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The University of Ghana, the premier university in Ghana, was founded as the University College of the Gold Coast by Ordinance on August 11, 1948 for the purpose of providing and promoting university education, learning and research.

As a University poised to distinguish itself in the area of research to make an impact at the national and international level, the University launched a Strategic Plan in 2014. The strategic plan (2014-2024) is intended to consolidate the gains made from the review of the University’s mission and practices and situate these within the context of a very dynamic environment of higher education in Ghana and beyond. http://www.ug.edu.gh/pad/publication/ug-strategic-plan


To become a world class research-intensive University.


To create an enabling environment that makes University of Ghana increasingly relevant to national and global development through cutting-edge research as well as high quality teaching and learning.

University of Ghana is administered through a central administration which includes a collegiate system comprising the following colleges and a School of Graduate Studies:

·         College of Basic and Applied Sciences http://www.cbas.ug.edu.gh/

·         College of Education http://www.coe.ug.edu.gh/

·         College of Health Sciences http://www.chs.ug.edu.gh/

·         College of Humanities http://www.coh.ug.edu.gh/

In addition, the University has several research institutions and centres for learning and research, including Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), http://www.noguchimedres.org/ Centre for Tropical, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Regional Institute for Population Studies http://rips-ug.edu.gh/ Institute for Environmental and Sanitation Studies http://iess.ug.edu.gh/ and the Institute for Statistical, Social and Economic Research. http://isser.edu.gh/

As part of its vision to become a world-class research-intensive institution, University of Ghana has identified four priority areas by which it promotes international collaboration in research initiatives to enhance research output..  These research areas are:

  • Malaria Research
  • Trans-disciplinary Research into Climate Change Adaptation
  • Enhancing Food Production and Processing
  • Development Policy and Poverty Monitoring and Evaluation

As the premier university in Ghana, the University aims to produce the next generation of thought leaders to drive national development. Through its research institutes and other centres of learning and research, faculty members are involved in studies that support policy making for national development, often in collaboration with other international institutions.

There are currently a number of Ghanaian and international institutions that hold affiliation with the University of Ghana. As a leader in tertiary education, the University has established several link agreements with universities in Africa, Europe and North America for student, faculty and staff exchange as well as collaborative research.

The student population is approximately 61,000 made up of students enrolled on regular, sandwich and weekend programmes as well as distance education as well as students from affiliate institutions.  The University has experienced a steady growth in the number of international students who come from over 70 countries to join either the regular undergraduate and graduate programmes or enroll on the study abroad and other special programmes designed for international students.

The University of Ghana, has over the years built an image as one of the continent’s reputable universities, making it the first choice for academics, researchers and students.


The University of Ghana has five main campuses: Legon Campus, Korle-Bu Campus, Accra City Campus, Kumasi City Campus and Takoradi City Campus.

Legon Campus: This is the main campus where most of the University’s teaching and research are carried out. It also houses the central administration of the University.

The Legon campus lies about 13 kilometres north-east of Accra, the capital of Ghana, at an altitude of between 300 and 400 feet. From the Main University Gate on the National Highway 4 (N4), the University Avenue extends to Commonwealth Hall on Legon Hill.

Halls of residence, departments, lecture theatres and laboratories are grouped along the Main Avenue. Mid-way is an open space – the University Square – with an ornamental fountain overlooking the Balme Library (named after David Mowbray Balme, the first Principal of the University College). Across from the University Square are sports fields, and halls of residence.

Behind Commonwealth Hall is an open-air theatre with a Grecian style auditorium built into the slope of Legon Hill. On the summit of Legon Hill is the Convocation Group of Buildings which houses the University’s central administration offices, the Great Hall, with a seating capacity of 1,500 and a tower donated by the Government of Ghana in 1957 to commemorate Ghana’s Independence. On the southern side of the campus are residential accommodation for staff, the University Basic School, a Banking Square, the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, School of Public Health, Sports Stadium, student residences and the University of Ghana Medical Centre. On the Northern side are teaching departments, lecture theatres and laboratories. Across the N4 road from the Main University Gate is a Police Station, and behind it is a University Hospital and houses for junior and senior staff.

