UG Legon Fresh International Students: The University of Ghana, UG Legon information for fresh regular international undergraduate students for the 2019/2020 academic year.
If you have confirmed your name in the University of Ghana Admission List 2019/2020, below are the fundamental steps to be followed by International Freshmen after Confirming their Admission Status on UG Admission List.
UG Legon Fresh International Students Information 2019/2020
The information contains the arrival date, payment procedures for international students, accommodation, orientation and registration procedures for the 2019/2020 academic year.
All fresh international undergraduate students are expected to arrive between August 21 and September 27, 2019
Airport pick up service will be provided by the International Programmes Office for international students during the stipulated dates.
The Hostels will only be opened to students from August 21, 2019. Students should therefore plan to arrive from this date. Students who arrive after September 27 may flag down an airport cab (taxi) located close to the Arrivals’ Hall, to convey them to their respective destinations. (Kindly note the cab registration number).
Taxis can be identified usually by their amber coloured license plate. Students should kindly note that the taxi fare could be between thirty and forty Ghana Cedis (GHC30 – GHC40).
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.
a. Secure online payment platform using Visa Card and MasterCard. Click on the link or copy and paste into your browser: https://sts.ug.edu.gh.ugpay.
b. 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
Account Name: University of Ghana
Account Number: 0241014034261
Bank Details: Access Bank Ghana Limited
c. Payments in Ghana (cash only):
Account Name: University of Ghana Fee Collection – USD – FX
Account Number: 0162074409780403
Housing will be provided at the International Students’ Hostel (ISH) until all beds are allocated.
Rooms are furnished with beds, mattresses, desks, chairs and wardrobes. Students are required to provide for themselves linen, pillows and other bedding and essential room items.
Kindly indicate your preference of accommodation before Wednesday, August 21, 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit http://ipo.ug.edu.gh/sites/ipo.ug.edu.gh/files/u8/RESIDENTIAL_FACILITY__FEES_2019-2020.pdf for the accommodation options and charges. NOTE THAT TWO IN-ONE ROOMS MAY ONLY BE AVAILABLE AT THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ HOSTEL
International Programmes Office shall organize MANDATORY mini orientation sessions for fresh international students daily from August 21 to September 3, 2019 (9:30 am – 3:00pm) at the Seminar room (Ground Floor, Right Wing) of the International House located on the Annie Jiagge Road, opposite the School of Law.
The university’s main orientation for all fresh students starts from Wednesday, August 28 to Saturday, August 31, 2019 at the Great Hall. Note that this is also mandatory for all fresh students.
Students are to report for registration at the International Programmes Office from August 21 to September 27, 2019 (9:00am – 3:00pm daily)with the following:
➢ Copy of admission letter
➢ Proof of payment of fees or wire transfer details
➢ One passport sized photograph
Teaching / Examination
Teaching begins on September 2, 2019. Examinations shall start on December 9 and end on December 20, 2019.
Students are expected to attend mandatory matriculation on September 28, 2019.
The office will organize a welcome durbar for all fresh international students on October 5, 2019.
The Dean of International Programmes will organize a welcome lunch for all fresh international students.
Date to be confirmed.
Resident Permit and Non- Citizen Ghana Card
Please 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 legal requirement to have 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 visit: http://www.fims.org.gh/m/aboutusdoc.
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. Kindly take note of this when bringing any electrical appliances, especially chargers for mobile phones.
Our Facebook and Twitter Page
Kindly visit and “like” our facaebook page, ‘International Programmes Office, University of Ghana’. Twitter page @IPOUG1, for updates on the office activities.
Read and Download the International Students Handbook on:
Please contact the International Programmes Office should you require any assistance on:
+233-20-7053680 /+233-28-9601-742 or /+233-28-9601-827 (between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm GMT)
We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Ghana. We wish you safe travels.