Ghana has very affordable education fees and cost of living in comparison to other African countries.
That is one of the key reasons college students are searching more for institutions in Ghana than other African countries.
The cost of studying and living in Ghana has 4 key components.
The tuition fees are determined based on choice of school and courses. Science courses are quite expensive, and the social sciences and arts are relatively cheaper.
In the public institutions, undergraduate tuition fee may averagely cost between GH¢1400 and GH¢2100 averagely for Ghanaian students. For international students, tuition may cost between $4100 and $5300 per year.
Post-graduate tuition fees may cost an average of $4700 and $7800 for international students whiles the Ghanaian student may pay an average of GH¢9900 to GH¢12600 annually. Where as in the private institution tuition fee may cost between GH¢5000 to GH¢9000 for Ghanaian students.
Aside these costs, some other important expense includes, Transportation, Health, entertainment and food which may cost GH¢500 per month averagely.
It is common for universities in Ghana to offer halls of residence for the duration of studies. This can mean that living costs are less than having a private accommodation. On average, an individual should budget for between GH¢800 and GH¢ 1300 per semester for halls of residence and between GH¢1500 and 4000 for private hostels (depending on the facilities available.
Other average living costs in Ghana
Ghanaian scholarships are more widely available to citizens of Ghana, with rarely few offered for international students. However, always check with your chosen university, as to what support is available to international students.
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