Getting a high standard education in Ghana has been made very easy as the country boasts of having quite a large number of prestigious Universities which include the likes of Regional Maritime University. This varsity like many in the country offers courses at various levels which include Diploma Programmes, Undergraduate Programmes, Post-Graduate Programmes, and several other short courses.
It would also interest you to know that the fees at RMU are quite pocket friendly and the payment structure for both local and foreign students is economical. More so, this premier learning institute ensures that its prospective students and continuing students are offered the best of all academic services with ease.
How To Apply For Admission In Regional Maritime University
Applying to study at Regional Maritime University is a very easy process that prospective students can handle whether they are domestic applicants or international applicants. Although the steps usually begin online it’s completed manually as documents together with the filled application form have to be sent via courier to the Registrar’s Office.
However, in spite of the online and manual procedures applicants need to adhere to, the application process is still an easy one and can be completed by both domestic and international applicants with ease. Here are the necessary steps to get you started with the process:
The Application Procedure For Domestic Applicants
Ghanian applicants who would like to apply to Regional Maritime University can do so with ease anywhere they are by following the steps outlined below:
Step 1: Purchase An Application Form
All domestic applicants who wish to get admission at Regional Maritime University should ensure that they buy the RMU E-Voucher as soon as the school begins its admission process.
Step 2: Know Your Pin and Serial Number
As soon as you have bought the E-Voucher check it to verify that it comes with a Pin and Serial Number. These 2 sets of numbers are needed when filling your application form.
Step 3: Prepare The Required Documents For The Application Process
Ensure that all the necessary documents which you may need for the application process are printed out and you also have scanned copies. Some of these documents include certificates, transcripts, passport photos, and other documents that will be requested for.
Step 4: Fill The Application Form
Once you have your application number and pin, go to the school’s admission portal and key in the numbers in the space provided. The admission form will display on your screen and you are to fill in the details for the different sections which include:
a. Your personal details and that of your parents/guardian
b. Details of your examination results
c. Selection of the program you would like to enroll for as well as the hall of residence you wish to live in. For the program choice, prospective applicants have a maximum of 4 courses to choose from.
d. The last part in filling the application form is agreeing to the legal terms after providing the answers and documents for the different sections. However, if you did not finish any section and you want to log out, you can do so but save your previous inputs. You can log in at any other time to complete the process and check the agreement box.
Step 5. Verify and Submit Your Application Form
Applicants should thoroughly verify all the details they have entered in the various sections of the admission form before submitting their application. This step is very vital because once a form has been submitted, you cannot change any details on it although it can be viewed.
Step 6: Forward Documents To The Academic Registrar
Aft verifying and submitting the application form online, applicants should also print out the application summary, attached certificates, transcripts, and every other document used during the application process. These should be sent via any reliable courier company to the Academic Registrar of Regional Maritime University using the address below:
The Academic Registrar
Regional Maritime University
Post Office Box GP 1115
Accra – Ghana
The Application Process For International Students
International students who are want to study at the prestigious Regional Maritime University can do so and the steps below will help you get started with the process:
Step 1: Go to RMU portal and navigate to the section for International students
Step 2: Scroll down to the bottom of the page and fill in your details( that is your Full Name and Email address) in the Online Application Code Form
Step 3: After providing the accurate details and verifying what you have entered, click on the request code button
Step 4: Go to the email address you have provided as a card number and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) will be sent to your mail
Step 5: Use these details to log into the RMU online registration portal to complete your online application
Step 6: Once the online application form has been duly filled, print the form and attach photocopies of all relevant certificates, transcripts, application payment slips, etc and forward it to the address below:
Regional Maritime University
Post Office Box GP 1115 Accra – Ghana
How To Make Payment For Your RMU E-Vouchers
Regional Maritime University charges different prices for the courses they offer and these are usually classified under Diploma Programmes, B.Sc Programmes, and Post-Graduate Programmes. The cost of the E-voucher under these classifications are:
- Diploma Programmes: GH₵130 or $40
- B.Sc Programmes: GH₵160 or $50
- Post-Graduate Programmes: GH₵210 or $70
These vouchers can be obtained in the designated sales centers outlined below:
- The cash office of Regional Maritime University, Nungua, Accra
- All the branches of the Ghana Commercial Bank
- All foreign and local branches of ECO Bank
- All the Regional and District Post Offices in Ghana
More so, the E-Voucher Service can be used to make payments, and to do so, follow the steps below:
- Enter *887*18# using any of the mobile networks in Ghana
- Select RMU from the options that will be displayed
- Then select Authorized Payment
- A message will be sent to you with the details of the Voucher as soon as payment is successful.
How To Make Payments As An International Student
For prospective foreign applicants who reside outside Ghana and want to pay their fees from their current location, payments can be made at any branch of Ecobank or Affiliate as well as via International Money Order (IMO) paid to RMU.
The account name and details that can be used are:
Regional Maritime University
Account No. 0111014424951501
Ecobank (Ghana) Limited
Spintex Road Branch
PBM 19, Seventh Avenue Ridge West, Accra
Republic of Ghana, West Africa
Swift Code: ECOCGHAC
Foreign applicants should also include their name and application number ( this will be generated online and it is an 8 digit number that begins with 20—). More so, attach the Pay-In-Slip (P.I.S) used for the transaction to the application form and other documents before submission to the school.
NOTE: All prospective foreign applicants should also endeavor to pay a processing fee which is charged based on the program you are applying for. The processing fees charged for RMU programmes are:
- Masters/Upgraders programmes – $70.00
- BSc.programmes – $50.00
- Diploma/MEM programmes – $40.00
A Complete List Of The Courses Offered At The Regional Maritime University
RMU as one of the top universities in Ghana has lived up to its name by providing several courses that cover numerous areas even though its major focus is on maritime courses. The courses RMU offers as of now are listed below:
- MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.SC.) RENEWABLE ENERGY (NEW PROGRAMME)
- MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.SC.) BIO-PROCESSING
- MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.SC.) ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
- MASTER OF ARTS (M.A.) PORTS AND SHIPPING ADMINISTRATION
- B.Sc. NAUTICAL SCIENCE (A program leading to a career as Ship Captain)
- B.Sc. MARINE ENGINEERING (A program leading to a career as Chief Engineer On-board Ships)
- B.Sc. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (REGULAR/WEEK-END)
- B.Sc. COMPUTER ENGINEERING (REGULAR/WEEK-END)
- B.Sc. COMPUTER SCIENCE (REGULAR/WEEK-END)
- B.Sc. ELECTRICAL/ ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (REGULAR/WEEKEND)
- B.Sc. ACCOUNTING
- B.Sc. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (REGULAR/WEEKEND)
- B.Sc. PORT AND SHIPPING ADMINISTRATION (REGULAR/WEEKEND)
- B.Sc. LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, RMU (REGULAR/WEEKEND)
- DIPLOMA IN BANKING TECHNOLOGY AND ACCOUNTING
- DIPLOMA IN COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING
- DIPLOMA IN MARINE ENGINEERING
- DIPLOMA IN NAUTICAL SCIENCE
- DIPLOMA IN ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING
- DIPLOMA IN PORT & SHIPPING MANAGEMENT (REGULAR/WEEKEND)
- DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (REGULAR/WEEKEND)
Professional & Vocational Programmes
- MARINE ENGINE/MARINE REFRIGERATION MECHANIC (One Semester Programme)
- BASIC WELDING AND METAL FABRICATION COURSE
- ADVANCE WELDING & METAL FABRICATION
- PRE-SEA VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME
- REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING MECHANIC (15 WEEKS)
- AutoCAD BASIC / INTERMEDIATE DURATION: (FIVE DAYS)
- AutoCAD PLANT 3D DURATION: FIVE (5) DAYS
- AUTODESK ADVANCE STEEL DURATION: FOUR (4) DAYS
- PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER TRAINING – BASIC LEVEL
- MAXSURF I (Basic)
- MAXSURF II (INTERMEDIATE)
- SHIP DESIGN
- PIPING & INSTRUMENTATION DIAGRAMS
What’s The Fee Structure Of Regional Maritime University?
