International students

Information for applicants from Ghana

Queen Mary University of London has a long history of welcoming students from around the world. Over the years, many thousands of international students have graduated from the university and gone on to pursue successful careers. Today, we are home to students from more than 162 different countries and over 45% of our student body come from outside of the UK. This diversity contributes to a lively and welcoming community which should make you feel comfortable and at home.

We are one of the largest colleges of the University of London and one of the few with fully integrated teaching, research and residential facilities. Our setting provides our students with the benefits of both a large campus environment, and the countless academic and social opportunities provided by London.

There are currently 14 students from Ghana studying at Queen Mary who are enrolled on a range of degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Undergraduate (BA, BSc, LLB etc.)

Students that have successfully completed A-Levels, the European Baccalaureate, or the International Baccalaureate will be considered for admissions to our undergraduate degrees.  

Please check the grade requirements for your chosen degree programme via the undergraduate study section of our website.

The West African Senior School Certificate (WASSC) is not currently accepted for entry to any of our bachelor degree programmes. However, applicants that have completed the WASSC  can be considered for entry to one of our International Foundation Programmes. These provide opportunities for students to progress to linked bachelor degree programme one year later, providing that the foundation programme is satisfactorily passed

For more information regarding our foundation programmes please click here.

We generally accept grades B3 or higher for all subjects. 

If you are currently studying another UK foundation programme elsewhere and would like to progress to one of our Bachelor degrees, please get in touch via the contact details at the bottom of the page.

WAEC (WASSC) English at the relevant level meets QMULs English language requirements. WAEC English should have been achieved no more than 5 years from the start date of the QMUL course of study.

QualificationEquivalent to IELTS 6.0Equivalent to IELTS 6.5Equivalent to IELTS 7.0

Undergraduate Medicine and Dentistry Admissions

For detailed Medicine and Dentistry entry requirements and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the School of Medicine and Dentistry website.

Please note, the WASSC is not accepted for admission to either our MBBS or BDS programmes. 


Taught Degrees (MA, MSc etc.)

Students that apply to one of our Master degree courses are normally expected to have achieved an Upper Second Class bachelor degree, however some courses will also accept a Lower Second Class classification.  

Please check the grade requirements for your chosen degree programme via the postgraduate study section of our website.

We are also pleased to also consider students if they have obtained a Bachelor or Master’s degree.

This is QMUL’s equivalency table for UK and Ghanian Bachelor degree classifications:


UK Bachelor Degree ClassificationGhanaian Bachelor Degree Classification
First Class (1st) First Class
Upper Second Class Hons (2:1) 2:1 classification
High – Lower Second Class Hons (2:2) 2:2 classification with 55%/GPA 2.7 overall avarage
Standard – Lower Second Class Hons (2:2) 2:2 classification
Third Class Hons (3rd) 3rd Class 

Full English Language Requirements section can be seen at the link below. If a first degree is taught for at least 2 years fully in English, and no more than 5 years have passed since the student was taught in English, the Admissions office can consider the degree for English language acceptability. These degrees will be considered on a case by case basis. Students will need to supply academic transcript and confirmation letter from central university administration confirming the course is taught and examined in English for at least 2 years.

Research degrees (MPhil/PhD)

Competitive applications to our postgraduate research degree programmes will include high overall grades achieved in their Master Degree.

For more information regarding our research specialisms and opportunities, please see our dedicated webpages.

English Language Requirements


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In country representatives

In country representatives

We have representatives in Ghana who can offer advice and assistance with your application to QMUL.


Accra Office

The Orangery, 169/4A Otwe Street,

Tedzii Ashieshi, La,

Osu Ako-Adjei,

Accra, Ghana.

Tel: +233 (0)302 798181


Visits to your country

Country manager

Mr Jake Duffin, Regional Manager

Mile End Road
London E1 4NS
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7882 6522

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