Regular International Students

OVERVIEW

International StudentThese are students who enroll in full-time programmes and are awarded degrees on completion of their studies by the University of Cape Coast. The University attracts students from all over Africa and other parts of the world.

Among the many resources available to students of the University include access to Wi-Fi hotspots all over campus, an ultra-modern library complex with a capacity of stocking 750,000 volumes, a well-resourced hospital, an ICT Centre, expansive counselling system, sports facilities, banking services, restaurants, and many more.

The University is situated in the historical town of Cape Coast, the citadel of education in Ghana. Cape Coast (‘Oguaa’ in the local Fanti dialect) was the first capital of the former Gold Coast, now Ghana, until it was moved to Accra in 1877. It is the capital of the central region of Ghana and situated along the Atlantic ocean. Cape Coast is the cradle of education in Ghana as it houses some of the oldest and best-performing schools in the country.

The Chiefs and people of Cape Coast celebrate Fetu Afahye, an annual festival, every first week of September, and it is one of the popular tourist attractions in the country too. With its rich history and monuments, Cape Coast is a tourist destination with numerous beaches and resorts.  It is an amazing experience to visit the Kakum National Rainforest with its famous Canopy Walkway and World Heritage sites such as Cape Coast and Elmina Slave Castles.

 

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

The Minimum Admission Requirement into the University of Cape Coast for WASSCE applicants is aggregate 36.  For SSSCE applicants, the minimum requirement is aggregate 24.

Candidates must have credit passes in six (6) subjects with overall aggregate of 36/24 at the WASSCE/SSSCE respectively. Three of the six subjects must be core subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies and three must be in relevant electives. For purposes of admission, a credit pass in:

  • WASSCE means A1 – C6
  • SSSCE means A – D

Holders of the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level (obtained not more than three years ago) must,  in addition to credit passes in five (5) GCE ‘O’ Level subjects (including English and Mathematics), have, at least, two (2) passes in the relevant subjects.

Applicants with the General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE) results should have credit passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects including English Language and Mathematics plus three (3) relevant elective subjects.

Holders of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)/ International Baccalaureate (IB) must possess at least Grades A*/A-C in English, Mathematics and Biology at the Standard (SL)/’O’ Level, in addition to three Higher Level (HL – A to C)/’A’ Level (A to D)/IB 2 (A to C) grades in the relevant subjects.

Applicants are required to read specific Departmental/programme requirements contained in the Admissions Brochure before completing the online application.

Click here for information on requirements and how to apply and download the UCC admission catalogue for further information on UCC.

International Students

 

ACADEMICS

We offer over 60 undergraduate programmes in the following schools and faculties:

College of Agricultural & Natural Sciences (CANS) College of Distance Education (CoDE) College of Education Studies (CES) College of Health & Allied Sciences (CHAS) College of Humanities and Legal Studies (CHLS)
School of Physical Sciences   Faculty of Education School of Medical Sciences Faculty of Social Sciences
School of Biological Sciences     School of Nursing & Midwifery Faculty of Arts
School of Agriculture       Faculty of Law
        School of Business

For more information on the various Colleges/Faculties/Schools/Departments and the programmes offered click here.

 

FEES

Current tuition fees for international students can be found here. Please note that tuition fees vary from programme to programme and are reviewed every academic year.

The estimates for living expenses for the 2015/2016 academic year are:

ACCOMMODATION BOOKS FOOD TRANSPORTATION
$1200 per year An average of $300 per semester About $1500 per semester About $100 per semester

 

ACCOMMODATION

All freshly admitted undergraduate students are provided accommodation on campus. Accommodation is only provided to first-year students and continuing students would be assisted in securing decent accommodation at private hostels in and around campus.

Accommodation on campus