Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) Admission – 2021/2022 [Apply Now]

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants who wish to be considered for admission into the Ghana Institute of Journalism for the 2021/2022 Academic year to pursue any of the following courses:

A. FACULTY OF JOURNALISM AND MEDIA STUDIES

B. A. IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES [JOURNALISM OPTION] i. Regular
ii. Top-Up Weekend Session (Lectures are on Saturdays & Sundays, 7.00 am – 8.00 pm)

B. FACULTY OF PUBLIC RELATIONS, ADVERTISING & MARKETING

B. A. IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES [PUBLIC RELATIONS OPTION]
i. Regular
ii. Top-Up Weekend Session (Lectures are on Saturdays & Sundays, 7.00 am – 8.00 pm)

. FACULTY OF PUBLIC RELATIONS, ADVERTISING & MARKETING

B. A. IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES [PUBLIC RELATIONS OPTION]
i. Regular
ii. Top-Up Weekend Session (Lectures are on Saturdays & Sundays, 7.00 am – 8.00 pm)

C. FACULTY OF INTEGRATED COMMUNICATION SCIENCES

DIPLOMA IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
i. Regular
ii. Evening Session (Lectures start from 4.00 pm – 8.00 pm)
iii. Weekend Session (Lectures are on Saturdays & Sundays, 7.00 am – 8.00 pm)

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

B.A. COMMUNICATION STUDIES

SSSCE HOLDERS
Applicants must possess passes (A – D) in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, including English, Mathematics, and three (3) elective subjects with an overall aggregate of 24 or better.


WASSCE HOLDERS

Applicants must possess passes(A1-C6) in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, including English, Mathematics, and three (3) elective subjects with an overall aggregate of 36 or better

GCE ADVANCED LEVEL HOLDERS
Applicants must possess a General Certificate of Examinations (GCE) ‘A’ Level Grade E or better in three (3) subjects, at least, one of which should be Grade D or better Credit passes i.e. Grade 6 or better in five (5) GCE Ordinary Level (‘O” Level) subjects including English, Mathematics and a Science subject, for non-science students.

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DIPLOMA HOLDERS
GIJ Diploma holders with a CGPA of 1.79 and below can apply to be admitted to level 200.


MATURE STUDENTS (
Who can apply?)
Persons wishing to enter the Ghana Institute of Journalism as Mature Students must be at least 25 years old and show proof of age with a birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of date of birth which is at least 5 years old at the time of application.

Applicants will be considered for admission on passing a special entrance examination in English Language, Mathematics, and Aptitude Test/General Paper to be conducted by the Institute on Saturday, 16th October 2021

DIPLOMA IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES

REGULAR, EVENING & WEEKEND SESSIONS

SSSCE HOLDERS
Applicants must possess six (6) passes (A-D) in all subjects, including English and Mathematics. For areas of specialization, three (3) of the passes must be in relevant subjects.

WASSCE HOLDERS
Applicants must possess six (6) passes (A1-D7) in all subjects, including English and Mathematics, and must possess a minimum of C6 in any three (3) of the passes relevant to the area of specialization.

MATURE STUDENTS (Who can apply?)
Persons wishing to enter the Ghana Institute of Journalism as Mature Students must be at least 25 years old and show proof of age with birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of date of birth which is at least 5 years old at the time of application

Applicants will be considered for admission on passing a special entrance examination in English Language, Mathematics, and Aptitude Test/General Paper to be conducted by the Institute on Saturday, 16th October 2021.

NOTE:
Applicants will be selected based on a competitive cut-off point for the year.
Candidates awaiting results are eligible to apply.

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LEVEL 300 TOP-UP WEEKEND SESSION (SATURDAY & SUNDAY)

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

  1. A GIJ Diploma with a final CGPA of 2.5 and above or an equivalent Diploma from an accredited communications’ training institution with a CGPA of 3.0 and above or with an average of Grade B; However, an applicant with a GIJ Diploma with a final CGPA between 1.80-2.49 or an equivalent Diploma from an accredited communications training institution could be considered for a fee-paying option;
  2. Diploma holders with a Final Grade Point Average of 3.00 from the following disciplines: Archival Studies, Public Administration, Social Administration, Education and Management Studies are eligible to apply.
  3. 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 programme not mentioned here, are also eligible to apply.
  4. Final Year Diploma students are eligible to apply as awaiting results applicants. (Certificates and Transcripts should, however, be provided to complete the application process)

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International students who hold equivalent qualifications are eligible to apply for any of the programmes. However, applicants should have their certificates and/or qualifications verified by the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) before they can be admitted. Furthermore, applicants from non-English speaking countries must meet a minimum level of English Language proficiency.

APPLICATION FEES

DIPLOMA

GH¢200

DEGREE

GH¢250

INTERNATIONAL

USD$100

HOW TO APPLY

An applicant must pay the relevant application fee at any Fidelity Bank branch by providing applicant’s name and telephone number.

You will be provided with your application number/ transaction ID at the bank that will grant you access to the Online Admission Portal.

Applicant should then proceed to the Online Admission Portal:  http://registration.gij.edu.gh/Apply/Start to begin the application process.

Once the process has been completed, applicant must print out a copy of the completed application form together with one passport photograph and supporting documents to the address below.

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Postgraduate Courses

REGULAR PROGRAMMES

  1. MASTER OF ARTS IN JOURNALISM
  2. MASTER OF ARTS IN PUBLIC RELATIONS
  3. MASTER OF ARTS IN MEDIA MANAGEMENT
  4. MASTER OF ARTS IN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION

These are 15 months intensive programmes based on the semester system. Lectures start at 3.00 p.m. each day.

WEEKEND PROGRAMMES (FRIDAY AND SATURDAY)

  1. MASTER OF ARTS IN PUBLIC RELATIONS
  2. MASTER OF ARTS IN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION

These are 15 months intensive programmes based on the semester system with lectures on Friday at 3.00pm and Saturday at 7.30 am.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.   Or
  • A Bachelor’s degree in other disciplines from any reputable University with at least Second Class Lower Division.
  • 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.

APPLICATION FEES

GHANA

GH¢300

INTERNATIONAL

USD$150

MODE OF APPLIACTION

  1. An applicant must pay the relevant application fee at any Fidelity Bank branch by providing applicant’s name and telephone number.
  2. You will be provided with your application number/ transaction ID at the bank that will grant you access to the Online Admission Portal.
  3. Applicant should then proceed to the Online Admission Portalhttp://registration.gij.edu.gh/Apply/Start to begin the application process.
  4. Once the process has been completed, applicant must print out a copy of the completed application form together with one passport photograph and supporting documents to the address below.

THE DEPUTY REGISTRAR
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS REGISTRY
GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM
P.O. BOX GP 667, ACCRA 
Closing date for applications: Tuesday, 31st August, 2021
For any further enquiries or help, contact: 0302-228336 or 026-9501772

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