Valley View University Admission Requirements and Application Process

Valley View University is one of the accredited private universities widely recognized in Ghana. With the vision of being a leading center of excellence in Christian education, Valley View University is undoubtedly keeping up with its mandate to positively impact the advancement of the Ghanaian educational sector and provide internationally competitive and employable graduates into the labor market.

This center of excellence is located in a serene location in the outskirts of Accra. It has four state-of-the-art campuses located in Techiman, Kumasi, Tamale, and Takoradi. Prospective students are at liberty to choose anyone best suited to them for a comfortable and conducive learning experience. This is in addition to the fact that candidates can take advantage of the rare opportunity of employment made available by the Institution to students who wish to shuffle work with studies to earn some cash even as they study. This is achieved through the university’s sandwich program.

Valley View University is open for admissions to all students, both Ghanaian nationals and international students. This article keeps you abreast with the current requirements regarding admissions and the process to guide any prospective candidate that wishes to apply.

Entry Requirements For Admission Into Valley View University

The entry requirements are broadly categorized into undergraduates and post-
graduate programs.

Undergraduate/Bachelor’s Degree Programmes General Requirements

Applicants who wish to apply for any undergraduate programs must meet the following requirements:

  • Pass six subjects in SSSCE/WASSCE/GBCE comprising three core subjects,
    including English Language, Mathematics, and Integrated Science/Social Studies, plus
    three relevant elective subjects.
  • GCE Advanced Level holders should have at least Three Passes in 3 subjects (Grade D or better), and a credit pass (Grade 6) in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects. The subjects should include Mathematics, English Language, and a Science subject for non-science students or an Arts subject for science students.
  • Diploma certificate holders from a recognized institution whose certificate is equivalent to that of an HND with second class lower division may be considered for admission into 2nd or 3rd year of study in their area of specialization. This, however, is dependent on the subjects they passed. Applicants should note that having a Diploma in Business Studies (DBS) alone cannot qualify one for admission into the university.
  • HND holders with at least Second Class Lower Division from a recognized institution will be considered for admission into 2nd or 3rd year in their area of specialization depending on the number of subjects they passed. The applicant must, however, have a two-year post HND qualification working experience. Applicants with other Diploma qualifications from any other institution will be assessed and if it also meets requirements may also be considered.
  • For applicants with Full Diploma Certificate in ABCE to be considered for admission, they must also have 5 credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies in the General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE), SSSCE, or  (WASSCE). ABCE candidates may be considered for admission into 2nd year of study
    of a degree program depending on their academic transcript and years of work experience.
  • Applicants with a Diploma in Basic Education or a 3-year Post Secondary Teacher’s Cert ‘A’ holders are eligible to apply for degree programs in Education.
  • Applicants possessing degrees from French-speaking countries and other Foreign High School Diploma which is equivalent to WASSCE will be considered for admission after their certificates have been evaluated by the National Accreditation Board. Foreign students whose certificates are any other language other than English must have their high school certificates/diplomas translated into English.
  • Applicants within the West African Examination Council zone, who do not offer Integrated Science, but may wish to apply for Science programs must apply with four Elective subjects which include Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Elective Mathematics.
  • Applicants with Registered General Nursing or Midwifery/State Registered Nursing or Midwifery Certificate/Diploma holders can apply for BSc Nursing/BSc Midwifery.

Mature Students:

Valley View University accepts Mature students who are:

  1. At least 25 years old. They should be able to provide their proof of age/birth date with a birth certificate or any legitimate document
  2. Provide an introductory letter from an employer or show any other proof of
    employment.

These applicants must pass the University’s Mature Entrance Examination comprising English Language, Mathematics, and General Paper and in place of the entrance examination, the applicant would have to show proof of credit passes in English and Mathematics in WASSCE, SSCE, GCE, or any other nationally recognized standard High School level examinations (for qualifications from countries outside of WAEC’s aegis).

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Diploma Programmes Requirements

SSSCE Holders

  • Should possess six passes (A –D) in all subjects, including English and Mathematics.
  • For areas of specialization (science programs mostly), three of the Passes must be in relevant subjects.

WASSCE Holders

  • Should possess six passes (A1 – D7) in core subjects inclusive of English Language and Mathematics; and must possess at least a minimum of three passes in elective subjects of which should be credit passes (C6) or better.
  • Applicants should, however, note that certain courses may require credit passes (C6) or better in the core subjects, in other relevant courses, especially science programs.

