Laweh Open University Admission Requirement

LAWEH Open University

The LAWEH Open University College is the first and only accredited Open University College in Ghana and second in West Africa.

Admission Requirement Requirement

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 people who were left behind the tertiary education opportunities for one reason or the other, workers, working mothers, those bringing up a family or those that do not want to give up their social life for further education 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.

Admissions Pathways: 

  • Academic Qualification Pathway
  •  Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Assessment Pathway
  • Recognized Professional Qualifications Pathway Academic

Qualification Pathway 

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

Professional Qualification 

  • Pathway Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Assessment Pathway

Admission Requirements – Level 100 

  • 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 2year’s work experience may be considered mature students and shall be required to write Laweh Entrance Examination.

CHECK: AAMUSTED Postgraduate Admission Form 2021/2022

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Pathway

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 include reports, articles, or publications.

Credit Transfers 

Applicants with prior studies and knowledge acquired from the 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 the 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 an 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 Level.


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 (GBCE).

Category C 


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

READ: Accra Technical University Academic Calendar 2021/2022

Category D 

Recognized Professional Qualifications Pathway:


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 programs 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 programs relevant to the courses being offered by the University.

Admission Requirements – Level 300  

Category A

Higher National Diploma (HND) in the related field. 

Category B 

  • University /Tertiary Diploma applicants in a 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.


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