Vital Information for Fresh International Undergraduate Students 

2017/2018 Academic Year


All fresh international undergraduate students are expected to arrive between January 24 and January 28, 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 January 19, 2018.

The Hostels will only be opened to students from January 24, 2018. Students should therefore plan to arrive from this date. Students who arrive after January 28 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, mattresses, 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 January 29 and 30, 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, January 31 and Thursday, February 1, 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 February 5, 2018. Examinations will start on May 12 and end on May 27, 2018.

International Programmes at 20

International Programmes Office is 20 years old. As part of a yearlong commemoration of our 20th Anniversary, IPO will organize events during the second semester. Further information will be provided in a welcome pack to international students during orientation.

International Week Celebration

The office will organize international week celebration for all international students on February 26 to March 4, 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.

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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)

 +233-50-4169-868 (after hours).

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

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