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Type: Public Institution
Motto: Knowledge for Service
Established: 1992
No of Students: 19,720
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Gabriel Ayum Teye
Campuses: : Nyankpala (northern region campus), Navrongo (upper eastern region campus), Tamale (main campus) and Wa (upper west region campus)
Ranking: 4th in Ghana (Webometrics)
Website: https://uds.edu.gh/
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The University for Development Studies, also known as UDS, is a public university, located in Tamale, Northern Region, Ghana. It was established in 1992, to act as a link between the academic and broader community for the development of Northern Ghana.

The University from its inception was set up as a pro-poor focused institution. This focus has been maintained as UDS still places specific emphasis on practically-oriented, research and .. more

The University for Development Studies, also known as UDS, is a public university, located in Tamale, Northern Region, Ghana. It was established in 1992, to act as a link between the academic and broader community for the development of Northern Ghana.

The University from its inception was set up as a pro-poor focused institution. This focus has been maintained as UDS still places specific emphasis on practically-oriented, research and field-based training to accelerate national development.

UDS operates on four campuses namely; Nyankpala (northern region campus), Navrongo (upper eastern region campus), Tamale (main campus) and Wa (upper west region campus).

The University for Development Studies is Ghana’s first public university in the North. The 2020 webometrics classification, ranked UDS the 4th best university in Ghana. The BU African Studies Centre and UDS signed a memorandum of understanding for a cooperative and multi-layered linkage serving students and staff at both institutions.

In 2018, the Ghanaian parliament unanimously endorsed the conversion of the Wa campus of UDS into an autonomous university.  The university’s name may also change to the University of Business and Integrated Development Studies.

UDS started with 40 students a number that has grown over the years and the university has a current student population of over 19,720 students.

The University for Development Studies provides several facilities for its students. These facilities include; a teaching hospital, a library, a football stadium, an auditorium, lecture halls, accommodation services, a Conference Centre, a multi-purpose hall, the research centre and twin halls.

The school’s alumni renovated several campus facilities as part of the institutions 25th anniversary. The renovated facilities include the twin halls, the auditorium and the research centre.

Some notable alumni of The University for Development Studies include; Anthony Abayifaa Karbo (Politician and member of Parliament), Clara Napaga Tia Sulemana (Politician and a presidential staff), and Casta Troy (Rapper, Songwriter and Producer).

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FACULTIES/SCHOOLS/DEPARTMENTS

The University for Development Studies has 10 faculties and 5 schools, each possessing several departments.

FACULTIES

Faculty of Agribusiness and Communication Sciences (FACS)

  • Department Of Agricultural and Resource Econ.. more

FACULTIES/SCHOOLS/DEPARTMENTS

The University for Development Studies has 10 faculties and 5 schools, each possessing several departments.

FACULTIES

Faculty of Agribusiness and Communication Sciences (FACS)

  • Department Of Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Department Of Communication, Innovation, and Technology
  • Department of Agricultural Extension, Rural Development and Gender Studies

Faculty of Agriculture (FOA)

  • Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension
  • Department of Agricultural Mechanization and Irrigation Technology
  • Department of Agronomy
  • Department of Animal Science
  • Department of Biotechnology
  • Department of Food Science and Technology
  • Department of Horticulture
  • Department of Family and Consumer Science
  • Department of Agriculture and Consumer Science Education
  • Department of Veterinary Science

Faculty of Education (FOE)

  • Department of Health Science Education
  • Department of Development Education Studies Educational Foundations Studies
  • Department of Basic Education Studies
  • Department of Mathematics and Science Education
  • Department of Social and Business Education
  • Department of Agricultural and Consumer Sciences Education

Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences (FEES)

  • Department of Environmental Science
  • Department of Earth Science

Faculty of Integrated Development Studies

  • Department of Environment and Resource Studies
  • Department of Economics And Entrepreneurship Development
  • Department of Development Studies
  • Department of Social Political and Historical Studies
  • Department of African and General Studies

Faculty of Mathematical Sciences (FMS)

  • Department of Statistics
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Mathematics

Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment (FNRE)

  • Department of Conservation and Management,
  • Department of Forestry and Forest Resources Management,
  • Department of Ecotourism and Environmental Management,
  • Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management

