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University of Cape Coast, University of Cape Coast

Address: Cape Coast, Ghana

Description University of Cape Coast, University of Cape Coast

  • Established: 1962
  • Type: State Higher Educational Institution
  • Location: Cape Coast, Ghana.

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) was founded in 1962 to train teachers at teacher training colleges and technological institutes. UCC is currently providing training to healthcare professionals, administrators, educational planners and agricultural professionals.

The university is comprised of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the Association of African Universities (AAU).

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Cape Coast, University of Cape Coast

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  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 4 years.

Academic undergraduate programs are implemented in the following areas:

  • Aquaculture
  • Anthropology
  • Biochemistry
  • Accounting
  • Engineering Physics
  • Foreign languages
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Meteorology and atmospheric physics
  • Agriculture
  • Social Behavior and Conflict Management
  • Statistics
  • Economy
  • Entomology and wildlife, etc.


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 2 years.

The university offers master's programs in the following areas:

  • African literature and civilization
  • Geography and regional planning
  • Foreign languages
  • Clinical Psychology of Health
  • Mathematics
  • Entrepreneurship and small business development
  • Nursing
  • Statistics
  • Human capital management
  • Philosophy
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Entomology and others.
from 7 500 $ / year

Doctoral studies

  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 3 years.

The university offers doctoral programs in the following areas:

  • Aquaculture
  • Geography and regional planning
  • Humanitarian and legal studies
  • Natural Sciences
  • Integrated Coastal Management
  • Medical sciences
  • Animal sciences
  • Oceanography and limnology
  • Agricultural sciences
  • Statistics
  • Physics and Mathematics
  • Entomology and others.


  • The University is in the top 5 of the best higher educational institutions of the country, occupying the 4th position in the ranking.
  • UCC offers distance learning, international exchange and scholarship programs to its students.

Equipment University of Cape Coast, University of Cape Coast

The university is located in Cape Coast (Ghana) on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The material and technical base of the university includes its own library.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The university has a two-semester academic year.

Additional expenses:

  • The cost of living in Cape Coast is 864 $ -1497 $ / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enter the university you must:

  • Education document
  • Two copies of completed online applications + two copies of results forms sent by POST
  • WASSCE 36 / SSSCE 24 in 6 subjects (3 general: English, mathematics, integrated sciences or social studies + 3 corresponding to the direction of the curriculum).

Additional admission requirements are set by each faculty independently.

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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
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- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
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- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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