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WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$246 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Translation & Interpretation
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Languages
Campus:Legon Campus
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

The world is replete with thousands of languages. No human can claim to be proficient in all. What it means is that, opportunities exist for those who are able to speak and write more than one international language.

This programme involves the training of prospective students to be proficient in the transfer of one written message from one language to another. The messages which are normally translated or interpreted includes treaties, press releases, laws, hand written letters etc. The emphasis here is English, French and Arabic.

Prospective Students will have their linguistic prowess in the three languages sharpened to prepare them for an exciting career in translation and interpreting. Now more than ever, the world requires skilled professional interpreters and translators to play useful roles in international diplomacy, law, politics and many others.

The skills of Translators and Interpreters are needed every where in the world and in international organisations. Translators and interpreters bring meaning to a group of people- friends, business associates, lovers, diplomats, social workers and facilitate many business transactions across the world. They work as full-time employees or as freelancers. Freelancing is the new trend in the field of language, promising irresistible financial rewards.

At the end of this programme, students must;
• Be proficient in writing, speaking and reading of French
• Be proficient in writing, speaking and reading Arabic
• Be proficient in writing, speaking and reading English
• Demonstrate ability to translate and interpret to and from any of the three languages in consideration

Admission Requirements

For Ghanaian Students:

In determining eligibility for admission to Level 100 programmes, applicants’ aggregate score in the three core and three elective subjects as indicated below shall not exceed 24.

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies
Electives: Credit passes in any three elective subjects

For International Students:

West Africa WASSCE:

Credit passes in any Three (3) Elective subjects.

American High School:

American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels:

Any Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects

International Baccalaureate:

  • Applicants must have at least Grade 5 in any Three (3) HL subjects
  • In addition, they must have at least Grade 4in English Language/Literature (SL) andMathematics (SL).
Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $34
Application Fees for International students: $105

1. GHANAIAN APPLICANTS
University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:

WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants and Ghanaians who apply with foreign qualifications from schools which write the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the IGCSE such as Alpha Beta, Faith Montessori International School, Ghana International School, New Nation International School, SOS – Hermann GMEINER International College and Tema International School etc., should do the following:

At any of the Banks listed above, applicants will be required to indicate their names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the bank voucher before they are served. Those without e-mail addresses will however not be disadvantaged. A confirmation of their Pin will be sent to their mobile phones. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should CAREFULLY follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when accessing their admission status at a later date.

DIPLOMA/HND TO DEGREE APPLICANTS
After buying the e-voucher, Diploma/HND to Degree applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms:

Diploma/HND transcripts
Where applicable, certified copies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level certificates/result slips
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.

2. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND GHANAIANS APPLYING FROM ABROAD
International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following this link to access the online application form for completion and submission.

Online Application for International & Ghanaians Abroad Undergraduate applicants

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Details of the Account are:

Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Fees
Account Number: 2441000716652
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch
Swift: ECOCGHAC

or International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716647

or Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform.

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/ results slips should be scanned into one PDF or Word document and attached to the application form.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

Career Opportunities

A graduate of this programme can become a teacher, translator or a freelancer. There are various types of jobs available for interpreters, such as consecutive interpreter, general interpreter and liaison interpreter. Translators also work in fields such as scientific literary, technical or business. Freelancers can join research firms, translation bureaus, publishing houses, international organisations, hotel industries, travel and tourism

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $246
Tuition Fees for International students: $4,287

Relevant Contact

 
School of Languages
Responsible for admission inquiries
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