Located in Ghana’s capital city, Accra, The University of Ghana is in the heart of the fastest growing city in Africa. As you fly over, Ghana appears to be a bundle of green, bordered by golden beaches but once you step off the plane you will immediately feel its cultural richness and variety. The country’s darker history as the former core of West Africa’s slave trade offers unique moments of reflection and hopeful signs of progress. 

The ISEP Global Engagement Program at the University of Ghana enables students to extend their ISEP experience beyond the classroom through ISEP-facilitated community engagement opportunities. If you are interested in learning about complex issues facing developing nations while enjoying a rich cultural, historical and social experience, this program is for you. 

ISEP's programs at the University of Ghana also offer benefits above and beyond a typical ISEP program including:  

• Facilitated volunteering

• Independent studies and research projects 

• Internship opportunities

• Enriching excursions

• Twi language course

Meet Theresa, your resident director who will be there to assist you with course registration, housing and meal arrangements, as well as being an expert on your program and the country!

Download the ISEP GEP Volunteer Site Guide to learn more about some of the specific service opportunities on the program!

A list of service sites and their descriptions can also be found here.

Find out what students are saying about studying in Ghana:
Why Ghana?
Tips before departure.
More before you go
Tips for academic success.
Volunteering in Ghana

And watch ISEP student, Natalie Zepeda, talk about her experience at University of Ghana:

Program Website

Course Description

ISEP students studying in Ghana thrive in fields such as African studies, business, geography and resource development, agriculture, social sciences and public health. If you are interested in science courses, note that they are largely theory based. 

For a list of course offerings and short course descriptions by Faculty, please use the following pages: 


Faculty of Social Science
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Applied Science
Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Business
Faculty of Engineering 

Students should note that odd-numbered courses are offered in the first semester and even-numbered courses are offered in the second semester. Courses ending with 00 are yearlong courses.

"My favorite class is Women in History and Philosophy and the Contemporary African Experience course. It is so interesting to learn from a different perspective." -ISEP Ghana Alumni

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Gretchen McCarthy 703-504-9980 | gmccarthy@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.

University of Ghana

The University of Ghana was founded in 1948 and originally operated as an affiliate college of the University of London, which supervised its academic programs and awarded degrees. The institution...

Walk Score®: 59


(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Agriculture: Recommended!

    Agricultural Business Operations Agricultural Economics Agronomy and Crop Science Animal Sciences Soil Sciences

  • Area Studies: Recommended!

    African Studies Asian Studies Chinese Studies French Studies

  • Biology: Recommended!

    Anatomy Animal Physiology Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology Biometry/Biometrics Botany/Plant Biology Entomology Genetics Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Marine Sciences Microbiology and Immunology Parasitology Physiology Toxicology Zoology/Animal Biology

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Actuarial Science Auditing Business Communications Business Management Business Statistics Economics Entrepreneurship Finance Human Resources Management Insurance International Business/Trade/Commerce Labor and Industrial Relations Management Information Systems Marketing

  • Communication

    Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Education:

    Adult and Continuing Education Educational Leadership and Administration

  • Engineering: Recommended!

    Agricultural Engineering Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Software Engineering Mechanical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature: Recommended!

    General Literature Professional/Technical Writing Writing

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures: Recommended!

    African Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Arabic Language and Literature Chinese Language and Literature French Language and Literature Linguistics Russian Language and Literature Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Sciences:

    Community Health Services/Counseling Dental Hygiene Dietetics Health and Wellness Marriage and Family Health Services/Counseling Medicine Natural Products Chemistry and Pharmacognosy Nursing Midwifery Nursing Science Nutrition Sciences Occupational Therapy Pharmacy Public Health Respiratory Therapy Veterinary Sciences

  • History

    History, Other

  • Hospitality and Tourism: Recommended!

    Hospitality Management Tourism Management

  • Human Services: Recommended!

    Public Administration Social Work

  • International/Global Studies Recommended!

    International Relations and Affairs

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences Recommended!


  • Mathematics


  • Natural Resources/Conservation: Recommended!

    Environmental Science Marine Resources Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies: Recommended!

    Biblical Studies Christian Studies Ethics Islamic Studies Philosophy Religious Studies Theological Studies

  • Physical Sciences: Recommended!

    Chemistry Geology/Earth Science Physics

  • Psychology: Recommended!

    Clinical Psychology Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics Counseling Psychology Developmental and Child Psychology Educational Psychology Industrial and Organizational Psychology

  • Social Sciences: Recommended!

    Anthropology Cartography/GIS Family and Consumer Sciences Geography Political Science and Government Sociology

  • Sports Studies: Recommended!

    Sport and Fitness Management Sports Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts: Recommended!

    Acting Dance Directing and Theatrical Production Drama and Theatre Arts Music Performance Music Theory and Composition Musicology and Ethnomusicology Playwriting and Screenwriting Voice and Opera

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation

Special Application Instructions

Supplemental Application:A supplemental application for the University of Ghana is required. Please attach the application to the "additional documents" section of the ISEP application. 

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Agriculture Recommended!

  • Area Studies Recommended!

  • Biology Recommended!

  • Business Recommended!

  • Computer and Information Sciences Recommended!

  • Engineering Recommended!

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures Recommended!

  • Health Sciences Recommended!

  • Human Services Recommended!

  • International/Global Studies Recommended!

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences Recommended!

  • Natural Resources/Conservation Recommended!

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies Recommended!

  • Physical Sciences Recommended!

  • Psychology Recommended!

  • Social Sciences Recommended!

  • Visual and Performing Arts Recommended!

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation

Special Application Instructions

Supplemental Application:A supplemental application for the University of Ghana is required. Please attach the application to the "additional documents" section of the ISEP application. 

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

Advanced degrees classes 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. Law courses are not available to ISEP undergraduate students.

Supplemental Application:A supplemental application for the University of Ghana is required. Please attach the application to the "additional documents" section of the ISEP application. 

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible. 

VISA/RESIDENCE PERMIT: Most students attending this program will be required to obtain a visa/residence permit. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.

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