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Type: Public Institution
Motto: The knot of wisdom is untied by the wise child
Affiliated to: University of London, AAU, Royal Academy of Engineers (RAE-UK)
Established: 1961
No of Students: 55,590
No of Staff: 4,000
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Rita Akosua Dickson
Campuses: Kumasi Campus, Sunyani Campus, Takoradi Campus, Obuasi Campus, Accra City Campus(Kwabenya), Moree Campus, IDL Centres,
Ranking: 2
Website: https://www.knust.edu.gh/
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Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, also known as KNUST, is an accredited public university in Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana and the first Science and Technology University in West Africa.

KNUST traces its origins back to King Asantehene Prempeh I. He envisioned to establish a university in the Ashanti Kingdom of Kumasi but this vision was thwarted by the British desire of the Ashanti Kingdom. However, in 1935, after the.. more

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, also known as KNUST, is an accredited public university in Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana and the first Science and Technology University in West Africa.

KNUST traces its origins back to King Asantehene Prempeh I. He envisioned to establish a university in the Ashanti Kingdom of Kumasi but this vision was thwarted by the British desire of the Ashanti Kingdom. However, in 1935, after the ascension to power of King Asantehene Agyeman Prempeh II; the University College of the Gold Coast was established.

Later in 1948, the region witnessed riots that had the people of Kumasi demand the establishment of a university of science in Kumasi. A year later, the dream of the Prempehs became a reality as the construction of what was to be called the Kumasi College of Technology commenced.

Thence, the university witnessed a series of development, until 1961, when the Kumasi College of Technology was transformed into a full-fledged University. This was done through an Act of Parliament that equally changed the institutions’ name into Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. And its official inauguration took place on Wednesday, 20th November 1961.

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has been on record as a first-class University in Ghana. It was ranked the best University in Ghana and West Africa, and 14th best in Africa by the US News & World Report.

In 2016, KNUST has been beneficiary of two new laboratories, built by the Ministry of Petroleum at a cost of $2.8 million, under the oil and gas capacity building project, to enhance the teaching and learning of chemical and petrochemical courses.

During Ghana’s 31st National Farmers Day, the KNUST, AquaFish Innovation Lab received Ghana’s National Best Pond Fish Farmer Award. KNUST students invented Green fire, a new solution to waste management. Green fire is an instrument that converts both plastic and other forms of waste into fuel and this fuel can be further used to improve soil fertility.

In 2019, KNUST has won the second tranche of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars programme grant worth over $51 million to support KNUST to train 1,500 scholars in the next 10 years. Also crowned winners of the Pan African Universities Debate Championship for the second time in the same year.

A team of students from the KNUST has won the 2020 National Experiential Learning Competition for the 4th time in a roll. It is also the largest university in the Kumasi Metropolis and in the Ashanti Region and has a total student population of over 45,000.

KNUST provides several facilities for its students. This is one reason why most undergraduate students and graduate students live in one of the six halls and hostels on campus. Its neighbouring suburbs have amazingly diverse kinds of restaurants serving up selections of local and international cuisine to the university community.

Other facilities include a university auditorium, research centres, a great hall, libraries, Royal Parade Grounds, the Paa Joe stadium, a commercial area and botanical gardens.

Some notable alumni of KNUST include Kofi Annan (former UN Secretary-General), Kwaku Aning (former Deputy Director of IAEA), Ameyaw Debrah (Journalist), John Dumelo (Actor), and Beryl Agyekum (CEO of Echo House Ghana Ltd).

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COLLEGES/ FACULTIES/ DEPARTMENTS

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has 6 colleges, 14 faculties and 4 schools, each having several departments.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Faculty of Agriculture

  • Department of Agricu.. more

COLLEGES/ FACULTIES/ DEPARTMENTS

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has 6 colleges, 14 faculties and 4 schools, each having several departments.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Faculty of Agriculture

  • Department of Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness and Extension
  • Department of Animal Science
  • Department of Horticulture
  • Department of Crop and Soil Science

Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources

  • 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 Forest Resources Technology

College of Art and Built Environment

Faculty of Built Environment

  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Construction Technology and Management
  • Department of Land Economy
  • Department of Planning

Faculty of Art

  • Department of Communication Design
  • Department of Educational Innovations in Science & Technology
  • Department of Painting and Sculpture
  • Department of Integrated Rural Art and Industry
  • Department of Industrial Art
  • Department of Publishing Studies

