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Republic of Ghana

Capital: Accra
Located in West Africa

Higher Education in Ghana

Types of Universities: There are 18 technical institutions present and two institutions issuing diplomas. The country also is home to 8 national public universities as well as 49 private institutions. Additionally, the country has attracted private investment and school development. In recent years, several new universities have developed, all of which are private institutions. Of these, the oldest school in the country is the University of Ghana, which opened its doors in 1948. The focus of education throughout these schools is very diverse. Many students study business, social sciences, and medicine. However, there is also a strong demand for technology based education, the arts, and humanities. Perhaps the most well known school in the region is Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, which has become a top school in this portion of Africa. There are other educational institutions in Ghana – some are local.. more

Types of Universities: There are 18 technical institutions present and two institutions issuing diplomas. The country also is home to 8 national public universities as well as 49 private institutions. Additionally, the country has attracted private investment and school development. In recent years, several new universities have developed, all of which are private institutions. Of these, the oldest school in the country is the University of Ghana, which opened its doors in 1948. The focus of education throughout these schools is very diverse. Many students study business, social sciences, and medicine. However, there is also a strong demand for technology based education, the arts, and humanities. Perhaps the most well known school in the region is Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, which has become a top school in this portion of Africa. There are other educational institutions in Ghana – some are local campuses of foreign universities, some conduct classes for students who write their exams at the distance-education centers of the larger Ghanaian universities. Universities and colleges are accredited by the National Accreditation Board – Ghana under the Ministry of Education – Ghana.

Academic Year: This varies from one University to another. However, in general, the academic year is divided into 2 semesters as follows:
*Semester 1: From August/ September to December
*Semester 2: From February to July.

January and mid-July to mid-August are usually holidays. There is no standard academic calendar for universities as each university is free to set its own calendar.

General Application Requirements:

For admission into an undergraduate degree, Ghanaian universities generally require you to present proof of completing one of the following requirements:

  1. Ghana Senior Secondary/High School certificate.
  2. Higher or Advanced or Technical Diploma.
  3. A-Levels or International Baccalaureate or West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE);
  4. The relevant senior secondary or high school certificate from your country.

Note: Applicants with certain college/university diplomas may be eligible for advance standing.

For postgraduate programs, the entry requirements are:

-A good second class honors degree from a recognized institution for admission into a Masters Program or a postgraduate diploma.

-A good Masters degree for admission into a PhD program.

For certain courses like an MBA program, work experience might also be required.

Program Duration:

Certificate Programme: usually takes 1 month to 1 year to complete.
Higher Diploma: usually takes 1-2 years to complete.
Bachelors Degree: usually takes 4 years to complete.
Masters Degree: Usually takes 2 years after a Bachelor’s degree.
Doctorate Degree (PhD): usually takes 3 years after a Master’s degree.

Post Graduate Opportunities:

In Ghana, Regimanuel Gray Group, Ashanti Goldfields, Kencity Media, Citizen Kofi Entertainment Centre, Antrak Group of Companies, Intercontinental Bank Ghana, Rlg Communications, Enterprise Life Insurance Company Limited, Jospong Group of Companies, Toyota Ghana Limited etc companies are leading the country with greatest opportunities for the postgraduate students. Promising sectors of the Ghanaian economy includes Manufacturing, Petroleum and natural gas production, Industrial minerals mining, Real estate, Trade and exports etc.

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Universities in Ghana

Courses by Specialisation in Ghana

  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Science
  • Agriculture
  • Technology
  • Humanities
  • Arts & Design
  • Social Sciences
  • Media
  • Management
  • Law

Study Programmes in Ghana

About Ghana

Overview:

Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the sub region of West Africa. Spanning a land mass of 238,535 km2 (92,099 sq mi), Ghana is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the .. more

Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the sub region of West Africa. Spanning a land mass of 238,535 km2 (92,099 sq mi), Ghana is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south. Ghana means “Warrior King” in the Soninke language. Ghana’s population of approximately 28 million spans a variety of ethnic, linguistic and religious groups. Five percent of the population practices traditional faiths, 67.2% adhere to Christianity and 23.6% are Muslim. Its diverse geography and ecology ranges from coastal savannahs to tropical rain forests. Ghana encompasses plains, waterfalls, low hills, rivers, Lake Volta, the world’s largest artificial lake, Dodi Island and Bobowasi Island on the South Atlantic Ocean coast of Ghana. The northernmost part of Ghana is Pulmakong and the southernmost part of Ghana is Cape Three Points.

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Fees & Living Costs:

-Tuition Fees-Academic fees generally vary widely from one degree program to the other and from one university to another. Private education institutions are generally more expensive than the public ones. Tuition fees at Ghanaian universities are between about 1,900 USD – 7,000 USD per year. Howev.. more

-Tuition Fees-Academic fees generally vary widely from one degree program to the other and from one university to another. Private education institutions are generally more expensive than the public ones. Tuition fees at Ghanaian universities are between about 1,900 USD – 7,000 USD per year. However, It is forbidden for any foreigner to accept employment in Ghana unless they are granted a Ghana work permit or Immigrant quota work permit.

-Cost of Living- The cost of living in Ghana is much cheaper. For one person, per month:
Food: $120 (if you buy groceries and cook for yourself and as an example, a loaf of fresh white bread (500g) will cost $1.00, milk (1L) will cost $2.01)
Transport: Public transport would cost around $250 but that would again depend on distance of commute. (Monthly Pass $225.89)
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, and Three-course would cost $27.22 Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult is $54.76. Cinema ticket costs about $6.85.  Again, everything really depends on you and how much you spend.

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Student Visas:

A Student Visa for Ghana is almost like an extension of a visitors visa. In order for a person to study in Ghana, the prospective student should first have:

  1. An offer of admission from a recognized and accredited Institution in Ghana including dates .. more

A Student Visa for Ghana is almost like an extension of a visitors visa. In order for a person to study in Ghana, the prospective student should first have:

  1. An offer of admission from a recognized and accredited Institution in Ghana including dates of enrollment.
  2. For students other than those from ECOWAS a Student Visa for Ghana and / or entry permit before proceeding to Ghana.

If accepted, students are given permission to reside in Ghana for the extent of their term in school.

No matter what nationality the student is from the following requirements must be met before a Student Visa for Ghana will be issued:

  1. A valid travel document i.e. (passport, Ecowas Travel Document)
  2. Proof of admission letter from an accredited institution.
  3. Proof of an offer of an approved course from an accredited institution.
  4. Proof of exemption or payment of the required course fees.
  5. Proof of a guarantee of accommodation.
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Interesting Facts:

*Ghana is the world’s second largest producer of cocoa beans.

*Lake Volta is the largest artificial lake in the world. It extends for over 320 miles and can be seen from space.

*There are six national parks and many smaller nature reserves, which were set up to help protect Ghana’s wildlife. There are over 650 butterfly species in the Kak.. more

*Ghana is the world’s second largest producer of cocoa beans.

*Lake Volta is the largest artificial lake in the world. It extends for over 320 miles and can be seen from space.

*There are six national parks and many smaller nature reserves, which were set up to help protect Ghana’s wildlife. There are over 650 butterfly species in the Kakum National Park, including the giant swallowtails, which are nearly 8 inches (20 centimeters) across.

*Ghana has the largest market in West Africa. It’s called Kejetia market and it’s located in Kumasi, the Ashanti region’s capital.

*Ghana produces the second most cocoa beans in the world.

*The black star in Ghana’s flag was adopted from legendary Pan African leader Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League, which had the Black Star Line Steamship company.

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