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UCC Students

Overview

UCC believes that educational exchange opportunities enhance learning, build understanding amongst people of different cultures, and change lives. Studying abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to take courses in another country.

Each year there are a limited number of spaces available for UCC students interested in participating in an overseas exchange programme. Opportunities continue to expand, but the demand for such programmes is significant.

The Centre is eager to assist students interested in studying abroad in many different ways. The programme involves a student taking classes for a semester in one of our partner institutions all over the world.

At the end of the programme, the student is expected to return to UCC and grades obtained while studying abroad will be transferred to UCC.

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Here's How To Apply

  1. A student must have a minimum C.G.P.A. of 2.5
  2. Must have completed at least one (1) academic year at UCC, preference will be given to undergraduate students in second and third year.
  3. Applicant must provide a letter of intent, a completed application form, a current statement of results, a current registration form, and one passport-sized photograph.
  4. Applicant must also, at the time of applying, have a passport.

Download the Application Form. Complete and submit it along with all other required documents stated herein, to:

The Dean
Centre for International Education
University of Cape Coast
Cape Coast, Ghana

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and its effect on the University's academic calendar, Exchanges are on hold until further notice.

  1. All application materials must be present at the time of application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  2. Applicants will be invited to an interview subsequently and selection will be made based on performance.
  3. Tuition is covered by the University of Cape Coast so selected students will not pay tuition fees, but will be responsible for their flight, visa applications, books, health insurance, transportation, personal expenditure, and in some cases, accommodation and meals during their participation in this programme.
  4. Read the Policy Sheet to know what is expected of you when you are selected for the programme.
  5. Selected students will need to submit this Course Endorsement Form before travelling abroad.
  6. We advise students to look over this Checklist before leaving.

The following are estimates for the cost involved in studying abroad.

ITEM

REGION

U.S.A.

EUROPE

ACCOMMODATION

$1600 - $3000

€300 - €600 per month

PLANE TICKET

$1450 - $2500

€800 - €1500

FOOD

$200 - $2000

€200 - €350 per month

HEALTH INSURANCE

$500 - $1200

€80 - €150

TRANSPORTATION

Usually free for students

€25 - €60 per month

VISA APPLICATION

$160 Visa Application, $180 or $200 SEVIS fee

€50 - €100

BOOKS

$200 - $600

€50 - €15

In Their Own Words

Before I left for the program, I had in mind to immerse myself in a new environment, compare education systems, to network, travel and gain an international outlook of socio-economic issues relating to my field of study and develop my computing skills as well. I found the student exchange program (SEP) an extremely enriching and rewarding experience. It is more than just an academic venture, because it encompasses so many lessons about life itself.
It’s hard to choose just one thing that was the best part of my six months Study Abroad experience because my entire experience was truly amazing. I would say that going on an exchange program to Kennesaw State University was one of the best decisions I have ever made since the substantial experiences and attributes merged to fine tune me, get off the ground on my future career and enhanced my knowledge of political and business interests and holding internationally.
My few months stay in Gothenburg was one of the most enlightening and eye-opening experiences for me yet. I am glad to have experienced it and the impact it has had on my life, having had the chance to experience another culture at first hand, networked with people from diverse backgrounds and forged friendships to last a lifetime. I am very grateful to the University of Cape Coast and the Centre for International Education for making this possible for me.
My few months stay in Gothenburg was one of the most enlightening and eye-opening experiences for me yet. I am glad to have experienced it and the impact it has had on my life, having had the chance to experience another culture at first hand, networked with people from diverse backgrounds and forged friendships to last a lifetime. I am very grateful to the University of Cape Coast and the Centre for International Education for making this possible for me.