Requirements For Some Science Programmes (BSc)

For BSc Computer Science/BSc Biomedical Engineering

Applicants should have

  • Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) with Grade D or better in three (3) core subjects which should include English, Mathematics, Integrated Science, and Grade D or better in three (3) elective subjects. The two electives should, however, be science subjects. For non-science students, elective mathematics is required.
  • Applicants with West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results should have Grade C6 or better in three (3) core subjects inclusive of English, Mathematics, Integrated Science as well as Grade C6 or better in three (3) elective subjects. Two electives should be science subjects. For non-science students, elective mathematics is required.
  • Applicants within the West African Examination Council zone with Pure Science background, who do not offer Integrated Science but may wish to apply for Computer Science, are required to apply with four (4) elective subjects which include Biology, Physics, Chemistry, or Elective Mathematics. The fourth subject should serve as a substitute for Integrated Science.
  • Applicants possessing General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level result should have 3 passes in three subjects including Mathematics and/or Science (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better). The applicant also must have had credit passes (Grade 6) in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects inclusive of English, Mathematics, and a Science subject for non-science students or an Arts subject for science students.
  • For HND holders in Computer Science or Biomedical Engineering from recognized institutions who wish to be admitted into level 200 or 300 must have at least Second Class Lower Division to be considered for admission in their area of specialization depending on the subjects passed. The applicant must also have acquired a two-year post HND qualification working experience.
  • Applicants with Diploma or other certificates from recognized institutions assessed to be equivalent to (1), (2), or (3) may also be considered for admission.

For BSc Midwifery

To be admitted for Midwifery, applicants with West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) must have Grade C6 or better in three in 3 core subjects and elective subjects. The core subjects should include Mathematics, Integrated Science, and English and Elective Subjects should be in Science or General Arts (Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Mathematics), Home Economics and Agricultural Science.

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RGN/RM Applicants

This is the list of applicants who would be considered for direct entry admission

  • Applicants with a Diploma in Registered General Nursing (RGN) who have upgraded to BSc. Nursing will be admitted to level 300.
  • Applicants who have a Diploma in Registered Midwifery (RM) and wish to start BSc. Midwifery will be admitted into level 300.
  • Applicants with Diploma in Registered General Nursing who want to get BSc. Midwifery will be admitted into level 200.

For the above to take place:

  • Applicant must be a registered Nurse or Midwife from an accredited institution
  • Applicant must have a valid PIN issued by the Nurses and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Applicant must have completed at least 2 years of nursing/or midwifery practice.
  • Applicants within the West African Examination Council zone, with a Pure Science background who do not offer Integrated Science but wish to apply for BSc Nursing, are required to apply with four Elective subjects (this should include the required grades in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, or Elective Mathematics). The fourth to be replaced as a substitute for Integrated Science.
  • International Students who have equivalent qualifications as stated above may apply for admission. However, foreign certificates must receive authentication and equivalencies from the Ghana National Accreditation Board and high school certificates/diplomas translated into English if they are not written in English. Evidence of proficiency in English language for non-English speaking countries is required.
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BSc Nursing

To be admitted for BSC Nursing, applicants must possess the following:

  • Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) with Grade D or better in three core subjects, inclusive of English, Mathematics, and Integrated Science as well as in three elective Subjects with Grade D or better. The electives should be in any of the following Science or General Arts subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, elective Mathematics, Home Economics, and Agricultural Science.
  • Applicants within the West African Examination Council zone with a Pure Science background who do not offer Integrated Science but may wish to apply for BSc Nursing, are required to apply with four elective subjects in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, or Elective Mathematics and the fourth to be replaced as a substitute for Integrated Science.
  • International Students having equivalent qualifications as stated above may apply for admission.  Foreign Certificates, should, however, note that their certificates/results must receive authentication and equivalencies from the Ghana National Accreditation Board and must have their high school certificates/diplomas translated into English if they are not written in English.  Evidence of proficiency in the English language for non-English speaking countries will be needed.
  • Diploma/Registered General Nurses/Midwives/Mental Health Nurses and applicants with SRN certificates would also be considered for a three year BSN.

NB: Applicants should note that the first year of the Nursing program is considered primarily pre-clinical. Nursing students are admitted in August and since most courses are sequential, they are usually offered once a year. It should be further noted that these requirements satisfy both professional and academic entries.

