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Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi-Ghana

KNUST, Ghana

Established in 1952, KNUST has a rich history of its evolvement into a first class University over the years. Kwame Nkrumah, the African Personality of the century and Pioneer of African Independence is the founder of KNUST. With eyes set on our mission and vision, KNUST believes in achievement through diligent work and commitment. They continue to develop plans not only to maintain their status as Ghana’s No.1 but further on the international ladder.

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology is a university located in Kumasi, Ghana. It is the second public university established in Ghana. The main university campus, which is about seven square miles in area, is located about eight miles (13 km) to the east of Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital.

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KNUST Admission

Admission Criteria for Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and technology

General Admissions Information

Admission to KNUST is purely based on merit. Over the years the university has undertaken to admit the cream of qualified applicants. Limited vacancies are therefore keenly competed for. There are four categories of applicants, namely:

  • Senior Secondary School Certificate holders
  • Ordinary and Advance Level GCE Holders
  • Mature applicants (age:25 years and above) including HND holders (with 3 years working experience)
  • International Students including Ghanaians with foreign results

Application for admission forms and scratch cards are available in January and obtainable from all Regional Post Offices across the country.

Admission Requirements

  • WASSCE/SSSCE holders who have credits (A1-C6/ A-D) in the following Three (3) Core Subjects: English, Mathematics and Integrated Science plus credits (A1-C6) in Three Elective Subjects with an aggregate score of 24 or better in the relevant area of study.


GENERAL BUSINESS CERTIFICATE (GBCE) holders who possess passes in Three compulsory Subjects including English Language and passes in any Three Elective Subjects including Business Mathematics.

  • ADVANCED LEVEL holders with credits in at least Five (5) subjects at the GCE ‘O’ Level (or its equivalent) including English and Mathematics, plus at least two passes in the relevant subjects at the Advanced Level obtained not more than Three (3) years ago


ADVANCED BUSINESS CERTIFICATE (ABCE) holders with passes in Three compulsory subjects at GBCE plus Three optional subjects relevant to the programme of study, OR Applicants with Stage I of ACCA, ICA, Associate of Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB), Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) with credits at WASSCE/SSSCE in Three (3) Core Subjects and Three (3) Elective Subjects or credits at GBCE or ABCE or GCE O’ Level including English Language and Mathematics.

  • MATURE STUDENTS who have attained the age of 25 years or above at the time of applying and have credits in Five (5) GCE ‘O Level subjects including English Language and Mathematics, in addition to passing an Entrance Examination and /or Interview.


HND holders with Three (3) years relevant working experience in addition to the Minimum Entry Requirement at WASSCE/SSSCE or Five (5) GCE O’ Level credits including English Language and Mathematics.

KNUST Online registration

If you would like to apply to KNUST via online registration, please go to this link and follow the instructions over there

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Knust Halls of residence

There are six halls of residence at the Kumasi Campus.

Africa Hall:

Independence Hall

Queen’s Hall

Republic Hall

Unity Hall

University Hall (It is popularly known as “Katanga”)


Knust Academic Programs

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Department of Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness and Extension
  • Department of Animal Sciences
  • Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
  • Department of Horticulture
  • Department of Agroforestry
  • Department of Fisheries and Watershed Management
  • Department of Silviculture and Forest Management
  • Department of Wildlife and Range Management
  • Department of Wood Science and Technology
  • Department of Ecotourism and Forest Recreation
  • Department of Land Reclamation and Rehabilitation
  • Department of Social Forestry
  • Department of Wood Processing and Marketing
  • Department of Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Department of Nursing
  • Department of Sports and Exercise Science
  • Department of Sonography
  • Department of Industrial Art
  • Department of Integrated Rural Art and Industry
  • Department of Publishing Studies
  • Department of General Art Studies
  • Department of Painting and Sculpture
  • Department of Communication Design
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Geography and Rural Development
  • Department of History and Political Studies
  • Department of English
  • Department of Modern Languages
  • Department of Sociology and Social Work
  • Department of Religious Studies
  • Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources
  • Faculty of Forest Resources Technology (Sunyani)

College of Health Sciences

  • Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • School of Medical Sciences
  • Dental School
  • School of Veterinary Medicine

College of Art and Social Sciences

  • Centre for Cultural and African Studies
  • Faculty of Art
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • School of Business

College of Architecture and Planning

  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Building Technology
  • Department of Land Economy
  • Department of Planning
  • Centre for Settlements Studies
  • Centre for Land Studies
  • Department of Agricultural Engineering
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Computer Engineering
  • Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Department of Geological Engineering
  • Department of Geomatic Engineering
  • Department of Materials Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Geodetic Engineering
  • Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Environmental Science
  • Department of Food Science and Technology
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Optometry and Visual Science
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology

College of Engineering

College of Science


KNUST Medical School

The School of Medical Sciences (SMS) was founded in 1975. Its original mandate was to train Physicians, Medical Scientists and Medical Laboratory Technologists. A 3-year BSc (Human Biology) programme was to be the basic programme to be followed by the three categories of programmes. At present, the School concentrates on training Physicians at the undergraduate level, and Medical Scientists at the postgraduate levels. The Medical Laboratory Technology programme is run separately in the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences. The School is involved in the training of postgraduate doctors for the professional membership and fellowship certification of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons and the West African Postgraduate Medical College.

Knust Medical School Undergraduate Courses

  • BSc. Human Biology
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB)

Knust medical school postgraduate courses

  • MSc Clinical Microbiology
  • MSc Chemical Pathology
  • MSc Health Services planning and Management
  • MSc Health Education
  • MPH/MSc Population and Reproductive Health

Knust Institute of Distance Learning

In the year 2005, the KNUST adopted Distance Learning as a viable complement to the conventional face-to-face system of education. This decision was made in order to offer opportunity for people to pursue academic programmes with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), while still on full time employment. In October, 2007, the Academic Board changed the status of the Faculty of Distance Learning to an Institute, in order to give it more leverage and autonomy. The Institute of Distance Learning (IDL) is therefore expected to increase access to quality tertiary education and training through the use of a wide range of technologies


*Sources: KNUST Official Website == >>>

* Wikipedia

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