Entry requirements

See our country-specific equivalencies.


We do not accept the Ghanaian Senior Secondary School Certificate.

Undergraduate pathway programmes

If you do not meet the direct entry requirements for a course, you can apply to study an International Foundation Year programme at the University of Surrey International Study Centre. Upon successful completion, you can progress to an undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey.

You can choose to study one of the following routes:


To apply for one of our postgraduate courses that require a UK 2:1, you must achieve a GPA of 3.25 or a 2:1 honours degree.

For courses that require a UK 2:2, you must achieve a GPA of 2.5 or a 2:2 honours degree.

If you are applying for a masters degree, it is compulsory to seek the support of our appointed in-country agent, at no extra cost, who receive extensive training from Surrey to support you with the application and visa process. Further details and contact information available.

Postgraduate pathway programmes

If you do not meet the requirements for a course, you can apply for a Pre-Masters programme. These pathway programmes are offered by the University of Surrey International Study Centre. Upon successful completion, you can progress to a masters degree at the University of Surrey.

Choose one of the following routes:

English language requirements and courses

All our students require a good standard of English language to be eligible to study with us.

We accept West African Senior School Certificate or Senior School Certificate at grade C6. Please provide evidence of your Senior School Certificate grade during the application process. Some courses may require higher grades in English and/or additional subjects, so please check the requirements provided on individual course pages.

If you don’t meet our requirements, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies.