Menu
Search
WPCS 2.1.5
Type: Public Institution
Motto: Integri Procedamus (Let us proceed in Integrity)
Affiliated to: AAU, ACU, IAU
Established: 1948
No of Students: 40,000
No of Staff: 4,000
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu
Campuses: Legon (Main) Campus, Accra City Campus, Korle-Bu Campus, Distance Education Regional Centres
Ranking: 1st in Ghana (Webometrics)
Website: https://www.ug.edu.gh/
  • universityHealthcare

    Bachelor's Programmes
  • universityLaw & Legal

    Bachelor's Programmes
Back

The University of Ghana is a public university located in Accra, Ghana. It is the oldest and largest of Ghana’s 13 national public universities. The University of Ghana was founded in 1948 as the University College of the Gold Coast on the recommendation of the Asquith Commission on Higher Education in the then British Colonies.

The Asquith Commission recommended among other things the foundation of University Colleges affiliated with.. more

The University of Ghana is a public university located in Accra, Ghana. It is the oldest and largest of Ghana’s 13 national public universities. The University of Ghana was founded in 1948 as the University College of the Gold Coast on the recommendation of the Asquith Commission on Higher Education in the then British Colonies.

The Asquith Commission recommended among other things the foundation of University Colleges affiliated with the University of London, and subsequent commissions in different regions recommended the establishment of a single University College for the whole of British West Africa in Ibadan, Nigeria.

The people of the Gold Coast led by Dr J. B. Danquah urged the Gold Coast Government to inform the British Government that the Gold Coast was ready for a University College; the British Government reviewed its decision and the University of the Gold Coast was founded in 1948.

From its inception, the University College of the Gold Coast was admitted into the Scheme of Special Relationship extended by the University of London to certain English and overseas University Colleges, which allowed the University College to teach for the external degree examinations of London University. It also allowed the College to modify the London syllabuses to suit local conditions and to take part in the setting and marking of examinations.

By 1961, the College Council had made a request to the Government of Ghana for legislation to constitute the University College into a University with the power to award its own degrees. The Government appointed an International Commission to examine the problem.

On the recommendations of that Commission, the University of Ghana was set up by an Act of Parliament on October 1, 1961. The University is mainly based in suburbs of Accra, which include Legon and Korle Bu.

The University of Ghana is the top-ranked University in Ghana according to Webometrics’ ranking of African universities, and one of the top-ranking universities in West Africa. In its over 70 years of existence, the university boasts a stellar academic reputation – it is one of the few universities in Africa offering programmes in nuclear physics and nuclear engineering.

Founded for the purpose of providing and promoting learning and research, the Office for Research, Innovation and Development oversees the university’s research policy. In addition, the university has several research institutions and centres for learning and research.

As part of its vision to become a world-class research university, the university focuses its efforts on Malaria research, Trans-disciplinary Research into Climate Change Adaptation, Enhancing Food Production and Processing, and Development Policy & Poverty Monitoring Evaluation.

The university holds partnerships and affiliations with a number of Ghanaian and international institutions, and it has established several agreements with universities in Africa, Europe and North America for student, faculty and staff exchange, as well as collaborative research.

The University counts a total enrolment figure of over 38000 students, with over 33000 undergraduates and 5000 postgraduates.

The University of Ghana counts several facilities that contribute to a conducive academic environment for its university community. From the Main University Gate on the Dodowa Road, the University Avenue extends to Commonwealth Hall on Legon Hill. Along it are grouped other Halls of Residence, Departments, lecture theatres and laboratories. he University Square – with an ornamental pool is over-looked by the Balme Library (named after David Mowbray Balme, the first Principal of the University College).

Across from the University Square are sports fields, a Central Cafeteria and halls of residence. UG has over 8 halls of residence to accommodate its staff and students. In addition, there are 10 university hostels as well as other private hostels. Behind the Commonwealth Hall is an open-air theatre with a Grecian style auditorium built into the slope of Legon Hill.

On the summit of Legon Hill is the Convocation Group of Buildings which houses the University’s administration offices, the Great Hall, with a seating capacity of 1,500 and a Tower donated by the Government of Ghana in 1959 to commemorate Ghana’s Independence.

On the southern side of the campus are residential accommodation for staff, the University Basic Schools, the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, School of Public Health, the Sports Stadium, supermarket and student hostels; while on the Northern side are more teaching departments, lecture theatres and laboratories.

The Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital is located about 18 kilometres from the main University campus. The University is planning to undertake a renovation scheme worth 500 million dollars, in order to refurbish its ageing laboratories.

In its storied history, the University of Ghana has graduated several notable figures. These include Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (current President of Ghana), John Evans Atta Mills (former President of Ghana), Georgina Theodora Wood (first female Chief Justice of Ghana), Akua Kuenyehia (Vice-President, International Criminal Court), Kofi Awoonor  (Ghanaian poet), and a host of others across all walks of life.

less
Back

Colleges

College of Health Sciences

  • School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences
  • Department of Anatomy
  • Department of Audiology, Speech and Language
  • Department of Chemical Pathology
  • Department of Haematology
  • Depar.. more

Colleges

College of Health Sciences

  • School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences
  • Department of Anatomy
  • Department of Audiology, Speech and Language
  • Department of Chemical Pathology
  • Department of Haematology
  • Department of Medical Biochemistry
  • Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Department of Occupational Therapy
  • Department of Pathology
  • Department of Physiology
  • Department of Physiotherapy
  • Department of Radiography
  • School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Department of Anaesthesia
  • Department of Biomaterials Sciences
  • Department of Child Health
  • Department of Medicine and Therapeutics
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Department of Oral Biology
  • Department of Oral Pathology and Medicine
  • Department of Orthodontics and Pedodontics
  • Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • Department of Restorative Dentistry
  • Department of Radiology
  • Department of Surgery
  • Centre for Tropical Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • School of Nursing
  • Department of Community Health
  • Department of Maternal and Child Health
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Research, Education and Administration
  • Department of Adult Health
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Public Health
  • Department of Biological, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Department of Biostatistics
  • Department of Epidemiology and Disease Control
  • Department of Health Policy, Planning and Management
  • Department of Population, Family and Reproduction Health
  • Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research
  • Department of Animal Experimentation
  • Department of Bacteriology
  • Department of Clinical Pathology
  • Department of Electron Microscopy
  • Department of Epidemiology
  • Department of Immunology
  • Department of Nutrition
  • Department of Virology
  • Department of Parasitology
  • Centre for Tropical, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics

 

College of Basic and Applied Sciences

  • School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Earth Science
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Statistics
  • School of Biological Sciences
  • Department of Animal Biology and Conservation Science
  • Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Marine and Fishery Sciences
  • Department of Nutrition and Food Science
  • School of Agriculture
  • Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Department of Agricultural Extension
  • Department of Animal Science
  • Department of Crop Science
  • Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Department of Soil Science
  • Livestock and Poultry Research Centre (LIPREC), Legon
  • Soil and Irrigation Research Centre (SIREC), Kpong
  • Forest and Horticultural Crops Research Centre (FOHCREC), Kade
  • School of Engineering Sciences
  • Department of Agricultural Engineering
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Department of Computer Engineering
  • Department of Food Process Engineering
  • Department of Material Science & Engineering
  • School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies
  • Institute of Applied Science and Technology
  • Biotechnology Research Centre
  • West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement
  • West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens
  • Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies (C3SS)

 

College of Humanities

  • Business School
  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of Marketing & Entrepreneurship
  • Department of Organisation & Human Resource Management
  • Department of Operations & Management Information Systems
  • Department of Public Administration & Health Services Management
  • School of Law
  • School of Arts
  • Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies
  • Department of History
  • Department of Philosophy and Classics
  • Department of Study of Religions
  • School of Languages
  • Department of English
  • Department of French
  • Department of Modern Languages
  • Department of Linguistics
  • School of Social Sciences
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Geography and Resource Development
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Social Work
  • Department of Sociology
  • School of Performing Arts
  • Department of Dance Studies
  • Department of Theatre Arts
  • Department of Music
  • Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research
  • Institute of African Studies
  • Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa
  • Regional Institute for Population Studies
  • Centre for Social Policy Studies
  • Centre for Migration Studies
  • Centre for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
  • Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy
  • Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy
  • Language Centre
  • University of Ghana Accra City Campus

 

College of Education

  • School of Information and Communication Studies
  • Department of Communication Studies
  • Department of Information Studies
  • School of Education and Leadership
  • Department of Educational Studies and Leadership
  • School of Continuing and Distance Education
  • Department of Adult Education and Human Resource Studies
  • Department of Distance Education
  • University of Ghana Learning Centres
less
Back

