Vital Information for Visiting Students Second Semester, 2016/2017 Academic Year


All visiting students are expected to arrive between January 18 and January 22, 2017.

Airport pick up service will be provided by the International Programmes Office for visiting students during the stipulated dates. For this service, kindly send flight details to nspips@ug.edu.gh before January 13, 2017.

The Hostels will only be opened to students from January 18, 2017. Students should therefore plan to arrive from this date. Students who arrive after January 22 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).



  • 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.

Information on Hall Registration

All students are to kindly register with their hall of residence (ISH). This is done at the Senior Tutors's office in jubilee hall.

Items Needed:

  • 3 passport sized photographs
  • Receipt of payment
  • Admission letter



International Programmes Office will organize a compulsory orientation programme for fresh international students on January 23 and 24, 2017 at the K. A. Bussia Lecture Hall (adjacent the School of Law  which is opposite the international house) from 9am to 12 noon.



Students are to report for registration at the International Programmes Office on Wednesday, January 25 and Thursday, January 26, 2017 with the following:

  •   Copy of admission letter
  •   Original copy of receipt of school fees payment
  •  Proof of  medical insurance
  • One passport sized photograph


Teaching / Examination

Teaching begins on January 30, 2017. Examinations will start on May 6 and end on May 21, 2017.


International Week Celebration/ International Programmes at 20

International Programmes Office turns 20 in June 2017. As part of a year long commemoration of our 20th Anniversary, IPO will organize inaugural events during our regular international week celebration. Further information will be provided in a welcome pack to international students during orientation.


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: http://www.fims.org.gh/m/aboutusdoc.


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. Please 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 /+233-28-9601-742 or /+233-28-9601-827 (between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm GMT)

 +233-50-4169-868 (after hours).

or send an email to nspip@ug.edu.gh  /  nspipam@ug.edu.gh

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