University Colleges / Institutions in Ghana Affiliated to UG

The University of Ghana wishes to inform the general public, that, as at February 2021, the under-listed private University Colleges in Ghana are affiliated to the University to run the programmes indicated against their names.

The University of Ghana awards its certificate to students of these colleges who have successfully completed their programmes of study.

Please take notice of the date stated above because new institutions and programmes may be approved for affiliation to the University in future.

It is also important to note that the under-listed private University Colleges may also be affiliated to other Universities in Ghana or abroad, to offer other academic programmes.


African University College of Communication – AccraBachelor of Science (BSc.) Business Administration
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Communication Studies
Accra College of Medicine – AccraBachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB)
Catholic Institute of Business &Technology –AccraBachelor of Arts (BA) Religious Studies & Church Administration
Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Business Administration and Management
Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Public Sector Management and Administration
Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Computer Science
Catholic University College of Ghana,  Fiapre – SunyaniBachelor of Arts (BA) Religious Studies and Education
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Economics and Business Administration
Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Banking and Finance
Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Computer Science
Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Public Health and Allied Sciences
Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Public Health
Master of Arts (MA) Religious Studies and Pastoral Ministry
Master of Public Health
Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Public Health
Christian Service University College – KumasiDiploma in Theology
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Theology with Administration
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Computer Science
Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Information Technology
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Communication
Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Nursing
Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Midwifery
Master of Arts (MA) Christian Ministry and Management
Family Health Medical School –Teshie,  AccraBachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB)
Bachelor of Science in Medical Sciences (BSc. Med. Sci)
Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College – AccraMaster of Arts (MA)
Ghana Institute of Languages – AccraBachelor of Arts (BA) Translation
Diploma in Translation
Institute of Accountancy Training – AccraDiploma in Public Administration
Diploma in Public Finance and Accounting
Islamic University College Of Ghana – Adjiriganor, AccraBachelor of Arts (BA) Religious Studies ( Islamic Option)
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Communication Studies
 Knutsford University College –  East Legon, AccraBachelor of Science (BSc.) Business Administration
Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Computer Science
Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Information Technology
Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Nursing
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Sociology / Psychology
 Methodist University College – Dansoman, Tema &Wenchi Diploma in Information Technology
Diploma in Music
Diploma in General Agriculture
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Religions, Ethics and Psychology
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Bachelor of Science (BSc.) General Agriculture
Bachelor of Science (BSc.) – Economics, Mathematics, Statistics
Bachelor of Arts (BA)  – English, French, Music, Psychology
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Social Work
Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Information Technology
Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Actuarial Science
Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Mathematics
Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Guidance and Counselling
Master of Arts (MA) Guidance and Counselling
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Statistics
Narh-Bita College – TemaDiploma in Nursing
Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology
Nightingale School of Nursing – Adenta, AccraDiploma in Nursing
National Film and Television Institute – AccraBachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Presbyterian University College -Tema, Abetifi, Agogo, Akropong-Akuapem & KumasiBachelor of Science(BSc.) Nursing
Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Mathematics
Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Information Communication Technology
Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Environmental & Natural  Resources  Management
Bachelor of Science(BSc.) Business Administration
Bachelor of Science(BSc.) Business Economics
Bachelor of Arts (BA.) Rural and Community Development
Regional Maritime University – Teshie, AccraMaster of Arts (MA)
St. Peters Regional Seminary –  Cape CoastDiploma in Theology
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Theology
St. Paul’s Catholic Seminary – Sowutuom, AccraBachelor of Arts (BA) Theology
St. Victor’s Major Seminary – TamaleDiploma in Theology Bachelor of Arts (BA) Theology
Western Hill School of Nursing – Ofankor, AccraDiploma in Nursing
Wisconsin International University College- North Legon , AccraBachelor of Arts (BA) Computer Science and Management
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Rural Development & Ecotourism
Master of Science (MSc)  Environmental Sustainability and Management
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Arts (MA) Adult Education
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