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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 for International Education 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.

With this in mind, UCC is able to consider applications from students that meet the qualifications listed below:


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

What You Need To Do

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

Deadlines for Submission

Second Semester (2019/2020)
First Semester (2020/2021)
16th September, 2019
10th February, 2020

What You Need to Know

  • All application materials must be present at the time of application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Applicants will be invited to an interview subsequently and selection will be made based on performance.
  • 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.
  • Read the policy sheet to know what is expected of you when you are selected for the programme.
  • Selected students will need to submit this course endorsement form before travelling abroad.
  • We advise students to look over this faculty and students checklist before leaving.

Estimate of Costs

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

Region Fees
Accommodation Plane Ticket Food Health Insurance Transportation Visa Application Books
$1600 - $3000
$1450 - $2500
$200 - $2000
$500 - $1200
Usually free for students
$160 Visa Application
$180 or $200 SEVIS fee
$200 - $600
300 - 600 per month
800 - 1500
200 - 350 per month
80 - 150
25 - 60 per month
50 - 100
50 - 150


Meet Some of Our Exchange Alumni

Francis AnagbonuBefore 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.

Francis Anagbonu (State University of New York at Oneonta, USA)


Jacqueline YamsonMy 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.

Jacqueline Yamson (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)


Lucille AbruquahIt’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.

Lucille Abruquah (Kennesaw State University, USA)


Christina BaidenThe Guilford College Exchange Programme is a great opportunity to gain knowledge, meet and interact with students of different cultures and backgrounds. The programme does not only bring you in contact with American students but students from various countries as well. I had the pleasure of meeting and befriending students from Kenya, Cameroon, Rwanda, Benin, Bolivia, Ecuador, Japan, Jamaica, China, etc.

Christiana Baiden (Guilford College, USA)