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KNUST International Students

KNUST International Students provides students with a unique and enriching educational experience, while also offering them the opportunity to explore Ghana and it’s culture.

In article we’ll  provides a helpful guide for international students who are interested in studying at Knust. information on the application process, required documents, and the cost of studying at the university, arrival, accommodation arrangement, security etc.

Office of the directorate of student affairs

The Directorate of Student Affairs (DoSA) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of

Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi-Ghana, is mandated to provide the

necessary welfare support services to all students, both Ghanain and KNUST International Students.

It offers a one-stop-shop for all student issues and all students are encouraged to

access the services of the Office when required.

The Office of the Directorate of Student Affairs is located in the J. Harper Building,

Commercial Area, KNUST, and it is directly opposite Kojo Botsio Building.

The J. Harper Building, also called Student Integration Centre, houses the Offices

of the Director of Student Affairs, Student Affairs and Financial Services, KNUST

Counselling Centre, the Protestant Chaplaincy and Ghana Immigration Service –

KNUST Office.

N/B: See the last page for a directional map to the office.

KNUST International Students Admission requirements


Applicant must have credits in three (3) core subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science. And also credits in three (3) elective subjects or its equivalent relevant to the chosen programme with aggregate 24 or better.

General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE) Applicants

Applicants must have passes in three compulsory subjects including: English Language and three elective subjects, including Business Mathematics.

Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE)

As an applicant, you must have passed three compulsory subjects which include English Language and passes in three elective subjects including Business Mathematics.


Who have attained the age of 25 years and above at the time of application must have credits in five (5) GCE ‘O Level subjects including English language and Mathematics, in addition to pass an entrance exams or interview.

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Again, these are the requirements needed for KNUST international students.

Payment of tuition fees

The following are the recommended means of payment of school fees by

KNUST International Students:


Account Name: KNUST FOREX ACCOUNT Account

No.: 6031620000208

Swift Code: GHCBGHAC



A/C NO: 02008315903213


ECOBANK A/C NO: 0211014402813701





A/C NO: USD 4158-01-0001198102

A/C NO: GBP 4056-01-00011981


Fees must be paid in full at the beginning of the semester to only the recommended

accounts and not to any individual.

For more information on the fees:

Arrival of KNUST International Students into GHANA 

KNUST International Students are advised to arrive in Ghana at least three days before the

reopening date or latest within three days after reopening. This will enable you to receive the

necessary support at the point of arrival, settle in and undertake all the necessary

registration, and orientation.

Support for the arrival of the KNUST International Students

The University has set up a Help Desk at the Kotoka International Airport’s (KIA)

Arrival Hall to help and guide all International Students of KNUST and their families

to travel safely to Kumasi

At the airport, locate the KNUST Help Desk at the Arrival Hall and seek the necessary assistance from the officials.

The phone numbers at the Help Desk are:

a) +233 20 824 4000 (DoSA Office Line – temporary line for the assignment)
b) +233 20 780 9585 (SSFS-DoSA – temporary line for the assignment)

Kindly note that the University would station a bus at Kumasi Airport to assist in

transporting students to Campus. When you miss a scheduled bus, you can always

pick a taxi to campus, specifically to the GUSSS Hostel.

Accommodation arrangements for KNUST International Students

Rooms are reserved for first-year KNUST International Students at the GUSSS Hostel

(commonly known as Brunei). If you are unable to secure a room online before

arrival, get to the main reception of GUSSS Hostel and show your admission

letter to prove that you are an international student duly admitted to study at the

University. You will be assisted to secure a very decent accommodation/room in a

conducive and academic friendly hostel, with students from different parts of the

world including Ghanaian students.

For further enquiries kindly call:

a) +23324 356 6586
b) +23320 812 1626

Requirements to obtain student resident permit & permit renewal

Kindly note that all International Students are required to have two permits

from the Government of Ghana, represented by the National Identification

Authority (NIA) and the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) to regularise their stay in

Ghana and on the KNUST Campus.

The Government of Ghana issues the Non-Resident Card (ECOWAS Card) and the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) issues the Resident Permit.

Obtaining a NEW Non-Resident Card (ECOWAS Card) costs the cedi equivalent

of USD 120.00, and students are expected to renew the Card every year at the

cedi equivalent of USD 60.00 until the completion of their programme of study.

Kindly note that KNUST Students are expected to pay this money ONLY at the

Calbank KNUST Branch or at Calbank Nhyieso Branch.

After paying and acquiring the Non-Resident Card (ECOWAS Card), students

would have to proceed to the Ghana Immigration Service, KNUST Office within the

J. Harper Building, Commercial Area, to pick up forms for application for

Resident Permit.

The following documents will be required as you complete the Resident

Permit forms:

Copy of your admission letter
Proof of Payment of Fees
One passport picture, recently taken, on a white background.

Kindly Note that:

The cost of the Non-Resident Card (ECOWAS Card) of USD 120.00,

and its yearly renewal fee of USD 60.00, is not part of the Tuition

Fees for your programme

The cost of the Resident Permit and its yearly renewal fee is

however included in the overall fees.

Resident Permits are re-issued yearly and are expected to be

renewed before their expiration dates.

Students will be charged with penalties per month if Resident

Permit expires before its renewal. The University will not pay

the penalties for the renewal of expired permits.

If you are receiving a scholarship, please attach a letter from your

scholarship provider confirming your status. (It should be addressed

to the Senior Assistant Registrar, Students Support and Financial

Service Office, Office of the Directorate of Student Affairs, KNUST,


Make sure you have done both biometric and course registration

before submitting all the above documents.

Security issues and concerns of KNUST international students

Your security, as an International Student, is among the university’s top priorities.

You will be adequately briefed on all the security measures outlined for your safety

by a team of experts from the KNUST Security Services and the Ghana Police

Service, KNUST Command. Meanwhile, kindly take note of the following:

At the airport, locate the KNUST Help Desk at the Arrival Hall and inform

them whether you are travelling to Kumasi by road or by air. The Officers at

the Help Desk will guide and assist you with the relevant information for your


When you arrive and alight at Tech Junction, kindly pick or join KNUST

embossed Taxi ONLY to campus.

Be mindful of the people that will handle your luggage. Do not entrust your

luggage into the hands of people you do not know.

Be rest assured that security officers will be stationed at the taxi rank to ensure

the security of all our students.

Meanwhile remember that your security is also your responsibility. Stay


Be informed that KNUST is delighted to receive you and will work with you to make

your stay and study in the University very comfortable to the best of our abilities.

Looking forward to welcoming you to the BEST UNIVERSITY IN GHANA per the US

News and World Report for 2020 and 2021.

Please Observe All The Covid -19 Protocols and Stay Safe.

As an international student check KNUST Cut-Off Points 2023/2024 For All Courses to guide applicants in the process of selecting their course at KNUST.





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