KNUST Distance Learning IDL Admission Forms 2019/2020 is Out

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The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST IDL Undergraduate, Diploma and Postgraduate Admission Forms has been released for the 2019/2020 academic year. KNUST Distance Learning Admission Application Portal, Forms, Fees, Entry Requirements, How to Apply, Deadline and more available below.

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Kwame Nkrumah University (KNUST) Recruitment / Job Vacancies, Application Details

KNUST Distance Learning Admission Forms 2019/2020 advertisement has been released online. The Institute of Distance Learning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi invites applications from suitably qualified applicants for admissions into  Postgraduate (Doctorate, MSc, Professional Engineering), Undergraduate Top-Up, and Diploma Programmes of the University through the Distance Learning Mode for the 2019/2020 academic year.

The KNUST 2019/2020 IDL Admission Forms details like courses/programmes, entry requirement, campuses, application fees, price, application portal, application form & how to apply, closing date/deadline, and others are available below on schoolgh.com as well as on the official website of the school website.

See Also – KNUST Admission Forms

KNUST Distance Learning Programmes

1-Year – Top Up Undergraduate Programmes:

  • BSc. Business Administration (7 Options Available)
  • BSc. Quantity Surveying & Construction Economics (QSCE)
  • BSc. Construction Technology & Management (CTM)
  • B.A. Social Work
  • B.A. Sociology
  • BSc. Information Technology
  • BSc. Statistics
  • BSc. Agriculture
  • BSc. Actuarial Science
  • BSc. Computer Science

2-Year Undergraduate Diploma Programmes

  • Diploma in Architectural Technology
  • Diploma in Business Administration
  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Horticulture
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Diploma in Computer Network Engineering
  • Diploma in Disability and Rehabilitation Studies

2-Years – Top Up Undergraduate Programmes

  1. BSc. Business Administration

Entry Requirements: HND or its equivalent in business-related areas, such as (Accounting, Secretarial, Management, Purchasing and Supply, Marketing, etc.) Options available are:

  • Human Resource Management
  • General Management
  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Marketing
  • Hospitality Management
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Candidates shall continue in the AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION in their respective programmes for the Top–up. Specializations would be mounted in specific centres depending on the number of qualified applicants.

  1. BSc. Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics (QSCE)
  2. BSc. Construction Technology and Management (CTM)

Entry Requirements for QSCE & CTM: HND in Building Technology or its equivalent Diploma Certificate. A sound background in mathematics is required.

  1. B.A. Social Work

Entry Requirements: Applicants with any of the following qualifications from an accredited University or Institution could apply:

  • Diploma in Social Work
  • Degree or Diploma in Education
  • Diploma from Teacher Training Colleges/ Nursing Training College
  • HND in Management or Human Resource Management
  • Degree or Diploma in Theology and Bible studies.
  1. B.A. Sociology

Entry Requirements: Applicants with any of the following qualifications from an accredited University or Institution.

  • Diploma in Social work, and Diploma in Social Administration,
  • Diploma in Police / Prison Administration
  • Degree or Diploma in Education or Diploma from Teacher Training Colleges
  • Diploma from Nursing Training Colleges
  • Degree or Diploma in Theology.
  • First Degree in any Social Science Programme
  • HND in Business Administration (i.e. Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, etc.)
  1. BSc. Information Technology (BIT)

Entry Requirements: Applicants with any of the following qualifications from an accredited University or Institution

  • HND or equivalent Diploma Certificate in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Electronics, Data Processing, Information Systems/Sciences and any area related to any of the programmes listed.
  • A first degree in any Physical Sciences and Engineering programme may also apply.
  1. BSc. Statistics

Entry Requirements: Applicants with HND in Statistics or its equivalent diploma certificate from an accredited Institution can apply.

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  1. BSc. Agriculture

Entry Requirements: Applicants with any of the following qualifications from an accredited Institution or University could apply.

  • Applicants must have obtained a Diploma in Agriculture, Diploma in Horticulture, HND in Agriculture or any related Science Programme from a reputable Agricultural Institution.
  • Credits in WASSCE/SSSCE Core Subjects (English Language Mathematics and Integrated Science), plus THREE (3) Electives in Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Elective Mathematics or General Agriculture.
  1. BSc. Actuarial Science

Entry Requirements: Applicants with any of the following qualifications from an accredited Institution or University could apply.

  • HND or equivalent Diploma Certificate in Actuarial Science, Statistics, Engineering, Mathematics, Physical Science or Accounting
  • University graduates holding a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, Engineering, Physical Science or Statistics
  1. BSc. Computer Science

Entry Requirements: Applicants with any of the following qualifications from an accredited Institution or University could apply.

  • HND or its equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Electronics, Data Processing, Information Systems/Sciences and any area related to any of the programmes listed.