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty of Law

  • Department of Commercial Law
  • Department of Private Law
  • Department of Public Law

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Department of Economics
  • Department of English
  • Department of Geography & Rural Development
  • Department of History & Political Studies
  • Department of Modern Languages
  • Department of Sociology & Social Work
  • Department of Religious Studies

School of Business

  • Department of Accounting and Finance
  • Department of Supply Chain and Decision Sciences
  • Department of Human Resource and Organisational Development
  • Department of Marketing and Corporate Strategy

College of Engineering

Faculty of Civil and Geo-Engineering

  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Geological Engineering
  • Department of Geomatic Engineering
  • Department of Petroleum Engineering

Faculty of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering

  • Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Material Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Department of Computer Engineering
  • Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Department of Telecommunications Engineering

College of Health Sciences

Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

  • Department of Nursing
  • Department of Sports and Exercise Science
  • Department of Medical Diagnostics

School of Medicine and Dentistry

  • Department of Anesthesiology & Intensive Care
  • Department of Anatomy
  • Department of Behavioural Sciences
  • Department of Child Health
  • Department of Clinical Microbiology
  • Department of Community Health
  • Department of Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Department of Medicine
  • Department of Molecular Medicine
  • Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Department of Pathology
  • Department of Physiology
  • Department of Radiology
  • Department of Surgery
  • Department of Adult Oral Health
  • Department of Basic Oral Health
  • Department of Community Dentistry
  • Department of Oral Health & Orthodontics
  • Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Science

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Department of Herbal Medicine
  • Department of Pharmaceutics
  • Department of Pharmacology
  • Department of Pharmacognosy
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Department of Pharmacy Practice

Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

  • Department of Medical Diagnostics
  • Department of Nursing
  • Department of Physiotherapy and Sports Sciences

School of Public Health

  • Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  • Department of Global and International Health
  • Department of Health Policy, Management & Economics
  • Department of Health Promotion, Education & Disability
  • Department of Occupational and Environmental Health
  • Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health

School of Veterinary Medicine

  • Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies
  • Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology
  • Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
  • Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Department of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology

College of Science

Faculty of Biosciences

  • Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Department of Environmental Science
  • Department of Food Science and Technology
  • Department of Optometry and Visual Science
  • Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology

Faculty of Physical Sciences Computational Sciences

  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science
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KEY INFO
Sale of E-Vouchers/Forms for admission shall commence on 10th February, 2020
Applicants who have examination results as at the time of application and applicants who will be writing WASSCE in May/June are eligible to apply.
Undergraduate Application Processing Fee is GH¢220.00 for Ghanaian App.. more

KEY INFO
Sale of E-Vouchers/Forms for admission shall commence on 10th February, 2020
Applicants who have examination results as at the time of application and applicants who will be writing WASSCE in May/June are eligible to apply.
Undergraduate Application Processing Fee is GH¢220.00 for Ghanaian Applicants and USD150.00 for Foreign Applicants.
Postgraduate Application Processing Fee is GH¢250.00 for Ghanaian Applicants and USD200.00 for Foreign Applicants.
Undergraduate Applicants Regular Deadline – Wednesday, September 30, 2020.
Undergraduate Applicants (IDL) Deadline – Friday, August 14, 2020.
Postgraduate Applicants Regular Deadline – Wednesday, September 30, 2020.
All Top-Up Programmes are fee-paying only.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
A. Undergraduate Admission
These candidates are eligible for application:
WASSCE/SSSCE Holders who have credits (A1-C6/A-D Respectively) in the following Three (3) Core Subjects: English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science plus credits (A1-C6/ A-D) in Three Elective Subjects, with an Aggregate Score of 24 or better for SSSCE applicants and 36 or better for WASSCE applicants in the relevant Area of Study.

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

GCE/IGCSE Holders with credits in at least five (5) subjects at the GCE/IGCSE ‘O’ Level (or its equivalent) including English Language and Mathematics plus at least three (3) passes in the relevant subjects at the Advanced Level.

ADVANCED BUSINESS CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (ABCE) Holders with passes in Three compulsory Subjects plus Three optional subjects relevant to the Programme of study.