BSc Mathematics

  • Applicants with West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) result should have Grade C6 or better in three core subjects inclusive of Mathematics, Integrated Science and English and Grade C6 or better in three elective subjects. The three elective subjects should include Elective Mathematics.
  • Applicants within the West African Examination Council zone, with a Pure Science background who do not offer Integrated Science but wish to apply for BSc Mathematics, are required to apply with four Elective subjects (this should include the required grades in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, or Elective Mathematics). The fourth is to serve as a substitute for Integrated Science.
  • Those with General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level should have passes in two subjects, including Mathematics (at least one of the passes should be Grade D or better). The applicant must also have credit passes (Grade 6) in 5 GCE Ordinary Level subjects inclusive of English, Mathematics, and a science subject (for non-science students) and an Arts subject for science students.
  • HND holders in a similar area of study from recognized institutions with at least Second Class Lower Division may be considered for admission into level 200 or 300 in their area of specialization depending on the subjects passed. The applicant must, however, have acquired a two-year post HND qualification working experience.
  • Applicants with a Diploma or other certificates in a similar area of study from recognized institutions assessed to be equivalent to the requirements stated above may be considered for admission.
  • International Students having equivalent qualifications as stated above may apply for admission. Foreign certificates must, however, receive authentication and equivalencies from the Ghana National Accreditation Board. Foreign students must have their high school certificates/diplomas translated into English if they are not written in English.

Diploma – Biomedical Equipment Technology

Diploma in Biomedical Equipment Technology at Valley View University is available only to those who meet the academic and character requirements of the university and are willing to cooperate with the school’s policies. Applicants, however, must meet any of the following academic requirements to be considered for admission.

  • GCE ‘O’ level and ‘A’ level applicants must have 5 GCE Ordinary Level passes including English Language, Mathematics, and Physics plus a minimum of two GCE A level passes in relevant subjects – Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
  • SSCE/WASSCE applicants must have 3 Passes in three core subjects – English, Mathematics, Integrated Science plus 3 passes in the relevant subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Applied Electricity.
Mature Applicants

The department accepts mature applicants who are

  1. 25 years and above with 3 years relevant working experience and have 5 passes including English and Mathematics in SSSCE.
  2. 25 years and above with 3 years relevant working experience and have A1-E8 including English and Mathematics in WASSCE.
  3. 25 years and above with 3 years relevant working experience and have 5 GCE Ordinary Level or School Certificate credits including English Language and Mathematics.
  4. Applicants without formal academic qualifications may be considered for admission if they are above 25 years old and have demonstrated relevant work experience.
  5. Note, however, that applicants will also be required to pass an entrance examination and/or an interview in any of the following areas.
  • Biomedical or Medical Equipment Technician Part II
  • Electrical Engineering Technician Part II
  • Radio, Television (TV), and Electronics Technician Part II

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Requirements for Post-Graduate Degree Programmes

Applicants who wish to run an intensive, field-based, immersion Master’s degree program in the university must have one of the following academic requirements to be considered for admission in the following available Masters’s degree programs.

Educational Programmes

Prospective students who desire to bag an M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed. Educational Administration and Leadership and MPhil Curriculum and Instruction should possess the following:

  • Bachelor of Education or Bachelor of Arts degree with Education or its equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree with a Post Graduate Diploma in Education or its equivalent
  • A Bachelor’s degree with no Education background would require to take prerequisite courses
  • Third (3rd) Class Honours holders should have a minimum of three years of teaching experience

Post-Graduate Diploma Programmes

For Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and Post Graduate Diploma in Pastoral Ministry (PGDM), applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher or its equivalent from a recognized university.

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Master of Business Administration Programmes

For Master of Business Administration in Banking and Finance, Strategic Management and Human Resource Management, applicants must have a Bachelors degree with at least Second Class Lower Division or its equivalent from a recognized University with at least two years post-graduation relevant working experience.

Master of Science in International Development

For a Master of Science in International Development (in Collaboration with Andrews University, USA), applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher or its equivalent from a recognized University.

NB: To be admitted for Masters Degree at Valley View University, applicants should note that two recommendations are required from:

  • Professionals – such as advisors/religious leaders, major faculty members (lecturers who may have taught you).
  • Employer(s) – excluding relatives.

You are asked to provide the names and email addresses of these referees on your application forms.

Requirements For Ph.D. Programmes

Valley View University currently runs Ph.D. programmes in the following courses:

  • Ph.D. Computer Science
  • Ph.D. Accounting
  • Ph.D. Management
  • Ph.D. Finance

Requirements For Admission

All applicants must have the following requirements for admission.

  1. Complete the application form
  2. Show proof of payment of non-refundable application fee
  3. Provide certified copies of all certificates and academic transcripts
  4. International applicants must have their documents endorsed by an Attorney/Lawyer
  5. Two letters of recommendation from an employer/pastor (character) and a former Professor (academic) must be provided
  6. Birth and marriage certificates (documents must be endorsed by an Attorney/Lawyer) must be provided
  7. Pass selection interview
  8. Submit a 5- 9 page Research Proposal on a topic of interest. The proposal should have the following:
  • Topic
  • Introduction
  • Literature review
  • Methodology

NB: International Applicants must provide a copy of their passport (bio page endorsed by an Attorney/Lawyer) and make a financial deposit of USD 1,000 (refundable).

