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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

Our Vision

To become a world class research-intensive University.

Our Mission

We will 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.

Degree Programs

The following Bachelor’s Degree programs, among others, will be available to any interested candidate on application:


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Law
  • Bachelor of Science in Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Agricultural, Biomedical, Computer, Food Process, Materials)
  • Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences:
               Animal Biology & Conservation Science
              Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
              Computer Science
              Earth Science
              Information Technology

              Marine & Fisheries Sciences
              Nutrition & Food Science


  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  •  B.Sc. Dietetics
  •  B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Sciences
  •  B.Sc. Occupational Therapy
  •  B.Sc. Physiotherapy
  •  B.Sc. Radiography

For more options on available undergraduate programmes, click here

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