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University of Ghana, Legon – History, Admission, and Fees

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University of Ghana, Legon

The University of Ghana, Legon is one of Ghana’s oldest and largest national public universities. The university was founded in the year 1948 before Ghana gained independence.

The University of Ghana was once the University College of the Gold Coast and was originally an affiliated college of the University of London. which administered its academic events and awarded degrees. Shortly After Ghana’s independence in 1957, the university was renamed as the University College of Ghana. It modified its name once again to the University of Ghana in 1961 when it attained full university status.

The school is located on the West view of the Accra Legon hills and at the northeastern center of Ghana’s Capital City Accra. The University of Ghana now has various schools, institutions, colleges, and departments with over 40,000 registered students.

University of Ghana, Legon Courses

  • 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, Material)
  • Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences

University of Ghana, Legon Fees

View the complete fees for Ghanaian StudentsInternational StudentsResidential FeesUniversity of Ghana Business School special programmes. University of Ghana legon, Schedule of Fees.

University of Ghana Admission

Apply for the University of Ghana, legon academic year. Apply for admission as an undergraduate. Get a first graduate degree in your field of interest by selecting from over 40+ departments at the University of Ghana. Click here to apply.

Apply for the University of Ghana, Legon degree. Post-First Degree Law Admission. This 3-year programme can be applied by a student who holds a bachelor’s degree (first graduate degree). You will receive a first professional degree in law (LL.B). Click here to apply.

Apply for the University of Ghana, Legon Post-Graduate degree. Get yourself a master’s or a doctoral degree at the School of Graduate Studies from over 50+ programmes offered by various departments. Click here to apply.

Study at UG as an International Student. Apply to study at the University of Ghana, Legon. International students from over 60 countries study at UG. hundreds of international students study at the schools’ rich multi-cultural campus in Accra. The University ensures that all students benefit from holistic education and develop global perspectives. Apply now.

Apply for Distance Learning at the University of Ghana(UG). The University of Ghana provides the needed tools and opportunities for distance learning, including continuing adult education with distance learning. Choose from our 10 Regional Centres across the country. Apply now.

Apply for the University of Ghana Graduate Entry Medical Program. The University of Ghana School of Medicine and Dentistry (UGSMD) is accepting all applications from qualified applicants to study Medicine and Dentistry. Apply for admission into the Graduate Entry Medical Programme.

University of Ghana Business School

University of Ghana Business School previously Institution of Administration is the undergraduate and post graduate Business School of the University of Ghana in Accra Ghana. It is additionally the prime and the premier Business School in Ghana.

The University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) was established in January 1960, by an Executive Instrument (E.I.127) by the Government of Ghana. It was then referred to as College of Administration and located on Western the campus of Achimota School with the old which became the nucleus of KNUST. The School was renamed School of Administration in 1962 and eventually the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) is 2004.

University of Ghana Admission List

Find out your admission status. University of Ghana Admission List. Lists of students admitted to various programmes at the University of Ghana. Click here to check your UG admission status. UG Admission checker.

University of Legon Contact Details

  • Address: Legon Boundary, Accra
  • Students: 44,349 as at September 2019
  • Doctoral students: 652
  • Chancellor: Mary Chinery-Hesse
  • Vice-chancellor: Ebenezer Oduro Owusu


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