Study in Ghana

Since becoming the first sub-Saharan African nation to gain independence, Ghana has gone from strength to strength and today stands as one of the most developed nations in west Africa. Ghana has been able to develop its economy and infrastructure while preserving its rich and diverse variety of cultures. If you travel from its beautiful beaches, spread along the coast, to Ghana’s lively, vibrant cities, and then up to the mysterious grasslands and forests in the north, it is sometimes hard to believe that you are still in the same country.

The unique Ghanaian culture is a combination of practices, traditions and beliefs from the country’s different ethnic groups, of which there are more than one hundred. The capital city, Accra, is home to the University of Ghana, which is arguably the country’s leading educational institution. Another leading university is the University of Cape Coast, which shares the town of Cape Coast with a number of coastal forts that were used for slave trading during the colonial era, a reminder of Ghana's history.

Famous Ghanaians include former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, former prime minister Kwame Nkrumah and boxer Azumah Nelson.

If you want to study in Ghana, then you need to know which of its universities are right for you. Times Higher Educations World University Rankings take the top institutions in the world, and look at their performance across all of their core objectives: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Ghana has 1 university in the overall Times Higher Educations World University Rankings.

Choosing where to study for a degree in Ghana is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. THE’s student resources are here to help you make the right choice, particularly if you want to study abroad. Explore the university of Ghana below - we’ve pulled together some information that we hope will help you to decide where to study.

Use the map to see where Ghana’s top university is located, and if any institutions are of particular interest, you can click on their name, or the “explore” button, to find out more. We’ve also pulled in information about how much Ghana is investing in its higher education, and also how many people live there.

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Top universities in Ghana

University Rank*
University of Ghana 601-800th

Statistics about Ghana

  • Expenditure on education out of total expenditure 21.7%
  • Of which, on higher education 19.85%
  • Enrollment rate in higher education 15.57%
  • Population 27,409,893
  • Unemployment 2.4%
  • Annual GDP 3.88%
Data source: The World Bank