By | 5 September 2016

UG Legon Vital Information for Fresh International Students For 2016/2017


All fresh international undergraduate students are expected to arrive between September 12 and 17, 2016.


Airport pick up service will be provided by the International Programmes Office for fresh international undergraduate students during the stipulated dates upon request. Kindly send flight details and name to before September 10, 2016.


Students who arrive before or after the reporting dates may get an airport cab (taxi) located close to the Arrivals’ Hall, to convey them to the university campus. (Kindly note the cab’s registration number).


Taxis can be identified by their amber-coloured licensed plate. Note that, the taxi fares are negotiable and should be agreed on before boarding. It could be between thirty and fifty Ghana Cedis (GHC30 – GHC50). This information is also relevant to those who might arrive in Accra by road.


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 on campus.


Payment options:

  1. Secure online payment platform using Visa Card and MasterCard. Click on the link or copy and paste into your browser:
  2. 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
    Swift: ECOCGHAC


  3. Payments in Ghana (cash only):
    Account Name:  University of Ghana Fee Collection – USD – FX
    Account Number: 0162074409780403




Ø  Students can opt for accommodation at the International Students Hostel (ISH) which is on a first come-first served basis due to the limited number of rooms.

Ø  Rooms at the International Students Hostel are furnished with a bed, desk, chair and wardrobe. It is the responsibility of the students to provide for themselves bed linens, pillows and any other required items.

Ø  The Office of International Programmes can however facilitate accommodation in any of the on-campus housing facilities.

Ø  You can indicate your preference of accommodation before Monday, September 5, 2016 to




International Programmes Office (IPO) will organize MANDATORY mini-orientation sessions for fresh international students daily from 12th to 16th of September, 2016 at the Seminar room (Ground Floor, Right Wing)  of the International House located off the Annie Jiagge Road, opposite the School of Law from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (Each day)

The university’s main orientation for all fresh students is on Wednesday, September 14 – Saturday, September 17, 2016. Note that this is also mandatory for all fresh students.



Students are to report for registration at the International Programmes Office from September 12 to 18, 2016 with the following:

Ø  Copy of admission letter

Ø  Proof of payment of fees or wire transfer details

Ø  At registration, students who do not have photographs in the university’s data base will be required to provide passport-sized photographs of their full face; Students ID cards may be collected from the International Programmes office after ten (10) working days.

Teaching / Examination

Teaching begins on September 19, 2016. Examinations would start on January 4 and end on January 17, 2016.



Students are expected to attend a mandatory matriculation on October 8, 2016.


Non-Citizen Ghana Card and Residence Permit

Ø  Kindly 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 requisite for obtaining 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 click on the link

Ø  Obtaining a resident’s permit is also a requirement by the Ghana Immigration Service. An amount of fifty US dollars ($50) per year is charged for the permit. Students must pay this amount separately at the university’s cash office and collect a form from IPO with the receipt during registration.


Other Information

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. Please take note of this when acquiring any electrical appliances, especially chargers for mobile phones.


Our Facebook page

Kindly visit our Facebook page, International Programmes Office, University of Ghana and “like it” for updates on the office’s activities.

Please contact the International Programmes Office should you require any assistance on

+233-28-9601-742 or +233-28-9601-827 or +233-207053680 between the hours of 8:00am – 5:00pm GMT or call:

 +233-50-4169-868 after working hours.

Alternatively, send an email to

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Ghana. Have a safe journey.