15th March 2020.

Dear International partners and students:

Due to the global threat of COVID-19, the Government of Ghana’s directives, the University of Ghana is closed until further notice.  This means that all international members of our community are permitted to return to their home countries with the exception of anyone who has any symptoms of the common cold.  Such students should first be examined and cleared by UG Health Services before they can leave.  Please contact your programme coordinators and the numbers below for now.  These will be updated periodically.

University of Ghana Hospital: +233 595551971

National COVID-19 hotline: +233 (0) 552222004

National COVID-19 hotline: +233 (0) 552222005


However, the International Programmes Office and the International Students hostel on Legon campus will remain open until further notice.   All International students on the University’s other campuses will also be permitted to remain in residence until further notice.  Programme coordinators who live off campus will be permitted to come onto campus, but they, their family members, and any students who reside on any of the University of Ghana campuses should follow the health and movement protocols for the entire university, especially with reference to international travel. Any student, programme officer, staff or a family member who travels outside Ghana while the university and the country’s current restrictions on travel are in force, will not be permitted back on to campus until they have completed the 14-day mandatory self-quarantine period.

Updated measures regarding travel, classes and assessments will be shared with you all as we monitor the situation.  Some classes may be carried on remotely, for others it may not be possible to do so given the discipline/subject matter and other requirements of the course.  This will be addressed on a case by case basis and the International Programmes Office will be in touch with you all on this in the coming days based on the contact information we have for you on file.

In the meantime, for questions regarding the following please use the contact numbers and email addresses below:

UG Hospital: 0303974641 / 0307030184

National Contact, Ridge Hospital: 0509497700 / 0558439868


For all other matters contact IPO at:


+233(0)26664337 (WhatsApp Only)

Assistant Registrar, IPO: arip@ug.edu.gh

 Dean IPO: dip@ug.edu.gh


We hope that the situation will improve soon and wish you all the best of health. 

For those who want regular updates on the situation in Ghana, kindly refer to the following Government website that has 6-hourly updates. Note that this is not a University of Ghana website.