Application forms for admission to graduate programmes in the Graduate School of the University for Development Studies (UDS) will be available online at from January 15, 2018 to May 31, 2018 for first and second degree holders from recognised Universities/institutions.

The following graduate programmes (Sandwich and Regular) would be offered by the University for the 2018/2019academic year:

A. Sandwich

Faculty of Agriculture

  • M.Phil. in Horticulture (options: Postharvest Physiology, Postharvest Technology, Olericulture, Pomology, Seed Technology, Landscape Design and Floriculture).

Faculty of Agribusiness and Communication Sciences

  • M.Sc./M.Phil. in Agricultural Economics

B. Full-Time Programmes

Faculty of Agriculture

  1. M.Sc./M.Phil./Ph.D. in Post Harvest Technology
  2. M.Sc./M.Phil./Ph.D. in Soil &Water Conservation & Management
  3. M.Sc./M.Phil./Ph.D. in Animal Science (Options: Meat Science, Nutrition, Breeding and Genetics, & Production)
  4. M.Sc./M.Phil./Ph.D. in Biotechnology
  5. M.Sc./M.Phil./Ph.D. in Crop Science (options: Agronomy, Crop Physiology, Crop Protection, Plant Pathology, & Weed Science)
  6. M.Sc./M.Phil./Ph.D. in Horticulture (options: Postharvest Physiology, Postharvest Technology, Olericulture, Pomology, Seed Technology, Landscape Design and Floriculture).

Faculty of Agribusiness and Communication Sciences

  1. M.Sc./M.Phil./Ph.D. in Innovation Communication
  2. M.Sc./M.Phil./Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics

Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment

  1. MSc. Fisheries

Entry Requirements

General entry requirements

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/Ph.D), should include a short research proposal.

The minimum requirements for admission are:

1. For PG.D./M.A./M.Sc./M.Phil . programmes:

Applicants must possess a good Bachelor’s degree in a related field from any approved / recognized University or Institution.
Applicants with aSecond Class (Lower division)are eligible to apply. Candidates with Third Class or Pass are strongly advised not to apply.

2. For PhD programmes:

An MPhil./MSc. Degree by research from any approved/recognized University or Institution.


All Ghanaian and foreign applicants for the 2018/2019 academic year admissions are required to use the UDS online application portal. The procedure for the online application process is as follows:

i. 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), and Ecobank branches throughout the country.

ii. The E-Voucher contains the Pin, and Serial Number required in completing the online form.

iii. Access the online form by visiting our online admissions portal soon after payment.

iv. In completing the online form, students will be required to upload their passport size photographs and certificates

v. A completed form is not considered until it is SUBMITTED

vi. 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.

vii. Applicants must print out three copies of the application summary; attach results slips , 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).

viii. 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.

ix. The application documents as specified in (vii) above should be addressed to:

The Senior Assistant Registrar
(Academic & Student Affairs)
University for Development Studies
P.O Box TL 1350