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    Vital Information for Visiting International Undergraduate Students 

1st Semester 2019/2020 Academic Year


All fresh international undergraduate students are expected to arrive between August 7 and August 9, 2019

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 19, 2019.

The Hostels will only be opened to students from August 7, 2019. Students should therefore plan to arrive from this date.  
Students who arrive after August11 will be picked up for the fee of US$15.00.



Housing will be provided at the International Students’ Hostel (ISH) until all beds are allocated.

Rooms are furnished with beds, mattresses, desks, chairs and wardrobes. Students are required to provide for themselves linen, pillows and other bedding and essential room items. They can be bought from on-campus stores. 



International Programmes Office shall organize MANDATORY mini orientation sessions for visiting  students on August 13 and 14, 2019  at the K.A. Busia 
Building from 9am to 12 noon. You are expected to attend on both days.



Students are to report for registration at the International Programmes Office from Thursday, August 15 and Friday, August 16, 2019  with the following:

➢      Copy of admission letter

➢        Proof of payment of fees or wire transfer details

➢       One passport sized photograph


Teaching / Examination

Teaching begins on August 19, 2019. Examinations shall start on November 23 and end on December 8, 2019.


Internatinal Programmes Cultural Tours 

The International Programmes Office organizes cultural tours for students to places of interest accross the country. 


Deans Lunch

The Dean of International Programmes will organize a welcome lunch for all fresh international students on August 11, 2019


Welcome Durbar

The office will organize a welcome durbar for all fresh international students on October 5, 2019.


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.

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

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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