How to Apply

Application & Admissions

We look forward to welcoming you as a student of the IMAT College. Our aim is to offer a place to all who will benefit from studying with us. This section of the website takes you through the application process.

How to apply

  1. Download the application form
    Look for ‘online application’ located at the top of the page to the center.
  1. Submit the application form
    Download the application form and e-mail the completed form to: imatcollegefreetown@gmail.com
  1. Receive our response to your application
    Make sure the e-mail address on the completed application form is in good working order. It is through this e-mail that you will receive our response to your application.

At this stage you will be asked to provide the following documents:

  • Copies of all relevant qualifications
  • Proof of work experience (if applicable)

If you meet the eligibility criteria and all the documents are complete, your application will be progressed to the next stage.

  1. Admission Interview 

Applicants will be scheduled to sit an admissions interview; this will be conducted with the admissions office on a scheduled date.

You will then be issued a Conditional Offer Letter which outlines the course you have applied for and fees due.

  1. Pay your course fees

You need to pay your course fees before you can become a student. Once we have received payment, we’ll send you your study materials and study information as soon as it is available.

Ways to pay your application fee, registration and course fees.

How to pay your fees

Payment methods

Online

Bank Details will be provided when the online system is ready.

In person

You can pay in person using cash or a debit/credit card at the Admissions Office.

Admissions Office
IMAT College
20 Hennessey Street
Kingtom
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Tel: +232 76841990 or +23278900082

Or

Admissions Office
IMAT College
Lambanyi Marche
Commune de Ratoma
Conakry, Guinea
Tel: +224 628 686161

Office hours

The Admissions Office is open from 9:00 until 17:00 from Monday to Friday. 

Sending us your documents (Sub menu page)

Upload with your online application

Your documents can be uploaded with your online application form or you may wish to email them at a later date. If you do not upload the documents with your application form, we will write to you requesting the documents that are required and will give further information about how you can submit the required evidence. You can also send your verified documents to us at our address below:

Note: Please do not send original documents.

Submitting your documents in person

If it is more convenient for you, bring your documents to our office in Freetown or Conakry. We will take a copy and return them to you immediately.

Admissions Office
IMAT College
20 Hennessey Street
Kingtom
Freetown, Sierra Leone
+232 78 900082

Or

Admissions Office
IMAT College
Nongo Taady
Commune de Ratoma
En face de la Station Shell
Conakry, Guinea
Tel: +224 628 686161 

Am I qualified (Sub menu page)

We accept qualifications from around the world.

Successful applicants applying to one of our full first degrees (e.g. / BA / BSc / LLB) or Diploma of Higher Education programmes must normally satisfy:

  • General Entrance Requirements
  • specific programme requirements (e.g. Mathematics and English competency)

Those applying to one of our lower awards (e.g. Certificate of Higher Education), must normally:

  • hold qualifications at least equivalent to WASSCE standard grade C or above
  • satisfy specific programme requirements (e.g. Mathematics and English Language competency)

Please note: where possible IMAT College will always try and advise an applicant on eligibility prior to submitting a formal application.

If you are not automatically eligible then you will be individually considered by the College Special Admissions Panel. The Special Admissions Panel will consider qualifications which are not published under the Qualifications for Entrance Schedule, incomplete qualifications (e.g. diplomas / degrees) and substantial relevant work experience. If we cannot accept you with your current qualifications and experience, we will advise you what qualifications you could take in order to become eligible in the future.

Computer/internet access: you will require access to a computer/internet in order to study successfully on all of our courses.

Admissions appeal process

The College is committed to ensuring all decisions taken by the Admissions Office are clear, transparent and in-line with set precedent.

If you want to appeal against a decision concerning your eligibility then please contact us via imatcollegefreetown@gmail.com). You must state the basis of your appeal and include any additional information such as further complete/incomplete qualifications or work reference(s) that were not submitted with your original application.

Providing that no additional evidence is required, we will aim to respond to an appeal with a reviewed decision within ten working days. 

Costs to get your degree and certificate (Sub menu page)

Information about costs

Once you have paid the application fee, other fees to the College consist of; payments for registration for each year of study, examination fees and study materials. You can also choose to attend classes locally to support you with your studies.

The costs you will need to pay include the following:

Application fee

The application fee is charged when you submit an undergraduate application for specific courses. Please note that the application fee is non-refundable.

Registration fees

When you have been sent an ‘Offer letter’ you can register for your chosen course and pay an initial registration fee. We can then send out your study materials. Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) will also be provided.

The continuing registration fee is payable in the second and each subsequent year of your studies before study materials and access to the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) can be provided.

Examination entry fees

An examination entry fee is payable for each examination entry you make. Please check the student fees page. If you do not enter for an examination in a particular year, then no examination fee is payable.

This covers their costs for rooms where the exams are held and invigilating the examinations. The College takes no responsibility for the amount of the fee charged or the collection or refund. Details of the current fees can be obtained directly from the centre concerned.

Please note that there is no provision in the College regulations for the refund or transfer of examination entry fees.

Textbooks and other study resources

For most courses, in addition to the College fees, you will need to budget for additional textbooks and study materials.

For all courses you will need access to email and for most courses you will need to have regular access to a computer and the internet.

Local tuition

There is a local tuition fees for classes at IMAT College.