Admissions Policy

The term Open University usually refers to a University with an open-door academic policy, i.e. no stringent entry requirements like the traditional Universities. This fundamental open admissions policy makes university study accessible to all. The LAWEH Admissions policy recognizes this philosophy of making University education open to all, irrespective of age, qualification or experience, except the demonstration of intellectual ability. The concept seeks to provide opportunities, for workers, working mothers, those bringing up a family or those that do not want to give up their social life and people who otherwise will not have access to University education or those that qualify to enter straight but want to have flexibility in their studies to do so, provided they have an intellectual ability to swim through University education. The idea is to provide a system of open-supported education that provides the flexibility for participants to study effectively.

Admission Requirements – Level 100

1. West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) & Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) Applicants

i. WASSCE and SSSCE applicants must have at least credit passes (i.e. grade A1-C6 and grade A-D respectively) in three core subjects including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated    Science/Social Studies in addition to any three elective subjects with an aggregate score of 24 for SSCE and 36 for WASSCE or better.

ii. All other prospective applicants with any previous academic results who do not fully meet the requirement in 1(i) would be required to pass the Laweh entrance examination for admission      and in addition write an essay between 300-400 words

Mature Students Admission

Applicants without the requisite requirements who are 25 years and above with at least 2years work experience may be considered as matured students and shall be required to write Laweh Entrance Examination.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning is a system of formally recognizing skills and knowledge that has been acquired from informal learning and includes skills and knowledge from:

• Life Experience

• Work Experience

• Training Courses or Programmes

Recognition of Prior Learning shall be assessed through the Laweh Entrance Examination and any of the following supporting documents

• Letters and references including confirmation from employers, clients or community groups

• Reference relating to paid or unpaid work experience

• Samples of work including report, articles or publication

Credit Transfers

Applicants with prior studies and knowledge acquired from recognized tertiary institution may be considered for admission by transferring credits from their previous institution of study. Applicants shall be required to show proof of certified copies of transcript. Acceptable forms of senior high school certificate include either of the following:

i. Official Senior High School transcript showing the date of graduation

ii. Official documentation of having passed a State High School Equivalency examination


i. Admissions would not be given to applicants who fail to pass LAWEH entrance examination, and or fail to submit transcripts or other results slips where applicable.

ii. If applicant is from a country where English is not the official language, prospective applicants may be required to take a certificated English Language bridging course offered by LAWEH.

Admission Requirements – Level 200

Category A

General Certificate of Education (G.C.E) Advanced Level:

Passes in any three (3) subjects at the G.C.E Advanced Level plus a pass in General Paper. In addition, the applicant must have had credit passes (Grade 6) or better in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics Subject at the G.C.E Ordinary


Category B

Advanced Business Certificate Examinations (ABCE):

Passes in any five (5) subjects at the ABCE level. In addition, the applicant must have had credit passes in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies in the General Business Certificate Examinations


Category C

Post-Secondary Teacher’s Certificate ‘A’/Diploma in Education Certificate.

Category D

Recognized Professional Qualifications:

At least complete Level One (1) of any of the following professional qualifications:

• Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. UK (ICSA),

• Chartered Institute of Marketing. UK (CIM)

• Chartered Institute of Management Accountant. UK (CIMA)

• Chartered Association of Certified Accountants. UK (ACCA),

• Institute of Chartered Accountants ICAG and

• Chartered Institute of Bankers CIB

Category E

Higher National Diploma (HND) in disciplines relevant to the programmes being offered

by the University

Category F

Applicants in possession of University/Tertiary Diploma with a Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) of at most 2.5 from any University/Institution in programmes relevant to the courses being offered by the University

Admission Requirements – Level 300

Category A

Higher National Diploma (HND) in related field.

Category B

University /Tertiary Diploma applicants in related field of study

Applicants with at least complete level two (2) of any of the following recognized professional qualifications: ICSA, CIM, CIMA, ACCA, ICAG and CIB.



Entry Requirements – Level 600

The University shall admit candidates with different academic backgrounds to the MBA Programme. Qualified applicants are admitted to programmes at the beginning of the first semester. The various categories of candidates to be considered for admission into the programme in the University will possess either of the following qualifications:

  • A first degree from a recognized university/institution.
  • Recognized full professional qualification such as
  • Chartered Institute of Bankers,
  • Association of Certified Chartered Economist,
  • Association of Certified Chartered Accountants,
  • Institutes of Chartered Accountants
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing,
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators,
  • Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply chain Management
  • Transfer of credit from MITx MicroMasters 

All applicants may be required to go through a selection interview. International students with qualifications equivalent to those above may be considered for admission. The equivalent of such qualifications will however be determined by the National Accreditation Board of Ghana. The medium of instruction shall be English Language.

Progression and Graduation
To progress from semester to semester, a student is required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50. A student shall be allowed to repeat a course until he/she has passed the paper so far as she is within the GPA of not less than 2.50 Courses designated as pre-requisites to more advanced courses must be passed before the latter courses are offered.

A student, after successfully completion of a semester can, upon written application giving reasons and after approval has been granted defer and continue in the appropriate semester.
Students shall also participates in live virtual streaming lectures and virtual classrooms and where necessary avail themselves on campus for the face to face intermittent programs must fulfil four times mandatory visit to the university within the period of study.

Students shall pass a minimum of 60 course credits and a maximum of 68 course credits to be eligible for graduati