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What is the Cost of Applying to Valley View University?

After meeting all the requirements for admission, candidates are expected to make
payments for their admission fees. However, to be on the safer side, candidates are encouraged to inquire about the official fee payment contract from the university to be given reliable information on the procedures for payment.

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In this regard, as part of the university’s payment policy, a candidate can access some waiver if full fee payment is done. This approach is critical notwithstanding whether a candidate’s fees are initially paid full or in installments. A scholarship could also be offered to confirmed Seventh-day Adventist students and those studying Adventist theology courses. Below is the fee policy for both local and international students:

Degree Programs

For Local Students:

  •  Currency: Ghana Cedis
  •  Payment Options:

Option 1: Full payment of fees before Registration

Option 2: Payment by installment (50% before registration, 80% before mid-semester examinations, and 100% before final examinations).

Students who are Ghanaian nationals should expect fees ranging from GHC 2,268 to GHC 4,756 depending on the choice of the programs.

International Students:

  • Currency: US Dollars
  • Payment Options:

Option 1: Full payment of fees before registration

Option 2: Payment by installment (50% before registration, 80% before mid-semester examinations, 100% before final examinations)

International students wishing to enrol in any of the courses offered will be required to pay at most US$ 2000.

Post Graduate Programs:

Local Applicants will purchase the form by making a payment of GH¢400.00 to

Bank: Prudential Bank Limited

Account Name: Graduate School

Account Number: 0362000060047

Branch: Valley View University

Cost of Programme: USD2000.00 Per Semester (Payment of fees is in Ghana Cedi Equivalent)

International Applicants will purchase the form by making a payment of US$150 into

Bank: Prudential Bank Limited

Account Name: Graduate School

Account Number: 0362000060182

Branch: Valley View University

Cost of Programme: USD5000.00 Per Semester (Payment of fees is in Ghana Cedi Equivalent)

NB: International Ph.D. applicants are to make a financial deposit of USD 1,000 (refundable) before they are granted admission. Click here for all you need to know about the fee structure.

Step By Step On Registration Process

The registration process of the university is not as cumbersome as many candidates presumed it to be. Therefore, if the candidate meets all the requisites for entry into Valley View University, then such a candidate will be eligible to proceed with their online registration or offline (manual).

To this end, candidates are expected to visit the official online registration portal:

Online Application

For applicants who wish to do their registration online, the following steps are required:

Step 1: Create An Account

Applicants are required to create an account before they can get clearance to complete the
application form and to this effect, they should visit https://admissions.vvu.edu.gh. Provide a valid email address, and fill in the necessary information required to create and activate their account.

Step 2: Activate Account

After filling in the necessary information and a valid email address as requested, a mail will be sent to the E-mail. Applicants are to log in to that mail and click on the link sent to activate their account.

Step 3: Complete Application Form

After activating the account, login into the admission portal with your email and password and then complete the form and upload all necessary documents as indicated.

Offline/Manual Application

Step 1: Download form

Step 2: Fill the form and attach the required documents

Step 3: Submit to the admission department of any of the campuses where you wish to study.

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FAQs About Valley View University Requirements and Admission Process

  1. Is Valley View University affiliated with any Local or Foreign University?

Valley View University is affiliated with Andrews University and Grigs University in the U.S

2. What courses does the university offer?

The University offers undergraduate programs, as well as postgraduate programs and other short certificate courses; you can scroll up for a complete list of courses offered by the University or visit the university’s official website.

3. Are the tuition fees affordable?

The tuition fees are one of the best you can get, it is moderate and mostly affordable. However, the amount paid is dependent on your choice of program. Contact +233-307011878 for more details

4. Do the University offer payment of tuition fees by installment?

Yes, the University has a flexible instalment plan for students who can not afford to pay their fees once.

5. Can a student transfer from one campus to another?

Yes, however, terms and conditions apply.

6. Is a student of the University entitled to career advice?

Yes, the university has experienced counselors that can assist students and prospective students with all their academic needs.

7. Who do I contact if I need to obtain a transcript?

You will need to contact the admissions and records session, make a request, fill a form, make payment then the transcript can be issued. Those living abroad will have to give someone an authorization note to make the request on their behalf and the transcript will be sent to an address of their choice as the person with the authorization cannot collect it on their behalf

8. When does a new session start?

A new academic session normally begins in August and January respectively; for degree and diploma programmes.

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