Central University College fees, courses, and admission in Ghana

Central University College fees, courses, and admission in Ghana

Central University College (CUC) is an institution of higher learning established in 1988. The centre of excellence offers tertiary education with a broad curriculum in Liberal Arts. But over the years, CUC has been expanding its programmes to now include an integrated and practice-oriented business school. In 2016, it became a fully-fledged university and named Central University. Students can enrol for various courses at undergraduate, graduate, and research level. All the courses fall under eight departments at the college.

Central university college fees, courses, and admission in Ghana

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Central University College makes it easy for all qualifying individuals in Ghana to access higher education. The institution structures its courses to meet the needs of all the students regardless of their background. Although the university started as a teaching institution, it now offers research programmes that are proving to be fundamental in the training of all learners.

Central University courses and cut off points

Central University has various programmes for both graduate and undergraduate students.

Undergraduate courses offered at Central University

Courses that are available for undergraduates include:

  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Environment and Development Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in French
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness
  • Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Marketing, Human Resource Management or Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Management Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistantship
  • Bachelor of Science in Planning
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Health
  • Bachelor of Science in Real Estate

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Central university college fees, courses, and admission in Ghana

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Post-graduate courses offered at Central University

If you need to further your education, you can enrol for any of these courses as long as you meet the requirements:

  • Executive Masters in Leadership and Governance
  • Master of Arts (Religious Studies)
  • Master of Arts Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
  • Master of Business Administration (Finance)
  • Master of Business Administration (General Management)
  • Master of Business Administration (Human Resource Management)
  • Master of Business Administration (Marketing)
  • Master of Philosophy (Theology)
  • Master of Science Marketing Research

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Entry requirements

The cut off points at Central University vary depending on the programme. But in general, here are the minimum qualification requirements for undergraduate students:

WASSCE applicants

You will need:

  • An aggregate score of 36 or better.
  • Three Credit passes (A1-C6) in core subjects of English, Mathematics, and Integrated Science or Social Studies
  • Credit passes in three elective subjects.

SSSCE applicants

The academic requirements are:

  • Three Credit passes (A-D) in core subjects of Mathematics, English, and Science or Social Studies.
  • Credit passes in three elective subjects.
  • An overall aggregate score of 24 or higher.
Central university college fees, courses, and admission in Ghana

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GCE applicants at ordinary and advanced levels

Requirements for this category include:

  • Credit passes in five subjects.
  • The subjects must include English Language and Mathematics at O’ Level.
  • At least three passes at A’ Level
  • At A’ Level, one of the passes must have a grade of D (plain) or higher.
  • A pass in General Paper.

Mature applicants

These are students that get an admission at the institution through the Mature Students’ Entrance Examination. The examinations consist of two papers in areas of specialisation and one General Paper. All applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 25 years and above.
  • Submit a certified copy of their birth certificate.

The birth certificate must be fives year old from the initial date of issue to the submission of the application form.

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Diploma holders

In addition to a diploma or a professional certificate, a candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Credit passes in English Language and Mathematics at GCE O’ Level
  • Credit passes in English and Core Mathematics for WASSCE/SSSCE applicants.

You can get more information about the cut off points and other entry requirements from the institution’s website.

Does Central University accept D7?

Like all institutions of higher learning, Central University’s academic entry qualifications vary depending on the programme you want to pursue. All its requirements align with the standards set by the nation’s professional and regulatory bodies. If you have a D7, you will be eligible to join Central University College.

Ideally, D7 is a passing grade for WASSCE holders. But it will only allow you to enrol for a Diploma programme at the institution. To have a competitive edge, ensure you have six passes (A1-D7) in all subjects. Three of those should have credit passes or better (C6).

Central university college fees, courses, and admission in Ghana

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Where can I buy Central University forms?

When applying to join Central University Ghana, you can complete your application online through the institution’s website. In that case, you will have to buy an E-voucher that costs GH100.00. The voucher is available at all Ecobank branches.

Alternatively, you can use MTN Mobile Money and VISA-branded cards to buy the voucher. You will need a Serial Number and PIN available on the E-voucher to complete your application online.

