Ghana | Webster University

Accra, Ghana


Ghana is a presidential constitutional democracy located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in West Africa. The word Ghana means "Warrior King". Ghana has a population of about 27 million. Its varied geography includes savannas, woodlands, forests, a coastal line, springs, cave systems, mountains, estuaries, wildlife parks, and nature reserves. Its coast has a rich assortment of culturally significant castles, forts, ports and harbors.

Ghana was the first African nation to declare independence from European colonization, and this made Ghana a symbol of black achievement and helped to inspire other African independence movements. It is a relatively peaceful country and home to Lake Volta, the largest artificial lake in the world by surface area.


Webster Accra Portrait

The campus opened in March 2014 and is located in Accra, the capital of Ghana and a major metropolitan area with a population of 2.3 million. The city claims splendid beaches, monumental buildings, libraries, galleries, museums, traditional markets and lively nightlife. Accra's architecture reflects its colonial history, with 17th century castles standing alongside modern skyscrapers. The city is a veritable melting pot of cultures. 

Located in the Cantonments area of Accra, the Webster University Ghana campus maintains pleasant surroundings, while also being very close to restaurants and shopping at Osu, Labone, and the Accra Mall, as well as just minutes away from both the airport and the beach. Day trips are available to important cultural locations and recreational spots, while overnight trips can also be made to the bustling market town of Kumasi and the up-close-encounters with wildlife in Mole National Park.

Note: If you are a student wishing to apply for a full degree program at the Ghana campus, you must apply directly through Ghana's admissions.