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Study abroad free scholarships: 2015/2016 MasterCard Foundation Scholarships at Ashesi University

    mcAshesi University College MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program

    Course(s) Offered: All fields
    Course Level: Undergraduate (bachelors)
    Provider: MasterCard Foundation
    Country to Study in: Ghana

    Scholarship Description
    Through a lucrative $13 million partnership with The renowed MasterCard Foundation in Canada, Ashesi University College will be expanding its current existing scholarship programme to accommodate more students.

    Please note that Ashesi will be awarding a big chunk of financial support to both qualified Ghanaian and international undergraduate students eligible for the scholarship. –


    Generally, scholarships will be awarded to students from low income and middle income families. Any family that cannot afford the full fees should complete a financial aid application form and turn it in with their admissions application.

    The Scholarship Committee will evaluate the amount of your award on the basis of demonstrated need and the strength of your application.

    Admission into Ashesi is highly selective and will largely be based in part on the evaluation of information submitted during the application process. For general information on entry requirements for both Ghanaian and International students, please click here.

    Selection criteria:
    The selection process begins by determining who should be given an offer of admission based on each applicant’s overall profile.

    Applicants are considered on the basis of documented financial need and upon a thorough assessment by the Ashesi Scholarship Committee of all information gathered during the admissions process for each candidate.

    Eligible groups
    Citizens of ALL countries (incl. ANY African country)

    Participating Institutions
    Ashesi University College, Accra, Ghana (a private university)

    Fields of study
    All Undergraduate Bachelors level courses of study available at Ashesi

    Number of awards
    Not specified but many will be awarded.

    Please note that half of the scholarships funded by The MasterCard Foundation will be awarded to non-Ghanaians.

    There is no limit to the number of students who can apply. Last year, international students made up 10% of the student population. So, Ashesi began an aggressive international recruitment initiative to increase the number of non-Ghanaians attending the university to between 30%-50% by 2020.

    Sponsorship duration
    As long as you and your family can continue to demonstrate financial need, you can expect that your scholarship award will be renewed annually.

    The Scholarship Committee meets annually to assess the financial status of each scholar’s family. You may be asked to submit updated bank statements, pay slips and other supporting documents to verify your family’s financial standing.

    Scholarship benefits
    Each scholarship will not only cover the full cost of tuition, but also housing in Ashesi’s residence halls, daily meals on campus, a free laptop, spending money and annual trips home for international students after the second year.

    Method of Application
    You can download financial aid forms on the official website (link to it is below) (or pass by the School’s main campus in Berekuso). Submit your financial aid application form with your admissions application. You cannot apply for a scholarship after you have been admitted.

    When wor king on this step, note that you will be required to submit a letter showing why you need a scholarship. Families will also be required to submit bank statements, pay slips and any other relevant documentation. The more information you can include to support your inability to pay the full fees, the easier it will be to process your request.

    Students who receive scholarships typically achieve mostly A’s and B’s on their transcripts and national exam results

    The decision to make an offer of admission is done independently of scholarship applications and decisions. The Admissions Office first determines which applicants are most qualified to attend Ashesi. A Scholarship Committee then makes an independent decision regarding scholarship awards.

    It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete details on how to apply to this scholarship.

    Please note that the deadline dates for Early Admissions was the 31st of March 2015 . That said, the deadline for the Regular Admissions was 30th June 2015. While The Late Admissions application deadline will be the 25th of August, 2015.

    International and scholarship applications must be submitted no later than the regular admissions deadline.

    The admissions office will give you a date you can expect to hear back from Ashesi, based on the date you applied. You will receive both your admission and scholarship decision at the same time.

    To apply for a course of study at Ashesi University, you must download the course Application Instructions AND also the university Application Form. Read the Instructions carefully and apply to the school.

    If you need financial aid, download and complete the Financial Aid Application Form (found on official website through link below).

    For current and complete Application Requirements, please visit the school website via the link provided below. Note that admission into Ashesi is a selective process which is based in part on evaluation of information submitted during the application process.

    Application Deadline: 25th August 2015]

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