The application process for admissions for the session starting August 2017 is now open.
To apply to Ashoka University, please CLICK HERE to register yourself and access the Application Form.
For assistance to fill and submit the Application Form, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please find the details of each of Ashoka University’s Key Policies on the tabs below. We request you to read through all the policies carefully.
- The choices of preference major specified in the application form are indicative in nature. Students will have to declare their major at the end of the third semester
- The applicant cannot apply more than once in the entire admissions cycle. Duplicate applications will not be considered and might lead to termination of the applicant’s candidature
- Admission to Ashoka University is merit-based, while financial aid is need-based. An applicant’s selection to the programme is not affected by the information submitted in the Financial Aid Section
- Misrepresentation of facts or any information in an applicant’s application form would result in cancellation of his/her candidature or withdrawal of his/her offer of admission
- The round that an applicant applies in does not affect his/her chances of admission
- All decisions of the Admissions Committee are final. No request for reevaluation of an applicant’s application will be considered
- The Admissions process will be followed in its entirety on the basis of the merit of the applicants, and no other formal or informal recommendations from or through any individual(s) will be entertained or considered.
Once the applicant has completed all the components of this process, the Admissions Committee will evaluate his/her candidature. Our admissions decisions are based on the following policies:
Ashoka University does not have a deferral policy. Your admission offer is only valid for the Undergraduate Programme starting in August, 2017. If you wish to join in August 2018, you will have to reapply and go through the entire admissions process in the next admissions cycle
Ashoka University does not accept credits transfer from other universities. If you wish to apply, you will have to start as a first-year Undergraduate student at Ashoka University
- To get a firm offer of admission from Ashoka University, an applicant needs to have taken the SAT or ACT or Ashoka Aptitude Test (AAT) or have their final class XII board scores. Our DI Code for SAT applicants is – 7343. All applicants applying with SAT/ ACT scores need to send us their official transcripts
- Applicants without any one of the above scores are not eligible for a firm offer
- For applicants whose final class XII board scores are not available at the time of evaluation, the SAT/ ACT or the Ashoka Aptitude Test may be used to make a firm offer of admission. This is especially helpful for the early action and first round of admissions where most applicants may not have their final board score
- The higher score out of Ashoka Aptitude Test or ACT or SAT or board marks will be considered while taking a decision on an applicant’s candidature
- No applicant will be rejected before receiving the final class XII board scores
- Once applicants have gone through the interview round they can expect to receive one of following communications–
– Firm offer of admission
– Conditional offer of admission
– Deferred offer of admission (possibility of an offer after receiving final class XII marks)
– Denial of admission
Ashoka Aptitude Test Policies:
It is strongly recommended for applicants who are short-listed for the interview process to take the Ashoka Aptitude Test.
- The Ashoka Aptitude Test is a multiple choice aptitude test with questions on verbal, quantitative and analytical reasoning
- The test is conducted online. There are no subject-specific questions and no special preparation is required to take this test
- A sample paper for the test will be made available here shortly
- The Ashoka Aptitude Test will be administered on the day of the interview and will be conducted at the interview venue
- The Ashoka Aptitude Test / SAT / ACT assists an applicant in getting a firm offer of admission in the absence of Class XII board score
- Though it is not mandatory for applicants who are shortlisted for the interview to take the Ashoka Aptitude Test, in case an applicant does not wish to take the test, he/she will need to formally opt out according to the procedure prescribed by the Admissions Officer
– Ashoka University recognises all boards approved by the COBSE. Please click here to view the complete list of boards recognised by the COBSE
-Applicants who have appeared for their final board examinations are required to submit the scores of all the subjects they have undertaken as a part of their class XII final board examinations
-In case an applicant is awaiting his/her final examination results at the time of filling in and submitting the application form, he/she is required to submit their predicted grades/scores. Predicted grades/scores are the estimated final grades/scores of the class XII board examinations. The predicted grades/scores may be provided by the school counsellor/any other relevant school authority. In the absence of official predicted grades/scores, applicants also have the option of submitting self-predicted grades/scores
-In case an applicant has received only grades instead of numeric scores in class XI and/or XII, applicants will have to submit a school-approved conversion scale for the Admissions Committee to be able to convert the grades into numeric scores
-Ashoka University follows the CBSE-prescribed scale for converting GPA to numeric scores in case of CBSE students
-Ashoka University follows the COBSE-recommended scale to compare grades/scores across different Indian boards
2. International 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
Students who wish to pursue Economics/Economics and Finance/Mathematics/Computer Science/Computer Science and Entrepreneurship/Computer Science and Mathematics/Physics should have studied Mathematics in their senior school years. Students who wish to pursue Biology should have studied both Physics and Mathematics in their senior school years.
Ideal candidates for Ashoka University are intellectually curious, eager to learn, committed and are from a variety of academic backgrounds. When assembling undergraduate batches, the Admissions Committee looks for applicants who excel in the classroom as well as in their other interests and passions. Our students demonstrate enthusiasm, zeal and depth in whatever they pursue.