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 credits in three (3) Elective Subjects or Six (6) 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 application, and
i. Have credits in Five (5) GCE ‘O Level subjects including English Language and Mathematics, in addition to passing an Entrance Examination and /or Interview. OR
ii.
WASSCE/SSSCE Holders who have credits (A1-C6/ A-D, Respectively) in the following Three (3) Core Subjects: English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science plus credits (A1-C6/A-D) in Three Elective Subjects with an Aggregate Score of 24 or better in the relevant Area of Study. OR
iii.
HND Holders with Three (3) years relevant working experience in addition to the minimum entry requirements at WASSCE/SSSCE or Five (5) GCE O’ Level Credits including English Language and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate (IB) holders should have a minimum of grade 4at the Higher Level (HL) in Three (3) Subjects relevant to the Programme of choice and minimum of grade 5 in Chemistry for Health and Allied Sciences. For Engineering at least, grade 5 at the Higher Level (HL) in Mathematics. In addition, one must have a minimum of grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics at the Standard Level (SL) and at least grade C in a Science subject at the IGCSE.
*Applicants from French-speaking Countries must provide a minimum of one year English Proficiency Certificate.

Foreign Applicants and all others who have any of the above qualifications or their equivalent from an accredited/recognised institution.

Postgraduate Admission
i. Masters Programmes
At the time of application, applicants should possess a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent from a recognised Institution in the relevant field of study. Preference will be given to applicants with a FIRST CLASSORSECOND CLASS DIVISION
ii. PhD Programmes
Candidates applying for Doctor of Philosophy degree must have an MPhil degree or its equivalent from a recognised Institution and shall submit evidence of adequate training and ability to undertake the proposed programme.

HOW TO APPLY
Undergraduate
Ghanaian applicants are required to purchase the e-voucher from the Ghana Post Offices.
Applicants are required to submit two (2) copies of the online application and other relevant documents.
Foreign applicants are to generate an e-voucher from the university’s website (HERE) and follow the instructions.
All completed applications should be submitted by post (EMS/DHL/UPS/FEDEX) to the Deputy Registrar (Academic Affairs) KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana on or before Wednesday, September 30, 2020 except for mature applicants who are to submit on or before Friday, 29th May, 2020.
Any hand-delivered application shall not be processed.
Any application that is not fully and/ or properly completed at the time of submission shall not be processed and/or considered.
All applicants are required to visit the University’s website (HERE) to complete their application process online. Applicants are to use the login and pin number provided on the e-voucher for this purpose.
Applicants are to note that upon release of the WAEC results, the admission portal would be opened for one (1) week for applicants to make any amendments with respect to their names, index numbers, year of exam, and choice of programmes etc.
Only results and/or documents provided by applicants at the time of submission of application shall be considered.
Applicants (excluding awaiting results candidates) shall include in their application forms photocopies of their results slips and/or relevant certificates.
Applicants shall include a certified true copy of their birth certificate.
Applicants shall include one passport size photograph with a light green background.
An applicant’s failure to input examination details (i.e. Index number and year of exams) and/ or other relevant information properly online shall deny the applicant admission to a programme of study at the university.
Admissions to all programmes of study at the university are transparently administered by the central undergraduate admissions board without any other considerations and/ or solicitations.

Postgraduate
Candidates must purchase an e-Voucher for both Regular and Distance Learning programmes by paying an application fee of Two Hundred and Fifty Ghana Cedis (GH¢250.00) at the following banks: GCB, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG) or Ecobank.
Upon payment of the application fee, candidates will receive an eVoucher containing an application number and PIN that will grant access to the online admissions portal.
Candidates should then proceed to the online admissions portal (HERE) and begin the application process.
Once the process has been completed, candidates Must Print Out 2 Copies of the completed application form from the portal and submit them (by post) to the School of Graduate Studies together with all relevant documents (Photocopies of Certificates, Recommendation Letters, and Transcript for those attending KNUST for the first time) to the following address:
The Secretary,
School of Graduate Studies,
KNUST, Kumasi-Ghana.
Deadline for submission of application forms is Wednesday, 30th September, 2020. Application forms submitted after the deadline will not be processed. Only candidates who successfully gain admission will be notified subsequently.
All International Applicants must generate logins (HERE) and apply online. International applicants who are admitted will be required to pay an application fee of USD 200.00 before registration.

