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Ghana is one of the top 25 nations that sends the most students to the United States.

Over 6,400 Ghanaian students studied in the United States in the 2022–2023 academic year, according to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Open Doors Report, which was made public today, Monday, November 13, 2023.

Virginia Palmer, the U.S. ambassador to Ghana, expressed happiness about the strengthening academic connections between her country and Ghana, highlighting the advantages of Ghanaian students going back home to make a positive impact on their communities.

Ghana is currently in the top 25 nations in the world for sending students to study in the US. According to the data, there was a notable surge of 31.6%, culminating in a record-breaking 6,468 Ghanaian students enrolled in American universities during the aforementioned academic year.

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With 4,140 of these students enrolled in graduate degree programs, Ghana is now the 14th largest sender of graduate students to the United States, a significant increase of 38%.

Last year, scholarships of around $9 million were awarded to Ghanaian students at 700 postsecondary educational institutions located in all 50 states. To keep up with the increasing demand, the U.S. Embassy handled a record number of student visa applications.

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In a larger picture, the United States remains the top choice for overseas students, welcoming over a million of them in the academic year 2022–2023, a 12% rise from the year before. STEM subjects are still well-liked by international students, especially computer science and mathematics.

The largest EducationUSA college fairs were organized by the U.S. Embassy in Ghana and took place in Accra and Kumasi. Over 13,000 people attended, including academic experts, parents, and students.

The U.S. Embassy assists eligible persons with the college admission process through EducationUSA. There are currently two EducationUSA Advising Centers in Ghana that offer students both in-person and online support.

Over the past year, EducationUSA advisers from these centers aided thousands of Ghanaian students in applying for admissions to numerous accredited U.S. institutions of higher learning.

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