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Ghana_AccraRoyal Holloway warmly welcomes students from Ghana.

We currently have a growing number of Ghanaian students at Royal Holloway. The most popular course choices amongst Ghanaian students are: Human Geography, Management, and Sociology.

The Regional Officer responsible for Ghana is Andy Rowe and he visits regularly to participate in exhibitions and private appointments with schools and other agencies. For further information or assistance with making an application, please contact:  

Applicants to Royal Holloway come from a diverse range of backgrounds and we accept a broad range of qualifications to our courses. Each applicant is considered carefully on their individual merits, but please see below for the standard minimum entry requirements for students from Ghana.


West Africa Secondary School Certificate (WASSC)
Students who have completed their West Africa Secondary School Certificate in Ghana will need to take our one year International Foundation Programme, or the equivalent from another institution, before beginning their undergraduate studies.

A-level & International Baccalaureate (IB)
Students who have taken A levels or the IB Diploma will be considered for direct entry onto our undergraduate programmes. Specific grade requirements can be found in the course finder entry for your chosen course.


Bachelor’s Degree
Students who have successfully completed a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA at an accredited university will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway Master's degree programme. Exact requirements will depend upon the programme and the university you have studied at, but most departments will ask for either a Lower Second Class Honours (2:2) or an Upper Second Class Honours (2:1).

Master’s Degree
Students who have successfully completed a 2-year Master's degree in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA at an accredited university will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway MPhil/PhD programme. Individual departments have their own entry requirements and prospective students are encouraged to contact their chosen department for more information.

English language

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Students will need to be able to prove that they have a minimum level of English language proficiency.

Students who do not quite make the English language requirements may be able to take a pre-sessional English language programme.



For undergraduate students, applications are made online via UCAS. Students applying for a University preparation course or a postgraduate course apply to Royal Holloway directly.

You can find further information on how to apply in the Study here section of the Royal Holloway website.

The Tullow Group, in co-operation with the British Council, launched a new scholarship scheme which partnered with Royal Holloway in 2012. The scheme offers scholarships to Tullow Group scholarship applicants who are looking to pursue studies on either our MSc Petroleum Geoscience (Basin Evolution) or MSc Petroleum Geoscience (Tectonics) courses. More information can be found on the Tullow Group website.

For information on other general scholarships that students from Ghana may be eligible to apply for, please see the international student scholarship pages.

Meet us in Ghana

Royal Holloway frequently makes trips to Ghana, so why not take the opportunity to meet us in person?  You can find out more details about the next Royal Holloway visit to Ghana on the calendar on the Meet us in your country page.

Royal Holloway representatives in Ghana

Royal Holloway has appointed representatives in Ghana who can offer you advice and assistance with your application. 


BCIE Accra
Off Oxford Street
Behind SSNIT Hospital
Next Door to Mama Mia Restaurant
Tel: +233 0302 778748
Fax: +233 0302 786534

The Orangery
169/4A Otwe Street
Tedzii Ashieshi, La
Osu Ako-Adjei
Tel: +233 (0)302 798 181


The local Ghanaian community

There is a growing African community at Royal Holloway. There are a range of societies and groups for Ghanaian students, both on the campus and in the local area. First and foremost the Afro-Caribbean society supported by the Student's Union, alongside faith societies, such as our Christian Union. 

Royal Holloway is a multi-faith community, with many different beliefs represented on campus and excellent cooperation between faiths both on campus and in the local community. For information about our College Chaplaincy and the numerous on-campus faith groups, please see our Faith Support pages.

Voice of Africa radio provides an exciting range of African music spanning the continent of Africa, as well as phone–in programmes discussing issues which are pertinent to Africans in the London area.

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