Ghanaian Universities and Their Official School Fees [Updated]

Universities in Ghana are highly respected for the excellent delivery of quality education. Ghana universities are well-known in the education and academic communities; especially, in Africa.

This article compiles a list of Ghana universities, their tuition and fees, and a guide on how to secure admission into any of the academic institutions.

Ghana in recent times has seen an increase in the number of international students. Actually, troop of Nigerian students and other African students from neighboring countries continually explore the rich academic culture in Ghana.

Universities in Ghana are known to offer stable and predictable academic programs. Interestingly, this level of academic excellence and many more are offered for very affordable fees.

The table of contents below highlights the universities in Ghana while reading through this piece reveal their school fees.

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Do Ghana universities use jamb?

The Joint Admission Matriculation Board Exam- JAMB is written by Nigerians seeking to secure admission into a Nigerian university. So, you don’t need JAMB to study in a university in Ghana.

However, you must excel in West African Examination Council’s -WASSCE in not more than two sittings to enroll for a degree program at any Ghanaian university.

How much is school fees in University of Ghana?

The University of Ghana’s tuition is greatly influenced by a number of factors. The factors that determine how much school fees you pay for a University in Ghana include:

The table below gives an insight on foreign students tuition at the University of Ghana:

BSc (Natural Sciences); BSc (Agriculture) BSc (Engineering) BSc (Administration)
BSc (Nursing)
Application Fee $ 75.00
Registration Fee $ 75.00
Tuition Fee $ 3,500.00 ($1,750.00 per semester)
Examination Fee $ 200.00 ($100.00 per semester)
Office of International Programmes $ 400.00
Accommodation Fee @ $45.50 a week, (excluding meals) $ 1,547.00 ($773.50 per semester)
Total Fees for one Academic Year $ 5,797.00

What are the requirements to study in Ghana?

To study in Ghana, applicants seeking for admission to a degree program must have at least A1 -C6 in WASSCE and A_D in SSCE in core subject areas.

These core subjects are greatly determined by the applicant’s interest. For instance, applicants seeking admission into a science-related degree program would have his/her core subjects areas as; English, Mathematics and Integrated Science and any other three elective subjects in science.

For art and humanities applicants, a good result in WASSCCE or SSCE in English, Core Mathematics, and Social studies alongside three elective subjects in this field is compulsory.

Ghanaian Universities and Their School Fees

Below are some universities in Ghana and their school fees:

#1. VALLEY VIEW UNIVERSITY

Theology and Religious Studies
Ghanaians – 1,188 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-1,584 cedis

School of Business
Ghanaians – 1,188 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-1,584 cedis

Institute of Computer Science
Ghanaians – 1,240.80 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-1.716 cedis

Education
Ghanaians – 940.63 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-1,584 cedis

Development studies
Ghanaians – 1,188 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-1,584 cedis

Nursing
Ghanaians – 1,320 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-1,848 cedis

#2. WISCONSIN INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (per semester)

All courses
Ghanaians – 1,498cedis, Non-Ghanaians – $1,390

#3. REGENT UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (per semester)

School of Applied Sciences, Computing with education, Information Systems Sciences
Ghanaians- 1,450 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-$2,600

Computer Science
Ghanaians – 1,500 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-$2,800

Applied Electronics & Systems Engineering
Ghanaians – 1,550 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-$2,900

#4. PRESBYTERIAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

(per semester for Ghanaians and per year for Non-Ghanaians )
Nursing
Ghanaians – 1,450 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-$3,500

Medical/Physical Assistantship
Ghanaians – 1,800 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-$4,000

Information Communication Technology
Ghanaians – 1,155 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-$3,200

Business Administration
Ghanaians – 1,080 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-$3,200

Business Administration
Ghanaians – 1,200 cedis, Non-Ghanaians- —-

Business Economics
Ghanaians – 1,080 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-$3,200

Agribusiness
Ghanaians – 975 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-$3,200

Mathematics
Ghanaians – 975 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-$3,200

