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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.


Office Location: House No. 11 East Legon – Main Campus behind the College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences and opposite CEGENSA.

E-mail: finaid@ug.edu.gh

Telephone: 020 518 6904 / 0206804077 or 0303-965240

Postal Address: 

Students Financial Aid Office

University of Ghana

P.O. Box LG 25, Legon


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