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PRE-ARRIVAL INFORMATION
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  • Accept your admission offer

Once you have been admitted to the University of Ghana, the International Programmes Office will send you a scanned copy of your admission letter while the hardcopy is sent to you via courier. A list of successful applicants will also be put up on our webpage.

After receiving notice from the University that you have been offered admission at the University of Ghana, you will have to send a reply via email to nspip@ug.edu.gh, infoip@ug.edu.gh, or nspips@ug.edu.gh to accept the offer.

  • Register for Airport Pickup:

The International Programmes Office will arrange pick-up from the Kotoka International Airport and transport to University of Ghana Hostels for in-bound students who do not have transport arrangement. To enjoy this service you must send an email to nspips@ug.edu.gh  by the deadline below with the following travel information :

  •  Full Name and Student ID as indicated on admission letter
  •  Date and time of arrival
  •  Airline and flight number


You will be met by International Programmes officials (see pictures of resident assistants on the staffpage) at the Arrival hall of the Airport.

STUDENT TYPE FIRST SEMESTER (FALL) SECOND SEMESTER (SPRING) DEADLINE
Visiting International Students July 30, 2013  to August 2, 2013 January 29, 2014 to 2nd February, 2014 FALL: 20th July, 2013

SPRING:
23th January, 2014
Undergraduate International Freshmen
14th September to 18th September, 2013 N/A 4th September, 2013


If for any reason your flight schedule is changed after you have registered for this service, kindly inform us via mail or call +233 287299353 or +233 541132320 .

We regret that we cannot arrange airport pickup for students arriving before and after the set dates. Students who arrive before or after the set dates can pick a taxi from the airport and ask to be taken to the University of Ghana.
  • Register to attend the International Students Welcome Durbar:

Every semester, the International Programmes Office organizes a Welcome Durbar to welcome newly enrolled international students to the University.  This is an evening where students are treated to live cultural performances and traditional Ghanaian food. Students who wish to showcase their culture are also given the opportunity to do so.
To register to attend the Welcome Durbar, kindly send an email with your name and index number (as indicated on your admission letter) to nspipv@ug.edu.gh

  • Get to Know other UG students through facebook

We now have an International Programmes page on facebook where you can meet other students, post your comments and questions to the international programmes team, and keep up to date with planned events and activities. Click here to be directed to our page.

  • Pay, or Prepare to pay your tuition fee and accommodation fee:

Your admission letter will indicate the charge for the period you are enrolled on and the wire transfer details. If you choose to accept a place at the University of Ghana it is your responsibility to ensure that your tuition fees are paid when they are due. Fees due are payable prior to registration or during the registration period.
You will have to present evidence of fee payment before you will be allowed to go through the registration process.

If you are offered accommodation on the University of Ghana campus you will need to ensure you have the necessary funds to pay for the duration of your stay. Please see accommodation for more information about accommodation arrangement at UG.

Please see fees for more information.

Contact nspip@ug.edu.gh or infoip@ug.edu.gh if you have any queries about fee payments.

  • Arrange for medical insurance:

Students can arrange for international medical insurance for the duration of their study at the University of Ghana before arriving in Ghana. The International Programmes office also has agreements with some insurance companies with whom students can register with when they arrive in the country.

Immigration Advice
On receiving your admission letter you can now apply for a student’s visa from a Ghana Embassy/High Commission, Consulate or other Embassy authorized by the Government of Ghana to issue visas on her behalf.
Upon arrival in Ghana the student will have to apply for a resident permit from the Ghana Immigration Service. The International Programmes Office will provide you with a letter to help facilitate this process.

Items required to obtain a resident permit letter:

  • Copy of the photo page of your passport
  • Proof of school fees payment
  • Copy of student ID card
  • Contact number of student in Ghana
  • Residential Status in Ghana
  • Registering with respective embassies:

On arrival in Ghana, all international students must register with their respective High Commissions/Embassies at their earliest convenience.

  • Lost passport :

In any new country your passport is your most valuable document. You must keep your passport in a safe place. Students are advised to make photocopies of the most important pages in their passports and store them in a different secure place.

In the situation where you lose your passport you must;

  • Report this to the nearest police station (there is a police station about a 100m from the University’s main gate) and make sure to get a copy of the police report.
  • Report the incident to the International Programmes Office with a copy of the police report.
  • Report the incident to the Ghana Immigration Service with a copy of the police report.
  • Contact your embassy in Ghana to obtain a new passport. You may need your police report to do this so make sure you keep a copy.

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