Dual Degree Option

Successful applicants have the option to pursue a dual degree awarded by University of Cape Coast and University of Rhode Island (USA). For further details visit: Policy Guidelines for Dual and Joint Degree.

Application Procedure

For the 2023/2024 academic year intake, prospective candidates should apply to the listed MPhil and PhD Degree Programmes at University of Cape Coast (Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, and the Department of Applied Economics). Applicants must qualify for admission to master’s and doctorate programmes at University of Cape Coast (visit https://ucc.edu.gh/admission-notices/post-graduate-regular-programmes).

To apply, purchase the UCC admissions voucher and login to the online registration portal https://www.uccghanaportal.com/ with the PIN and SERIAL numbers (note that international students do not need a voucher). Access the graduate admissions brochure at https://sgs.ucc.edu.gh/sites/default/files/brochure2021.pdf. In addition, applicants are required to fill the online scholarship application form on the ACECoR website https://acecoradmissions.ucc.edu.gh/.

Applicants should note that application for scholarship is independent of the application for admission into University of Cape Coast. Therefore self-funding applicants are encouraged to apply.


ACECoR programmes shall be run in English Language. Applicants whose medium of instruction was not in English at undergraduate or postgraduate levels must have a minimum Test of English as a  Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 (paper test) or 213 (computer-based test). Additional English language support services are available at University of Cape Coast for students.