The Kumasi-based Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology is a Ghanaian public university founded in 1958 that specializes in science and technology.

Overall, KNUST has maintained its position as the highest-ranked Ghanaian university, as well as among the top 20 universities in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to top international ranking institutions such as:

  1. U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities Rankings.
  2. Webometrics Rankings and the World Scientific Index
  3. 2022 AD Scientific Index

KNUST Online Portals for Students and Staffs.

The Kumasi Based University has over Seven Web-based Portal for smooth teaching and Learning Services. An Example of KNUST’S online Portals include the KNUST Staff Directory, KNUST Student Portal, KNUST Virtual Classroom, KNUST Payroll, KNUST online Hostel Booking, KNUST Student and Staff Email

KNUST courses and Requirement

KNUST College Of Humanities And Social Sciences Courses

  • BA. Economics
  • BA. Geography and Rural Development
  • BA. Sociology
  • BA. Social Work
  • BA. Religious Studies
  • BA. History
  • BA. Political Studies
  • BA. French and Francophone Studies
  • BA. Communication Studies
  • BA. Linguistics
  • BA. Akan Language and Culture
  • BA. Culture and Tourism
  • BA. English
  • BSc. Business Administration ((Human Resource Management/Management)
  • BSc. Business Administration (Marketing/International Business)
  • BSc. Business Administration (Accounting/Banking and Finance)
  • BSc. Business Administration (Logistics and Supply Chain Management/Business Information Technology)
  • BSc. Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • LLB (4 years for WASSCE/SSSCE Holders)
  • LLB (4 years for Degree Holders only) (Fee Paying only)

KNUST College Of Agriculture And Natural Resources Undergraduate courses

  • BSc. Agriculture
  • BSc. Natural Resources Management
  • BSc. Landscape Design and Management
  • BSc. Agricultural Biotechnology
  • BSc. Agribusiness Management
  • BSc. Forest Resources Technology
  • BSc. Aquaculture & Water Resources Management

Engineering Courses offered at KNUST

  • BSc. Agricultural Engineering
  • BSc. Chemical Engineering
  • BSc. Civil Engineering
  • BSc. Geomatic Engineering (Geodetic Engineering)
  • BSc. Materials Engineering
  • BSc. Mechanical Engineering
  • BSc. Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • BSc. Computer Engineering
  • BSc. Aerospace Engineering
  • BSc. Petroleum Engineering
  • BSc. Telecommunication Engineering
  • BSc. Geological Engineering
  • BSc. Biomedical Engineering
  • BSc. Petrochemical Engineering
  • BSc. Metallurgical Engineering
  • BSc. Automobile Engineering
  • BSc. Industrial Engineering
  • BSc. Marine Engineering

KNUST Obuasi Campus Courses

  • BSc. Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • BSc. Civil Engineering
  • BSc. Materials Engineering
  • BSc. Metallurgical Engineering
  • BSc. Mechanical Engineering
  • BSc. Geomatic Engineering
  • BSc. Geological Engineering
  • BSc. Environmental Science
  • BSc. Business Administration (Logistics and Supply Chain Management/Business Information Technology)
  • BSc. Business Administration (Human Resource Management/Management)
  • BSc. Business Administration (Marketing/International Business)
  • BSc. Business Administration (Accounting/Banking and Finance)

Art And Built Environment Courses offered at KNUST

  • BSc. Architecture
  • BSc. Construction Technology & Management (Building Technology)
  • BSc. Quantity Surveying & Construction Economics (Building Technology)
  • BSc. Development Planning
  • BSc. Human Settlement Planning
  • BSc. Land Economy
  • BSc. Real Estate
  • BSc. Fashion Design
  • BSc. Textile Design and Technology
  • BSc. Ceramic Technology
  • BSc. Metalsmithing and Jewellery Technology
  • BA. Integrated Rural Art and Industry
  • BA. Publishing Studies
  • BA. Communication Design (Graphic Design)
  • BFA. Painting and Sculpture
  • BFA. Ceramics

Science Courses offered at KNUST

  • BSc. Biochemistry
  • BSc. Food Science and Technology
  • BSc. Biological Sciences
  • BSc. Environmental Science
  • BSc. Chemistry
  • BSc. Computer Science
  • BSc. Mathematics
  • BSc. Statistics
  • BSc. Physics
  • BSc. Actuarial Science
  • Doctor of Optometry (OD), Six (6) years
  • BSc. Meteorology and Climate Science

