Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: What is Webster University?
A: Webster University is a private, non-profit university. The university is based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Our campuses are found in USA, Europe, Asia and Africa. Each campus offers the experience of American education. About Webster
Webster University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. All Webster campuses have the American accreditation. The Ghana Campus is also accredited by the Ghana National Accreditation Board.
ACADEMIC PROGRAM QUESTIONS
Q: How long does it take to complete a bachelor's degree?
A: If you have passed the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, it takes 4 years for you to earn the bachelor's degree. If you have successfully completed your A-Levels or IB, then you will be given advanced placement. Advanced placement shortens the length of the bachelor's degree by up to one academic year. Bachelor's Degrees
Q: How long does it take to complete the Master's of Business Administration (MBA)
or the MA in International Relations?
A: All courses are taught in the evenings so it is good for working professionals. A full-time student will complete the master's degree in 6 terms (about 14 months). However, students have the choice to take the courses part-time and earn the degree over a longer period (usually 2-3 years). Master's Degrees
If you have already completed a master's degree in any discipline you can earn the MBA or MA in 9 or 10 courses, instead of 12 which saves you time and money.
Q: When can I start classes? When is the next intake?
A: There are two intakes each year for the bachelor’s and master’s programs: January and late-August. Under special circumstances a student can start in March or October. Admissions Info
Q: Who are the professors? Where do they come from? Courses at the Ghana Campus are taught by experienced, skilled professors and lecturers from the USA, Europe and Africa.
TUITION & PAYMENTS QUESTIONS
Q: How much is tuition for a bachelor’s student?
A: Full-time students pay a ‘flat-fee’ tuition at the beginning of each semester (August and January). All textbooks are provided at no charge. Details are available on the Tuition page.
There are 2 semesters each year. Students take 5 or 6 courses each semester when they pay the flat-fee. It takes about 4 years of full-time studies for a student to earn 128 credits (approximately 43 courses) and receive a bachelor's degree.
Q: How much does it cost to attend Webster University as a graduate student?
A: A student needs to pass 12 courses in order to earn either the MBA or MA International Relations degree. Details are available on the Tuition page.
Q: Does Webster University - Ghana Campus have a payment plan?
A for bachelor's: Two payments per year. Bachelor’s students pay tuition in August and January.
A for master's: Five payments per year. Master’s students pay tuition at the beginning of each term: August, October, January, March, May.
See the Academic Calendar for exact dates.
SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS QUESTIONS
Q: Are scholarships available from Webster University - Ghana Campus?
A: Yes, scholarships are available for bachelor’s and master’s students. Applicants must first be accepted to the university. Then they can apply for a scholarship. Scholarship awards range from 10% to 50% of the tuition.
A: Ghanaian bachelor’s students receive a grant that reduces the annual tuition by about Gh¢21,000 (US$6,000). Note: Master’s students do not receive this grant.
Q: Are student loans available?
US citizens and US permanent residents who study at the Ghana Campus can apply for federal financial aid (through FAFSA). Most federal and state financial aids awarded by the home campus can be used while studying abroad. Contact your financial aid counselor to see how your financial aid may be used to study abroad at Webster University. Financial Aid
ADMISSIONS PROCESS QUESTIONS
Q: What is the admission process? What are the requirements for admission?
A: The admissions process begins by completing and submitting an online application (apply.webster.edu). You will need to submit your application documents (copies are accepted) to the Ghana Campus admissions office. Once all documents have been received an admissions decision is usually made in one week.
GHANA CAMPUS QUESTIONS
Q: Where is the Ghana Campus located?
A: The campus is in East Cantonments, Accra about 300 meters from the American Embassy. The campus is in two buildings that have modern classrooms, a student lounge, a research library and administrative offices. Map to find Ghana Campus
Q: Is housing available?
A: We are looking for housing opportunities for our students. We expect housing options to be available for the Spring 2015 semester, and we will do our best to assist students find housing in the community.
Q: Is study abroad available at the Ghana Campus?
A: We plan to have study abroad available for students from other campuses in Summer 2015. Once this information is confirmed, it will be available on the main Webster Study Abroad page. Students studying at the Ghana Campus will also have opportunities to study at Webster's other campuses around the globe.