How to Apply for Admission at Ashesi University and the Requirements to Meet

Ashesi University Accra is one of the leading Universities in Ghana that offers a vast variety of professional courses particularly in the fields of Business Administration and management, Arts and Sciences, ICT, and Engineering, accepting students from within Ghana and other African countries as well as across the globe.

It is renowned for producing quality graduates that are making great impacts in their various disciplines. Ashesi is a non-profit university that has set the pace in grooming entrepreneurial leaders in Africa, and to crown it up, gaining admission into this top-notch citadel of learning is quite easy for both nationals of Ghana and international students. The application process is two-way traffic as it could be either online or offline depending on the procedure that is convenient for the prospective applicant.

General Entry Requirements for All Candidates

In terms of the entry requirements, what the institution looks out for in a
potential candidate transcends beyond the basic academic to consideration to
other extra-curricular activities potential of a candidate such as leadership skill,
volunteering experiences, proficiency in communication as well as writing skills or
other special abilities. All of these give an applicant better chances of being

Application Requirements and Process

Highlighted here are the requirements and a simplified step-by-step guide on the
application process, under the different classes or categories of applicants.

Ghanaian Nationals

For students who are indigenes of Ghana, the following are the steps to follow:

  • First, applicants are expected to provide the completed application form,
    including personal essays duly written by the applicant.
  •  Applicants must provide their High School transcript or report cards for at
    least six terms from their previous school
  •  One of the results of the following examinations is required:
  1.  West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE); Six
    subjects are used to calculate a candidate’s WASSCE score, these
    include Integrated Science, Core Mathematics, Core English, and three
    electives. A minimum of C6 grade is expected in each subject
  2. Six IGCSE (G.C.E. O-level) passes including Mathematics, English and
    Science is required in addition to the other three ‘A’ Level passes
  3. International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
  4. American/Canadian High School Diploma
  5. – French Baccalaureate (a certified copy of the original score and certified
    translated copy in English)
  6. – Other relevant examinations results approved by the National
    Accreditation Board of Ghana.

NB:  kindly noted that all certificates and result slips other than the WASSCE must be referred to the National Accreditation Board for verification, evaluation and to determine their eligibility for admission into Ashesi University).

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International Candidates

International candidates are also expected to meet the following requirements,
aside meeting the requirements described for the Ghanaian nationals:

Certified Translation: Transcripts or other supporting documents submitted by international applicants in a language other than English must be translated and certified as copies of the original document(s).

Candidates must provide evidence of English Language Proficiency: International students whose language of instruction during High School was not English must submit evidence of
English language proficiency, in addition to but not limited to Test of English as a Foreign language (TOEFL), and International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Engineering Students

Candidates applying as Engineering students are expected to provide the

  • West African Senior Secondary Certificate (WASSCE): three core subjects including Mathematics, English, and Science, including three other elective subjects, such as
    Elective Mathematics and Physics, with at least C6 grade or above in each.
  • A-Level: three A-Level passes (A-D) including Mathematics and Physics and six IGCSE (G.C.E, O-Level) passes including Mathematics, English and Science are required. A grade of D or above in Further Mathematics instead of General Mathematics is also acceptable for entry into a prospective Engineering major.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: For prospective Engineering students, Mathematics SL with a 5 and above, or Mathematics HL with a 3 or above is acceptable to fulfill the entry Mathematics requirement; also, Physics SL with a 5 or above, or Physics HL with a 3 or above is acceptable to meet the criteria for the admission. However, Mathematics HL and Physics HL would be considered competitive applicants.

Transfer Students

It is worthy of note that part of the rule of the university provides that all students that transfer into Ashesi University must begin as First-year students, as the University does not accept transfer students into the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of their academic program.

Notwithstanding, as part of the requirements, transfer candidates must provide official transcripts from each previous college or university attended, and candidates must ensure that those transcripts must reach the desk of the admission officer of Ashesi University in good time.

