Vital Information

Vital Information for Visiting Students

2nd Semester, 2019/2020 Academic Year



All visiting students are expected to arrive between January 22 and January 26, 2020.

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 before January 17, 2020.


The Hostels will only be opened to students from January 21, 2020. Students should therefore plan to arrive from this date.


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.



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

Ø  Rooms are furnished with beds, mattress, 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 27 and 28, 2020 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 29 and Thursday, January 30, 2020 with the following:

➢      Copy of admission letter

➢       Copy of original proof of fee payment

➢     Proof of medical insurance

➢       One passport photograph


Teaching / Examination

Teaching begins on February 3, 2020. Examinations will start on May 9 and end on May 24, 2020.


International Week Celebration

IPO’s international week celebration is held from February 24 to February 29, 2020. This is open to international students and faculty in the entire University of Ghana community.


Residence Permit and 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.

It is also required by the law for all non-tourist visitors 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:

The Non-Citizen Card is a national identity card for internationals which costs US$120.

International Programmes Office assists students with immigration issues (residence permit, visa on arrival, visa extension and conversion of single to multiple-entry visas). 


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 and Twitter page 

Kindly visit and “like” our facebook page, ‘International Programmes Office, University of Ghana’

Twitter page@IPOUG1, 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 /+233-30-3937244  /+233-30-7090209 (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 and wish you safe travels