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Applying to Ashesi

Thank you for your interest in applying to Ashesi University. Ashesi's application is fairly demanding compared to other institutions in Ghana. We therefore advise applicants to begin the application process as soon as possible.  

Step 1
If you don't already have it installed, then download Adobe Acrobat Reader free of charge from Adobe's web site.

Step 2
Download application instructions.

Download and complete the Application Form (Adobe PDF format)

Step 3
If you need financial aid, download and complete the Financial Aid Application Form (Adobe PDF format)
Step 4
Please deliver the completed forms in person, or by mailing them to:

Ashesi University
Admissions Office
No. 12, 2nd Norla Street, N. Labone
Accra, Ghana.

Please note that Ashesi will not accept completed applications that are faxed or emailed to the admissions office.

Application fee: GHC40.00 for Ghanaian nationals; $100.00 for International applicants (Admissions fees are waived if you apply in November or December 2010)

Why apply to Ashesi?

1. Our innovative curriculum, which integrates the liberal arts with computer science and business studies, ensures that your skill set will never be obsolete.
2. Your classmates will be among the brightest in Africa.
3. You will build a network of influential associates and friends.
4. You may earn a scholarship.
5. You will have the time of your life. And then you will earn a job and an opportunity to change the world.

Ashesi considers the following factors in making admissions decisions.

  • Grades in secondary school, strength of secondary school curriculum, class rank.
  • For serious consideration, one of the following is required: Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) scores of 15 or better; A-Level examination scores; International Baccalaureate (IB) examination scores; or Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) scores
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Essays
  • Recommendations
  • Interview (by invitation only)
  • International students for whom English is a second language must demonstrate English language proficiency by submitting TOEFL examination scores.

Prospective applicants residing in Accra are strongly advised to visit our campus (see directions).  A visit to campus gives you an opportunity to speak with the faculty, staff and students of Ashesi University, and thus gives you a better sense of the Ashesi community.

Student Finances

For details about fees and financial aid at Ashesi, visit the Financial Aid page.

If you have any questions regarding admissions to Ashesi please email:
or phone:+233 (21) 760-230

Life at Ashesi

Watch this documentary about life at Ashesi, in the words of students, administrators & faculty

A broadband connection is recommended for this video.
Application Deadline
Application deadlines for the 2011 academic year will be in mid-April and late August 2011. Prospective students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Student Reflections
Joanna Johnson
Study Abroad student from Western Washington University.
Ada Ojukwu
Class of 2005
Transfer student from University of Houston

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