University of Ghana

University of Ghana

 

Profile

The University of Ghana is the oldest and largest of the seven Ghanaian public universities. It was founded in 1948 as the University College of the Gold Coast and was given full university status in 1961. It is a leading university in Ghana and is also one of the most prestigious universities in Africa. The main campus is located in Legon, just 13 kilometers northeast of Accra, the capital of Ghana. The student population is about 30,000 with over 1,000 international students.

For more information, please visit the following websites:
 
Courses
 
Some of the courses that are taught at the University of Ghana are:
Subjects (Departments) in the Humanities are divided into 8 groups:
Group I
Sociology
Linguistics
Social Work
 
Group II
Economics
Psychology
Information Studies
 
Group III
Theatre Arts
Geography
Home Science
Nursing
 
Group IV
Archaeology
English
Mathematics
Music
Group V
History
Classics
Computer Science
 
Group VI
Philosophy
Political Science
Dance Studies
 
Group VII
Arabic
Spanish
Swahili
 
Group VIII
Statistics
Religions
 
 
 

Students are not permitted to choose more than one subject from the same group (e.g. a student who opts to pursue courses in Statistics is not allowed to select courses in Religions because both belong to Group VIII)

Other Departments include Agriculture and Consumer Sciences, Engineering Sciences and Sciences, Business, and Law.
For more information on courses offered at the University of Ghana, please refer to Course Offerings.
 
Dates
 
The first semester (Brock’s Fall Term) starts in mid-August and ends in late December.
The second semester (Brock’s Winter Term) starts in mid-January to late May.
For specific dates, please refer to the Calendar.
 
Housing
 
The University has three co-ed Halls of Residence (Legon Hall, Akuafo Hall and Mensah Sarbah Hall) and two single sex Halls of Residence (Volta Hall Hall for females and Commonwealth for males).