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ABOUT THE OF KUMASI
Kumasi is among the largest metropolitan cities in Ghana, and it is located in the Ashanti Region. The name Kumasi comes from the Twi language, meaning “Under the Kum tree”. Oral history has it that in the 17th century, Chief Anokye Komfuo planted three “Kum” trees at different places. One at Kwaaman, the second at Apemso-Bankof.. more

ABOUT THE OF KUMASI
Kumasi is among the largest metropolitan cities in Ghana, and it is located in the Ashanti Region. The name Kumasi comes from the Twi language, meaning “Under the Kum tree”. Oral history has it that in the 17th century, Chief Anokye Komfuo planted three “Kum” trees at different places. One at Kwaaman, the second at Apemso-Bankofo and the third at Oboani. His main intention was to see which of these would become a great city for the kingdom, as instructed by the oracles. The Kum tree at Kwaaman flourished and became a huge tree, under which the King and his people often sat. Thence, Kwaaman became Kum-ase meaning “under Kum”. Although located in the heart of the forest, Ashanti’s dominion was extended by military action and European occupation in the 19th century. The British Army captured Kumasi in 1873, and after a continuous uprising, it became a British protectorate & a region of the Gold Coast colony in 1901. In 1957, after a period of internal self-government, the Gold Coast became the first African colony to achieve independence, under the leadership of Kwame Nkrumah.

The Kumasi people have a culture that is characterised by celebrations. Celebration to them is an essential part of life, whether for child-birth, death, marriage or puberty. Funerals are often celebrated for several days in the presence of the whole community. The city features a tropical wet and dry climate, characterised by constant temperatures throughout the year. Kumasi has an economy that revolves around commerce, industries and agriculture.
Kumasi maintains a series of historical edifices with cultural & historical significance such as the Manhyia Palace Museum and the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum. Kumasi encourages cultural exploration and expressions through its popular National Cultural Centre that opens its doors every working day. Kumasi is a city with a rich sports heritage. To that effect, the city erected and preserves the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, a multi-purpose stadium with a 40,528 seating capacity and the Paa Joe Stadium. The city boasts of several hotels and markets such as the Royal Park Hotel and the Kejetia that offer affordable services. Provisions for worship are made through several churches and the notable Wesley Methodist Cathedral. Companies in Kumasi that are continually looking for people to hire as industry workers are Unicorn professional Institute, USI LTD and E&E Institute.

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Scholarships

Empowering Africa Inc. Full Tuition Scholarship” for 2020/2021 Academic Year
Empowering Africa Inc. is accepting applications for a one-year full-tuition scholarship. This scholarship is only available to Ghanaian students pursuing a programme in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Applicants must be academically strong, service-minded, and looking to make a difference in their communities. We will be accepting applications from students who are applying to study at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. Students who receive the scholarship will have their WASSCE scores checked officially.

However, Please Note: Students already enrolled in KNUST MUST have a B average (Minimum Second Class Upper).

Eligibility
Prospective applicant to KNUST OR KNUST students in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year who are Brilliant but Needy.
This scholarship does not apply to the following types of students: international students, fee-paying students, and part-time students.

Requirements
All prospective applicants are to include the following documents in their applications:
Admission Letter
Acceptance Letter
WASSCE Certificate/results
Curriculum Vitae
Recommendation letters
Awards or certificates (if any).
Prospective continuing student applicants should also add their complete University Academic Transcripts, (including current results).

*Continuing students who are beneficiaries of other scholarships ARE NOT ELIGIBLE to apply.

Also, all prospective applicants should be:
Academically motivated and devoted: Students must show a commitment to higher education and a high level of academic achievement through their grades, scores, essays, and from references.
Committed to community involvement: Students must show that they are committed to not just bettering themselves but making a positive difference in their community. This can be seen through the applicant’s description of extracurricular/volunteer work, their essays, and their references.
Interested applicants are to visit (Here!) to apply.

*Closing Date for Submission: Applicants are to submit their Applications before/on Friday, 31st July, 2020.

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Type: Public Institution
Motto: The knot of wisdom is untied by the wise child
Affiliated to: University of London, AAU, Royal Academy of Engineers (RAE-UK)
Established: 1961
No of Students: 55,590
No of Staff: 4,000
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Rita Akosua Dickson
Campuses: Kumasi Campus, Sunyani Campus, Takoradi Campus, Obuasi Campus, Accra City Campus(Kwabenya), Moree Campus, IDL Centres,
Ranking: 2
Website: https://www.knust.edu.gh/
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