Faculty of Planning and Land Management

  • Department of Planning
  • Department of Community Development
  • Department of Real Estate and Land Management
  • Department of Governance and Development Management

Faculty of Communication Sciences and Cultural Studies

Faculty of Applied Sciences

SCHOOLS

School of Medicine and Health Sciences

  • Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care
  • Department of Anatomy
  • Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
  • Department of Clinical Microbiology
  • Department of Community Health and Family Medicine
  • Department of Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Department of Health Professions Education and Innovative Learning
  • Department of Internal Medicine and Therapeutics
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Department of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Department of Pathology
  • Department of Pharmacy
  • Department of Physiology and Biophysics
  • Department of Radiology
  • Department of Surgery

School of Allied Health Sciences

  • Department of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences
  • Department of Nutritional Sciences
  • Department of Midwifery
  • Department of Nursing
  • Department of Public Health
  • Department of Behavioural Sciences
  • Department of Paediatric Nursing
  • Department of Health Science Education

School of Business and Law

  • Department of Management Studies
  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Banking and Finance
  • Department of Law and Legal Studies
  • Department of Procurement and Marketing

School of Engineering

  • Department of Agricultural Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
  • Department of Water, Waste and Environmental Engineering
  • Department of Energy Technology Centre

School of Graduate Studies

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UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
A. For Diploma Programmes
To be admitted into a Diploma programme, candidates must satisfy one of the following:
WASSCE Holders
Three credits passes in the area of specialization (elective subjects) and at least two passes (D7 or better) in English Language a.. more

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
A. For Diploma Programmes
To be admitted into a Diploma programme, candidates must satisfy one of the following:
WASSCE Holders
Three credits passes in the area of specialization (elective subjects) and at least two passes (D7 or better) in English Language and Mathematics in WASSCE is required.
Any candidate without a pass in English Language and Mathematics (core) need not apply for the Diploma.
It is not likely that all candidates with the minimum requirements for Diploma programmes will be admitted. Preference will be given to candidates who have good grades/credit passes.
**Candidates, who have met the requirements for Degree programmes (Credits in three electives and three core subjects), but have aggregates that are not good enough may be admitted into Diploma programmes.

B. For Degree Programmes
WASSCE Holders
WASSCE holders seeking admission into Degree programmes must have at least C6 in all their three Core and three Elective Subjects.
Three core subjects (English Language, Mathematics (Core) and Integrated Science / Social Studies).
Any three elective subjects in the relevant programmes.
Aggregate Score of the best six subjects (three core and three electives) must not exceed 36. However, admissions will be on competitive basis, and various programmes offered in UDS have their cut-off points much lower than aggregate 36 for WASSCE applicants.
**Candidates should note that Social Studies is not an elective subject.
HND and other Diploma Holders
HND and other Diploma applicants should possess at least a:
Second Class Lower or better in related programmes would be admitted into Level 200;
Third Class or Pass would be considered for admission to Level 100.
Candidates would be required to pass a selection interview to be conducted by the University. The interviews are scheduled for Friday, June 19, 2020, at the Tamale Campus.
Registered Nurses
Applicants to the 3-Year BSc Nurse Practitioner programme or 2/3-Year BSc Nursing programme must be Registered Nurses with a Diploma or State Registered Nurses Certificate and at least three years working experience.
Candidates without three years of working experience are advised not to apply.
Mature Applicants
Eligible applicants for the Mature Entry must meet the following criteria:
Be 25 years or above by August 31, 2020
Have passes in five G.C.E.‘O’ Level subjects including English Language, Mathematics/Statistics and Science.
Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) holders must have passes or better (A to E) in English Language and Mathematics (Core) plus any other credit passes in three elective subjects. (For candidates wishing to pursue Mathematical Science courses, the elective subjects should include Elective Mathematics).
West Africa Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), holders must have passes or better (A1 to D7) in English Language and Mathematics (Core) plus any other credit passes in three elective subjects. (For candidates wishing to pursue Mathematical Science courses, the elective subjects should include Elective Mathematics).
Candidates would be expected to write and pass both a selection examination (Thursday June 25, 2020) and an interview (Friday June 26, 2020) to be conducted by the University at the Tamale Campus.
Only candidates who obtain satisfactory marks in the selection examination and interview will be admitted to pursue the degree programme.

POSTGRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
The minimum requirements for admission are:
• For Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Degree programmes
Applicants must possess a good Bachelor’s degree in a related field from any approved/recognized University or Institution.
Applicants with a Second Class (Lower Division) are eligible to apply. Candidates with Third Class or Pass are strongly advised not to apply.
• For PhD programmes
An M.Phil./M.Sc. Degree by research from any approved/recognized University or Institution.

**All applicants to our full-time and sandwich graduate programmes are required to pass a selection interview to be conducted by the relevant Department of the University.
**Applicants applying for research-related programmes (M.Sc. by research/M.Phil./MPH/PhD) should include a short research proposal.

HOW TO APPLY

A. UNDERGRADUATE APPLICANTS
Mode of Application for Domestic (Ghanaian) Applicants
All Ghanaian applicants for the 2020/2021 Academic Year admissions are required to use the UDS online application portal. The procedure for the online application process is as follows:
Make a payment of GH¢ 180.00 (One Hundred and Eighty Ghana Cedis) for the UDS E-Voucher at any GCB Bank, Prudential Bank, Zenith Bank, Agricultural Development Bank (ADB), Stanbic Bank, National Investment Bank (NIB) and Ecobank branches throughout the country.
The E-Voucher contains the PIN and Serial Number required for the completion of the online form.
Access the online form by visiting our online admissions portal at uds.edu.gh soon after payment.
In completing the online form, students will be required to upload their most recent passport size photographs with white background and relevant certificates. Applicants using objects instead of their own photographs would be disqualified
A completed form will not be considered for admission unless it is SUBMITTED after accepting our data confirmation policy
Applicants are advised to check thoroughly all details entered before finally submitting their online applications. A form, once submitted, can only be viewed, but cannot be edited.
Candidates are strongly advised to visit any EMS Office in the Country for assistance towards the return of the application documents (see viii). Applicants are advised not to post the forms themselves. They should seek the advice and services of Ghana Post EMS.
Applicants must print out application summary; attach results slips, certificates and all other relevant documents. These documents should be submitted in triplicates (three copies each) to the Deputy Registrar (Academic Affairs Section).
The application documents as specified in (vii) above should be addressed to:
The Deputy Registrar (Academic& Student Affairs)
University for Development Studies
P.O Box TL 1350
Tamale Campus
Tamale

Mode of Application for Foreign Applicants
All non-Ghanaian applicants are advised to apply as follows:
Visit UDS online admission portal at admissions.uds.edu.gh with a Master Card or Visa Card to make an online payment of $100.00 (One Hundred US Dollars)
Print the advice slip for future reference
Access the online form by visiting our online admissions portal at admissions.uds.edu.gh soon after payment.
In completing the online form, students will be required to upload their most recent passport size photographs with white background and relevant certificates. Applicants using objects instead of their own photographs would be disqualified.
A completed form will not be considered unless it is SUBMITTED after accepting the University’s data confirmation policy
Applicants are advised to check thoroughly all details entered before finally submitting their online applications. A form, once submitted, can only be viewed, but cannot be edited.
Print out application summary; attach results slips, certificates and all other relevant documents. These documents should be submitted in triplicates (Three copies each) to the Deputy Registrar (Academic & Students’ Affairs).
The application documents as specified above should be addressed to:
The Deputy Registrar
Academic and Students’ Affairs
University for Development Studies
P.O Box TL 1350
Tamale-GHANA

B. POSTGRADUATE APPLICANTS
All Ghanaian and foreign applicants for the 2020/2021 academic year admissions are required to use the UDS online application portal. The procedure for the online application process is as follows:
Make a payment of GHS 200.00 (Two Hundred Ghana Cedis) in the case of Ghanaian applicants, and USD 150.00 (One Hundred and fifty United States Dollars), for foreign applicants, for the UDS E-Voucher at any Zenith Bank, Agricultural Development Bank (ADB), Prudential Bank, National Investment Bank (NIB), GCB Bank Ltd., Ecobank and Stanbic Bank branches throughout the country.
The E-Voucher contains the PIN and Serial Number required for the completion of the online form.
Access the online form by visiting our online admissions portal at http://admissions.uds.edu.gh soon after payment.
In completing the online form, applicants will be required to upload their passport size photographs and certificates. Applicants using objects instead of their own photographs would be disqualified.
A completed form will not be considered for admission unless it is SUBMITTED online after accepting the University’s data confirmation policy.
Applicants are advised to check thoroughly all details entered before finally submitting their online applications. A form, once submitted, can be viewed, but cannot be edited.
Applicants must print out three copies of the application summary; attach three (3) passport-size photographs, transcripts of academic record, certificates and all other relevant documents to each form. Three reference letters are also required (at least, two of the referees should be familiar with applicants’ academic work).
Candidates are strongly advised to visit any EMS Office in the Country for assistance towards the return of the application documents (see vii). Applicants are advised not to post the forms themselves. They should seek the advice and services of Ghana Post EMS.
The application documents as specified in (vii) above should be addressed to:
Deputy Registrar
Academic and Students’ Affairs
University for Development Studies
P.O. Box TL 1350
Tamale
Digital Address: NT-0272-1946