All things being considered, candidates are advised to visit the Ashesi University
campus to have a personal experience of the administration of the University. In this regard, candidates who wish to schedule a visit to the University will have to send an email to the admissions unit or call the following mobile numbers:

  • +233 302 610 330,
  • +233 501 568 499,
  • +233 204 374 374

Here’s How to Apply to Study in Ashesi University

The application process of the Ashesi University is as easy as pie, whether online or offline all you need to do as a candidate is to follow these three steps:

Online Application:

Step 1: Download the Online Application Form

You can do that by accessing the Online Application Form

Paper Application:

If you prefer to or can only fill a paper application, download and complete the forms below:

Download Admissions Application Form

Note, however, that paper applications would have to be scanned and emailed to the admissions office as a result. Scanned applications may delay processing, and possibly result in more requests for information.
Step 2:  Pay Application Fees
Application fees cost GHs100 for Ghanaian nationals and $50 for international applicants. The Late Admissions period attracts an extra GHs50. Note that the university does not accept a scholarship and non-Ghanaian student applications for the Late Admissions period.

Step 3: Submit Completed Application Forms

Completed Application forms can be submitted via:

By Post:
Admissions Office
Ashesi University College
PMB CT3, Cantonments,
Accra, Ghana

By E-mail
Scan completed application and email to:
[email protected]

Ashesi University College,
1 University Avenue,
Berekuso, Ghana
Click here for directions…

Application Fees Payment Options

Application Payments can be made as follows:

MTNMobile Money

  • Transfer application fee to merchant mobile number: 024 526 4831
  • The name of the recipient should be Ashesi University College
  • Applicants should quote the following information on their application form or in the task box in the online application portal:
    a. Mobile number used for the transaction by applicant
    b. Transaction ID
  • Reference Number (Applicant’s Name should be used as the reference)

Online Payment

  • Applicants who would like to pay via Visa, Mastercard, Amex, or Discover, should visit
  • Applicants should quote the expressPay generated transaction reference number on their application form (paper applications) or in the task box on the online application portal.

Direct Deposit/Rapid Transfer (Ecobank Branch in Ghana and West Africa)

If you wish to do a bank transfer, you can do that to the following Ecobank accounts of the institution

Account Name: Ashesi Admission fees
Account Number: 02000 144 116 009 05
Bank: Ecobank
Branch: Osu
Currency: Ghanaian Cedis
Wire Transfer from within West Africa SWIFT code: ECOCGHAC
Account Name: Ashesi University College
Account Number: 02010 144 116 009 01
Branch: Osu
Currency: US Dollar
International Payments (All other countries) SWIFT code: ECOCGHAC
Account Name: Ashesi University College
Account Number: 02010 144 116 009 01
Branch: OsuNB: Attach a copy of your payment receipt to your complete application.
Failure to follow the instructions stated above will result in a delay in processing your application. candidates should note that the admissions office can only process applications upon receipt of the proof of payment. The university is not liable for payments transferred into the wrong account or those which may not, due to bank error, reflect in Ashesi’s bank account.
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FAQs About Ashesi University Requirements And Admission Process

What are Ashesi’s application requirements?

Admission into Ashesi is a highly selective process that 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, payslips, 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 funding partnership with The MasterCard Foundation in Canada, Ashesi has been able to expand its existing scholarship program. This category of scholarship covers not only the full tuition but also includes housing, 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 whether a student qualifies to be admitted into Ashesi, based on each applicant’s overall profile. Applicants are then evaluated on the basis of documented financial need; at this stage, a thorough assessment is made of all applicant information gathered by the Scholarship Committee.

Based on the financial aid request, applicants are placed into one of three categories: High Need, Medium Need, or Low Need. For each category of aid, there is a set amount of funding Ashesi can award.

Students in each category are ranked based on the competitiveness of their admissions application. Students who receive scholarships typically demonstrate that they would be;
a. otherwise unable to afford to attend Ashesi.
b. able to successfully complete academic work at Ashesi.
c. active contributors to campus life and culture.

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 scholarship 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 show evidence of being in 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, payslips, and other supporting documents to verify your family’s financial standing.


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