Home

PhD French

DEPARTMENTS OF FRENCH

(SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES)

 

ADMISSION INTO THE PHD PROGRAMME

2021/2022 ACADEMIC YEAR

 

I. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PHD PROGRAMME

Admission requirements and progression in the PhD programme are outlined below: 

 

Candidates applying with a master's degree (E.G. MA/MPHIL)

  1. Candidates with a Masters degree may apply into a PhD programme. 
  2. Such candidates will be given conditional admission letters by the School of Graduate Studies. 
  3. They shall take prescribed courses (Level 700 courses) in Year 1 as well as "make-up courses", as necessary, in Years 1 and 2.
  4. Students will be assessed on successful completion of the prescribed courses and may progress to the PhD depending on performance. 
  5. Students who qualify to progress to PhD will be admitted to the PhD programme.

 

Nature of Programme and Duration

The programme takes place over a period of 4 years and offers the following options:

  1. PhD French (Literature option)
  2. PhD French (Linguistics option)
  3. PhD French (Didactics option)
  4. PhD French (Translation Studies option)

 

II. LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS                        

The main language for the programme is French though certain courses in translation studies and comparative literature may be taught in English. Also, with the exception of the translation studies option where the PhD theses may be written in English or French depending on the main language of the student, all other PhD theses are written in French.

 

 

III. COMPETITIVE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION & INTERVIEW    

Short-listed applicants will be called for a competitive entrance exam and an interview.

 Candidates will:

 

(a) Take written test;

(b) be interviewed on their general background and general knowledge based on questions drawn up by the selection committee;

 

 

 

IV. HOW TO APPLY

 

1. GHANAIAN APPLICANTS

University of Ghana application e-voucher can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢ 200.00 via USSD Payment or at the following banks: Access BankZenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, GCB Bank, Unibank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank, First Atlantic Bank and Fidelity Bank. Applicants should follow carefully the instructions on the voucher when completing the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM.

Applicants who did not graduate from the University of Ghana must submit the following documents online (Scan and Attach):

  • Bachelors’ Degree Certificate and Transcript (for those applying for  Masters’ Degree programmes)
  • Bachelors' and Masters’ Degree Certificate and Transcript (for those applying for PhD programmes)
  • Three referees’ reports are required (provide the details of the referees online)
  • PhD applicants should attach their Research Proposals to the application (Not more than Four pages)
  • Scan and upload a Gazette/Marriage certificate where name has changed

The official transcript should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application.

NOTE THAT NO APPLICATION WILL BE PROCESSED WITHOUT THE CERTIFICATE/OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT OR GAZETTE/MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE WHERE NAME HAS CHANGED. The originals will be required during interviews.

All applicants who graduated from the University of Ghana from 1996 to date should indicate their ‘STUDENT IDENTITY NUMBERS’ on their forms before submission.

 

N.B. Kindly write your serial number as it appears on the e-voucher on all the above documents before submitting them. The name of the programme being applied for and your telephone number should also be written on all the documents.

 

2. INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS AND GHANAIANS APPLYING FROM ABROAD

 

This category of applicants should use the following links to access the online application form for completion and submission:

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00. This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the UNIVERSITY OF GHANA ECOBANK ACCOUNT.

Details of the Account are:

All foreign students should make their payments as follows:

  • Account Name: University of Ghana Fees Collection (FOREX) – For payments in Ghana
  • Account Name: University of Ghana Fees Collection (FOREIGN) – For payments outside Ghana
    Account No.: 0161094409780403; Swift Code: ECOCGHAC

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates and transcripts should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission. The transcript should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

                                  

APPLICATION FEES

Cost of E-voucher

 

Ghanaians

GH¢ 200.00

International Applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad

US$110.00

 

All further enquiries should be sent to the addresses below:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

The School Administrator
School of Graduate Studies
University of Ghana
Legon.
0303966098, 0545462159, 0570231039

E-mail: sgs@ug.edu.gh

ALL APPLICANTS MUST ENSURE THAT THEIR ON-LINE APPLICATIONS ARE CORRECTLY FILLED AND RECEIPT ACKNOWLEDGED ON SUBMISSION. ENSURE THAT CORRECT ADDRESSES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED.YOU MUST ALSO PRINT AND KEEP A COPY OF THE APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED ONLINE. THIS WOULD BE NEEDED DURING REGISTRATION IF ADMITTED. KINDLY NOTE THE FOLLOWING DEADLINE AND ADHERE TO IT STRICTLY

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF THE ON-LINE APPLICATION FOR ALL PROGRAMMES IS JUNE 30, 2021.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please write to the Department of French: french@ug.edu.gh copy to schachu@ug.edu.gh

You may also visit the Website of the French Department: www.ug.edu.gh/french