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St Mary's University warmly welcomes students from Ghana.

St Mary's has a lively and diverse student community, with students from over 100 countries outside the UK representing approximately 10% of its 6,000 students.

Below you will find lots of useful information for Ghanaian applicants, but if you still have more questions, please feel free to email

Entry requirements

Undergraduate Academic Requirements

Applicants with good grades in their West African Senior Secondary School Certificate/ (WASSEC) or Senior Secondary School Certificate/SSSCE (pre-2007) are required to complete an International Foundation programme, IB or A Levels prior to being admitted to an undergraduate course at St Mary's University.

Postgraduate academic requirements

Bachelor's degree that is equivalent to an undergraduate degree in the UK.

English EquivalentGhanaian Degree:ClassificationGhanaian Degree:Grade Point Average (4.0)
2:1 21 3.0 or 3.25 (pre-2013)
2:2 2:2 2.0 or 2.5 (pre-2013)

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you will be required to evidence your English language ability required for academic study. Please see our English Language Requirements page for our standard entry requirements.

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For more information on how to apply as an international student please visit our section on  International Application Information.

Undergraduate applicants   Postgraduate applicants


Ghanaian students who are offered a place to study at St Mary’s will automatically be considered for one of St Mary's International Student Scholarships – these are available to new, full-time undergraduate and postgraduate taught degree students in any subject area.

For undergraduate applicants, the scholarship is worth up-to £3000 off the cost of your first year tuition fee. For postgraduate applicants the scholarship is worth up-to £3000 off the total cost of your tuition fee.

In-country representatives

St Mary's has appointed an agent in Ghana who offers face-to-face counselling and can help you with your application.


The Orangery, 169/4A, Otswe Street, Tedzii Ashieshi La, Osu Nyaniba, (Behind The Methodist Church, Rev Peter Kwei Dagadu Memorial Society), Accra
Tel: +233 3027 98181   

Go Study Abroad

1 Ringway Estates, House no 4, Ghana
Tel: +233 302937339

St Mary's in Ghana

St Mary's staff regularly engage with potential students from Ghana as well as with our local partners, schools and other institutions.

If you have any questions about studying at St Mary's or how to go about making an application, please do not hesitate to email

The local community

The Students' Union

You are welcomed as a member of our thriving Students' Union as soon as you arrive at St Mary's and there are lots of opportunities to get involved.

There is a wide range of societies clubs and societies for you to join and a full list can be found within the Students' Union section.

In the local area

With almost 100,000 people from Ghana living in the UK, there is a well-established community, and many people from West Africa live in South London. There are many organisations that bring the community together through social events, sports, cultural and church activities.

The Africa Centre is based in central London and offers the African Diaspora and people interested in Africa events, lectures and debates of cultural and business interest. Voice of Africa is a London based FM radio station that can also be listened to online. You can find a range of Ghanaian and West African restaurants, bars and food shops both locally and in central London.

Useful links