DEADLINES
Closing date for undergraduate application is 12th July, 2020.
Closing date for postgraduate application is April 30, 2020.

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ABOUT THE OF TAMALE
Tamale, officially called Tamale Metropolitan Area, is the capital town of the Northern Region of Ghana. Tamale is located in the Northern region and more precisely in the Kingdom of Dagbon. Centuries ago, Tamale grew as a commercial centre for the Northern region of Ghana. It was surrounded by neighbouring cities like Daboya, Yendi, Gushegu, Gonja Kin.. more

ABOUT THE OF TAMALE
Tamale, officially called Tamale Metropolitan Area, is the capital town of the Northern Region of Ghana. Tamale is located in the Northern region and more precisely in the Kingdom of Dagbon. Centuries ago, Tamale grew as a commercial centre for the Northern region of Ghana. It was surrounded by neighbouring cities like Daboya, Yendi, Gushegu, Gonja Kingdom and Damongo, major arenas for the slave trade. Regardless of its surrounding cities, Tamale served as a market for salt and other subsistent farming products. After independence, Tamale embarked on a series of developmental projects to distinguish itself from other northern cities. Hence, from the year 2000, Tamale has experienced rapid growth to the extent that the whole district of Tamale is now an urban agglomeration. Tamale features a tropical wet and dry climate. The city is enriched with diverse people and culture, that are expressed in festivals, clothing styles, meals and dialects. Tamale’s economy generates over 50% of new jobs and produces almost half of Ghana’s gross domestic product. The city’s economic activities revolve around farming and trading.

Tamale is reputed to be one of the fastest-growing cities in West Africa. It hosts a considerable number of international Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) like the Catholic Relief Services (CRS), CARE International, ActionAid and World Vision. These NGOs serve as fertile prospects for job and internship seekers. Tamale has the most fertile soil in the whole of Ghana. To this effect, it acts as the country’s food basket regularly supplying yam, meat and cereals through its numerous small, medium and large scale markets. The most common transportation means in the city are bikes and motorbikes. This explains why it is considered the most bike-friendly city in the country; even though it has the infrastructure set aside for vehicles. The Tamale Airport services flights within and out of the city. Tamale has been voted more than once as the cleanest city by the tourist board of Ghana. It possesses an intriguing architecture, the mole national park, accommodation houses, and several hospitals. These facilities are tailored to serve the Tamale community and contribute to the wellbeing of those wishing to study there.

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WACWISA MASTERS AND PhD SCHOLARSHIPS
• Background
The Scholarship Award Scheme (SAS) is provided by the Government of Ghana (GoG) and the World Bank (WB) to support promising African students to pursue Masters (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) study programmes in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering and; Environmental Management and Sustainability to conduct related research in the West African sub-region in particular and the Africa Region at large.

Enrolled students will be supported to develop international experience in one or more of the WACWISA’s international partners’ laboratories and field stations. The need for highly trained skilled professionals is paramount given the issues of water scarcity and the need for the development of functional and efficient irrigation infrastructure in Africa. This is towards the ultimate goal for the intensification of agriculture, increased productivity, food security and a safe environment.