RMU is yet to release any official breakdown of its fee structure however some speculations have been made by various sources and from their findings, it will cost nothing less than $1000 to enroll for a course at this prestigious university. More so, it is believed that the fees vary according to the course a student enrolled for. Likewise, domestic and international students tend to pay different amounts as tuition fees just as it is seen in the application process.
Procedure For Fees Payment
Regional Maritime University ensures that its students are able to pay for their fees with a lot of ease. The varsity’s management hereby insists that fees are paid into the designated banks and the proof of payments are to be present at school for acknowledgment.
Below are the different procedures for fees payment as authorized by RMU:
Fees Payment Procedures For Short Courses
For short course applicants, RMU provides bank tellers on Campus 3 days a week – Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Course applicants can simply pick up tellers from campus and make payments on Wednesdays and Fridays at any of the designated banks which are:
- Ghana Commercial Bank, Tema Main Branch; A/c No: 1071130000284 (Cedi account)
- Ghana Commercial Bank, Tema Main Branch; A/c No: 1071620000308 (Dollar account)
- Ecobank, Spintex Branch, A/c No.: 011910442951501 (Cedi Account)
- Ecobank, Spintex Branch, A/c No.: 0112014424951501 (Dollar Account)
Short courses students should hereby pay their fees in any of the bank accounts above and make 2 duplicate copies of the slips which should be presented to the cashier at RMU. Upon the presentation of the pay-in slips, the RMU official receipt will be given to the student and their short courses forms will be endorsed.
Payment Procedure For Regular Programmes (Postgraduate, B.Sc. Degrees, Diploma Courses, etc)
Ghanaian Students whether they are freshers or continuing students should endeavor to pay their fees into the account number that will be indicated in their admission letter or bill slips. More so, all international students ( freshers and continuing students) should also pay their fees into any of the RMU US Dollar accounts that will be indicated in their admission letters or bill slips.
The designated accounts for regular fees payment are:
- Standard Chartered Bank, Tema Branch, A/c No: 0100121527901 (Cedi Account)
- Ecobank Ghana Ltd., Spintex Branch, A/c No: 0119104424951501 (Cedi Account)
For international transfer use:
- Ghana Commercial Bank, Kwame Nkrumah Circle Branch
Account No.: 1271520002490 SWIFT Code: GHCBGHAC
- Ecobank (Ghana) Ltd., Spintex Road Branch
Account No.: 0111014424951501 SWIFT Code: ECOCGHAC
Upon the completion of the payment by regular students both local and foreign, it is required that the evidence of payment which can be a bank pay-in-slip or swift advice should be presented to the RMU cashier. When this is done, the cashier will verify the payments with the RMU bank the fee was paid into and upon confirmation of payment, a receipt will be issued to the student.
FAQs About Regional Maritime University
Here are some frequently asked questions about Regional Maritime University and the answers to help all prospective students during the application process:
Question 1: Does Regional Maritime University offer other courses apart from B.Sc and Post-Graduate Courses?
Answer: RMU offers a long list of Diploma Courses, Short Courses as well as Professional and Vocational Courses in addition to its B.Sc and Post-Graduate Courses
Question 2: What’s the Cost Of RMU’s Application Forms?
Answer: Depending on the program you want to opt for, you can get RMU for any of the following prices;
Diploma Programmes: GH₵130 or $40
B.Sc Programmes: GH₵160 or $50
Post-Graduate Programmes: GH₵210 or $70
Question 3: Is RMU the most expensive University in Ghana?
Answer: As of now, it has not been confirmed that Regional Maritime University is the most expensive University in Ghana even though their average fees per semester can be upto a $1000.
Question 4: Can RMU fees be paid in installments?
Answer: Yes fess can be paid in installments at Regional Maritime University. However, this privilege is usually given to regular students and they can pay their fees in 2 or more installments. 50% of the fees can be paid prior to registration and the rest can be spread throughout the semester but payments should be done at most 2 weeks before the semester examinations end.
Question 5: How do I contact Regional Maritime University?
Answer: For enquires, RMU can be contacted via the following ways:
- Phone: (00233)(0)302 712047; 714070; 714069
- Email: [email protected]
REGIONAL MARITIME UNIVERSITY
NUNGUA, P.O. GP 1115