University for Development Studies

country rank  8
world rank  7863

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University Overview

Established in 1992, University for Development Studies is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Tamale (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Northern Region. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the National Accreditation Board, Ghana (National Accreditation Board, Ghana), University for Development Studies (UDS) is a coeducational higher education institution. University for Development Studies (UDS) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details.

University Identity

Acronym UDS
Founded 1992
Motto Knowledge for Service

University Location

Address PO Box TL 1350
Tamale (population range: 50,000-249,999)
Northern Region
T +233 (71) 22422
F +233 (71) 23957

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Not reported
Admission Rate Not reported
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Not reported
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Not reported
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
National Accreditation Board, Ghana


  • Association of African Universities (AAU)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 4 February 2019