EDUCATION

KNUST OPENS ADMISSIONS FOR 2014/2015 ACADEMIC YEAR

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Information For Undergraduate Applicants

International(Advanced Level/Mature/ABCE/GBCE/IB and WASSCE/SSSCE Candidates)

It is announced for the information of prospective Applicants (as specified above) and the general public that Application Forms for Admission to Degree/Diploma/Top-Up Programmes of Study at the University for the 2014/2015 Academic Year are now on sale.

The Sale of Admission Forms is open to the following Applicants: candidates who have Examination results as of the time of application.

Candidates Awaiting Results, Do Not Qualify to apply.

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) in Three Elective Subjects with an Aggregate Score of 24 or better in the relevant Area of Study. OR GENERAL BUSINESS CERTIFICATE (GBCE) Holders who possess passes in Three compulsory Subjects including English Language and passes in any Three Elective Subjects including Business Mathematics.

ADVANCED LEVEL Holders with credits in at least Five (5) subjects at the GCE ‘O’ Level (or its equivalent) including English Language and Mathematics, plus at least two passes in the relevant subjects at the Advanced Level obtained not more than Three (3) years ago

OR

ADVANCED BUSINESS CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (ABCE) Holders with passes in Three compulsory Subjects plus Three optional subjects relevant to the programme of study, OR 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 Three (3) Elective Subjects or 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 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

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

HND Holders with Three (3) years relevant working experience in addition to the Minimum Entry Requirement at WASSCE/SSSCE or Five (5) GCE O’ Level credits including English Language and Mathematics.

FOREIGN APPLICANTS (online application only) and all others who have any of the above qualifications or their equivalent from an accredited/recognised institution.

POINTS OF SALE: All Ghana Post Regional and Designated Post Offices Cost of application form:

A set of Application Forms, comprising copies of Admission Requirements for the various Programmes of Study, Guidelines for the Completion of Application Forms, Prepaid EMS Envelopes and Forms costs GH¢150.00 (one hundred and fifty Ghana Cedis, non-refundable).

Applicants are required to purchase and submit one set of application forms Only. Any applicant who submits more than one set of forms shall be disqualified.

Foreign Applicants Processing Fee – $150; Online Application ONLY, (Follow the instructions at our website, please) All Completed Application Forms should be submitted by Post (EMS/DHL) to;

The Deputy Registrar (Academic Affairs) KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana on or before Friday, April 11, 2014.

CONTACT: +233 (0) 3220 61831/60444

Application Forms submitted by HAND/Delivery shall not be PROCESSED. Any application form that is not fully and or properly completed (hard copy and online) at the time of submission shall not be processed and/or considered.

A Fee-Paying Facility is available to Applicants who do not meet the Competitive Departmental/Faculty Requirements and Cut-Off Points but satisfy the Minimum Entry Requirements of Aggregate 24 or better. Applicants who wish to take advantage of this facility should indicate this online. Note: Only results and/or documents provided by applicants at the time of submission of applications shall be considered. Applicants shall include in their application forms photocopies of their results slips and/or certificates as well as certified true copy of birth certificate. An applicant’s failure to input grades and/ or other relevant information properly on the forms/online shall deny the applicant admission to a programme of study at the university.

Mandatory requirement: all applicants are required to visit the university’s admissions website (http://admissions.knust.edu.gh) to complete their application process online. Candidates are to use the application number provided on purchase of the forms for this purpose. Failure to do so renders the application invalid. Admissions to all programmes of study at the university are transparently administered by the central undergraduate admissions committee without any other considerations and/ or solicitations. Any applicant who makes any form of solicitation to any person or group of persons for the purpose of influencing and/or gaining admission into the university does so at his/her own risk.

source:knust.edu.gh

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Utah Student Makes His Point By Paying Tuition In $1 Bills!!!

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Dollar Bills Tuition

A student in Utah decided to make a point by paying for his college tuition in $1 bills.

21-year-old Luq Mughal decided that he was going to protest the heavy price of tuition, at least in his way, by paying in the way he did. Luq spoke to the Daily Utah Chronicle about his plight:

“I had to pull some serious strings to even get everything to pay for my tuition this semester, and I wanted it to feel worthwhile. I decided that … I would feel a little better if I did it like that,”he said.

It almost seems that students are dissuaded from joining colleges who require many thousands of dollars for their courses and make hopeful students stand in line for more than three hours when it comes time to sign up.

