Admission Requirements for Lancaster University

Admission Requirements

Admissions into Lancaster University Ghana is a highly selective process which is based on the information provided during the application process.

Foundation requirements

Admission to the foundation programme will be based on:

West African Curriculum:

– Grade C minimum in the best 5 subjects of the WASSCE with a minimum of C4 in Math and C6 in English

– English Proficiency Test results (either IELTS,PTE) compulsory

– SAT when necessary

British System: 

– Successful completion of ‘AS’ Level with five credits at ‘O’ Level (IGCSE/GCSE/Olevels-               minimum of grade C in Maths and English) 

International Baccalaureate:

– Successful completion of IB year 1 with five credits at ‘O’ Level (IGCSE/GCSE/Olevels-               minimum of grade C in Maths and English) 

French curriculum:

– Successful completion of French IB year 1 

– English Proficiency Test results (either IELTS,PTE/Pearson) compulsory

English requirements:

– Overall IELTS score of 5.5 (each component should be a minimum of 5.0) or PTE/Pearson score    of 59 (each component should be a minimum of 47)


– Minimum of 17years

Undergraduate requirements

Admission to the first year of each undergraduate degree programme will be based on either:

A levels:

– Three GCE Advanced Levels (Grade C or above) with five credits at ‘O’ Level                               (IGCSE/GCSE/Olevels-minimum of grade C in Maths and English)

IB English:

– Overall score of 27 points with 16 points from the best three HL subjects in the International           Baccalaureate with five credits at ‘O’ Level (IGCSE/GCSE/Olevels-minimum of grade C in Maths   and English)

International Foundation:

– Students achieving a pass (50% or above) in the Foundation Year at the Lancaster University site  in Accra or equivalent standard in another Foundation Programme approved by Lancaster      University

IB French System :

– Overall marks of 9 in the total average score (with a 6.5 IELTS score with a min of 5.5 score in       each component)

Option International Baccalaureate (OIB) :

– Overall marks of 8.5 in the total average score. (with a 6.5 IELTS score and a min of 5.5 score in    each component)


– Minimum of 18 years

Executive MBA requirements

You will require all the following to be considered for the Executive MBA programme: 

– A good first degree (typically second class honours or above) from a recognised university or         equivalent professional qualification 

– At least five years’ full-time professional/managerial work experience after graduating 

– A well-balanced GMAT score* of at least 600 (including a good AWA score) if your degree was       obtained from a non-UK university  

– Two good references, one from your current employer (normally your immediate line manager) and   one from someone who is able to judge your academic ability 

– A satisfactory interview with a member of the programme’s admissions team You will also need to  include with your application a copy of your degree certificate or transcript, and a CV, plus      relevant English language test certificates, IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL iBT 100

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