Ashoka University is committed to offering a world-class education in India. This is matched by efforts to ensure that this education is accessible and affordable for students from all walks of life, through our philosophy of need-based financial aid.
The programme has helped support 68% of our Young India Fellows receive some level of financial grant since its inception over ten years ago. Roughly 51% of the Class of 2021 is on some form of need-based aid, while 34% of the Class of 2021 has received waivers of 50% on tuition or more.
A candidate’s ability to pay is assessed based on various financial resources available to them and their immediate family, including current income, savings, investments, and education loans, to finance the expected educational cost. Our endeavour is to provide necessary financial support which can help admitted candidates bridge the gap between the cost of the programme and their ability to pay.