The University of Ghana

The University of Ghana (UG) was founded as the University College of the Gold Coast by Ordinance on August 11, 1948 for the purpose of providing and promoting university education, learning and research. The University of Ghana has over the years developed world-class human resource and capabilities to meet national development needs and global challenges through quality teaching, learning, research and knowledge dissemination. Comprising of three campuses, the University of Ghana offers academic learning and research through its four colleges. In addition, UG encompasses of a number of research institutes and centers, libraries, administrative offices, and other support services. The University has an enrollment of over twenty thousand degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and international students. UG’s alumni are leaders in Agriculture, Business, Health Care, Industry, Service, Politics and Education sectors.

Program Timelines

  Spring Semester 2016 Fall Semester 2016
Application Due Date November 1st, 2015 March 7th, 2016
Semester Begins January 29th, 2016 August 12th, 2016
Semester Ends May 28th, 2016 December 6th, 2016

(Application dates may change)


Visiting undergraduate students are only allowed to take courses at levels 200 to 400. All courses must be pre-approved by your home university’s academic advisor. For more information on how to select specific courses speak to an abroad advisor.

Some of the Bachelor’s Degree Programs at the University of Ghana

  1. Bachelor of Arts
  2. Bachelor of Fine Arts
  3. Bachelor of Law
  4. Bachelor of Science in Administration
  5. Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Agricultural, Biomedical, Computer, Food Process, Materials)
  6. Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences
  7. Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences
  8. Bachelor of Medicine


  1. Second year student at an accredited four-year U.S university
  2. Student must have at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  3. Must submit an official copy of academic transcript
  4. A copy of your current resume
  5. 2 letters of recommendation from professors or academic advisors
  6. An essay explaining your interest and why you should be accepted into the program (2 pages)
  7. A one-time $250 nonrefundable processing fee