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Ghana: University of Ghana
Accra, Ghana (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year
Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
Budget Estimates Academic Year
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/01/2018 04/15/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement:
3.0 (If you do not meet the GPA requirement, contact CSU IP as you still may be eligible to apply)
Class Standing:
Junior, Senior
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: None
Areas of Study: African Studies, Agriculture, Anthropology, Art (Performance), Art History, Biochemistry, Biology, Business, Comparative Literature, Economics, Engineering, English, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Geography, Health Science, History, International Relations, International/Global Studies, Liberal Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Marine Biology, Marine Science, Nursing, Nutrition, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Women's & Gender Studies, Zoology Special Notes: Dependents not permitted.
Program Description:



Academic Year Applications
February 1: Priority Deadline
March 1: Secondary Deadline 

Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline. If spaces are available, student may submit applications for the later deadlines, but may need to be flexible regarding their program options, available spaces may be limited on popular programs.


Eligibility Requirements
Minimum 3.0 GPA; Students must be enrolled at a CSU campus no later than fall term prior to departure, or eligible to enter from a community college by spring term of the program start date.

Course Prerequisites
It is recommended that students have one college-level course with a focus on African studies (history, politics, geography, religion, humanities, and social sciences).

Academic Credit
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.

Students pay the same tuition for Ghana: University of Ghana as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Estimates above.

Program Dates
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year abroad on this program. The traditional Ghanaian academic cycle begins in February and ends in November. 

Academic Year: July to November & February to June


University of Ghana – Legon is located near Accra, the capital city of Ghana. The University of Ghana - Legon is Ghana's premier institution of higher learning, with almost 40,000 students attending each year. The University of Ghana is similar to the British university model in that undergraduate students enroll in a program of study that is relatively fixed and highly focused within the particular subject. This program is administered by full-time local CSU staff.
GhanaGhana: University of Ghana provides students with the opportunity to develop a fuller understanding of the country and its people through integration in the academic and cultural life. All students are required to take Society and Culture of Ghana in the fall semester, Twi language classes during both semesters, and a Service Learning course in the spring semester. The Service learning course allows students to gain hands on experience working in the community. The focus of the Service Learning course is determined by the student, but past service learning experiences have involved working in local schools, law offices, museums and research institutions. In addition, students enroll in courses within the regular departments of the university to complete their course load.
For more information about the academic program, students may refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for the previous year. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.


Legon, a suburb of the Ghanaian city Accra, is situated about 7.5 miles north-east of the city center in the Accra Metropolis District, a district in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. Accra stretches along the Ghanaian Atlantic coast and extends north into Ghana's interior. Once merely a 19th-century suburb of Victoriaborg, Accra has since transitioned into a modern metropolis; the city's architecture reflects this history, ranging from 19th-century architecture buildings to modern skyscrapers and apartment blocks.


In Accra, students will be housed in one of the hostels for international students on the University of Ghana campus. Students at the University of Ghana are required to live in on-campus residence halls. Off-campus housing is not permitted. Students will share rooms with either IP students, local Ghanaian students or other international students.