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International Students

 

Ashoka University has a growing and vibrant community of international students currently enrolled in the undergraduate programme. They represent over 15 countries across four cohorts of the undergraduate programme. Countries represented in our international community are Bangladesh, Kenya, Ethiopia, Bhutan, Nepal, UAE, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and more.

 

 

Ashoka University strives to give its international students the best of opportunities, immersing them in an inclusive environment that makes them feel at home. The academic rigour, extracurricular activities, residential life allows students to learn, engage, connect, and build lasting relationships.

Admissions Timeline

Ashoka University’s undergraduate programme offers a 3+1 year-long interdisciplinary liberal arts and sciences education that focuses on original research and intellectual growth. If you choose to apply for the Undergraduate Programme at Ashoka University, please proceed further.

 

Application Forms for the academic session starting August 2019 are now open, please click here to apply.

 

Please refer to the Admissions Calendar below for the round-wise deadlines of Application Form submission, decision notification, and acceptance of offer for the Undergraduate Programme at Ashoka University for 2018-2019.

 

 

Ashoka University Undergraduate Admissions Calendar for 2018-2019
  Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
Applications Open 17th October 2018
Applications Close 21st November 2018 9th January 2019 10th April 2019* 12th June 2019
Decision Notification 4th January 2019 1st March 2019 24th May 2019 12th July 2019
Acceptance Deadline 15th February 2019 12th April 2019 5th July 2019 2nd August 2019
Session Commencement

19th August 2019

 

*This submission deadline is dependent on certain Board Examinations and subject to change

Admissions Process

Ashoka University’s holistic admissions process ensures that each application is evaluated in its unique context.

 

Key Policies

In order to enroll in Ashoka University's Undergraduate programme a candidate must have completed 12 years of school education which is recognized in their respective countries.

 

Please click here to see the list of educational board recognised by Ashoka University.

 

The application form requires the applicant to submit his/her grade sheet of the last 4 years of school education starting from the most recent one ( Grade 9 to Grade 12).

Accepted Educational Boards :

  • Ashoka University accepts students from all +2 level qualifications recognised by the AIU. Please click here to view the complete list of boards recognised by the AIU
     
  • For International Baccalaureate (IB) students, only applicants enrolled under the Diploma Programme are eligible to apply for the undergraduate programme at Ashoka University.
     
  • Students enrolled in the IB Certificate Programme are not eligible to apply
  • For students enrolled in the Cambridge Board, applicants must appear for a minimum of 3 subjects at the A-level to be eligible to apply to the undergraduate programme at Ashoka University
     

  • For all other boards, we request students to share a conversion sheet/normalisation scale or any detailing around the grading/scoring system used by the board/school authorities with the Admissions Committee

Discipline-Specific Policies

  • Students of Ashoka University who wish to Major or Minor in the following disciplines should have studied Mathematics in their senior school years (Class XI and XII).

      Economics / Economics and Finance / Economics and History/ Mathematics / Computer Science / Computer Science and Entrepreneurship / Computer Science and Mathematics / Physics

Visa Application:

The Office of International Programmes will provide support and guidance for visa application of selected students. You can address your queries and concerns to io.helpdesk@ashoka.edu.in
 

  • Which visa should I apply for?

    You will require a three-year multiple-entry student visa to cover the duration of your undergraduate studies. The multiple-entry part is important as it enables you to travel home during holidays.

     

  •  How do I apply for the visa?


    Depending on your country’s bilateral relations with India, we strongly advise that you contact the Indian Embassy in the country of residence and check their website for the visa application procedure. Since this is a residential university, all the students live on campus. While filling out the visa application, your residential address will be the following –

    Plot #2, Rajiv Gandhi Education City, National Capital Region
    P. O. Rai, Sonepat
    Haryana 131 029
    India

  • What documents will I need?


    Typically, for your visa application, you will need an offer of admission, fee and financial aid in letter format, which will be provided by the office of Admissions and Financial Aid. The Office of International Programmes provides a visa letter to support your application. Make sure you have all the documents listed on the Indian Embassy website of your country.
     

  • When should I apply for the visa?

    Ensure that you apply well in advance as visa procedures require three weeks or more. You can start the process as soon as you have the aforementioned documents from Ashoka University.
Fee Structure

Undergraduate Programme Fee Structure for 2018-2019

Components

Amount(USD) per annum

Tuition Fee

10,800

Hostel Fee

2,300

Total

13,100

 

One-time Payments

  • Admissions Fee of USD 540 at the time of acceptance of the offer of admission

  • Refundable Security Deposit of USD 760 at the time of acceptance of an offer of admission. The Security Deposit will be refunded at the time of graduation from Ashoka University or at the time of withdrawal of admission from the programme

  • Refundable Meal Cost Security Deposit of USD 380 at the time of enrollment. The Meal Cost Security Deposit will be refunded at the time of graduation from Ashoka University or at the time of withdrawal of admission from the programme

More information about the Fees

  • The costs mentioned are calculated in US Dollars (USD)

  • Meals will be charged on the basis of consumption of the student

  • The Hostel Fee is based on an average stay-duration of nine months a year. Special permissions must be sought if a student seeks to stay on campus during vacations

  • The Hostel Fee component includes the following: Room and utilities such as water, electricity (100% backup and air conditioning), and laundry facilities

  • Services such as books, printing, photocopies, stationery, etc. will be charged on actuals adding up to USD 150 approximately

  • The annual fee is subject to revision in consonance with inflation. In the last three years, our fee has gone up by approximately 8% annually. However,  this percentage is not fixed and is subject to change

Admissions Related Fees

Acceptance Fee - The candidate will be required to deposit an amount of USD 4,000 to confirm her/his offer of admission by the acceptance deadline for the round in which s/he has applied. 

 

This amount includes the following:

  • Admissions Fee of USD 540

  • Refundable Security Deposit of USD 740

  • Tuition Fee of 2700 USD (adjustable in Semester 1 Tuition Fee)

The student who has confirmed his/her offer of admission will be required to pay the remaining Semester 1 Fee (Tuition/Hostel/Meals) by August 10, 2018. The commencement date of the academic session is August 18, 2018.

Financial Aid

The financial aid policies and processes for international students are the same as they are for Indian students. All financial aid offered by the university is need-based and admissions related decisions are merit-based. Admissions decisions are not dependant on an application for financial aid. If you would like to apply for financial aid you are required to indicate the same while filling out the application form.

 

If you are shortlisted for the interview round, you will be required to fill out and submit an extensive financial aid form. You will also be required to attach certain documents related to your family's current financial status. Please fill in all the relevant details accurately. 

 

To know more about our Financial Aid Policies, click here.

International Students