Below are some frequently asked questions that will guide you through applying to Ashesi. If you still have any questions about scholarships and admissions do contact us at: admissions@ashesi.edu.gh.

1. What are Ashesi's application requirements?
2. Who can apply for a scholarship at Ashesi?
3. Will I need to submit any supporting documentation with my financial aid application?
4. What is Ashesi’s relationship with The MasterCard Foundation?
5. How are scholarship decisions made?
6. Will an application for a scholarship affect the decision to offer me admission?
7. When will I know whether I have been awarded a scholarship?
8. Will my scholarship be renewed every year?

What are Ashesi's application requirements?
Admission into Ashesi is a highly selective process which is based in part on the evaluation of information submitted during the application process. For general information on entry requirements for both Ghanaian and International students, please click here.

Who can apply for a scholarship at Ashesi?
Typically, scholarships are awarded to students from low income and middle income families. Any family that cannot afford the full fees should complete a financial aid application form and submit it with their admissions application. The Scholarship Committee will determine the amount of your award on the basis of demonstrated need and the strength of your application. You cannot apply for a scholarship after you have been admitted.

Will I need to submit any supporting documentation with my financial aid application?
Yes. A letter requesting why you need a scholarship is required. Families will also be required to submit bank statements, pay slips and any other relevant documentation. The more information you can include to support your inability to pay the full fees, the easier it will be to process your request.

What is Ashesi’s relationship with The MasterCard Foundation?
Through a $13 million partnership with The MasterCard Foundation in Canada, Ashesi has been able to expand its existing scholarship programme. Half of the scholarships funded by The MasterCard Foundation will be awarded to non-Ghanaians. This scholarship covers not only the full tuition, but also includes housing in Ashesi’s residence halls, meals on campus, a free laptop, spending money and annual trips home for international students after the second year.

How are scholarship decisions made?
The selection process begins by determining who should be given an offer of admission based on each applicant’s overall profile. Applicants are considered on the basis of documented financial need and upon a thorough assessment by the Ashesi Scholarship Committee of all information gathered during the admissions process for each candidate.

Based on your financial aid request, you are placed into one of three categories: Extreme Need (over $5,000), High Need (between $3,500 - $5,000), Medium Need (between $2000 - $3,500) or Low Need (less than $2,000). For each category of aid, there is a set amount of financial aid Ashesi can award.

Students in each category are ranked based on the competitiveness of their admissions application. Students who receive scholarships typically achieve mostly A’s and B’s on their transcripts and national exam results.

Will an application for a scholarship affect the decision to offer me admission to Ashesi?
No. The decision to make an offer of admission is done independently of scholarship decisions. Do note however, that both the admissions and scholarships awards are highly competitive. 

When will I know whether I have been awarded a scholarship?
The admissions office will give you a date you can expect to hear back from Ashesi, based on the date you applied. You will receive both your admission and scholarship decision at the same time.

Will my scholarship be renewed every year?
As long as you and your family can continue to demonstrate financial need, you can expect that your scholarship award will be renewed annually. The Scholarship Committee meets annually to assess the financial status of each scholar’s family. You may be asked to submit updated bank statements, pay slips and other supporting documents to verify your family’s financial standing.