KEY INFO
For Ghanaian applicants, Undergraduate Applications begins on 10th January 2020 and ends on 31st August, 2020.
Postgraduate Applications ends on 29th May, 2020.
For International applicants, Applications run all-year-round.
Postgraduate Applicatio.. more

KEY INFO
For Ghanaian applicants, Undergraduate Applications begins on 10th January 2020 and ends on 31st August, 2020.
Postgraduate Applications ends on 29th May, 2020.
For International applicants, Applications run all-year-round.
Postgraduate Applications Deadline – 31st July, 2020.
Application E-VOUCHER/Fee is GH¢200 for Ghanaian Applicants and $110 for International Applicants.
International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following link to access the online application form for completion and submission.
All applications must be submitted ONLINE at http://admission.ug.edu.gh on the purchase of the University of Ghana application e-voucher.
All applicants who will be writing WASSCE in May/June 2020 are eligible to apply.
Applicants are expected to collect a free copy of the University of Ghana prospectus from the Bank when they purchase the e-voucher.
Qualified Applicants to the Bachelor’s degree on the Legon Campus who are unable to meet the competitive cut-off points determined by the Admissions Board for admission to preferred programmes of study may opt for the Fee-paying Scheme. Interested applicants must indicate this option on their application forms.
All applicants must ensure that their online applications are correctly filled and submitted
Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
For Undergraduate Degree Programmes
GHANA WASSCE/SSSCE
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have at least credits (A1 – C6 in WASSCE and A – D in SSSCE) in English, Core Mathematics and Integrated Science (for Science related programmes) or Social Studies (for non-Science related programmes) and three elective subjects in Science for applicants applying to Science or Agriculture related disciplines or three elective subjects in General Arts/Business for applicants applying to non-Science related disciplines, with the total aggregate not exceeding 24.

American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme at the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0

IGCSE/GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels
Applicants must have three relevant subjects at the Cambridge ‘A’ Levels.
In addition, they must have at least five (5) passes including English and Mathematics at the Cambridge ‘O’ Level.

WASSCE/SSSCE Applicants from the West African Sub-region
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have at least credits (A1 – C6 in WASSCE and A – D in SSSCE) in English, Core Mathematics, a Social Science subject, a Science Subject and three relevant elective subjects, with the total aggregate not exceeding 24 for the sciences and 30 for the humanities.

International Baccalaureate (IB)
The University of Ghana welcomes applications from students who follow the IB Diploma Programme and meet the following College requirements.

Diploma Applicants
Holders of University of Ghana Diplomas or recognised equivalents, with a Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) of 3.25 or better (for Legon Campus and City Campus programmes) and 2.5 or better (for Distance Learning programmes) in any of the under-listed programmes, are eligible to apply to the SAME area of study, and supported with two other subjects in a related field, for admission. In addition, such applicants MUST have WASSCE/SSSCE passes in three (3) Core subjects and two (2) electives in the appropriate subjects or credit passes in five subjects including English Language, Science and Mathematics at the GCE ‘O’ Level as well as passes in two subjects at the GCE ‘A’ Level.

Mature Student Admissions
Applicants must be at least 25 years old at the time of application and show proof of age with a birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of date of birth which is at least 5 years old.
Applicants must register for, attend and complete the University of Ghana Access Course and pass the Mature Students’ Entrance Examination conducted by the University.
Applicants who pass the Entrance Examination must purchase an e-voucher from designated banks to access the UG online application form.

**Other external qualifications which have equivalences to the WASSSCE/SSSCE and the GCE (A Levels). All admissions will be to Level 100.

For Masters Degree Programmes
A good first degree (at least a second class lower division) in a relevant field of study at the University of Ghana or any recognized University. A minimum of two to three years working experience is required from all applicants desiring to pursue programmes at the University of Ghana Business School.
*Applicants may be required to take an entrance examination and/or interview at the Department/Institute/School/Centre.

