Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for admission to the University’s 4-Year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Accounting programme for the 2022/2023 Academic Year.


• Collaborative blend of local and international instructional faculty • Congenial leveraging of UPSA’s uniqueness of well-established scholarship with professionalism • Consistent strong practical teaching and research training focus • Comprehensive evaluation and student performance monitoring • Committed team of qualified research supervisors • Compatible skills in the design, execution, and presentation of original research

Entry Requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualifications from a university/institution accredited by Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC): • A master’s degree by research or coursework in Accounting with a minimum CGPA of 3.0. • A Master’s degree by research or coursework in other business disciplines (including Finance) with a minimum CGPA of 3.0, in addition to professional qualification in Accounting. • A Master’s degree by research or coursework in a non-business discipline with a minimum CGPA of 3.0, in addition to a professional qualification in accounting, will be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. All applicants must pass a selection interview which will be conducted at the discretion of the admission panel.

How to Apply

(a) Purchase of Online Serial Numbers (OSN): Online Serial Numbers (OSN) for UPSA are available for purchase at the cost of GH¢300.00 for Ghanaian Applicants and US$120.00 for International Applicants at the following sales points: Any Ecobank or Access Bank branch nation-wide Any Ghana Post (Post Office) branch nation-wide By Visa/Master Card/Mobile Money using the link By mobile money (all networks) short code: *887*18# (b) Completion of Online Application Form All applications must be completed on-line i.e. Log on to Use the Online Serial Numbers (OSN) and the receipt number to access the on-line application form Fill in the application form and submit it online (c) Attachment of Supporting Documents All applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms. All such documents to be attached must be scanned into PDF format: –  Copies of certified academic certificates and transcripts Two recommendation letters (i.e. on the applicant’s ability to undertake doctoral studies) Personal Statement (i.e. applicant’s motivation to pursue doctoral studies) Copy of birth certificate.