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Universities in Ghana for international students

List of Ghana Universities

1. BlueCrest University College

Number of Students: 1000
City: Accra
Foundation Year: 2000
About University:

BlueCrest University College is a premium educational centre of excellence in Ghana with well-structured programmes aimed at building the capacity of graduates to become the next generation leaders. The BlueCrest way of teaching and learning is anchored on Leadership, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (LITE approach). The LITE approach drives the teaching, training and learning philosophy of both faculty and students at the college. At BlueCrest, empowerment and passion, success of students, and partnership and collaborations to provide a life-long learning to create a holistic impact on all our stakeholders are valued. BlueCrest University College is and will remain one of the best colleges in the region with a focus on high-quality affordable programmes, training, research, consultancy activities and impactful community development initiatives.

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2. Advanced Business College (ABC)

Number of Students: 500
City: Accra
Foundation Year: 2006
About University:

The Advanced Business College, established in 2006 has provided quality education for more than a decade. The college is situated in Accra Ghana, and it is a private institution of learning. Advanced Business College is committed to becoming an academic center for teaching and research with an international reputation. The college continues to provide higher education and training in academic and professional subjects, conduct research, disseminate knowledge, and build relationships in Ghana and other regions.

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3. Central University

Number of Students: 8400
City: Accra
Foundation Year: 1998
About University:

Founded in 1997, Central University is a non-profit private higher education institution located on the outskirts of Tema City (population range of 50,000-249,999 residents) in Greater Accra. The institution also has its campuses located in the following locations: Miotso, Mataheko, Kumasi, and the Christ Temple Graduate School campus. Central University (CU) is officially recognized by the National Accreditation Council of Ghana (Ghana National Accreditation Council).

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4. Wisconsin International University College

Number of Students:
City: Accra
Foundation Year: 2000
About University:

University of Ghana is the oldest and largest  public university in Ghana having been founded in the year 1948. It is a cornerstone of the Ghanaian educational system. University of Ghana has a diverse list of programs for its potential students to choose from.

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5. Regional Maritime University

Number of Students:
City: Accra
Foundation Year: 1994
About University:

University of Ghana is the oldest and largest  public university in Ghana having been founded in the year 1948. It is a cornerstone of the Ghanaian educational system. University of Ghana has a diverse list of programs for its potential students to choose from.

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6. West End University College

Number of Students:
City: Accra
Foundation Year: 2010
About University:

University of Ghana is the oldest and largest  public university in Ghana having been founded in the year 1948. It is a cornerstone of the Ghanaian educational system. University of Ghana has a diverse list of programs for its potential students to choose from.

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7. Lancaster University

Number of Students: 1000
City: Accra
Foundation Year: 2007
About University:

Launched in Accra in 2013, Lancaster University Ghana is a partnership between the Transnational Academic Group and Lancaster University in the UK. Our mission is to provide world-class education and opportunities to students across the African continent. Our students not only benefit from the latest teaching and learning strategies and have access to over 130,000 online journals and e-resources, but they also have the opportunity to visit the UK and participate in exchange programmes throughout the year. And at the end of their studies, they graduate with a Lancaster University degree certificate.

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8. Valley View University

Number of Students:
City: Accra
Foundation Year: 1979
About University:

University of Ghana is the oldest and largest  public university in Ghana having been founded in the year 1948. It is a cornerstone of the Ghanaian educational system. University of Ghana has a diverse list of programs for its potential students to choose from.

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9. University of Professional Studies

Number of Students:
City: Accra
Foundation Year: 1965
About University:

University of Ghana is the oldest and largest  public university in Ghana having been founded in the year 1948. It is a cornerstone of the Ghanaian educational system. University of Ghana has a diverse list of programs for its potential students to choose from.

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10. Regent University College of Science and Technology

Number of Students:
City: Accra
Foundation Year: 2005
About University:

University of Ghana is the oldest and largest  public university in Ghana having been founded in the year 1948. It is a cornerstone of the Ghanaian educational system. University of Ghana has a diverse list of programs for its potential students to choose from.