For PhD Degree Programmes
Admission to any of the PhD programmes will require a relevant masters’ degree. It will also be limited to candidates whose academic and scholastic records show a potential for successful completion of doctoral degree programme.

less
Back

Accra is the capital and largest city of Ghana. The city lies on a cliff that spreads northward over the Accra plains. The name Accra comes from an Akan word “nkran” that means black ants in the vicinity. When the Portuguese first settled on the coast of what is now known as Ghana, in 1482, Accra was occupied by several villages of the Ga tribe. Between 1650 and 1680 the Europeans built thr.. more

Accra is the capital and largest city of Ghana. The city lies on a cliff that spreads northward over the Accra plains. The name Accra comes from an Akan word “nkran” that means black ants in the vicinity. When the Portuguese first settled on the coast of what is now known as Ghana, in 1482, Accra was occupied by several villages of the Ga tribe. Between 1650 and 1680 the Europeans built three trading posts along the coast, known as Fort James (English), Fort Crevecoeur (Dutch), and Christiansburg Castle (Danish). After a tribal war, the major Ga towns on the Accra plains were displaced and drawn to the coast by the prospect of profitable trade with the Europeans. As a result, three coastal villages that are Osu (Christiansborg), Dutch Accra (later called Ussher Town), and James Town sprang up, becoming the nuclei of what was to be Accra. Accra later grew into a prosperous trading centre and after the Danes and the Dutch left the region in 1850, Accra became the capital of the British Gold Coast colony. After independence, Accra became the country’s capital, acting as its administrative, economic, and educational centre. Accra is influenced by the local steppe climate with annual average temperatures ranging from 24 degrees Celsius to 31 degrees Celsius. The total population of Accra is just over 2.4 million, and it is the Greater Accra Region’s economic and administrative hub and serves as the anchor of the larger Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA), which is inhabited by about 4 million people, making it the thirteenth-largest metropolitan area in Africa. The Ghanaian culture is characterised by a host of social gatherings – both colourful and musical in nature. The celebration of festivals is an essential part of life, whether for childbirth, rites of passage, puberty, marriage or death. Accra’s largest contributions revolve around the manufacturing and financial sectors. It also has a substantially sized service sector, and fishing is deemed important to the city.

Accra is one of Ghana’s most historic cities. It is best known for the Independence Square which contains monuments of Ghana’s independence struggle, including the Independence Arch, the Black Star Gate, and the Liberation Day Monument. Another visible historical landmark is the Jamestown Lighthouse that was constructed in 1875 by the British. The city encourages relaxation and refreshment through the presence of numerous parks like the Labadi Beach, the Osu Castle, and the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum & Memorial park (final resting place of Ghana’s first president, and it contains photos, artefacts and an insight into the life of Dr Nkrumah). It promotes cultural exploration through the W.E.B Dubois Memorial Centre, the Artist Alliance Gallery and the National Theatre. Ghana is a country with a deep sports heritage and Accra being its capital upholds that heritage through the Accra Sports stadium, a 39,800 all-seater and multipurpose stadium. The Makola Market is a renowned marketplace and shopping district in the city, where a wide array of products is sold. Accra’s transportation network is served through its airports, namely the Kotoka International Airport and the Accra International Airport. The city possesses a raft of health centres that cater to the health needs of the population. Provisions for worship are put in place through numerous worship houses like the Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity and the Accra Central Mosque. The city is home to several higher education institutions like the University of Ghana, Ghana Technology University College, Accra Technical University and the University of Professional Studies, Accra, just to name a few. The city, all of this taken into account, is an ideal location for further education.

less
Reviews (no review yet)
{{ reviewsOverall }} / 10 TOTAL SCORE (0 votes)
Academic Quality
Campus Facilities
Social Life
What people are saying....
Sort by:

1-2 of

reviews

/ 10
User Avatar

from {{{ review.review_city}}}, {{{ review.review_country }}}

{{{ review.review_student_status}}} | {{{ review.review_question }}}
/ 10
{{{ review.rating_title }}}
{{{review.rating_comment}}}

{{ pageNumber+1 }}
Please write a review if you have been a student at this school
Questions

Rate us and Write a Review

Your Rating for this listing

Similar Schools
Type: Public Institution
Motto: Integri Procedamus (Let us proceed in Integrity)
Affiliated to: AAU, ACU, IAU
Established: 1948
No of Students: 40,000
No of Staff: 4,000
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu
Campuses: Legon (Main) Campus, Accra City Campus, Korle-Bu Campus, Distance Education Regional Centres
Ranking: 1st in Ghana (Webometrics)
Website: https://www.ug.edu.gh/
School Contacts
General University Contact
Responsible for General Enquiries
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries
International Office
Responsible for Enquiries from Foreign Students
International Office
Responsible for International Admissions
Other Schools
Key Officials
Is this your University? Claim it now
Make sure your information is up to date

Claim This Listing