University of the Gambia – Review & Ranking

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University of the Gambia was established in March 1999 and located in Gambia. The Gambia, country in western Africa situated on the Atlantic coast and surrounded by the neighboring country of Senegal. The country has a population of nearly 2.5 million. University of the Gambia university is a officially registered university by the Ministry for Basic and Secondary Education – MoBSE (Gambia). The university’s doors are open for international student admission. The university offers degree programs, certificate courses, diploma courses and short courses. The currency of the country is Gambian Dalasi (GMD). Tuition fees range from GMD: 25.000 – 60.000.

University of the Gambia Courses Offered

Agriculture & Environment Sciences


Arts & Sciences

  • Bachelor of Arts degree
  • Bachelor of Science degree

Engineering & Architecture

  • English Language,
  • Mathematics,
  • Science,
  • Social Studies and
  • One Technical or Fine Art


Bachelor of Arts (Education) English
Bachelor of Arts (Education) History
Bachelor of Arts (Education) Geography
Bachelor of Arts (Education) French
Bachelor of Arts (Education) Islamic Studies
Bachelor of Science (Education) Mathematics
Bachelor of Science (Education) Agricultural Science
Bachelor of Science (Education) Biology
Bachelor of Science (Education) Chemistry
Bachelor of Science (Education) Physics
Bachelor of Science (Education) Economics

Journalism & Digital Media

  • Bachelor Degree in Journalism (BA / BSc)

Business & Public Administration

Information & Communications Technology

  • BSc. Computer Science
  • BSc. Information Systems

Medicine & Allied Health Sciences


  • Law (LLB)
  • Law (LLM)

University of the Gambia Tuition Fees

Local StudentsInternational Students
Degree Programs25.000 – 60.000 D25.000 – 60.000 D
Certificate Courses25.000 – 60.000 D25.000 – 60.000 D
Diploma Programs25.000 – 60.000 D25.000 – 60.000 D
Short Courses25.000 – 60.000 D25.000 – 60.000 D
Cost of Living in Gambia170 – 500 $ per month170 – 500 $ per month
Note: Fees may change. Please make contact with university before making your final decision.

University of the Gambia Admission

Applicants are required to make payment of D300 while Mature Students pay D500 for the online application and a subsequent payment of D600 for each WASSCE result verification to any Trust Bank Limited Branch in The Gambia. Upon making payments at the bank, the applicant will receive a pin code via SMS on his/her valid phone number within 48 hours (otherwise call 3650018/3650031), which he/she will use to access an online application form on the UTG Portal. Applicants are advised to issue their personal phone numbers when making payment at the bank. The following documents must be scanned and uploaded in JPG or PDF format:

  1. WASSCE, GCE or its equivalent
  2. ID card, passport or birth certificate
  3. A passport-size photo
  4. Bank receipts.

Admission Criteria for Mature Students

  1. Must be thirty (30) years or above
  2. Minimum of five (5) years of work experience
  3. At least three (3) credits including either Mathematics or English language

Student Life in Gambia

1. Accommodation

Accommodation options for international students are:

  • Rental apartment: You can find lots of rental apartments in Gabon
  • University dormitory: Foreign students have the opportunity to live in the dormitories of the university if they are in satisfactory conditions.
2. Cost of Living
  • Monthly marketing costs for single person: Not Reported
  • A single person estimated monthly costs are 170 – 230 USD $ (with rent).
  • Monthly transportation fee for single person: 17 – 70 USD

General Information

EstablishedMarch 1999
NameUniversity of the Gambia
AccreditedMinistry for Basic and Secondary Education – MoBSE
Control TypeState University
Fax / Phone(+220) 3650017/3650025 (Admission Office)
AddressMDI Road, Kanifing P.O. Box 3530, Serrekunda, The Gambia
UniversitiesList of Accredited universities in Gambia

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Okosa Zikora
Okosa Zikora
23 days ago

How do I apply for a medical school