Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Webster University?
A: Webster University is a private, non-profit university with campuses on 4 continents. With the home campus in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, we deliver an American university experience on campuses in the USA, Europe, Asia and, starting in 2014, Africa.
Webster University has been accredited since 1925 by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Ghana Campus is accredited by the Ghanaian Ministry of Education and the US-based Higher Learning Commission.
Q: Where is the Ghana Campus located?
A: We are in East Cantonments, Accra about 300 meters from the American Embassy. We have two professional buildings that house modern classrooms, a student lounge, a research library and administrative offices.
Q: When are classes going to start?
A: The MBA and MA International Relations program start on Monday, March 17, 2014. Graduate courses operate in 8-week terms.
The undergraduate courses will start on Monday, August 25, 2014.
Courses will be taught by highly qualified professors and lecturers from the US, Europe and Ghana.
Q: How long does it take to complete a bachelor's degree?
A: If you have successfully earned the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, the bachelor's degree is about 4 years long. If you have completed additional courses such as A-Levels or IB, then you may be eligible for advanced placement that reduces the length of the bachelor's degree.
Q: How long does it take to complete the Master's of Business Administration (MBA)
or the MA in International Relations?
A full-time student will complete the master's degree in 6 academic terms (about 14 months). However, students have the flexibility to take the courses part-time and earn the degree over a longer period (usually 2-3 years).
Q: What are the requirements for admission? What is the admission process?
A: The admissions process begins by completing and submitting an online application (www.webster.edu/apply). Applicants are then sent a handbook that lists the supporting documents, such as transcripts, that must be sent to the admissions office at the Ghana campus. Once all documents have been received an admissions decision is made within one week.
Q: How much does it cost to attend Webster University as an undergraduate student?
A: A student must successfully complete 128 credits (approximately 43 courses) in order to earn a bachelor's degree. There are 2 semesters per year. Students typically take between 5 and 6 courses per semester.
Full-time students are assessed as a “flat fee” tuition:
* US$10,000 per semester (5-6 courses)
* Ghanaian citizens in the undergraduate program receive a scholarship of US$3,000 per semester
Q: How much does it cost to attend Webster University as a graduate student?
A: A student needs to successfully complete 12 courses in order to earn either the MBA or
MA International Relations degree.
* Tuition for each course is US$1,800. Therefore, $21,600 for a1 2-course master's program.
* Tuition is paid on a “pay as you go” basis. You pay for courses when you register each term.
Q: Is housing available?
A: We are actively pursuing housing opportunities for our students. We anticipate housing options being available for the Fall 2014 semester, but it is possible that they will be available sooner.
Q: Is financial aid available?
A: There are a limited number of undergraduate scholarships available to Ghanaian citizens that covers US$6,000 each year.
For US citizens and US permanent residents, federal financial aid (through FAFSA) is available for degree-seeking students at Webster. 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. Please note that study abroad opportunities are not yet available at the Ghana campus, but are anticipated starting in Fall 2014.
Q: Is study abroad available at the Ghana Campus?
A: We are planning to have study abroad available for students from other campuses in the near future. Once this information is set, it will be available on this and on the main Webster Study Abroad website. Students studying at the Ghanaian campus will also have opportunities to study abroad at Webster's other campuses around the globe.