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  • Locations: Cape Coast, Ghana
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UGA applicants only
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 10/10/2018 TBA TBA
Fall 2019 02/01/2019 02/22/2019 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/01/2019 02/22/2019 TBA TBA
Spring 2020 09/15/2019 10/07/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Exchange Sponsor: UGA
Partner Institution: University of Cape Coast (FICE: 900636) Type of Instruction: Lecture
Classes With: Local Students Language of Instruction: English
Taught By: Host Professor(s) Housing Location: On-Campus
Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: Yes Scholarship Availability: Yes
Academic Area: Accounting, Agricultural and Applied Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Animal and Dairy Science, Anthropology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biological Science, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Counseling and Student Personnel Services, Counseling Psychology, Dance, Economics, Education, Environmental Resource Science, Film Studies, Fisheries and Wildlife, French, Geography, Health and Physical Education, History, Management, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Public Health, Religion, Research and Evaluation Methodology, Sociology, Statistics, STEM, Theatre Open to non-UGA students: No
Program Description:


UGA Exchange, University of Cape Coast

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) is one of the rare sea front universities in the world. It was established in October 1962 as a University College and placed in a special relationship with the University of Ghana, Legon. On October 1, 1971, the College attained the status of a full and independent University, with the authority to confer its own degrees, diplomas and certificates by an Act of Parliament. 

  Program Location

university of cape coast 2Today, Cape Coast is an easygoing fishing town with an arty vibe, fanned by salty sea breezes and kissed by peeling waves. Crumbling colonial buildings still line the streets, while seabirds prowl the beaches and fishermen cast nets where slave ships once sailed. Many travelers use Cape Coast as a base to explore Kakum National Park, Anomabu and even Elmina. (source)


Contact Information

Dr. Bettye Smith
College of Education
Workforce Education
215 River's Crossing, 850 College Station Road
Athens, GA 30602
Telephone: (706) 542-4207

Ms. Colleen Larson
Education Abroad Advisor
Office of International Education
International Education Building
1324 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602


Academic Program

See Course Offerings: Academic Programmes.pdf
UCC Department Links - Select School or Department - Hover over Academics in top Menu - Select Degree Programmes and review degree outline to review individual courses and descriptions.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • UGA student in good academic standing

Program Itinerary

Spring Semester: Mid January to Late May
Fall Semester: Early August to Mid December 


The University of Cape Coast has a general policy of providing accommodation for all undergraduate freshmen. Your admission will therefore come with a Hall of affiliation and the required fee for your accommodation. After the first year, students are not guaranteed accommodation in the University’s Halls of Residence. However, there are several private hostels within walking distances from the university. You are therefore encouraged to make arrangements to rent one of those after your first year.

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Program Reviews:
Aniya Karion Hamilton, Spring 2017 Participant
"Being abroad requires you to stretch yourself in ways you never thought you had to, inevitable making you a better more flexible individual.

I definitely have to have a career that allows me to travel and live abroad for extended periods of time.
     — Aniya Hamilton, Spring 2017
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