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Grab Opportunities While on Campus – CIE Tells UCC Students

The Principal Administrative Assistant at the Centre for International Education (CIE), University of Cape Coast, Miss Mary A. Anum has asked both students and staff of the university community to grab the various opportunities the Centre offers while they are on campus.

She gave the advice when the Centre, which is in charge of managing all matters and programmes relating to international education, held a Study Abroad Fair at the C. A. Ackah Lecture Theatre Complex, in a bid to create awareness about the centre.

She expressed worry about the fact that there has been a low patronage of students over the years, inviting past exchange students to come on board to share their experiences with others to know how real the opportunities are.

“The Directors decided that a lot of students are not aware of the Centre and what we do. That is how come we decided to bring it to the doorstep of the students so they get to know what CIE does and what the University has for them. This Fair is done every semester’, she stated.

Miss Anum stated that the opportunities exist for all students who meet these requirements:

1. Have a minimum CGPA of 2.5

2. Have completed at least 1 year at UCC, preference will be given to undergraduate students in second and third year.

3. Applicant must provide a letter of interest, a completed application form, a current statement of results, an endorsed registration form, and two passport-sized photographs.

4. Applicant must also, at the time of applying, have a Ghanaian passport.

She also disclosed a number of benefits the exchange programme brings to students. 

“The courses you take there become part of your transcript. Secondly, if you are able to link up with other people, create network outside there, you are able to get the chance of going back to do your Masters. We have a lot of cases where students go back”, she said.  

Applications are currently opened for students who wish to apply for the programme and deadline for application is on the 16th February, 2018.

Students can access the application form on

The Centre for International Education (CIE), University of Cape Coast, was established in 1994 to promote, support and co-ordinate all facets of international education activities in the University. These activities include international students and staff exchanges, research collaborations.  and publications, and information sharing, all aimed at enhancing the international image of the University.

Over the years, the Centre has fostered links with institutions of higher learning from the USA, China, UK, Sweden, Germany, Liberia, Nigeria and Senegal, among others.

Source: Nana Afia Tenkoramaa |