• General Eligibility
Applicants should:
Meet the standard University for Development Studies Admission requirement for both local and international students.
Apply for the Masters/Doctor of Philosophy programme in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering or Environmental Management and Sustainability at the University for Development Studies.
Submit an official/certified academic transcript from the previous University of study and a certified copy of academic certificates, with official English translation provided where necessary.
For the Masters programme, candidates must have the following qualifications:
MPhil Irrigation and Drainage Engineering – A Bachelor’s degree (honours) or equivalent with at least a Second-Class Upper Division in Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Soil and Water Conservation and Management, Horticulture, Agronomy, Hydrology and Watershed Management and Engineering, Agricultural Technology, Soil Science or related fields.
MSc/MPhil Environmental Management and Sustainability – A Bachelor’s degree (honours) or equivalent with at least a Second-Class Upper Division in Natural Resources Science and Management, Watershed Management, Agricultural Technology, Biology, Agriculture, Development Studies, Geography, Environmental Studies/Science or related fields.
For the PhD programme, candidates must have a minimum qualification:
PhD Irrigation and Drainage Engineering – Research-based Masters degree or equivalent in related field (Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Soil and Water Conservation and Management, Horticulture, Agronomy, Hydrology and Watershed Management and Engineering, Agricultural Technology, Soil Science).
PhD Environmental Management and Sustainability – Research-based Masters degree or equivalent in related field in Natural Resources Science and Management, Watershed Management, Agricultural Technology, Biology, Agriculture, Development Studies, Geography, Environmental Studies/Science.
Practical field training/experience in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering or Environmental Management and Sustainability related activities is an added advantage.
Masters applicants must submit a three (3)-page and PhD five (5)-page maximum research proposal which shall contain a research topic, background, problem statement and justification, objectives, materials and methods and expected results.
All applicants shall submit a two (2)-page statement of motivation outlining their fitness for the study programme and benefit of the training to their home country and Africa in general.
All applicants to the Masters or PhD programmes must submit two (2) academic letters of reference and one (1) professional letter of reference.
Provide a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) – maximum two (2) pages
All shortlisted applicants shall be interviewed.
Applicants must be less than 35 years for the Masters programme and less than 40 years for PhD
Be nationals of and resident in Africa.
Provide a copy of Identity Card (ID) or Bio-data page of National Passport
**Note: Female candidates in the West-Africa sub-region are particularly encouraged to apply.

• Language Requirement
The program training language is solely in English. Francophone candidates with proven evidence of competence in English are encouraged to apply. However, the program will, based on merit, provide a ten (10) weeks certificate language competency training (English only) to selected Francophone candidates prior to the start of the academic year.

• Details of the Scholarship Package
The selection of beneficiaries of the WACWISA Scholarship Award Scheme (SAS) shall be subject to the maintenance of a high-grade academic performance during the coursework, successfully development and defence of research proposal during the first 6 to 12 months of the programme and high-level academic performance of students.
The scholarship is tenable at the University for Development Studies, School of Engineering and the Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment and shall cover the following:
‣ Tuition, Research and Learning Costs
The scholarship will cover the official University fees for Masters students (24 months) and PhD students (36 months) at the University for Development Studies, School of Engineering. This will include: tuition, registration, examination, matriculation, Student Identity Card, ICT and library. These will be payable to the University for Development Studies.
‣ Monthly Stipend
The scholarship includes a monthly stipend to cover accommodation, living expenses, health insurance and other personal incidentals.
‣ Research Costs
This research cost will cover transport, field data collection, software, and other student project-related costs.
‣ International Placement/Mobility Costs
Students may be supported and placed in international laboratories of partner institutions for the conduct of research where need be and to expose them to the international setting to gain international experience. This will cover travel cost in a return economy class ticket and living expenses for a period of between three (3) to six (6) months.

**Note: Full scholarship is available to Non-Ghanaian students only

Program Duration
The program duration is 18 months for MSc, 24 months for MPhil and 48 months for PhD

Application Procedure and Contact
Applicants should submit full complement of documentation to wacwisa@uds.edu.gh and copy director_wacwisa@uds.edu.gh with a subject line “WACWISA Masters and PhD scholarships”
All applicants must also submit applications for admission into the relevant programme at the University for Development Studies, Tamale – Ghana available at www.uds.edu.gh

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Type: Public Institution
Motto: Knowledge for Service
Established: 1992
No of Students: 19,720
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Gabriel Ayum Teye
Campuses: : Nyankpala (northern region campus), Navrongo (upper eastern region campus), Tamale (main campus) and Wa (upper west region campus)
Ranking: 4th in Ghana (Webometrics)
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