Vital Information for Visiting International Students 

1st Semester, 2018/2019 Academic Year


All visiting students are expected to arrive between July 30 and August 2, 2018.

Airport pick up service will be provided by the International Programmes Office for international students during the stipulated dates.

For this service, kindly send flight details to before July 27, 2018.

The Hostels will only be opened to students from July 30, 2018. Students should therefore plan to arrive from this date. Students who arrive after August 2 will be picked up for a fee of US$15.00.

Payment of Fees

All students are expected to pay their fees in full prior to registration. Proof of payment of fees will be required before students can register at the International Programmes Office (IPO) - International House.


Housing will be provided at the International Students’ Hostel (ISH).

Rooms are furnished with beds, desks, chairs and wardrobes. Students are required to provide for themselves linen, pillows and toiletries. These can be bought from on-campus stores.


International Programmes Office will organize a mandatory orientation programme for visiting international students on August 13 and 14, 2018 at the K.A. Busia Lecture Hall from 9am to 12 noon. You are expected to attend on both days.


Students are to report for registration at the International Programmes Office on Wednesday, August 15 and Thursday, August 16, 2018 with the following

➢      Copy of admission letter

➢      Original copy of proof of fee payment

➢        Proof of medical insurance

➢       One passport sized photograph

Teaching / Examination

Teaching begins on August 20, 2018. Examinations will start on November 24 and end on December 16, 2018.

International Programmes Tour

The International Programmes Office organizes tours for students to places of interest across the country. Click on this link to sign up

Welcome Lunch

The office will organize a welcome lunch for all fresh international students on August 5, 2018

Welcome Durbar

The office will organize a welcome lunch for all fresh international students on October 6, 2018

Non- Citizen Ghana Card

Please note that all eligible foreign nationals living in Ghana are required by law to register and have a Non-Citizen Card.

The Non-Citizen Card is a national identity card for internationals which costs US$120. It is a legal requirement to have a Residence Permit. Please ensure you get this from the National Identification Authority Offices as soon as you arrive in Ghana. For more information please visit:

Other Information

Ghana uses the UK’s BS 1363 standard for plugs and sockets. This uses the 3 pin system and has a voltage of 240 volts. Kindly take note of this when bringing any electrical appliances, especially chargers for mobile phones.

Our Facebook Page

Kindly visit and "Like" our Facebook page, 'International Programmes Office, University of Ghana' for updates on the office's activities

Read and Download the International Students Handbook on:

Please contact the International Programmes Office should you require any assistance on:

+233-20-7053680  or +233-28-9601-827 (between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm GMT)

 +233-26-6694-337 / +233-26-1403-015 (after hours).

or send an email to  /

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Ghana. We wish you safe travels. 

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