Environmental and Natural Resources Management
Ghanaians – 1,080 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-$3,200

Rural & Community Development
Ghanaians – 1,080 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-$3,200
(can be paid in installments)

#5. PENTECOST UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Theology & Missions
Ghanaians – 781 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-$700

Business Administration
Ghanaians – 1,210 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-$1,200

Information technology
Ghanaians – 1,320 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-$1,300

#6. METHODIST UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

All courses
Ghanaians – 1,392.60 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-2,088cedis

#7. ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

CENTRAL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (per semester)
School of Theology and Missions
Ghanaians -1,110 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-$1,520

School of Business Administration
Ghanaians – 1,480 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-$2,020

Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Ghanaians – 1,370 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-$2,020

School of Applied sciences
Nursing(general)
Ghanaians – 2,175 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-$3,260

Nursing(SRN)
Ghanaians – 1,405 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-$3,060

Pharmacy
Ghanaians – 2,195 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-$3,260

Architecture
Ghanaians – 2,085 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-$3,260

Civil Engineering
Ghanaians -2,085 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-$3,260

Physician Assistantship
Ghanaians- 2,430 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-$3,260

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#8. SIKKIM MANIPAL UNIVERSITY

(per semester)
All courses
Ghanaians-$1,200, Non-Ghanaians-$1,200
(can be paid in 3 installments before the end of the semester)

#9. ZENITH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Law
(reg fee +application fee +exam fee payable to the University of London during the application, only for law program=1,401 pounds)
Tuition – Ghanaians and non-Ghanaians-1,320 cedis (yearly)

Bachelor of Business Administration
Ghanaians and Non-Ghanaians-900 cedis (per semester)
English
Ghanaians and Non-Ghanaians-400 cedis (per semester)

#10. GHANA TELECOM UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

(per semester)
Telecom engineering
Ghanaians – 1,700 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-$1,800
Computer Engineering
Ghanaians – 1,700 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-$1,800
Information Technology
Ghanaians – 1,700 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-$1,800
Business Administration
Ghanaians – 1,200 cedis, Non-Ghanaians-$1,000

#11. ACCRA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Faculty of Engineering
Ghanaians – 1,097cedis, Non-Ghanaians-1,343 cedis
Faculty of Computer Science
Ghanaians – 1,009cedis, Non-Ghanaians-1,233 cedis
Faculty of Business Administration
Ghanaians – 1,009 cedis, Non-Ghanaians- 1,233 cedis

#12. CENTRAL UNIVERSITY

School of Theology & Missions

Ghanaians-1,550 cedis – non-Ghanaians – 1,750 cedis

Central Business School

Ghanaians-2,210 cedis – non-Ghanaians – 2,410 cedis

Faculty of Arts & Sciences

Ghanaians -2,160 cedis – non-Ghanaians – 2,360 cedis

School of Applied Sciences

Ghanaians -3,170 cedis – non-Ghanaians – 3,950 cedis

MBA Programmes

Ghanaians -14,220 cedis – non-Ghanaians – 15,800 cedis

#13. METHODIST UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF GHANA

The university will require the candidate to pay the full fees upfront in the first semester/trimester of admission before registration. In subsequent semesters, 60%  of fees must be paid before registration.

#14. CHRISTIAN SERVICE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Ghanaians-0-1,000 US$(0-750 Euro) – non-Ghanaians – 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

Important Update

Please take note that When you are schooling in Ghana, you pay your school fees in dollars, that is the law there.

Ghana Universities And School Fees FAQs

Is university free in Ghana?

No, university is not free in Ghana for both local and foreign students. To study for free at a Ghanaian university, students must apply to fully funded scholarships and win.

What is the biggest university in Ghana?

The biggest university in Ghana is the University of Ghana in affiliation with the University of London. It was founded in 1948 as ‘University College of the Gold Coast‘.

Does Ghana have good education?

According to the official site of the Ghana-US embassy, the quality of education is considered reasonably high, evidence that human resources are more significant than material resources.

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