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  • Locations: Accra, Ghana
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
  • Restrictions: CSUF applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2021 03/15/2021 04/20/2021 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2021-2022 03/15/2021 04/20/2021 TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2022 09/15/2021 10/20/2021 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: CSU International Programs Click here for a definition of this term Financial Aid: CSU IP Scholarship, Federal Aid (Pell/EOP/FSEOG/Direct Loans), Guardian Scholars, President's Scholars, Private Student Loans, State Aid (Cal Grants/SUG)
Housing Options: Residence Halls Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Accounting, Anthropology, Art, Art History, Biochemistry, Biological Science, Biological Science (Marine Biology), Business Administration, Chemistry, Child and Adolescent Studies, Comparative Literature, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Dance, Earth Science, Economics, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Ethnic Studies, French, Geography, Health Science, History, Liberal Studies, Linguistics, Mathematics, Music, Nursing, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Theater Arts, Women and Gender Studies
Language Prerequisite: None Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
GPA requirement: 3.0 (CUM. & CSUF) Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Special Notes: Dependents not permitted Unit Type Earned On Program: Resident Units
Click here for a definition of this term Service-Learning/Volunteer Opportunity: Yes
Program Description:



Academic Year Applications
February 1: Priority Deadline
March 1: Secondary Deadline 

Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline as available spaces may be limited on popular programs.


GPA Requirement
3.0 Cumulative GPA 
CSU Class Standing
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior.
There are no CSU IP pre-requisites for this program. Students are responsible for verifying that they meet individual course pre-requisites prior to registration with the overseas institution. 


Subjects Available
Accounting Earth Science Mathematics
African Studies Economics Music
Agribusiness Engineering Nursing
Agriculture English Nutrition
Animal Science Environmental Science Occupational Therapy
Anthropology Environmental Studies Philosophy
Archaeology Finance Physics
Art (Performance) Food Science Physiotherapy
Art History French Political Science
Audiology Geography Psychology
Biochemistry  Health Science Public Administration
Biology History Religious Studies
Botany International Relations Social and Behavioral Science
Business International/Global Studies Social Work
Chemistry Liberal Studies Sociology
Child Health Linguistics Statistics
Comparative Literature Literature Theatre
Computer Engineering Marine Biology Women's and Gender Studies
Dance Marine Science Zoology
CLICK HERE to view the online course catalog.

Academic Credit
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.
CLICK HERE to view the Academic Bulletin for this program for further details regarding course credits and academic policies.  

Students pay the same tuition for Ghana: University of Ghana as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Estimates above.

Program Dates
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year abroad on this program. The traditional Ghanaian academic cycle begins in February and ends in November. 

Academic Year: July to June


University of Ghana – Legon is located near Accra, the capital city of Ghana. The University of Ghana - Legon is Ghana's premier institution of higher learning, with almost 40,000 students attending each year. The University of Ghana is similar to the British university model in that undergraduate students enroll in a program of study that is relatively fixed and highly focused within the particular subject. This program is administered by full-time local CSU staff.
GhanaGhana: University of Ghana provides students with the opportunity to develop a fuller understanding of the country and its people through integration in the academic and cultural life. All students are required to take Society and Culture of Ghana in the fall semester, Twi language classes during both semesters, and a Service Learning course in the spring semester. The Service learning course allows students to gain hands on experience working in the community. The focus of the Service Learning course is determined by the student, but past service learning experiences have involved working in local schools, law offices, museums and research institutions. In addition, students enroll in courses within the regular departments of the university to complete their course load.
For more information about the academic program, students may refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for the previous year. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.


Legon, a suburb of the Ghanaian city Accra, is situated about 7.5 miles north-east of the city center in the Accra Metropolis District, a district in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. Accra stretches along the Ghanaian Atlantic coast and extends north into Ghana's interior. Once merely a 19th-century suburb of Victoriaborg, Accra has since transitioned into a modern metropolis; the city's architecture reflects this history, ranging from 19th-century architecture buildings to modern skyscrapers and apartment blocks.


In Accra, students will be housed in one of the hostels for international students on the University of Ghana campus. Students at the University of Ghana are required to live in on-campus residence halls. Off-campus housing is not permitted. Students will share rooms with either IP students, local Ghanaian students or other international students.



Applicants must complete and submit two applications for this program: the CSUF online application and the CSU IP online application.

According to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for Ghana, CSU IP in Ghana is affiliated with the University of Ghana in Legon. The University of Ghana is similar to the British university model in that undergraduate students enroll in a program of study that is relatively fixed and highly focused within the particular subject. All students, regardless of the curriculum they are following, are required to take:
  • the equivalent of 15 CSU units each semester,
  • Ghanian Society and Culture (taken in the Fall semester), 
  • Asante Twi language course each semester, and
  • Service Learning in Semester 2