VITAL INFORMATION FOR FRESH INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
2021/2022 ACADEMIC YEAR
All fresh international undergraduate students are expected to arrive between January 10 and January 23, 2022.
Airport pick up service will be provided by the International Programmes Office for fresh international undergraduate students during the stipulated dates.
For this service, kindly send flight details via firstname.lastname@example.org before January 23, 2022.
The Hostels will only be opened to students from January 10, 2022. Students should therefore plan to arrive from this date. Students who arrive after January 23 may flag down an airport cab (taxi) located close to the Arrivals’ Hall, to convey them to their respective destinations. (Kindly note the cab registration number).
Please note that it would be prudent to share your location with an IPO representative to ensure that you have indeed arrived on campus should you choose to arrive by alternative means of transport.
Taxis can be identified by their amber coloured license plate. All admitted students should kindly note that, the taxi fare could be between Fifty and Eighty Ghana Cedis (GHC50 – GHC80).
PAYMENT OF FEES
Fees must be paid in US dollars. This may be done online, by wire or by direct deposit as outlined below. Should you choose to make payment by wire or direct deposit, kindly ensure that your name and student ID number are clearly written on the pay-in-slip. Your pay-in-slip will be required for registration.
a. Secure online payment platform using Visa Card and MasterCard. Click on the link or copy and paste into your browser: https://www.ug.edu.gh/ugpay
b. Payments outside Ghana by wire transfer:
Account Name: University of Ghana Fee Collection- USD-FGN
Account Number: 0161094409780403
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch
c. Payments in Ghana (cash only):
Account Name: University of Ghana Fee Collection – USD - FX
Account Number: 0162074409780403
d. Payment in Nigeria:
Account Name: University of Ghana
Account Number: 0241014034261
Bank Details: Access Bank Ghana Limited
➢ Housing will be provided at the International Students’ Hostel (ISH) and Dr. Hilla Limann Hall until all beds are allocated.
➢ Rooms are furnished with beds, desks, chairs and wardrobes. Students are required to provide for themselves linen, pillows and any other required item.
➢ Kindly indicate your preference of accommodation via email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
International Programmes Office shall organize a MANDATORY orientation session for fresh international students on January 21, 2022, at the Seminar room (Ground Floor, Right Wing) of the International House located on the Annie Jiagge Road, opposite the School of Law.
The university’s main orientation for all fresh students starts from Wednesday, January 12 to Saturday, January 15, 2022. Note that this is also mandatory for all fresh students.
Students are to report for registration at the International Programmes Office from January 10 to January 23, 2022 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 January 17, 2022. Examinations would start on April 9 and end on May 1, 2022.
Students are expected to attend a mandatory matriculation on February 12, 2022.
The office will organize a welcome dinner for all fresh international students on January 21, 2022.
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.
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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Read and Download the International Students Handbook on:
Please contact the International Programmes Office should you require any assistance on:
+233-20-705-3680 /+233-50-706-2290 or /+233-50-748-5956 (between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm GMT)
Or, send an email to email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Ghana. Safe travels.
NB: This information will be updated as and when the academic calendar for the 2022/2023 academic year is released.