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Type: Private Institution
Motto: Scholarship, Leadership, and Citizenship
Affiliated to: Association of American Colleges and Universities, AAU
Established: 2002
No of Students: 1,175
No of Staff: 163
President: Patrick G. Awuah, Jr.
Campuses: Berekuso
Ranking: 6th in Ghana (Webometrics)
Website: https://www.ashesi.edu.gh
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Ashesi University is an accredited private university located in Berekuso, Eastern Region, Ghana. Ashesi is derived from the Akan language that means “beginning”. Ashesi University was founded by a Ghanaian called Patrick Awuah. He earned a full scholarship in 1985 to study in Swarthmore College and was later recruited to work at Microsoft.

During his time at Microsoft, he gained a reputation for executing difficult projects and in .. more

Ashesi University is an accredited private university located in Berekuso, Eastern Region, Ghana. Ashesi is derived from the Akan language that means “beginning”. Ashesi University was founded by a Ghanaian called Patrick Awuah. He earned a full scholarship in 1985 to study in Swarthmore College and was later recruited to work at Microsoft.

During his time at Microsoft, he gained a reputation for executing difficult projects and in 1997, he returned to Ghana and embarked on a mission to provide greater educational opportunities.

In 1998, Patrick Awuah and some graduate students from UC Berkeley conducted a feasibility study for a new private university in Ghana. In 1999, Ashesi University Foundation was founded and it eventually opened its doors in the year 2002. Finally, in 2018, Ashesi received a Presidential Charter and became a fully independent private university.

Ashesi University is well-known for being the youngest private university to be granted a Presidential Charter in Ghana’s history. It is currently ranked as the 7th best university in Ghana, following the webometrics 2020 classification.

In 2017, the university was awarded the World Innovation Summit in Education Prize, one of the world’s biggest prizes in education. In 2012, Ashesi University was ranked among the top ten most respected organizations in Ghana (the first educational institution to ever be ranked) in a survey of 300 CEOs conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Business and Financial Times.  The university has a total student population of over 2,543.

Ashesi University provides several academic and non-academic facilities for its students. Some of these facilities include: the Natembea Health Centre, a biodigester system (for campus cleaning), national water supply grid (to ensure clean and safe water), accommodation houses, two multi-purpose courts for (basketball and volleyball), a sports centre (with a football field, running track, and gym) and a library with over 33,000 volumes of books.

Some notable alumni of Ashesi University include Yawa Hansen-Quao (social entrepreneur and a feminist), Sandra Don-Arthur (Professional makeup artist and Vlogger) and Okuntakinte (social entrepreneur, artist, and philanthropist).

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Ashesi University has two faculties and six study programmes.

Faculty of Business, Arts & Social Sciences

  • Business Administration

Faculty of Engineering & Computer Science

  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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Ashesi University has two faculties and six study programmes.

Faculty of Business, Arts & Social Sciences

  • Business Administration

Faculty of Engineering & Computer Science

  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Management Information Systems
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KEY INFO
Application Deadline – 1st July 2020
Late Application Deadline – 15th September 2020
*The Late Admissions period attracts an extra GH¢25. Also, scholarship and international applications are not accepted for the Late Admissions period.
Application Fee is GH¢.. more

KEY INFO
Application Deadline – 1st July 2020
Late Application Deadline – 15th September 2020
*The Late Admissions period attracts an extra GH¢25. Also, scholarship and international applications are not accepted for the Late Admissions period.
Application Fee is GH¢50 for Ghanaian Applicants and $25 for International Applicants.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Completed application form, including personal essays.
High School transcripts or report cards for at least six terms.
One of the following examination results is required:
Ghanaian Students
i. West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE); Six subjects are used to calculate your standard WASSCE score: Integrated Science, Core Math, Core English and three electives. A minimum grade of C6 in each subject is required to apply.
International Students
i. Six IGCSE (G.C.E. O-Level) passes including Mathematics, English, and Science are required together with at least three ‘A’ Level passes (with grade A-D)
ii. International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
iii. American / Canadian High School Diploma
iv. French Baccalaureate (a certified copy of the original score and a certified translated copy in English)
v. Other equivalent exam results approved by the National Accreditation Board of Ghana.
vi. 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).
vii. Evidence of English Language Proficiency: International students for who English was not a language of instruction during high school, must submit evidence of English language proficiency, including but not limited to the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

HOW TO APPLY
You can start your application online, or download a PDF, complete it and email it back to the Admission Office. However, it is recommended for you to complete your application online as much as you can.

