EducationUSA Center

The EducationUSA Center in Accra, Ghana, is part of a network of over 400 advising centers in more than 170 countries.

We have two full-time EducationUSA advisors at the embassy. We offer a range of services to help students in Ghana understand how to choose and apply to American universities and colleges.

The United States is the most popular destination in the world for students from other countries. There are currently 3,111 Ghanaian students enrolled at more than 630 tertiary institutions across the United States. Ghana is the third-largest sender of students from Africa, after only Nigeria (11,710 students) and Kenya (3,189 students).

The services we provide are free of charge and open to the public. We do not endorse or rank any particular college or university. We also do not endorse any education agency or consultancy (such as in the areas of test preparation, admissions, placement, language training, and visas).

Each year, more than 20,000 individuals use EducationUSA services in Ghana.

NOTE #1: You MUST bring a photo ID for access to the EducationUSA Center because it is located inside the U.S. Embassy compound.

NOTE #2: We strongly suggest that you bring a notebook/paper and a pen to take notes during your visit to the EducationUSA Center. No bags are allowed so do not plan to bring one.

Services:

Individual Advising Hours (walk-in):

Do you want to speak with an EducationUSA advisor one-on-one and ask questions about how to select a school, how to apply, how to obtain funding, next steps after you gain admission, and any other questions on studying in the United States? Then this is the right service for you. 

Offered every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (except American and Ghanaian holidays, for a list of holidays, go to http://ghana.usembassy.gov/holidays.html)

Undergraduate Beginners Information Session:

Do you want to study in a U.S college or university for a Bachelor’s degree? Have you recently completed / about to complete high school? Attend this session for more information about the application process. Parents and educators are welcome.

Every Monday from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (June – August)  except on both Ghana and U.S. holidays that fall on a Monday (https://gh.usembassy.gov/holiday-calendar/)

Every 2nd and 4th  Monday (October to May)

Graduate Beginners Information Session:

Do you have a bachelor’s degree from a university? Do you want to pursue a master’s degree in the United States? This session provides information on the application components of graduate study in the United States.

The upcoming sessions will be held on the following dates, starting at 2 p.m. and concluding at 3:30 p.m. Please note that the sessions start on time:

Wednesday, September 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Wednesday, October 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Wednesday, October 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Wednesday, November 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Wednesday, November 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Wednesday, December 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Wednesday, December 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

(Sessions are generally offered on the first and third Wednesday of the month at  2 p.m. excluding American and Ghanaian holidays. For a list of holidays, go to holiday calendar)

Pre-Departure Orientation Sessions

Each year, the EducationUSA Center organizes orientation sessions in June/July and in December for undergraduate and graduate students who have been accepted to American universities and colleges. Current students and recent graduates of U.S. universities lead a panel discussion to answer questions about student life in the United States. Specific dates and times are posted at the EducationUSA Center, on the “U.S. Embassy Ghana” Facebook page, and on this page when available.

Contact Information

The EducationUSA Center in Accra is located in the U.S. Embassy in Cantonments. To make enquiries, call or email the EducationUSA Advisors:

Phone: +233 [0] 30 274 1531 or +233 [0] 30 274 1116 from Monday-Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Email: eacaccra@state.gov (preferred)

Facebook: EducationUSA Accra

NOTE: You must bring a photo ID for access to the EducationUSA Center because it is located inside the U.S. Embassy compound.