Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is a public University in Ghana that focuses on science and technology. The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology is the public university that is the largest in the Kumasi Metropolis and the Ashanti Region.
As it is commonly known, KNUST has its roots in the plans of Agyeman Prempeh I, a ruler of the Ashanti Kingdom, to establish a university in Kumasi as part of his drive towards modernization of his Ashanti kingdom. This plan never came to fruition due to the clash between British Empire expansion and the desire for King Prempeh I to preserve his Ashanti kingdom’s independence.
However, his younger brother and successor, King Asantehene Agyeman Prempeh II, continued with this vision upon ascending to the Golden Stool in 1935. Events on the Gold Coast in the 1940s played into his hands.
First, there was the establishment of the University College of the Gold Coast. Secondly, the 1948 Accra riots and the consequent Watson Commission report recommended that a sciences University be established in Kumasi. Thus, in 1949, the dream of the Prempeh became a reality when the building started on what was to be called the Kumasi College of Technology.
The Kumasi College of Technology offered admission to its first students to the engineering faculty in 1951 (however, those students started academic work in 1952). An Act of Parliament gave the university its legal basis as the Kumasi College of Technology in 1952.
The nucleus of the college was formed from 200 teacher training students transferred from Achimota College in the Greater Accra Region. The college was affiliated to the University of London. In 1961, the college was granted full university status.
The university covers a total land area of 2512.96 acres. The main campus, which is about seven square miles in area, is about eight miles (13 km) to the east of Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital.
In November 2019, the U.S. News & World Report ranked KNUST as the best University in Ghana and West Africa by U.S. News & World Report. It was also ranked 14th in Africa and 706th globally, with a global score of 42.4. In November 2020, it was ranked the best for the second time by U.S. News & World Report, and this time it climbed 2 positions to be 12th best in Africa.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Courses/Programmes
Courses offered at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology are the approved programs run by the university, and these are programmes accredited by the National Accreditation Board.
Obuasi Campus Courses
There are several courses available at the Obuasi Campus for prospective students who want to find a place at the university. These are the programmes that are currently available to undergraduate students.
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology offers dozens of Master’s programmes for prospective graduate students. It is not only the main campus that applicants can offer these postgraduate courses, and prospective distance students can browse the IDL courses available.
Prospective graduate students interested in research master’s programmes can check the MPhil courses available at KNUST. Applicants are to note that the duration for these programmes is two years.
For one or two reasons, students who cannot travel to the main campus may consider the distance courses available at KNUST. KNUST have centres across the country for distance studies.
There are diploma courses offered by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. KNUST also provide diploma courses to students of its affiliate universities. The University award diploma certificates to students graduating from the affiliated nursing and midwifery training colleges. There are top-up courses for nurses with diploma certificates who want to further their education.
Program Prospects For Senior High School Graduates at KNUST
Senior High School graduates thinking of the right course to select can access our dedicated pages highlighting the visual arts courses, business courses, home economics courses, general arts courses and agriculture courses available at KNUST.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Admission Requirements
Admission Requirements are the minimum criteria the school use when accepting a student into the university.
Prospective applicants opting for programmes at the Obuasi Campus may use this page to check the KNUST Obuasi campus admission requirements.
We have a dedicated page for the admission requirements for students who want to attend Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. You can access the admission requirements by using the highlighted link.
Applicants seeking a top up may check the top up requirement for their desired programmes before purchasing the form.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Admission Forms
Admission Form means the form provided by the School for parents/guidance to complete when accepting a place at the School. The undergraduate admission forms for Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology can be accessed by visiting our dedicated page.
Obuasi campus applicants can access their admission forms by visiting this page.
The page also has other vital information like the price for the various forms on sale, the year of programs available for admission, and a bit of the admission requirements for program-specifics.
Note: Prospective applicants must be mindful of the admission deadlines to submit applications for processing.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Portal
The admission and student portals accelerate the journey of a potential student until enrolment and graduation. The admission portal simplifies and streamlines the admission process, otherwise very long and consists of various stages.
The student portal was created to make it easy for students to easily access the school internet platform to perform some internet-based academic works.
All students and candidates of the university are to create an online account or log in to perform specific academic actions at ease. This portal also links to:
- Course Registration
- Fees Payment
- Result Checking
- Admission List/Status Checking
- Academic Calendar Checking
- Printing of Transcript, etc.
The university has a dedicated virtual space known as the KNUST VClass for online studies. All students can access their VClass platform to assignments from lecturers and more.
The staff of the KNUST can also use our dedicated page to know more about accessing the staff portal.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Admission List
The admission list of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology is the list of students who have successfully been offered a place to study in the university. Students who want to apply to this university use its dedicated admission portal.
Successful students who meet the admission requirements and the cut-off point of the university are admitted.
The list of successful applicants is published on the School’s website.
Applicants are often sent text messages confirming their acceptance into the institution.
The admission list may be accessed by using our dedicated page for the admission list of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Applicants from less endowed schools can use their dedicated page to check the less endowed admission list.
Obuasi campus applicants can use this link to check their admission status.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Fees Schedule
The fees schedule of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology is the university’s approved academic fees and other related charges.
You may visit our page for the fees schedule to determine the exact fees schedule of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
Applicants are advised to check the figures well to determine what they need to pay for and vice versa. All fees must be paid into the designated fees collection account of the university.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Cut Off Points
The Cut Off Point for programmes at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology varies. We have a dedicated page for the cut off points for programmes at the main campus.
Obuasi campus applicants can use this page to also check the cut off points for programmes on offer there. You are advised that cut off points do change, so you are encouraged to check year by year to see if you qualify before starting your application.
KNUST Grading System
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology uses the percentile grading system. Applicants may visit this page to learn more about calculating the KNUST grades.
KNUST Academic Calendar
KNUST has an academic calendar to keep students, faculty, and staff reminded of key dates throughout the academic semester and year. It can also be helpful for prospective students, alumni, and parents.
You can access the complete academic calendar of KNUST by using the highlighted link.
KNUST Post Office
The KNUST Post office is a public facility and a retailer that provides mail services, such as accepting letters and parcels, providing post office boxes, and selling postage stamps, packaging, and stationery. We have covered more on the KNUST Postal address in our article here.
KNUST Halls and Hostels
KNUST currently has six traditional halls and hostels on and off-campus. The university practices the in-out-out-out system, which means the transitional halls are always reserved for only fresh students. Continuing students are expected to make their arrangements for hostels in and around the university campus after spending the first year in the hall.
The university opens the accommodation portal for freshers who have fully paid their academic fees to book and pay for bed space at any traditional halls.
Freshers at the Obuasi campus use the accommodation portal to secure a bed space at these hostels reserved by the university.
Continuing students interested in the SRC hostel can use this page to book and pay the fees to secure a bed space.
We also have a dedicated page that has the list of hostels around KNUST continuing students can consider. The owners regulate the hostel fees for off-campus hostels.
There is 24/7 WiFi internet connectivity at all traditional halls, libraries, lecture halls, and other university facilities to help students and staff research. Freshers can use our guide here to connect to the School’s WiFi.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology is one of the best universities in Ghana. This page has links to all the important pages about this university.
You are the reason we write content like this. You can support our work by sharing this article with your friends on social media.
Kindly subscribe to the push notifications to avoid missing important updates like this.
Have thoughts to share about this page? Let us hear from you in the comment section.