Given below are some of the qualities that we look for in our applicants:
Our applicants should exhibit intellectual engagement; a characteristic that is not always reflected through standardised test scores and board examinations. Intellectual engagement means exhibiting curiosity, willingness to learn, and an open mind, three attributes that are essential for completing the University’s rigorous core curriculum. For this reason, the Admissions Committee, instead of depending on the minimum examination score while evaluating applications, considers academics comprehensively. The Admissions Committee looks at the overall intellectual bent, academic background and potential of the applicant.
Extra-curricular Activities and Interests
Our applicants should have demonstrated interests outside the classroom. We want to see evidence of persistence, commitment and leadership, or of personal growth – be it through participation in sports, involvement in creative arts, social and cultural affairs, or community welfare.
The Admissions Committee understands that not every applicant has had the same academic or extracurricular opportunities available to them. For this reason, each applicant’s personal circumstances, background and abilities are given special attention and consideration. Please note that we are a needs aware academic institution.
We welcome all those who are interested in joining our vibrant and growing academic community to apply.
1. Submitting the Application Form
- Applicants must fill the application form online through the website, or can request for a downloaded form from the Admissions Office. An applicant cannot submit more than one form in one admissions cycle. There is no fees/cost for beginning or submitting an application
- Components of the application form:
– Personal and demographic details
– Academic performance from class IX to XII
– Extra-curricular and co-curricular participation
– Leadership roles and social impact
– Essays (to be written by the Applicant only)
– Standardised Test scores such as the SAT or ACT (optional)
– Letter of Recommendation (highly recommended but optional, only one Recommendation Letter can be submitted)
– Financial Aid (only applicants who wish to apply for financial aid need to fill this section)
2. The Interview Round
- Once the application form has been submitted, it is reviewed by the Admissions Committee which shortlists applicants for the interview round. Interviews are conducted across multiple locations in India depending on the applications received. Shortlisted students are required to attend the interview in person. In case an applicant is unable to appear for the interview at any of the given venues, he/she may attend the interview over Skype.
- Components of the Interview round:
– On the spot essay – mandatory (30 minutes)
– Ashoka Aptitude Test – highly recommended but optional (90 minutes)
– Interview with our panel – mandatory
Shortlisted applicants will be informed about the details of the interview process on their registered email address.
Ashoka University Admissions Office
Timings: 10 AM to 5:30 PM
Email address: email@example.com
Phone Numbers: 011-69405802 / 011-69405808
Address: No. 2, Green Avenue Street, Pocket D-3, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi – 110070
Ashoka University – UG Programme Fee Structure, Financial Aid and Refund Policy
- One time Admissions Fees of 35,000 INR at the time of acceptance of our offer of admission.
- Refundable Security Deposit of 50,000 INR at the time of acceptance of our offer of admission. The Security Deposit will be refunded to you at the time of your 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 Indian Rupees (INR)
- The Hostel Fees are 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 Fees component includes:
- Utilities: Water and electricity (100% backup and air conditioning) plus laundry facilities
- Services such as books, printing, stationery, etc. will be charged on actuals adding up to 10,000 INR approximately
- The annual fees will be subject to revision in consonance with inflation. In the last three years, our fees has gone up by 8% annually. However this percentage is not fixed and is subject to change
No student has ever been turned down due to financial constraints
Ashoka University is committed to making world-class education affordable for students from all walks of life. At present, more than 50 per cent of our students are under some form of scholarship in the undergraduate programme. While selection to Ashoka is based on merit, including academic and extracurricular achievement, scholarships are entirely based upon need. A student who has earned admission to the University will not be turned away if they are not able to pay tuition.
For more information on financial aid, click here
Admissions related Fees and Dates
- The student will be required to deposit an amount of 1,25,000 INR to confirm their offer of admission by the acceptance deadline of the round in which he/she has applied. This amount includes the following:
- Admissions Fees of 35,000 INR
- Refundable Security Deposit of 50,000 INR
- Tuition Fees of 40,000 INR (adjustable in the First Semester Fees)
- The student who has confirmed his/her offer of admission will be required to pay the remaining First Semester Fees (Tuition/Hostel/Meals) by August 11, 2017
- The commencement date of the academic session is August 19, 2017
Refund Policy on Withdrawal of Admission
- If a student withdraws his/her admission by August 18, 2017 (before the commencement date of the academic session), only 1,000 INR of the deposited fees shall be forfeited and the remaining paid amount will be refunded to the student
- If a student withdraws his/her admission by September 1, 2017 (within two weeks of the commencement date of the academic session), 50% of the deposited fees shall be forfeited and the balance, along with the full security deposit shall be refunded to the student. This is applicable to students who register or do not register at Ashoka University at the commencement of the progamme
If a student withdraws his/her admission on September 2, 2017 or after, none of the deposited fees will be refunded except for the Security Deposit of 50,000 INR. This is applicable to students who register or do not register at Ashoka University at the commencement of the progamme
- The refund amount may be different for students who have been granted financial aid depending on the amount of aid given
- All refunds will happen within 4 weeks of the request for withdrawal of admission
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