Welcome to NYU Accra! We’re delighted that you’ll be spending a semester or year with us and can’t wait to greet you in Accra. In the meantime, this page will guide you through everything you need to get ready for your experience abroad.
Confirm your spot in the program
You must accept your offer of admission in order to confirm your intention to enroll via your Enrollment Portal.
An Important Note: All students are recommended to confirm their spot within 2 weeks of receiving notification of acceptance. Please understand that enrollment capacity is limited and if the program reaches capacity before we receive your reservation, you will be placed on a wait list.
Complete the immigration process
NYU's Office of Global Services (OGS) will be your main contact in navigating the immigration and visa process. Review step-by-step instructions on what you need to do on the Visa for Accra page.
Get your Vaccinations - Begin the process at least 6-8 weeks before departure.
We strongly advise you to begin the vaccination process immediately--in some cases, the human body requires six to eight weeks from the time of a vaccination to build immunity. Please be aware that the Ghanaian government requires everyone entering the country to be vaccinated against Yellow Fever. NYU also requires students to be vaccinated against Typhoid and to take anti-malarial medication. If you plan to visit Northern Ghana--on your own or with NYU--you must also have proof on file of vaccination against Cerebrospinal Meningitis due to the high levels of infection in the area. Based upon the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), we also encourage students to have the following additional vaccinations: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and doses of Tetanus-Diphtheria, Measles, and Polio. You can access more information on vaccinations and health in the region at the WHO Web-site for Ghana.
Start an anti-malaria medication
All areas in Ghana have malaria and the CDC states that travelers will need to take prescription medicine before, during, and after their trip to prevent malaria. GeoBlue insurance does not cover the cost of the medication. The NYU Student Health Center Allergy, Immunology, and Travel Medicine department (212.443.1188), or your doctor, can help you decide which medicine is right for you, and also talk to you about other steps you can take to prevent malaria.
Apply for Additional Funding
Financial aid, grants, and scholarships are available to both NYU and Non-NYU upperclassmen who study abroad at the NYU Global Academic Centers.
Additional scholarships for study abroad are available through many organizations.
Update NYUHome ASAP
NYU Students: We'll send all e-mail communication to your NYU e-mail address (not your personal or Stern address), so check that account regularly or activate mail forwarding. In addition, make sure that your addresses and phone numbers in Albert are updated so that we're able to contact you with important information throughout the semester.
Visiting Students: You created an NYUHome account when applying for the program. Please make sure you keep all contact information current and check your NYUHome e-mail account regularly.
NYU Students: NYU Housing in NYC
NYU Students: If you currently live in NYU Housing, the housing office will be in touch with via email to confirm your cancellation. Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The housing preferences form for housing abroad will be available through the online forms system. Please note that housing abroad is guaranteed and required for all students.
Attend Pre-Departure Orientation
NYU Students: Attending a Pre-Departure Orientation is required for all students. At the PDO, you will learn about courses, student life, excursions, and much more.
Visiting Students: If you’re nearby and able to attend any on-campus events, we’d love to have you. However, we’re also committed to making sure that those of you who don’t live near New York City are kept in the loop. Here are a few ways we ensure that you’re just as well-informed as NYU students:
- We will send you regular e-mails with comprehensive “what to do” lists and details and post information about the pre-departure process to the site specific blogs.
- Our staff is always available to provide prompt assistance to any questions you have by e-mail or phone.
- We can put you in contact with students who attend our programs so that you can get inside information on what to expect. To speak with a former student from your program, please e-mail email@example.com.
Register for classes
Please view the course selection within the Academics Section of this website. Please note these courses are subject to change. Days, times and call numbers will be provided closer to registration.
Official Course listings will be available through http://www.nyu.edu/registrar/.
Submit University of Ghana, Legon Application
Registration for Courses at the University of Ghana, Legon:
Students attending NYU Accra must fill out the University of Ghana, Legon visiting student application if they are interested in taking a course there. Information on how to fill out the application and deadlines to apply will be emailed to you soon.
Book your flight
All students are responsible for arranging their own transportation for their semester abroad. Students must plan to arrive on Arrival Day as indicated on the calendar.
Housing is available only for the dates of the program so if you plan to arrival early or leave late, please be aware you will be responsible for your own accommodations.
For tips and requirements about flights, please see the Admitted Students blog.
Submit all required forms
All students are required to submit a combination of paper and online forms. These forms are used to collect needed information for your upcoming semester like housing preferences, immigration preparation, and arrival itinerary.
For more information about required forms and relevant links please see the Admitted Students blog.
Sending Packages to Accra
Instructions for sending packages to Accra
Students may receive packages after they have moved into the NYU Accra residence. Items cannot be shipped beforehand.
You will receive the address of your accommodation when you are emailed your housing assignment 2 weeks before the program start date. Until you receive that information, your address in Accra is: NYU Accra, NO. 8, 3rd Norla Street, North Labone, Accra, Ghana. Mail sent via courier services such as FedEx, DHL and UPS should be sent here. If you are sending mail, or having mail sent by the U.S. Postal Service, it should go to this address: NYU Accra, PMB CT 84, Cantoments, Accra, Ghana