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11. Ghana Technology University College

Number of Students:
City: Accra
Foundation Year: 2006
About University:

University of Ghana is the oldest and largest  public university in Ghana having been founded in the year 1948. It is a cornerstone of the Ghanaian educational system. University of Ghana has a diverse list of programs for its potential students to choose from.

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12. Accra Technical University

Number of Students:
City: Accra
Foundation Year: 1963
About University:

University of Ghana is the oldest and largest  public university in Ghana having been founded in the year 1948. It is a cornerstone of the Ghanaian educational system. University of Ghana has a diverse list of programs for its potential students to choose from.

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13. Kumasi Technical University

Number of Students:
City: Accra
Foundation Year: 1954
About University:

University of Ghana is the oldest and largest  public university in Ghana having been founded in the year 1948. It is a cornerstone of the Ghanaian educational system. University of Ghana has a diverse list of programs for its potential students to choose from.

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14. Webster University Ghana

Number of Students:
City: Accra
Foundation Year: 2014
About University:

University of Ghana is the oldest and largest  public university in Ghana having been founded in the year 1948. It is a cornerstone of the Ghanaian educational system. University of Ghana has a diverse list of programs for its potential students to choose from.

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15. Radford University College

Number of Students:
City: Accra
Foundation Year: 2009
About University:

University of Ghana is the oldest and largest  public university in Ghana having been founded in the year 1948. It is a cornerstone of the Ghanaian educational system. University of Ghana has a diverse list of programs for its potential students to choose from.

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16. Catholic University college of Ghana

Number of Students:
City: Accra
Foundation Year: 2003
About University:

University of Ghana is the oldest and largest  public university in Ghana having been founded in the year 1948. It is a cornerstone of the Ghanaian educational system. University of Ghana has a diverse list of programs for its potential students to choose from.

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17. University of Ghana

Number of Students:
City: Accra
Foundation Year: 2015
About University:

University of Ghana is the oldest and largest  public university in Ghana having been founded in the year 1948. It is a cornerstone of the Ghanaian educational system. University of Ghana has a diverse list of programs for its potential students to choose from.

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18. Ashesi University

Number of Students:
City: Accra
Foundation Year: 2002
About University:

University of Ghana is the oldest and largest  public university in Ghana having been founded in the year 1948. It is a cornerstone of the Ghanaian educational system. University of Ghana has a diverse list of programs for its potential students to choose from.

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19. University of Cape Coast

Number of Students: 40000
City: Cape Coast
Foundation Year: 2016
About University:

University of Cape Coast is a public research university in Ghana with over 210 programmes to choose from. The university is located in the city of Accra. It was established in the year 1962 and is one of the fundamental parts of education in Ghana.

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There are several private and public universities dotted around Ghana. Public universities in Ghana include:

The University of Ghana-It was established in 1948 and is the oldest and largest university in Ghana. It was formerly known as the University College of the Gold Coast and was renamed to the University College of Ghana in 1957 after independence and finally named the University of Ghana in 1961.

It is located in Legon which is 12km away from Accra. The University has more than 40 000 registered students. It is one of the very few universities in Africa offering programs in nuclear engineering and Physics.

Its main goal is to create an environment enabling enough and relevant to national and global development through cutting edge research and high-quality learning.

Its core values are integrity, Commitment, Respect, and Loyalty. The university offers equal opportunity to both male and female students.

Faculties at the University of Ghana include the faculty of Health Sciences which is broken down into 6 different schools which are the schools of medicine and Dentistry, Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences, Nursing, pharmacy, public health, and the school of Education and leadership.

Other faculties include the faculties of Basic and Applied sciences, Humanities, Education, Health Sciences, the faculty of arts, Social Studies, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Engineering Sciences, and the Faculty of Law.

The University of Ghana has 3 main Campuses namely:

The Legon Campus where all the research and teaching are carried out. This is also where the administration is located.

