Vital Information for Visiting International Students
2nd Semester 2019/2020 Academic Year
All visiting students are expected to arrive between January 21 and January 23, 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 email@example.com before Janauary 21, 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.Housing will be
➢ Housing will be provided at the International Students’ Hostel (ISH).
➢ Rooms are furnished with beds, mattress, desks, chairs and wardrobes. Students are required to provide for themselves linen, pillows, toileteries and other bedding and essential room items. These can be bought from on-campus stores.
International Programmes Office shall organize a MANDATORY orientation programme for visiting 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 Febraury 3, 2020. Examinations will start on May 9 and end on May 24, 2020.9
The Dean of International Programmes will organize a welcome lunch for all fresh international students on January 26, 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.
Resident 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: http://www.fims.org.gh/m/aboutusdoc.
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).
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 facaebook page, 'International Programmes Office, University of Ghana'. Twitter page @IPOUG1, for updates on the office 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 firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Ghana. We wish you safe travels.
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