The campus is located approximately 13 kilometers northeast of Accra, the capital of Ghana. University Avenue extends from the main gate to Legon Hill, where Commonwealth Hall, convocation buildings, an open-air theatre, the Great Hall and a tower donated by the Government of Ghana to commemorate Ghana's independence may be found.
ISEP-Exchange academic semester
ISEP-Direct academic year or semester
ISEP-Exchange for US students.
ISEP-Direct site for students from all member institutions.
Academic year: mid-August to mid-May; Semester 1: mid-August to mid-December; Semester 2: mid-January to mid-May.
Agriculture and Consumer Sciences
(agriculture, agricultural extension, agricultural research, animal science, crop science, cultural economics & agribusiness, soil science); Arts
(English, linguistics, Ghanaian language studies [Twi], modern languages [Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Translation], philosophy and classics, religions, School of Performing Arts [dance studies, theater arts, music]); Engineering
(agricultural, biomedical, computer, food process, material science); Health Sciences
(adult health, community health, maternal and child health, nursing); Science
(animal biology and conservation science, biochemistry, botany, cell and molecular biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, mathematics, nutrition & food science, oceanography and fisheries, physics, psychology, statistics); Social Studies
(archaeology and heritage studies, computer science, economics, geography & resource development, history, information studies, mathematics, political science, psychology, sociology, social work, statistics); U Ghana Business School
(accounting, banking & finance, public administration and health service management, organization and human resource management, operations management and management information systems, marketing and customer management); African Studies
(courses may be taken through the departments listed above).
Courses for Graduate (Masters) Level
Advanced degrees are open to ISEP students, but students must apply directly to the degree program. The Faculty of Law is only open to graduate students who are already in Law school before coming to Ghana.
Housing and Meals
Students are housed in double rooms in an on-campus international student residence hall (with option of having a Ghanaian roommate.) A cash meal stipend is provided at the beginning of the semester.
There are ample opportunities to participate in team sports such as basketball, swimming, volleyball and soccer. Participation on these teams often includes travel to other West African countries or other cities in Ghana for competition.
ISEP students participate in an extensive orientation program including academic, cultural, health & safety information, visits to local areas of interest and two overnight excursions outside of Accra. ISEP benefits include on-site support from an ISEP Resident Director.
The university was founded in 1948 as the University College of the Gold Coast and operated as an affiliate college of the University of London, which supervised its academic programs and awarded degrees. The institution was awarded full university status in 1961. The University of Ghana is the largest of the four universities in Ghana and currently enrolls 26,000 students. Originally, the curricular emphasis was on liberal arts, social science, basic science, agriculture and medicine; however, there is currently a national educational reform program to diversify the curriculum and provide more science and technology and post-graduate training.
programs allow students to participate in reciprocal exchanges with students at ISEP member institutions worldwide, while paying their home university tuition. Students attending US universities that are ISEP-Exchange members are eligible to apply for these programs at other international ISEP-Exchange member universities. Chances of placement vary by location.
programs allow students to enroll directly in a host institution abroad, instead of exchanging places with another student. Chances of placement are typically excellent for qualified applicants and some sites offer special academic programs and excursions. Students attending US universities that are either ISEP-Exchange members or ISEP-Direct members can participate in ISEP-Direct programs abroad.
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