UK Universities That Accept WASSCE Results for Admission

UK Universities That Accept WASSCE Results for Admission

For students in Ghana and other West African countries holding the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results, studying at a UK university can be a dream. The good news is, that dream doesn’t require additional exams in every case! There are several universities in UK that consider WASSCE alongside your application.

This blog post explores how WASSCE can be your gateway to a UK university and equips you to find institutions that recognize it.

UK Universities That Accept WASSCE Results for Admission

WASSCE and UK Admissions

  • Direct Entry: This is uncommon but some universities may grant direct entry to undergraduate programs based on strong WASSCE results, particularly in relevant subjects for your chosen degree.
  • IELTS/TOEFL: Many universities accept a good grade in the WASSCE English language section as proof of English proficiency and that eliminates the need for separate tests like IELTS or TOEFL.
  • International Foundation Courses: Some universities might require an International Foundation Course if your WASSCE score doesn’t meet their direct entry requirements. This one-year program bridges the gap between WASSCE and UK degrees.

How to Find WASSCE-friendly Universities

There isn’t a one-stop list, but here’s how to find universities recognizing WASSCE:

  • University Websites: Each university website has a dedicated international admissions section. Look for information on accepted qualifications, which often includes WASSCE.
  • Search Tools: Platforms like UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) allow filtering programs by accepted qualifications. Look for the option that includes WASSCE.
  • Contact Admissions Offices: Don’t hesitate to contact the admissions office of your target universities. They can clarify their WASSCE requirements and guide you through the application process.

Examples of WASSCE-Considerate Universities


  • WASSCE requirements can vary between universities and programs. Always check the official university website for the latest information.
  • Alongside WASSCE results, a strong personal statement and good references can significantly boost your application.

Disclaimer: This blog article is for informational purposes only and should not be considered official advice from any particular University in the UK. Please refer to the official websites of the University of your choice and contact them for accurate and up-to-date information. Thank you!


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