You can also apply offline through a paper application. To do that, you will have to obtain a paper application form for GHC100.00 and GHC120.00 for Undergraduate and Graduate courses, respectively. Ways of purchasing the forms include:

  • Banker’s Draft from the Finance Office at Miotso, Kumasi, and Mataheko campuses.
  • From all nationwide branches at Zenith Bank, Ecobank, and GCB Bank.

The forms are also available at all Ghana Post Office branches nationwide.

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Does Central University offer medicine?

Central University (Ghana) offers medicine courses through its School of Medicine and Health Sciences. These programmes include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistantship
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Health

For any of the above programmes, students must meet the following entry requirements:

SSSCE candidates

You need:

  • An aggregate score of 24 or above in six subjects.
  • The subjects must comprise of A-D in the three core subjects of Mathematics, English Language, and Integrated Science.
  • At least three passes (A-D) in elective subjects in the Science options.

WASSCE candidates

To qualify, you need:

  • An aggregate score of 36 or higher in six subjects.
  • The subjects must comprise of A1-C6 in the three core subjects of Mathematics, English Language, and Integrated Science.
  • At least three passes on elective subjects in the Science options.

Diploma candidates

The academic qualifications are:

  • Diploma in Public Health and Nursing from a recognised institution of learning
  • Diploma in Environmental Health and Disease Control

Central University College allows diploma holders to transfer credits from previous studies. However, they must have the right references and recommendations when applying. Also, candidates must demonstrate they can speak and write in fluent English. The institution will interview all applicants that want to join the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Is Central University a private school?

Central University is a private institution of higher learning in Ghana. The university is an educational initiative of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC). Although it started as a Pastoral training institute, it is now a fully-fledged university after receiving the Presidential Charter in 2016.

Central University admission 2020/2021

Central university college fees, courses, and admission in Ghana

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Central University allows eligible candidates to apply for undergraduate and graduate programmes for the 2020/2021 academic calendar. Students have the opportunity to apply for a variety of courses, including Masters and Bachelors of Science programmes. Here is what to do to start your application.

  • Visit the institution’s online application page.
  • Buy an E-voucher at GHC100.00 that will give you access to the online application.
  • On the E-voucher, you will see a PIN and a Serial Number.
  • Fill in the information on the application portal to start applying.

When applying online, you will need to submit the following information:

  • Two passport-sized photographs
  • Results slips and certificates

If you prefer applying offline, here is what you should do:

  • Download the undergraduate or graduate application form from the institution’s website.
  • Submit the completed application form to the university directly.
  • Attach your official results slips, transcripts from previous universities and certificates with the form.

Once completed, send the documents with your photographs to:

The Admissions Officer,

Central University, Miotso Campus, (Off the Accra-Aflao Road)

P.O.Box 2305, Community, Tema, Ghana

You can also contact the Admissions Hotline on +233 303 318583 or email them using enquiry.admissions@central.edu.gh.

Central University admission list

The Central University admission list contains the names of successful applicants on provisional admission. After submitting your application, you can check whether you are on the list using the following procedure:

  • Visit the institution’s login page.
  • Enter the Serial Number and PIN on your E-voucher.
  • Click Continue to view your admission status.

If you are a successful candidate, proceed by printing your admission letter. You can also visit the Newly Admitted page to check whether your name is available on the list.

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Schedule of fees

The Central University fees per semester for fresh students (undergraduate and graduate) vary depending on the course. For the 2020-2021 academic year, international students will pay between USD 1,360 and USD 4,044 per semester, depending on the programme.

Ghanaian students will pay between GHC 1,925 and GHC 5,500 per semester. Those doing business courses at the Kumasi campus will pay between GHC 2,000 and GHC 2,888 per semester. Get more information from the fees section of the institution’s website.

Central University graduation

The Central University graduation function happens at the institution’s main campus in Miotso. To graduate, you must complete your studies at the university. For more details about the upcoming ceremony in 2020, a current student should access the Student Information Portal.

Central University College is a private institution of higher learning established in 1988. It offers various programmes to students from all backgrounds at undergraduate, graduate, and research level. If you want to join the university, you can apply now for the 2020/2021 academic year.

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