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Universities In Ghana – The Preferred Destinations For The Prospective Foreign Students
The State Universities in Ghana are amongst the most well managed and sought after institutions not only in the West Africa sub region but also on the whole continent of Africa. The universities in Ghana are members of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and their degrees are comparable and recognised not only in the Commonwealth of nations but also throughout the world. Some of the products of our universities are today leading researchers, medical consultants, nuclear physicist and international civil servants.

Ghana being the first country south of the Sahara to gain political independence from Britain in 1957 has witnessed great strides in her educational development and advancement. There has been significant investment in expanding the number of places available to all who seek education at our publicly funded universities. On our various campuses are students from all over the world studying various courses in Medicine, Law, Business, Administration/Management, Mining, Mechanical, Electronic, Computer/ICT engineering, Pharmacy, Education, Sciences, Anthropology, Performing Arts, African studies to name but a few. These unique courses have special appeal to international students from USA, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Today our campuses are a melting pot of students from all races. The unique locations of our universities in Ghana gives the international student an insight into the rich culture of the country.
University of Ghana, LegonClick Here...
University of Ghana, located in the nation’s capital, Accra boast of historical sights such as:
  • The Colonial Law courts with its Victorian buildings
  • The Independent square where all major national events are held
  • The imposing National Theatre
  • The famous Makola market
  • Parliament square
  • The Kwame Nkrumah museum and circle
  • The magnificent Job 600 building soon to be the offices of our parliamentarians
  • The Tema motorway and the splendid super N1 highway.

University Website: www.ug.edu.gh

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and TechnologyClick Here...
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology,established by Ghana’s first President is located in Kumasi, the Garden city and cultural capital. The foreign student has the priviledge of visiting exciting sites such as:
  • Kumasi cultural centre
  • Manhyia palace, the magnificent citadel of Ashantehene, the Paramount chief of the Ashanti Kingdom
  • Kumasi National Sports stadium
  • Komfo Anokye Hospital and the legendary Komfo Anokye statute with the sword from the skies. It was through the magical powers of Komfo Anokye that united the once divided Ashanti kingdom.
  • The sprawling Asafo and central market and the Kumasi fort behind the Law courts.

University Website: www.knust.edu.gh

University of Cape Coast , Cape CoastClick Here...
University of Cape Coast,with its unique location has a proud history and sites which every foreign student interested in the origin of the slave trade and its operations need to visit. Some of these historical places of interests include:
  • The splendid Cape Coast slave castle over looking the Atlantic ocean has a sad history of the slave trade and man’s inhuman treatment of his fellow man.
  • Elmina Castle and township where gold was first found.
  • The Kotokoraba and Abora markets
  • Kakum National Park which is a must for any student/visitor
  • The London Bridge and the fish landing bay beaches.

University Website: www.ucc.edu.gh

University of Education , WinnebaClick Here...
The University of Education, Winneba is the leading university in Ghana and sub West Africa region for producing qualified graduate teachers for our second cycle and tertiary schools. It is also a multi-campus institution with sites at Winneba, Kumasi, Mampong Ashanti and Ajumako.
  • It has beautiful white sand beaches and café for the visitor who wants some peace with the echoes of the Atlantic ocean.
  • An annual Live Deer Hunt Festival which is a joy to behold.
  • The historic fish market and the canoe fishing white sand beaches.

University Website: www.uew.edu.gh

University for Development Studies, TamaleClick Here...
University for Development Studies,a multi-campus university located in the Northern part of Ghana has unique places of interests that must be explored by any visiting occasional or foreign student.
  • The Crocodile Pond at Paga where the visitor has the chance to interact, touch and even sit on a live crocodile without a care in the world.
  • The intricate Paga and Navro Pio’s palaces
  • The unique farming techniques and the delicious guinea fowl, a delicacy every visitor to the north must not fail to try.
  • The Bole game reserve and the multi campuses at Nyankpala, Navrongo and Wa.
  • The new sports stadium.

University Website: www.uds.edu.gh

University of Mines and Technology, TarkwaClick Here...
The University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwais the only mining university in Ghana and the whole of Africa. It is located in one of the gold belts of Ghana with fascinating sites for the foreign student who may be privileged to study in this university. Some of the interesting sites include the following:
  • The rich Tarkwa Gold mines
  • The famous table mountain for Helicopter landing for air freighting the produced gold bars to the port of Team for shipment.
  • The magnificent unique seven satellite townships that make up the Tarkwa township
  • The old commercial and busy township
  • The grand new well equipped Government hospital
  • The well designed 2000 seater student auditorium.

University Website: www.umat.edu.gh

University of Health and Allied Sciences, HohoeClick Here...
The University of Health and Allied Sciences, Hohoe was established by an Act of Parliament (Act 828 of December 2011) as a public university in Ghana. The main campus, including the central administration, is in Ho. A second campus is to be located in Hohoe.

The Aims Of The University Are To:
  • Provide higher education through teaching and research to all persons suitably qualified and capable of benefiting from such education
  • Run courses in health and allied health sciences relevant to the health needs of the people of Ghana
  • Adopt teaching and learning methods that are practically-oriented, technology driven and community-based
  • Disseminate knowledge and carry out research that responds to the health needs and aspirations of the people of Ghana and beyond.

University Website: www.uhas.edu.gh/UHAS/

The University of Energy and Natural Resources, SunyaniClick Here...
The University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani is a Public University established by an Act of Parliament, Act 830 in December 2011.

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST handed over its Sunyani Campus to the management of the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) to become part of the University’s nucleus. The University however opens in September 2012 when the first batch of students will be ushered in.

University Website: Www.uenr.edu.gh

University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA)Click Here...
University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) Welcome to the University of Professional Studies’ website.

I hope that this site will provide you with adequate information necessary to sustain your interest and provide solutions to your pertinent questions.

The University of Professional Studies (UPSA), since its establishment, has been committed to the training of Professional Accountants, Marketing Executives and Administrators. Within a short frame of time the University has become a national leader in this respect.

University Website: www.ips.edu.gh

Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration Click Here...
University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA)

GIMPA was established in 1961 as a joint Ghana Government/United Nations Special Fund Project. It was originally called the Institute of Public Administration, established to train public servants with administrative and professional competence to plan and administer national, regional and local services.

In 1999/2000, GIMPA was among a group of 200 public sector organisations in Ghana earmarked under the World Bank-funded Public Sector Reform Programme to be taken off Government Subvention. GIMPA was subsequently selected under the National Institutional Reform Programme to be transformed, notably to be self-financing. Subsequently, GIMPA was taken off Government Subvention in 2001.

University Website: www.gimpa.edu.gh



In conclusion the foreign student is spoilt for choice as to what to see and places to visit. There is indeed no bored or dull moment and you would enjoy every day of your study and stay in Ghana as you find your colleagues and Ghanaians in general to be warm and friendly people.

A place and country you would always love to come back to long after your studies are over.
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