Ghana | International Credentials Equivalencies
- Minimum GPA
- Upper Second Class
- Instruction Languages
- Bachelors Equiv.
- Bachelor`s - 4 years of study
- Masters Equiv.
- Grad Sample
- Master's - Higher degrees are normally not classified.
- First Degree Sample
- Bachelor's - 3 year Honours
- Grading System
Public universities typically assign a grade classification for bachelor degrees, but not for master’s or doctoral degrees.
Grading scales vary among universities (letter grades, percentage scale)
A | 70+ | First Class (equivalency of A-, A, A+)
B+ | 60-69 | Upper Second Class (equivalency of B-, B, B+ )
B | 50-59 | Lower Second Class
C | 40-49 | Third Class
*Grading Scale for –U Science & Technology Kumasi
4 | A | 70+
3 | B | 60-69
2 | C | 50-59
1 | D | 40-49
0 | E | below 40 fail
- Recognized Universities
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Univ. for Development Studies
Univ. of Cape Coast
Univ. of Education, Winneba
Univ. of Ghana
Univ. of Mines and Technology
Univ. of Science and Technology, Kumasi
- Notes for Ghana
Bachelor Degrees in Ghana are highly specialized and generally require 4 years of full-time study. Bachelor Degree program length was not always standardized and Bachelor Degrees could be 3, 4 or 5 years full-time, depending on the field of study and/or institution. Advanced standing in a university undergraduate degree program is possible from polytechnic institutes.
Master’s degree programs last two to three years.
Doctoral programs require at least two additional years of study.
Higher degrees are not normally classified.