No student sees the opportunity to gain admission into a prestigious institution such as the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and passes it up. The desire to study in this institution is not limited to undergraduates alone. Thousands of postgraduate students have been known to apply every session for their recognised postgraduate courses. So, is KNUST admission closed?
The competitiveness of the application process guarantees that only qualified students are allowed into the much-coveted programs. Each time applications into the institution begin, it is always a serious affair. This is because many students want to be accepted there.
Is KNUST admission closed?
The KNUST management released the application's deadline for their 2020/2021 session. It's on the 30th of November, 2020. This means that, at the moment, application into the institution of learning is no longer open to prospective students.
Applications for the 2020/2021 session for both undergraduate and postgraduate programs in KNUST opened in January 2020 and were supposed to close in June or August. Owing to some reasons, the KNUST admission deadline was extended to accommodate aspirants who were yet to apply.
Since the KNUST admission portal is currently closed, it means that interested students will have to wait until when applications would be reopened again.
Nevertheless, it is noteworthy that the university accepts admission into their undergraduate programs, postgraduate studies, and distance learning. In case you are considering applying the next time, there are a few things you should take note of so that you don't miss the opportunity of actualising your dream of studying at the institution.
Where to buy KNUST forms
The KNUST admission process begins with the purchase of their forms. Consequently, for prospective undergraduates who are yet to apply, the first step is to get the form.
In recent years, the price of KNUST forms has steadily been on the increase. For instance, the form for the 2020/2021 academic session sold for about GHC 250.00.
You can get KNUST admission forms at all regional Ghana Post and from offices and banks approved by the institution. The form is an e-voucher that contains a PIN and serial number, which will be used to apply on the KNUST admission portal. After application, the institution will send the PIN (Personal Identification Number) and serial number to you as text.
How to apply
Once you've received your PIN and serial number, you are free to begin the application process. The steps are outlined below:
- Visit the official application portal of the institution
- Once you are there, your login details are the serial number and PIN shown on your admission form
- After you input the details, you will be taken to your admission dashboard to begin the online application process
- You'll see a timeout counter at the top right corner of the page, which indicates how much time you have left. Once the timer clocks zero, you will be automatically logged out of the page
- Click on the tab marked "Application instructions" to familiarise yourself with their guidelines
- Afterwards, open the tab marked "Start application" to begin the application process
- Start by selecting the right responses to different fields. Ensure that all the fields on that page are filled, especially those marked "*," which are mandatory
- Click "Proceed" to move on to the next section, where you will be required to fill in your details, starting with uploading an appropriate passport
Kindly note that your guardian's information, educational background, institutions attended, core subjects, and results are some of the details to be filled in. Once you finish, review your details and submit your application form. On completion of your online application, ensure that you print a copy of it.
So, are KNUST forms out? At the moment, the forms are not available for sale because applications to the institution have closed. If you are still interested in studying at the university, you may have to wait until another academic session when forms would be sold.
What is the deadline for KNUST forms?
The school's management usually determines the deadline for the submission of forms. This year, for instance, the management decided to extend the submission of applications to accommodate more applications. Next year, the opportunity may not open again depending on what the management deems fit in the interest of the institution.
KNUST postgraduate programs
To apply to the postgraduate programs, ensure that you've attained the minimum requirements for the courses you wish to apply for. Besides, you will need to purchase the form, an e-voucher, and have soft copies of your certificates.
To apply for the Master's program, you must have a bachelor's degree from a known university with a grade of either first class or second class lower division. More so, for the PhD programs, the requirements are slightly different. It would help if you had an MSc or MPhil from a recognised institution and submit proof of having undergone sufficient training.
How to apply
To begin the application process for your postgraduate program, you will have to buy an admission form. The forms can be purchased from the following locations:
- Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB)
- Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG)
Once you've purchased your form, the next step is to visit the admission portal. To access it, use the official KNUST portal link. Log in with the details shown on your e-voucher and fill in the required details. When done, save your work and download it for printing. Afterwards, a copy of the form alongside relevant documents should be sent to the school.
Kindly note that the deadline for KNUST postgraduate forms submission are usually announced once a new academic session is about to begin and applications are open to prospective students.
Is KNUST admission closed? Yes. However, although admission is closed for 2020/2021 academic session, you can still apply next year if you are eager to study at the university. The above information should help you when applying.
In a related article published by YEN.com.gh, different postgraduate courses that students can offer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology were discussed. Also, if you need information on the requirements before you can be considered for admission, you will find the post worth reading.