Health Sciences courses offered at KNUST

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D), Six (6) Years

BSc. Herbal Medicine

BSc. Human Biology (Medicine- to be followed by a 3-year Clinical Programme leading to

MBChB Degree)

BSc. Medical Laboratory Technology

BSc. Physiotherapy and Sports Science (Sports and Exercise Science)

BSc. Physician Assistantship

BSc. Medical Imaging (Sonography)

BSc. Nursing

BSc. Midwifery

BSc. BDS Dental Surgery (Three (3) years of BSc Human Biology to be followed by a

3-year Clinical studies leading to the award of BDS Degree) (Fee Paying only)

DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) Six (6) years

BSc. Disability & Rehabilitation Studies (opened to Candidates with General Science; General

Arts; Business; Visual Arts and Vocational/ Home Economics background)

KNUST Matriculation Ceremony

Matriculation Ceremony for Freshmen is scheduled for Tuesday March 8th, 2022.

KNUST Courses Requirement

The above are courses are offered at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST. You can check out their various requirement here

KNUST application and admission Process

After obtaining the unique PIN and serial number or ID, the next thing to do is to begin your admission process.

  1. Visit the KNUST admission portal website here.
  2. Log in with the serial number and PIN as indicated on the E-Voucher.
  3. Your admission dashboard will be displayed for you to begin the online application process.
  4. Before beginning the application process, take note of the timeout counter in the upper right corner. You’ll be automatically logged out if the counter reaches zero.
  5. Click “Application Instructions” to see this guide again
  6. Click “Start Application” to begin the application process
  7. Begin by selecting the appropriate responses as shown in the figure above. Fields marked with ‘*’ are mandatory. This applies to all fields in the entire application process.
  8. Click “Proceed” to move on to the next section
  9. Fill in your personal information. Begin by uploading an appropriate passport picture. Click “Choose file” to choose an image file
  10. Your photo will appear in the top left corner once uploaded successfully
  11. Fill in the remainder of the form. Click “Save & Exit” to save your progress and log out or “Save & Proceed” to save your progress and move on to the next section, this applies to Step 10 through Step 20
  12. Fill in your guardian’s information
  13. Fill in your Educational Background information. Click “Add Institution” to add a new institution
  14. Fill in the details of your added institution. Click “Delete” to remove institutions
  15. Fill in your exam results. Choose “Awaiting” for the grade of the subject if the results is awaiting.
  16. Click “Add Subject” Score to add a new subject. Over here, kindly note that you will repeat the steps until you have entered all the subjects you studied in your institution. 
  17. Click “Add result” to add a new examination result
  18. Select your programme choices
  19. Use the “help icons” for extra information on the selected programme
  20. Upload the appropriate documents by clicking “Upload” and selecting a file on your computer
  21. Review your application and ensure all information provided is legitimate. Click “Edit” if you want to make any changes
  22. Review the terms of the agreement and click “I do not Agree” or “I agree”
  23. You can click “Review Application” to review your application
  24. Click “Print Application” to print a copy of your application form

After your application is done, a text message will be sent to your phone informing you that your application has been submitted.  

NB: The above steps are also detailed with picture explanations when you log in to the KNUST admission portal. You are advised to go through all the steps before beginning your application process.

How to check KNUST Admission application status

To check whether you have been offered Admission at the Kumasi Based University Campus, Follow the Procedure below

  1. Visit the KNUST Admission Portal at
  2. Enter your username and Password
  3. Click

Print KNUST Admission Letter

  1. Visit KNUST Admission Status Checker at
  2. Enter your Voucher Serial Number and Voucher Pin
  3. Click on the “Login” button to access your admission status.
  4. When your student portal opens, Proceed to print the KNUST Admission Letter

KNUST Less Endowed Admission

Every year, The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) admits students from less endowed schools. For example, according to the information available here, KNUST admitted over 1,751 students from less privileged schools in 2021.

KNUST ranking in Ghana and World

KNUST is the top-ranked university in Ghana. Engineering, business, health sciences, and art and humanities are among the top-ranked courses at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

US News and World Report ranks Kumasi’s very own Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) as the #1 best in Ghana and the 12th best in Africa for 2021.

KNUST Ranking 1

According to Webometrics Rankings (2022), Kumasi-based Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is Second in Ghana, 18th in Sub-Saharan Africa, and 1,508 in the world.

KNUST Ranking 2022

2022 AD Scientific Index, places the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology as Second in Ghana.