2019/2020 Ghana Institute of Journalism Admissions
ADMISSIONS FOR 2019/2020 ACADEMIC YEAR
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates who wish to be considered for
admission into the Ghana Institute of Journalism.
A. FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL STUDIES
DIPLOMA IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
ii. Weekend (Lectures run from Friday to Sunday)
B. FACULTY OF JOURNALISM
B. A. IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
i. Journalism Option (Regula
The sandwich programme is an intensive career-oriented master’s programme tailored towards
busy media, communication, and allied professionals who seek to upgrade themselves. The
programme shall be held over two (2) sandwich semesters of 8-weeks, (June-July) per semester.
DIPLOMA IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
REGULAR AND WEEKEND SESSIONS
Applicants must possess passes (A-D) in five (5) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, including
English and Mathematics, and two (2) elective subjects, with an overall aggregate of 20 or better.
Applicants must possess passes (A1-C6) in five (5) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects,
including English and Mathematics, and two (2) elective subjects, with an overall aggregate of 30 or
Persons wishing to apply as mature students must not be less than 25 years of age by September
Applicants must also satisfy the following minimum requirements:
i. Credit Passes (A1 – C6 in WASSCE and A – D in SSSCE) in five (5) subjects comprising three
core subjects, including English Language and Core Mathematics, plus two (2) elective
ii. Applicants whose qualifications do not meet the requirements for admission as in (i) above may
be considered for admission on passing a special entrance examination conducted by the
Institute. Applicants should note that those who meet the requirements for admission as in (i)
above will not be required to take the entrance examination.
Applicants must possess passes (A- D) in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, including
English and Mathematics, and three (3) elective subjects, with an overall aggregate of 24 or better.
Applicants must possess passes (A1-C6) in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects,
including English and Mathematics, and three (3) elective subjects, with an overall aggregate of 36 or
Applicants will be selected based on a competitive cut-off point for the year.
Candidates awaiting results are eligible to apply.
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
- GIJ Diploma holders with a minimum Final Grade Point Average of 2.50 or
Grade B or an equivalent diploma from an accredited communication training
institution with an average of Grade B are eligible to apply.
- Diploma holders with Final Grade Point Average of 3.25 from the following
disciplines: Archival Studies, Public Administration, Social Administration,
Education, and Management Studies are eligible to apply.
- Higher National Diploma (HND) holders with a minimum of 2nd Class (Lower
Division) in the following: Marketing, Information Technology, Secretaryship, and
Management Studies as well as Social Science and Humanities-related
programmes not mentioned here are also eligible to apply.
- Degree holders with a minimum of 2nd Class (Lower Division) in the following:
Information Studies, Information Technology, Sociology, Psychology, Political
Science, Social Studies, Theatre Studies, Marketing, Secretaryship, English,
and French are eligible to apply.
- Final Year Diploma students are eligible to apply as awaiting-results
applicants. (Certificates should, however, be provided to complete the
i. A Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism or any
accredited/recognized university, with at least Second-Class Lower Division.
A Bachelor’s degree in other disciplines from any reputable university with at least Second-Class Lower
ii. Passing an entrance examination and selection interview.
NOTE: Applicants from Non-English speaking countries must also have a minimum level of English
Language Proficiency in the following: GSCE/O LEVEL, IELTS and TOEFL.
International students who hold equivalent qualifications are eligible to apply for any of the
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COST OF APPLICATION FORMS
Diploma – GH¢200.00
Degree – GH¢250.00
M.A. – GH¢300.00
Diploma & Degree – USD$120.00
Postgraduate – USD$150.00
HOW TO APPLY: There are two types of applications.
- Online Application:
a. Pay your application fee at any Fidelity Bank Branch by providing your name (as will appear
on your application) and telephone number.
b. You will be provided with your application number at the bank.
c. Go to http://registration.gij.edu.gh/apply/start to begin and complete your application online.
Note: you will need a valid email address to complete the online application.
- Application Form
a. You can also download application form from the Institute’s website, www.gij.edu.gh, and
complete them manually.
b. Pay the appropriate application fee at any Fidelity Bank Branch and attach pay-in slip from
the bank to the completed application form and submit.
Completed application form should reach:
THE DEPUTY REGISTRAR
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS REGISTRY
GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM
P. O. BOX GP 667, ACCRA
Not later than Friday, 28
th June, 2019.
For any further enquires, contact: Tel – 0302-228336, 026 950 1772, 026 396 0567