While You're Here

Academic Matters

We are looking forward to engaging you in a strong academic program. UCC prides itself on having a solid academic reputation. In order to help you along, we strongly recommend that you keep your syllabi and course descriptions for each class you enroll in. Take these materials home with you so that your courses can be reviewed and approved by your home institution when you return.

Students are asked to follow the rules and regulations for registering for a class at UCC. The Centre for International Education (CIE) will assist you in this process. If you find it necessary to make changes to your schedule after you have finalized your registration, seek guidance from CIE as soon as possible. Do not delay or you may find the options to be limited.

Please be prepared to be flexible regarding the courses that are available for you to enroll in. It is common to find upon arrival that a course may not be offered during the semester you are attending. Be prepared with alternative course selections to ease you through the registration process.
UCC strives to implement the highest quality educational program. A variety of courses have been pre-selected for UCC’s visiting study abroad students. These courses focus on various aspects of African studies.

Please refer to UCC’s Study Abroad Programme materials for information on the courses that will be available during your stay.

The Ghanaian education system is based on the British model for education. A much greater emphasis is placed on students pursuing independent research on the course subject. While you may be inclined to believe that the coursework is much less demanding, please remember that the emphasis is placed on the individual to pursue academic excellence