Online Application
Click here to open Online Application Form

Paper Application
If you prefer to or can only fill a paper application, download and complete the forms below:
Admissions Application Form
Scholarship Application Form
*Please note that due to the current pandemic, campus is closed until further notice. 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.)
Attach a copy of your payment receipt to your complete application. Failure to follow instructions stated above will result in the delay of processing your application
Submit Completed Application(s)

i. By Post:
Admissions Office
Ashesi University College
PMB CT3, Cantonments,
Accra, Ghana
ii. By E-mail:
Scan completed application and email to: admissions@ashesi.edu.gh
iii. In-Person:
Ashesi University College,
1 University Avenue,
Berekuso, Ghana
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ABOUT THE CITY OF ACCRA
Accra is the capital and largest city of Ghana. The city lies on a cliff, 8 to 12 metres high, and spreads northward over the Accra plains. The name Accra comes from an Akan word “Nkran” that means ‘black ants in the vicinity‘. When the Portuguese first settled on the coast of what is now known as Ghana, in.. more

ABOUT THE CITY OF ACCRA
Accra is the capital and largest city of Ghana. The city lies on a cliff, 8 to 12 metres high, and spreads northward over the Accra plains. The name Accra comes from an Akan word “Nkran” that means ‘black ants in the vicinity‘. When the Portuguese first settled on the coast of what is now known as Ghana, in 1482, Accra was occupied by several villages of the Ga tribe. Between 1650 and 1680, the Europeans built three trading posts along the coast, known as Fort James (English), Fort Crevecoeur (Dutch), and Christiansburg Castle (Danish). After a tribal war, the major Ga towns on the Accra plains were displaced and drawn to the coast by the prospect of profitable trade with the Europeans. As a result, three coastal villages that are Osu (Christiansborg), Dutch Accra (later called Ussher Town), and James Town, sprang up, becoming the nuclei of what was to be Accra. Accra then grew into a prosperous trading centre, and after the Danes and the Dutch left the region in 1850, Accra became the capital of the British Gold Coast colony. It served as the capital, and after independence, Accra became the country’s capital, acting as its administrative, economic, and educational centre. Accra is influenced by the local steppe climate with an average temperature of 26.6 °C. The Ghanaian culture is characterised by a host of social gatherings – both colourful and musical. The celebration of festivals is an essential part of life, whether for child-birth, rites of passage, puberty, marriage or death. Accra’s economy revolves around the industrial, financial and service sectors. It is equally a bastion of tertiary education, boasting some of the best universities in Ghana like; the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, the University of Professional Studies, Accra, Ashesi University, Wisconsin International University College, Ghana, the Central University and the Pentecost University College, one reason why the city has become a popular study abroad destination.

Accra is one of Ghana most historic neighbourhoods where history resides on every street corner. It is best known for the Independence Square which contains monuments of Ghana’s independence struggle, including the Independence Arch, the Black Star Gate, and the Liberation Day Monument. Another visible historical landmark is the Jamestown Lighthouse that was constructed in 1875 by the British. The city encourages relaxation through the presence of numerous parks like the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum & Memorial park (final resting place of Ghana’s first president and it contains photos, artefacts and an insight into Dr Nkrumah’s life), the Labadi beach and the Osu Castle. It promotes cultural exploration through the W.E.B Dubois Memorial Centre, the Artist Alliance Gallery and the National Theatre. Ghana is a country with a deep sports heritage and Accra being its capital upholds that heritage through the Accra Sports stadium, a 39,800 all-seater and multipurpose stadium. The Makola Market is a renowned market place and shopping district in the city, where a wide array of products are sold. Accra encourages movement within and out of the city through its airports, namely the Kotoka International Airport and the Accra International Airport. The city possesses a raft of health centres that cater to the health needs of the population. Provisions for worship are put in place through numerous worship houses like the Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity and the Accra Central Mosque.

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Scholarships

The University of Professional Studies, Accra, awards scholarships through the Vice Chancellor’s Endowment Fund (VCEF). The Scholarship Scheme is targeted at prospective and continuing students of the University’s undergraduate programmes.

The Scholarships are mainly for Ghanaian students who are bright and financially deficient.

The award policy

• Awards are available for the needy, marginalised and talented students
• Awards are geared towards needy females (60:40)
• Scholarships are not automatically renewed annually.
• Scholarships reviewed yearly against both need and academic performance.
• An award can also be withdrawn, if the awardee’s financial circumstance either changes for the better or was entirely false in the first instance.
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Type: Private Institution
Motto: Scholarship, Leadership, and Citizenship
Affiliated to: Association of American Colleges and Universities, AAU
Established: 2002
No of Students: 1,175
No of Staff: 163
President: Patrick G. Awuah, Jr.
Campuses: Berekuso
Ranking: 6th in Ghana (Webometrics)
Website: https://www.ashesi.edu.gh
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