A Complete List of UDS Courses, Fees and Their Cut Off Points

One of the biggest and most prestigious universities in the whole of Ghana is the University for Development Studies. The institution was first established in 1992 by the country’s government and has four different campuses that offer different courses across the various programmes delivered. USD courses are not just many, they also cut across various schools, faculties, and institutes for basically any kind of skill or knowledge students may want to acquire.

In the same manner that there are various courses on the different campuses of the university, so also, the cut-off points and fees have some differences. If you are interested in becoming a student of the institution, here is a complete guide on the courses and all other important things.

All UDS Courses Across Its Campuses

The four campuses of the university are Tamale, Navrongo, Nyankpala, and Wa. Tamale is the biggest campus, but all offer different courses and programmes for students.

UDS Courses in Tamale Campus

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Undergraduate and Diploma Programmes 


  • Medicine (6-Year MBChB)
  • Medicine (6-Year MBCHB Preparatory Fee Paying Programme)
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (6-Year PharmD)
  • Nurse Anaesthesia (2/3-Year BSc) Only open to RGN(Diploma), RGN(BSc Nursing), or Advanced Diploma in Nurse)


  • Community Nutrition (4-Year BSc)
  • Nursing (4-Year BSc)
  • Midwifery (4-Year BSc)
  • Nursing (2/3-Year BSc)
  • Nursing programme (3-Year BSc)
  • Midwifery (2-Year BSc for holders of Diploma in Midwifery)
  • Midwifery programme ( 2-Year BSc for holders of certificates in midwifery)
  • Midwifery programme (3-Year BSc for holders of certificates in midwifery)
  • Midwifery programme (3-Year BSc for holders of diploma in Registered General Nursing certificates)
  • Midwifery programme (3-Year BSc for holders of Community Health Nursing or Nurse Assistant Clinical with six (6) credits in WASSCE results)
  • Nurse Practitioner (3-Year BSc for only holders of Diploma in Nursing certificates).
  • Doctor of Medical Laboratory Sciences (6-Year MLS.D)


  • Development Education (4-Year BA)
  • Basic Education (4-Year B.Ed)
  • Early Childhood Care and Education (4-Year B.Ed)

Diploma Programmes

  • Diploma in Development Education (2-Year)
  • Diploma in Basic Education (2-Year)
  • Diploma in Early Childhood care and Education (2-Year)


  • Basic Education (2-Year B.Ed)
  • Early Childhood Care and Education (2-Year B.Ed)


  • Diploma in Social Change Communication
  • Diploma in Basic Education
  • Diploma in Natural Resource Management
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Diploma in Education


  • Diploma in Agriculture Technology
  • Diploma in Biotechnology
  • Diploma in Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Diploma In Agricultural Science Education

UDS Courses in Navrongo Campus

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Undergraduate and Diploma Programmes 


  • Actuarial Science (4-Year BSc)
  • Computer Science (4-Year BSc)
  • Financial Mathematics (4-Year BSc)
  • Mathematical Science (4-Year BSc)
  • Mathematical Science (4-Year BSc)
  • Mathematics-With-Economics (4-Year BSc)
  • Computing -With-Accounting (4-Year BSc)
  • Information Technology (4-Year BSc)

Diploma Programme

  • Diploma in Statistics (2-year)
  • Diploma in Computer Science (2-Year)


  • Applied Biology (4-Year BSc)
  • Applied Chemistry (4-Year BSc)
  • Biochemistry (4-Year BSc)
  • Applied Physics (4-Year BSc)
  • Physical Sciences (4-Year BSc)
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  • Geological Science (4-Year BSc)
  • Environmental Science (4-Year BSc)

UDS Courses in Nyankpala Campus

Nyankpala Campus
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Undergraduate and Diploma Programmes 


  • Agriculture Technology (4-Year BSc.)
  • Family & Consumer Sciences (4-Year BSc.)
  • Agricultural Science (4-Year BEdf.)
  • Veterinary Nursing (4-Year BSc.)
  • Food Processing Technology (4-Year BSc.)
  • Biotechnology and Molecular Biology (4-Year BSc.)


  • Renewable Natural Resources and Environment (4-Year BSc.)
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology (4-Year BSc.)
  • Ecotourism and Hospitality Management (4-Year BSc.)
  • Environmental Management and Sustainability (4-Year BSc.)
  • Forest Resource Conservation and Management (4-Year BSc.)

Diploma Programme

  • Diploma in Natural Resource Management (2-Year)


  • Agribusiness (4-Year BSc.)
  • Social Change Communication (4-Year BSc.)

Diploma Programme

  • Diploma in Social Change Communication (2-Year)


  • Mechanical Engineering (4-Year BSc)
  • Agricultural Engineering (4-Year BSc)

UDS Courses in Wa Campus

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Undergraduate and Diploma Courses


  • Integrated Development Studies (4-Year BA)
  • Environment and Resources Management (4-Year BA)
  • Economics (4-Year BA)
  • Entrepreneurship (4-Year BA)
  • Development Communication (4-Year BA)
  • Social and Development Administration (4-Year BA)
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Diploma Programme

  • Diploma in Integrated Community Development (DICD- 2-Year)


  • Integrated Community Development (4-Year BA)
  • Planning (4-Year BSc)
  • Real Estate (4-Year BSc)
  • Land Management (4-Year BSc)
  • Development Management (4-Year BSc)

Diploma Programme

  • Diploma in Development Management (2-year)


  • Integrated Business Studies (4-Year BA)
  • Accounting (4-Year BSc)
  • Accounting with Finance (4-Year BSc)
  • Accounting, Finance, Marketing and Human Resource Management (4-Year Bachelor of Commerce)

Diploma Programme

  • Diploma in Integrated Business Study (2-Year)

Cut Off Points For Different UDS Courses

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Each session, UDS releases a cut-off point for prospective students hoping to attend the institution. It is set as a target mark applicants are required to hit before standing any viable chance of gaining admission to study any course of one’s choice whether you are applying for undergraduate or diploma courses.

Each course, depending on how competitive it may be, has its own different cut off point. Nonetheless, the higher the points applicants are able to secure, the better their chances of being admitted into the school for their intended course of study.

If you are looking for any degree course, one is expected to get at least a C6 in 6 subjects in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). More importantly, the six subjects must include three core subjects and 3 elective subjects. Once you get a D7, E8 or F9 in any of the three core subjects or the elective, you will most likely miss out on being admitted to the university.

To stand any chance of being admitted, your aggregate score in the six subjects must not be more than 36. This means that for more competitive courses, candidates who are able to score the maximum aggregate points of the 6 subjects will stand a higher chance of getting admission than those who score 36. The cut-off point scale for SSCE is at an aggregate of 24.

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When there are many people who have better points or aggregate scores, they may easily get admission into the institution faster than someone with a lower aggregate score even if one manages to meet the cut-off point.

The cut-off points are not necessarily a guarantee that one will get admission but rather a guide for prospective students to know before applying for various courses.

For those interested in diploma programmes, the cut-off point system is a little different. You are expected to get a credit in English Language, Mathematics, and three other subjects for both SSSCE and WASSCE holders.

UDS Fees For Prospective Students

When you are offered admission into UDS to study the course of your choice or any other, the fees you will be required to pay may vary slightly. Here is a breakdown:

  • Students of the Faculty of Applied Sciences will be required to pay GH¢ 1749.00 no matter the course.
  • If you are offered admission into the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, your fees will be GH¢ 1699.00 for all courses except for BEd Mathematics which will cost GH¢ 1749.00.
  • For programs in the Faculty of Agriculture (FOA), your fee is GH¢1698.00 except for BEd Agriculture (GH¢ 1784.00) and Diploma in Agriculture (GH¢ 1400.00)
  • Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment (FNRE) fees is GH¢1698.00
  • Courses under the Faculty of Agribusiness and Communication Sciences (FACS) are also GH¢ 1698.00 except for BEd Agribusiness (GH¢ 1784.00) and Diploma in Social Change Communication (GH¢ 1400.00).
  • Fees for courses under the School of Engineering is GH¢ 2051.00
  • Faculty of Education (FOE) courses have fees of GH¢ 1440.00 with the exception of Diploma in Development Education with a fee of GH¢ 1395.00.
  • Courses under School of Medicine and Health and Sciences (SMHS) will cost GH¢ 2,455.00 for prospective Medical students and GH¢ 2200.00 for Doctors of Pharmacy.
  • For courses in the School of Allied Health Sciences (SAHS), the fees differ; students of BSc Nursing/Midwifery will pay GH¢ 1793.00, BSc. Community Nutrition will pay GH¢ 1693.00, while Dr of Med Lab/BSc Biomed Lab Science will pay GH¢ 2029.00.
  • All courses in the Faculty of Planning and Land Management (FPLM) have a fee of GH¢ 1388.00 except for Diploma in Development Management (GH¢ 1393.00).
  • The fees for courses in the School of Business and Law (SBL) is GH¢ 1388.00. There is an exception for B.Ed Business Studies and Diploma in Integrated Business Studies which have fees of GH¢ 1438.00 and GH¢ 1393.00 respectively.
  • Faculty of Integrated Development Studies (FIDS) courses have different fees; while B.Ed Social Science has a fee of GH¢ 1438.00, BA Integrated Development Studies’ fee is GH¢ 1338.00, and Diploma in Integrated Community Development has a fee of GH¢ 1393.00.
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Note: The fees include Student (SRC) Dues of GHS87.00 for Tamale campus students, GHS92.00 for Nyankpala campus, GHS93.00 for Navrongo, and GHS85.00 for Wa campus students.

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