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A West African country, Ghana is vibrant and colourful. With an interesting and diverse gastronomy, art style and clothing style, Ghana has something to delight all of your senses. The Ghanaian culture is very different to that of most Western countries, but would provide any international student with a unique higher education experience.

Why choose Ghana as an international student

A growing nation in a burgeoning continent, Ghana offers students a prosperous academic environment. With an academic environment that promotes research growth and learning, Ghana’s universities are already gaining international recognition. Ghana is rapidly developing, and is one of the most prosperous African Nations. As well as this, Ghana was the first colonial nation to gain its independence, so it has a history of creating its own path.

Ghana boasts numerous accredited colleges, universities and polytechnic institutions, all of which are able to grant degrees. You will also find some specialist higher education institutions, such as the National Film and Television Institute, and the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration. The oldest and most prestigious institution is the University of Ghana, which was founded in 1948.

Ghana requires international students to obtain a student visa to study in the country. For more information see our Ghana Student Visa Guide.

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Highlighted courses in Ghana

Bachelor of Architecture BA

Central University, Ghana Ghana

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Bachelor of Arts in Education BA

University of Ghana Ghana

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Accounting PhD

University of Ghana Ghana

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Marine Science PhD

University of Ghana Ghana

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Development Studies MA

University of Ghana Ghana

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Physiology MPhil

University of Ghana Ghana

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More information about Ghana

Capital City Accra
Currency GHS, Cedi
Language(s) English
Universities on StudyLink 4 universities
Major Student Cities Kumasi, Cape Coast

Language Requirements

The official language of Ghana is English. There are also 17 recognised national languages, and you might hear African slang spoken throughout the country.

Due to the official language being English, this is the teaching language at higher education institutions. If English is not your native language, you may need to provide evidence of your language proficiency. If you do not meet the required standards, you may be able to take a language programme to help you improve.

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