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Useful facts, information and hints and tips about life in Ghana.


Read about all the different permit options for immigration to Ghana.


Read about our services, how we assist with all Ghana permits and visas as well as relocation issues.

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Travel Visas

Learn here about obtaining your travel visa for Ghana, special passes and the entry requirements.

Student Visa for Ghana – studying in Ghana

A Student Visa for Ghana is almost like an extension of a visitors visa. In order for a person to study in Ghana, the prospective student should first have:

  • An offer of admission from a recognised and accredited Institution in Ghana including dates of enrolment.
  • For students other than those from ECOWAS a Student Visa for Ghana and / or entry permit before proceeding to Ghana.

If accepted, students are given permission to reside in Ghana for the extent of their term in school.

No matter what nationality the student is from the following requirements must be met before a Student Visa for Ghana will be issued:

  • A valid travel document i.e. (passport, Ecowas Travel Document)
  • Proof of admission letter from an accredited institution.
  • Proof of an offer of an approved course from an accredited institution.
  • Proof of exemption or payment of the required course fees.
  • Proof of a guarantee of accommodation.

Intergate is able to assist applicants thinking of studying in Ghana. Simply:

List of Public Universities in Ghana

•    University of Ghana, Legon
•    Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi
•    University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast
•    University of Education, Winneba
•    University for Development Studies, Tamale
•    University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa

There are also some institutions of public nature awarding degrees which include:

•    Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)
•    Ghana Institute of Languages (GIL)
•    Institute of professional studies, Legon
•    Ghana Institute of Journalism, Accra

Student Visa for Ghana application requirements

  •  An Application form completed in duplicate.
  • Passport must be valid for at least (6) six months to expiration.Example of a Student Visa for Ghana
  • Two (2) recent passport-sized photographs of the applicant (taken not more than six months prior to application) and showing full face of applicant, without hat, cap and sun glasses.
  • Photocopy of your round trip ticket OR Travel Itinerary.
  • Copy of Permanent Residence Card

Minors and children under the age of 18 travelling to Ghana need written parental authorization including copies of parents’ passports and Residence Permit.

Yellow Fever Vaccination: in accordance with international health regulations, all persons entering Ghana are required to have a valid certificate of Immunization against Yellow Fever.

In addition to original passport, all applicants are required to attach a photocopy of the bio-data page of their passports to completed forms.

Getting started with your Student Visa for Ghana application

Before we make any formal application for a Student Visa for Ghana on your behalf we offer a free consultation process to guide you as to your eligibility.

Simply email us here or telephone us on + 27 (0) 21 424 2460.

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