EducationUSA Center

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 2022 Open Doors Report released on November 14 to commemorate International Education Week confirms that 4,916 Ghanaian students studied at U.S. colleges and universities during the most recent (2021-2022) academic year.  This represents a 16.2 percent increase over the previous year and continues a long-term growth trend among Ghanaian students!  Ghanaian students studied at over 700 U.S. colleges and universities in all 50 U.S. states in 2021-2022.  Among Sub-Saharan African countries, Ghana sends the second-highest number of students (second only to Nigeria).  Ghana also now ranks 18th in the world for countries sending students to the United States for graduate programs!

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 200,000 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 3-4pm GMT. Join this interactive session to learn more about studying in the United States.

Individual Advising:
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. Our virtual sessions on Mondays and Wednesday are currently paused till October 2. For future sessions, Kindly book an appointment via this link (note that if the day falls on a Ghanaian or American holiday, we will not be available)

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, review the 5-steps to US study and discuss your questions and next steps with an EducationUSA Adviser. An Adviser will invite you to join the next available beginner’s orientation.

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, 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.

Special Sessions
Include thematic topics on the application process, university information sessions, International Education Week events, webinars and Pre-departure orientation (PDO) sessions