The Korle-Bu Campus where the administration for the college of health sciences. Other faculties on Korle-Bu include the school of medicine and dentistry and the school of allied health sciences is located.

Lastly, there is the Accra City Campus which I located in the heart of Accra.

The fee structure varies depending on the program the student has chosen. It also differs according to nationality as shown below.

PROGRAM

LOCALS

WEST AFRICAN STUDENTS

OTHER AFRICAN STUDENTS

NON-AFRICANS

MSc Actuarial Sciences

GHS 4971.5

GHS 2733

GHS 3477

GHS 4589

Business Programs

GHS 8410

GHS 3700

GHS 3700

GHS 3700

Non-Business Programs

GHS 4573.5

GHS 2424

GHS 3042

GHS 3970

 

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology is a university located in Kumasi, Ashanti. It was established in 1952. It was ranked as the best university in Ghana and West Africa by the US News and World report. It was also ranked as 14th in Africa with a global score of 42.4.  The University is also divided into a collegiate system as shown below:

The college of Agriculture and Natural Resources which houses the Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources, Faculty of Forest Resources.

The college of Health Sciences which houses the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, the faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Dental School, School of Medical Sciences, and the School of Veterinary medicine.

The college of Humanities and Social Sciences which houses the faculty of Law, the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Other colleges include the College of Art and Built environment which was formerly the College of Architecture and planning, the College of Engineering, the college of science, and the institute f distance learning.

The University offers undergraduate, master's, and Doctoral degrees in Arts, Education, Business Studies, Economics, Accountancy, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration, Marketing, Procurement, and supply chain management to name but a few.

The University of Cape Coast-it is located in Cape Coat and was established in 1962. The University was mainly established as a training place for teachers but has grown over the years to train doctors, health care practitioners, and legal practitioners to mention but a few.

Just like most Ghanaian Institutions, it also runs on a collegiate system with the following colleges, the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, the college of Distance education, the College of Education Studies, the College of Humanities and Legal Studies, the College of Health and Allied Sciences, the School of Graduate Studies Research, and the Centre for International Education.

The University Of Cape Coats offers degrees in programs like Arts, Music, Social sciences, Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Science, Economics, Psychology, Molecular Biology, and Biotechnology, Nursing, Actuarial Sciences, Engineering Physics, information Technology optometry, Tourism, Procurement management and so many more.

University of Mines and Technology-the university is located in Tarkwa in Western Ghana. It was established in 1952 as the Tarkwa Technical Institute, then changed to Tarkwa School of mines and later changed to the University of Mines and Technology when it was elevated to a fully-fledged University in 2004.

The university is ranked at 7522in the World and  The University offers undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees in Geomantic Engineering, Mineral engineering, Mining Engineering, Geological Engineering, Financial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electricals and Electronics, Petroleum Engineering to mention but a few.

UMaT has two main faculties namely the Faculty of Engineering which has departments such as the Departments of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the department of mechanical engineering, the department of mathematics, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and the Department of Renewable Energy Engineering.

The second faculty is the faculty of Mineral Resources Technology which houses the department of Geological Engineering, Department of Geomantic Engineering, department of Mineral Engineering, Department of Mining Engineering, Department of Petroleum Engineering, and the Department of Environmental and Safety Engineering.

Asheshi University- it was established in 202 and is known as one of the best institutions that train students for industrialization. It is well known for being second best when it comes to Information and Technology in Ghana.

Programs offered include Business Administration, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer engineering, Electrical, and Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The university offers 4-year bachelor programs. Tuition fees range about $3758 per semester 

Central university-it was founded by the International Central Gospel Church in Accra as a pastoral training institute and grew over the years to incorporate other programs but all within a biblical perspective.

It is currently the biggest private university in Ghana. It offers programs such as Bachelor of Science in Economics, Psychology, Bachelors of Arts in Environment and Development Studies, Communication Studies, Theology, Sociology, Social Work, and French.

Other private institutions include the Presbyterian University College, Valley View University, Catholics University College, Webster University, and many more to choose from.

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