Luq Mughal is a very busy 21-year-old. He already attends classes 10 hours a day on weekdays and works long shifts at his local Home Depot on the weekend.  Even though Luq decided that he was going to make life a little difficult for the administration workers at the university billing department, his intention was to make a point about the exorbitant college fees. He said that while he was waiting in line a number of other students were peeking over his shoulder, wondering what he had in the chest he was carrying. “Everyone was peeking over my shoulder when I opened the chest,” he said. Lug went into more detail as to why he decided to pay his tuition in $1 bills:When you spend cash, you feel every dollar that you hand over to someone else. You feel that you’re losing that. If you just swipe your card, it could be 10,000 or 100,000 bucks and you don’t really feel it. When you actually slide over a huge pile of cash, you really feel like you’ve spent that. That’s your money, and you also want to make that worthwhile by doing well in school.

It’s clear that Luq Mughal is a student with a lot of passion and isn’t scared to speak his mind about things that are important to him. He told the Salt Lake Tribune that he wished more students would have paid for their tuition in $1 bills. “If everyone here brought a chest of money like this, I’m sure by the end of the day, there would be a lot of people talking about it that could actually make a difference in what we are paying for tuition,” he said.

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Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning Scholarships

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Humber offers five types of scholarships: three for international students, one for academically qualified students and one for the Graduates of Humber’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program for the undergraduate degree programs of the Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning. The five types of scholarships available at Humber College are the following:

Three Full Tuition Renewable Scholarships

Three $5,000 CAD Renewable Scholarships

One-time $1, 000 CAD Entrance Scholarships

Bachelor’s Degree Scholarships for academically -qualified students.

The awarding is based on the GPA of the applicant during high school or secondary education. Bachelor’s Degree Scholarship for EAP Graduates for EAP graduates who has a GPA of 80% or higher during Level 8. The recipients of first three scholarships are new international students and its awarding shall be based on the academics, community involvement, referee/reference letters and statement of interest of the qualified applicant. Host School(s) Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning Field(s) of Study English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program Bachelor’s degree

What does the scholarship cover? Full Tuition Renewable Scholarships – recipients shall receive full scholarship which is approximately $12,800 CAD. It shall be applied toward the successful student’s respective tuition fees. Renewal of the scholarship is based on the student’s ability to maintain a 70% GPA annually in the chosen program at Humber. $5,000 CAD Renewable Scholarships – recipients shall receive $5,000 CAD which shall be applied toward the successful student’s respective tuition fees. Renewal of the scholarship is based on the student’s ability to maintain a 70% GPA annually in the chosen program at Humber. $1,000 CAD Entrance Scholarships (non-renewable) – students receiving a one-time $1,000 CAD

Entrance which shall be applied toward the successful student’s respective tuition fees.

Bachelor’s degree Scholarships 75-79.9% – $1,500 (one-time)

80-84.9% – $2,000 (renewable)*

85-89.9% – $3,000 (renewable)*

90-94.9% – $3,500 (renewable)*

95% or above – $4,000 (renewable)

Renewable scholarships will be re-issued if the student achieves 80% or above in each year of the Bachelor’s degree. Bachelor’s Degree Scholarships for EAP Graduates are eligible to receive a one –time non-renewable scholarship of $1,500.

How many scholarships are given?

  • Three Full Tuition Renewable Scholarships annually (two offered every September and one every January)
  • Three $5,000 CAD Renewable Scholarships annually (two offered every September and one every January)
  • Twenty (20) one –time $1,000 CAD Entrance Scholarships annually (ten offered every September , eight every January and two every May)
  • Unlimited in quantity for the Bachelor’s Degree Scholarships
  • Quantity of Bachelor’s Degree Scholarships for EAP Graduates is not indicated

Am I Eligible to Apply?

  • Academic excellence
  • Community involvement
  • Interest
  • Confirmed financial need

How to I Apply – Next Steps

  1. An applicant must first choose the degree program of his/her interest and apply for admission to the University.
  2. Click here to search for various courses that the university offers.
  3. After searching for the course that you want to apply for, you can check and accomplish the admission requirements. Click here for the admission requirements. From there, follow the step-by-step process to finish the application process.
  4. Admission application must be sent through mail – applicants need to download the paper form an mail it along with $75 CAD application fee and other required documents, to:

Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
International Centre, Room D224
205 Humber College Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario CANADA M9W 5L7

Closing Date

  • Deadline of Applications for high demand programs – February 1st
  • Deadline of application for offshore students:
  • September/Fall Intake: July 1st
  • January/Winter Intake: November 15th
  • May/Summer Intake: April 1st

How do I get more information?

  • Telephone:           1.416.675.5067
  • Fax:                        1.416.675.6386
  • Email:                    international@humber.ca