Notice: The EducationUSA Advising Center located in the U.S. Embassy, Accra remains closed to the public, offering virtual advising only. However, the EducationUSA Kumasi Center located at ACE Consult in Asokwa is open to the public Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm with a general orientation session that takes place every Thursday at 10:00am.
Follow the EducationUSA Africa Connection Facebook page @EducationUSAAfricaConnection for more information about EducationUSA in Sub-Saharan Africa.
EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State network of over 430 international student advising centers in more than 175 countries and territories. The two Centers in Ghana are located in Kumasi (ACE Consult in Asokwa) and at the U.S. Embassy in Accra. EducationUSA Centers promote U.S. higher education to students by offering accurate, comprehensive, and current information about opportunities to study at accredited post-secondary institutions in the United States. EducationUSA also provides services to the U.S. higher education community to help institutional leaders meet their recruitment and campus internationalization goals. EducationUSA is your official source on U.S. higher education.
The 2020 Open Doors Report on international education showed a 15.3% increase in the number of Ghanaian students attending universities and colleges in the United States, from 3,661 to 4,221. This retains Ghana in second place in Sub-Saharan Africa. The number one spot is held by Nigeria, with 13,762 students.
Over half of the Ghanaian students in the United States are studying at the graduate level and this number increased by 22% over last year, from 1,860 to 2,270, maintaining Ghana in an enviable bracket of top 25 countries sending graduate students to the United States.
The EdUSA services in Accra are free of charge and accessible virtually. We do not endorse or rank any particular college or university but represent all accredited US universities and colleges. 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 100,000 individuals access EducationUSA services in Ghana.
Facebook Live Session
EducationUSA Ghana Information session streams live on the U.S. Embassy Ghana Facebook page every other Thursday from 5-6pm GMT. Join this interactive session to learn more about studying in the United States.
Do you want to speak with an EducationUSA advisor one-on-one and ask questions about how to select a school, how to apply, 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.
For Undergraduate Beginners:
Do you want to study in a U.S college or university for a bachelor’s degree? Have you recently completed or about to complete high school? Visit educationusa.state.gov, review the 5-steps to US study and discuss your questions and next steps with an EducationUSA Adviser.
For Graduate Beginners:
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.
Go to educationusa.state.gov, review the 5-steps to US study and discuss your questions and next steps with an EducationUSA Adviser.
Pre-Departure Orientation Sessions
Each year, the EducationUSA Center organizes pre-departure 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 on this page and on the “U.S. Embassy Ghana” Facebook page.
Include thematic topics on the application process, university information sessions, International Education Week events, webinars and Pre-departure orientation (PDO) sessions