuition Fees page.

Meet us in Ghana

Upcoming visits

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. Email Claire Grant.

Agents

We work with the following approved representatives in Ghana who can help you apply and enrol on your chosen course:

Your contacts

Claire Grant
International Recruitment Officer
claire.grant@stir.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1786 466030

International and Student Recruitment

+44 (0)1786 467046
international@stir.ac.uk
@stiruni
universityofstirling

Admissions

Undergraduate Enquiries:

admissions@stir.ac.uk
+44 (0)1786 467044

Postgraduate Enquiries:

graduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk
+44 (0)1786 466655

Webinars

Join one of our webinars or live chats for International students to find out more about studying at the University of Stirling.

Our full range of webinars and live chats cover a range of topics, including:

  • The application process
  • Living in Stirling
  • Funding and scholarships
  • Course and module overviews
  • Course-relevant career opportunities
  • Student life on campus

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