2-Year Undergraduate Diploma Programmes

General Entry Requirements for All Diploma Programmes

  • WASSCE passes (A1-D7) in five (5) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, that is, English Language, Integrated Science and Mathematics, plus two (2) elective subjects in the area of study.
  • SSSCE: Passes in five (5) subjects (A–D) comprising three (3) core subjects, that is, English Language, Integrated Science and Mathematics plus two (2) elective subjects in the area of study.
  • General Certificate of Education (G.C.E) ‘A’ Level with passes in Two (2) subjects with grades not lower than E. In addition, Applicants must possess passes at the G.C.E ‘O’ Level in Mathematics, General Science/Agriculture/Health Science and English.
  • General Certificate of Education (G.C.E) ‘O’ Level with a minimum of five passes in five (5) subjects including English Language, General Science and Mathematics.
  • Advance Business Certificate Examination (ABCE): Passes in Three subjects (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better). Applicants must have credit passes in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science in the General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE)

SPECIFIC Entry Requirements for Diploma Programmes

  1. Diploma in Architectural Technology

Applicants must possess any of following:

  • SSSCE/WASSCE holders who have credit passes in three (3) core subjects: English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science plus credit in three (3) elective subjects.
  • Candidates who do not have the required passes in SSSCE/WASSCE would be required to participate and pass the Institute’s Access Course.
  • Ordinary Level holders with passes in at least five (5) subjects at G.C.E. “O” level (or its equivalent including English and Mathematics).
  • Proficiency Certificate In Architectural Draughtsmanship with passes at SSSCE/WASSCE in English, Mathematics and Integrated Science.
  • Construction Technician Certificate (CTC) 1 & 2 and other related professional certificates.
  1. Diploma in Business Administration

In addition to the General Requirements stated above, Applicants with the following qualifications may apply.

  • General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE) or RSA Stage II with Grade A-D in five (5) subjects including Accounting, Business Management, English Language and Mathematics
  • Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE) or RSA Stage III with passes in three (3) subjects including Financial Accounting and Economics with grades D or better.
  • Applicants with Diploma in Business Studies DBS should in addition, possess four (4) passes in WASSCE (A1-E8) including English and Mathematics.
  1. Diploma in Information Technology
  • For SSSCE/WASSCE Candidates: Preference will be given to those with both Elective Mathematics and ICT.
  • For SSSCE/WASSCE Applicants (irrespective of option) who have done additional certificate courses in accredited institutions like NIIT, IPMC, Blue Crest, etc may apply.
  • ‘A’ Level Candidates: Must have GCE ‘O’ level certificate with Credits in at least FIVE subjects including Mathematics and English Language. Must also have Two passes at the Advance Level.
  • MATURE Applicants Must be at least 25 years at the time of applying; should possess GCE O’ Level Certificate with Credits in at least FIVE subjects including English and Mathematics. Possession of A’ Level Certificate will be an added advantage. Applicants will be required to show proof of age with birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of birth date which is at least five years old. Applicants will take entrance exams.
  1. Diploma in Horticulture
  • For WASSCE and SSSCE Applicants, the elective subjects should be in Biology/General Agriculture/Chemistry, or Physics/Mathematics
  • For G.C.E Ordinary Level Candidates, in addition to the general requirements listed above, applicants should have passes in Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology or Agricultural Science/General Science and any other subject.
  • Certificate Holders from any of the Agricultural Colleges in the country, such as Kwadaso, Ohawo, Nyanpkala or Wenchi colleges could also apply.
  • G.C.E Advanced Level should obtain passes (A-D) in Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics and Biology or Agricultural Science.
  1. Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • For WASSCE/ SSSCE Applicants, in addition to the general entry requirement above, Applicants with passes in Elective Mathematics, Elective Physics and any one of the following may apply:
  • Chemistry
  • Metal Work
  • Auto Mechanic
  • Applied Electricity
  • Technical Drawing and Engineering Science
  • WASSCE/ SSSCE Applicants without Chemistry should have obtained at least a B3 in Integrated Science.
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician Part 3 Applicants, must have obtained passes in all MET III courses
  • Motor Vehicle Technicians Part III Applicants must have obtained passes in all the MVT III courses
  1. Diploma in Computer Network Engineering

The following category of people can apply

  • For WASSCE/ SSSCE Applicants in addition to the general entry requirements above, Applicants should have at least passes in two (2) elective subjects: Physics, Elective Mathematics and EITHER Chemistry, Applied Electricity or Electronics
  • A Level Applicants should have passes in Advance Level in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
  • Mature Applicants should have
  • As in (i) above or
  • As in (ii) above or
  • HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a minimum of three (3) years working experience in a relevant field.
  • Additionally, a candidate should be at least twenty-five (25) years and above at the time of application
  • Where the Department of Computer Engineering conducts an examination as basis for short-listing, a candidate must pass.
  1. Diploma In Disability And Rehabilitation Studies

The programme aims to train competent Disability and Rehabilitation practitioners who would be able to integrate the knowledge and skills, and evidence-based information generated through quality teaching and field work in the prevention of disability and rehabilitation of Persons with Disability. On completion of the programme, students should be able to: Conduct individual and environmental assessment for the purpose of providing the appropriate service for persons with disability in the health, social, educational, empowerment and livelihood domains, and act as a resource person in Community Development and Mobilization for Persons with Disability.

