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MA Economics Programme

Since the beginning of the MA Economics Programme in 2017, Ashoka University’s generous Financial Aid policy has helped support approximately 60% of our students who have received some form of financial grants.

Of these students, 55% have received partial tuition waivers while 45% have received a minimum of 100% Tuition waiver or more (Hostel/Meals).

Fee Structure

MA Economics Programme Fee Structure (August 2023 Intake)

The Fee Structure of the MA in Economics programme starting in August 2023 has the following components (In INR):

Components (2023 intake) Amount Per year (INR)
Tuition Fees 5,37,000
Residence: Option A [On-Campus Double Occupancy] 181,000
Residence: Option B [Off-Campus Double Occupancy] 90,000
Total Cost 7,18,000 [Option A]

6,27,000 [Option B]

Note: The Residence Cost for the Second Year (AY 2024-2025) is subject to revision in consonance with inflation. In the last three years, our fee has gone up by approximately 5% to 8% annually. However,  this percentage is not fixed and is subject to change.

Masters students can also opt for Off-campus single occupancy (INR120,000 per  annum) only if there is availability.

Ashoka University provides Residence and Meal facilities for MA Students, on an optional basis. If you opt-in for Residence as provided by Ashoka University, please note the following details:

  • Residence fee is inclusive of broadband charges
  • In case, the stay duration extends due to any reason, residence fee will be charged additionally
  • Electricity charges, as per actual, will be charged additionally and equally divided amongst the occupants on pro-rata basis


  • Residents may opt to cook in the apartment or request AU to organize packed tiffin service from the Campus dining hall
  • Off-campus housing residents will not need to give any minimum consumption assurance or overhead charges to the university. This service will be purely based on actual meal consumption along with packing and delivery charges

MA Students can choose to not opt-in for residence and meals provided by Ashoka University. MA Students who choose to not opt-in for residence can avail of meals on campus through the coupon system and/or pay on purchase from all vendors.

Financial Aid Brackets

MA Economics Financial Aid Brackets for the 2023 intake

Financial Aid Brackets Amount Waived (INR) First Year (2023-24)
25% Waiver on Tuition 1,34,250
50% Waiver on Tuition 2,68,500
75% Waiver on Tuition 4,02,750
100% Waiver on Tuition 5,37,000
100% waiver on Tuition and 50% waiver on Residence Option A (On Campus Double Occupancy) 6,27,500

Option B (Off Campus Double Occupancy) 5,82,000

100% waiver on Tuition and Residence Option A (On Campus Double Occupancy) 7,18,000

Option B (Off Campus Double Occupancy) 6,27,000

100% waiver on Tuition, Residence and Meals Tuition, Residence and Meals*


Important Dates

MA Economics Financial Aid Calendar for the 2023 intake*
Financial Aid Forms Open 16 June 2023
Financial Aid Forms Close 21 June 2023
Decision Notification 7 July 2023
Acceptance Deadline 15 July 2023

*The dates are subject to change depending on the number of applications received. 

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