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UDS Admission |How To Apply As A Domestic Applicant

UDS Admission |How To Apply As A Domestic Applicant ? As a domestic applicant, it’s crucial to understand the application process to maximize your chances of securing admission. In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of applying for UDS admission as a domestic applicant. Read on to kickstart your educational journey!

UDS Admission Requirements


i.    WASSCE Holders (for Degree Programmes)

WASSCE holders seeking admission into Degree programmes must have at least C6 in all their three Core and three Elective Subjects
WASSCE holders who have Grade D7 or E8 or F9 in any one of their three Core or three Elective subjects are advised not to apply for a degree programme.
Candidates should therefore possess, at least, credit scores/grades in the following: 
•    Three Core Subjects (English Language, Mathematics (Core) and Integrated Science / Social Studies). 
•    Any three Elective subjects in the relevant programmes.
•    Aggregate Score of the best six (6) subjects (three core and three electives) must not exceed 36. However, admissions will be on competitive basis, and various programmes offered in UDS have their cut-off points much lower than aggregate 36 for WASSCE. 
•    Candidates should note that Social Studies is not an elective subject.
•    For candidates who read Arts and Business subjects at WASSCE, a grade in Social Studies may be used in place of the grade in Integrated Science in the calculation of their aggregates if the Social Studies grade is better than the grade in Integrated Science. This is however on condition that the candidate has at least a pass in Integrated Science.
•     For Science students, however, Social Studies (Core) does not replace Integrated Science (Core) in the calculation of candidates’ aggregates. 

ii.    WASSCE Holders (for Diploma Programmes)

Candidates who do not meet the requirements for Degree programmes in UDS are advised to apply for any one of the Diploma programmes (Diploma in  Development Education, Basic Education, Early Childhood, Care and Education, all of which are offered at the Tamale Campus; Diploma in Social Change Communication, Agriculture Technology, Family and Consumer Science, Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, Natural Resource Management are offered on Nyankpala Campus)
•    To be admitted into a Diploma programme, three credits passes in the area of specialization (elective subjects) and at least two passes ( D7 or better) in English Language and Mathematics in WASSCE is required. Any   candidate without a pass in English Language and Mathematics (core) need not apply for the Diploma. It is not likely that all candidates with the minimum requirements for Diploma programmes will be admitted. Preference will be given to candidates who have good grades/credit passes.

Candidates, who have met the requirements for Degree programmes (Credits in three electives and three core subjects), but have aggregates that are not good enough may be admitted into Diploma programmes.

UDS Admission |How To Apply As A Domestic Applicant

All Ghanaian applicants for the 2023/2024 Academic Year admissions are required to use the UDS online application portal. The procedure for the online application process is as follows:

  1. Make a payment of GH¢ 200.00 (Two Hundred Ghana Cedis) for Undergraduate E-Voucher or GH¢ 250.00 (Two Hundred and Fifty Ghana Cedis) for Postgraduate E-Voucher at any Stanbic Bank, GCB Bank, Agricultural Development Bank (ADB), National Investment Bank (NIB), Prudential Bank,  Zenith Bank and Ecobank branches throughout the country.

  2. Visit UDS online payment portal at www.pay.uds.edu.gh with a Master Card or Visa Card to make an online payment of GHC200.00 (Two Hundred Ghana Cedis) for the undergraduate e-Voucher or GHC250.00 (Two Hundred and Fifty Ghana Cedis) for the postgraduate e-Voucher. Print the advice slip for future reference.
  3. The E-Voucher contains the PIN, and Serial Number required for the completion of the online form.
  4. Access the online form by visiting our online admissions portal at www.admissions.uds.edu.gh soon after payment.
  5. In completing the online form, applicants will be required to upload their most recent passport size photographs with white background and relevant certificates. Applicants who use objects instead of their own photographs would be disqualified.
  6. A completed form will not be considered for admission unless it is SUBMITTED after accepting our Data Confirmation Policy
  7. Applicants are advised to check thoroughly all details entered before finally submitting their online applications. A form, once submitted, can only be viewed, but cannot be edited.
  8. Candidates are strongly advised to visit any EMS Office in the Country for assistance towards the return of the application documents (see viii). Applicants are advised not to post the forms themselves. They should seek the advice and services of Ghana Post EMS.  
  9. Undergraduate applicants must print out application summary; attach results slips, certificates and all other relevant documents. These documents should be submitted in triplicates (three copies each) to the Head (Academic Affairs Department).
  10. Postgraduate applicants must print out three copies of the application summaryattach results slipscertificates and all other relevant documents to each formThree reference letters are also required (at least, two of the referees should be familiar with applicants’ academic work).
  11. Applicants should also scan all the documents – signed copy of the application form, results slips, certificates, any valid national ID card and all supporting documents send to the following email address: admissions@uds.edu.gh.
    In the subject line of the Email, write only applicant’s full name and serial number in brackets. Eg. Abena Mansa (2200000)
  12. The application documents as specified in (vii) above should be addressed to: 
    The Head (Academic& Students’ Affairs)
    University for Development Studies
    P.O Box TL 1350
    Tamale Campus

Closing Date (Undergraduate)

Closing date for submission of applications for regular and distance is September 30, 2023.  Candidates should note that, no applications will be accepted after the closing date.

Congratulations on taking the first step towards joining the University for Development Studies! By following this step-by-step guide, you are well on your way to applying as a domestic applicant and pursuing your chosen program at UDS. Remember to stay organized, meet deadlines, and provide accurate information throughout the application process. Best of luck with your UDS admission journey!

Source. scoutafrica.net

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