Candidates who offered Science, General Arts, Visual Arts, Home Economics and Business can apply.

  • WASSCE credit passes in five (5) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, that is, English Language, Integrated Science and Mathematics, plus two (2) elective subjects. .
  • SSSCE passes in five (5) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, that is, English Language, Integrated Science and Mathematics plus two (2) elective subjects in the area of study.

Cost of Application Form

E-voucher cost is as follows:

  • International Applicants should deposit $150.00 into KNUST-IDL Forex Account at ECOBANK, Harper Road, Adum, Kumasi, with Account No. 0212084428505401. Then, Call IDL Office on 054 020 6262 for the e-voucher.
  • All Undergraduate Programmes – GH¢ 200.00 for Ghanaian Applicants and $90 for Foreign Applicants
  • Diploma Programmes – Purchase Banker’s Draft GH¢ 150.00 payable to KNUST Institute of Distance Learning.

How to Apply for KNUST IDL Admission Form

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Applicants SHOULD Carefully Read All the Following Instructions to The End Before Starting the Application Process.

  1. Diploma Programme Applicants should purchase a Banker’s Draft/Payment Order FROM ANY BANK, payable to KNUST Institute of Distance Learning, and submit the same to the under listed IDL Centres for their e-voucher and then proceed to apply online.
  2. All Undergraduate Top-Up Applicants Should Purchase Online Application e-voucher from GCB Bank, Ecobank, Consolidated Bank-Ghana (CBG) & Republic Bank, and APPLY ONLINE. Applicants should follow carefully the instructions on the e-voucher.
  • KUMASI- The Office of the Director, Institute of Distance Learning, Caseley Hayford Building, KNUST Campus, Tel 024 727 4661 or 032 249 1138 or 050 048 2885 or 020 659 0845
  • ACCRA- Old KNUST Guest House near ECOBANK Head Quarters; contact Michael on Tel. 050 048 2875 or KNUST Accra City Campus, Kwabenya; contact Luke on Tel: 054 692 4824.
  • SUNYANI- Univ. of Energy and Natural Resources. Contact Mr. Alfred Appiah on Tel: 050 048 2877
  • TECHIMAN- BACCSOD Techiman Branch Office, Contact Mr. Toura on 020 578 2024
  • HO- Ho Technical University, Volta Region, Contact Stephen Gbena, Tel 050 048 2873
  • TAKORADI- Sekondi-Takoradi City Campus, Kansawrodo: Mr. E. Opintan-Baah, Tel 050 048 2883
  • KOFORIDUA- Gratis Foundation; Contact Ms Fidelia Teayo Akumiah on 020 937 7707
  • TAMALE- Tamale Technical University, Contact Dr. A. Abdul-Razak, Tel. 0500482879/024 477 1773
  • BOLGATANGA- Bolga Secondary School, Contact Mr. Zoogah Mukasa, Tel. 050 048 2880/024 477 1773
  • WA- Jihann Training College, Contact Mr. Dominic Wanaa, Tel. 050 048 2878/024 477 1773
  • TARKWA- Contact Mr. Kenneth Twumasi on Tel. 0247845460 or 050 126 1054
  • CAPE COAST- Cape Coast Technical University, Contact Mr. K. A. Simpson, Tel. 0500482882
  • AKOSOMBO- Mr. Moses A. Korda Tel. 0500482881
  1. All Applicants SHOULD visit https://apps.knust.edu.gh/admissions After Purchase of E-Voucher and complete an Online Application using the e-voucher provided.
  2. Two (2) copies of the online application should be printed and posted to The Director, Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST-Kumasi, Ghana together with all relevant certificates and other required documents.
  3. There will be Matured Student Entrance Exams for Diploma Applicants. Applicants must be 25 years and above and must submit a photocopy of Birth Certificate with the Application pack. Exams date will be announced in due course.
  4. The COMPLETED ONLINE FORMS should be printed and posted using EMS envelope and should reach: The Director, Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST-Kumasi, Ghana by WEDNESDAY, 31ST JULY, 2019
  5. PLEASE NOTE: Programmes would be mounted depending on the number of qualified applicants and only at centres with the requisite number of qualified applicants. (please contact IDL office for details)
  6. Facilitation may be a blend of online and face-to-face sessions on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) at the proposed Centres mentioned above.
  7. FOR MORE INFORMATION and in-depth knowledge about the Programmes, VISIT idl.knust.edu.gh Or CALL 024 727 4661 or 032 249 1138 or 050 048 2885
  8. IDL Support Centre Lines: 024 507 7483 / 027 985 7058 / 020 474 3271
  9. All POST GRADUATE APPLICANTS SHOULD CONTACT SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES ON: TELEPHONE: +233 20 1332812 / +233 20 1332816 OR EMAIL: graduatestudies@knust.edu.gh

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