About Ashesi University College
At Ashesi University College students enroll in a wide range of courses, all taught in English. The University is a coeducational institution whose goal is to educate African leaders of exceptional integrity and professional ability. The University, founded in 2002, while small (800) has quickly gained a reputation for innovation and quality education in Ghana. It is the first university in Ghana to adopt and blend the liberal arts with majors in Computer Science, Management Information Systems and Business Administration. International students comprise 21% of the student body. Students are fully integrated into this multicultural campus and student life and are welcome to become involved in clubs, activities and student life.
The University is set on 100 beautiful acres in the Berekuso hills overlooking Accra (pop. 2.27 million), Ghana’s capital and largest city and the country’s economic and administrative hub. The University’s commitment to environmental sustainability is evidenced in campus operations and facilities, with solar energy management, rainwater storage and efforts to create a clean environment on campus and in the surrounding community. The work of its Global Climate Technology Center is contributing to world-wide development of climate technology enterprises. Residence halls and apartment style living, with dining facilities or kitchens are available. Ghana increasingly is a destination for visitors from around the world, who come to enjoy the Atlantic coast beaches and abundant nature, wildlife preserves and parks. Architectural landmarks, castles and monuments reflect Ghana’s colonial history, alongside 21st century modernity, representative of its emergence as a leading African nation.
Fall Semester: Late August- Mid December
Spring Semester: Late January- Late June
Courses & Credit:
Four Ashesi course units will earn 4.0 Wheaton credits
Housing & Board:
Students are housed on campus in dorms with kitchens. Students are provided with a meal plan that covers three meals per day.
Students studying abroad at Ashesi University will continue to pay Wheaton tuition; technology, laundry, student activities fees; and room and board, while abroad. Wheaton will, in turn, pay the program for tuition, room and board and all other associated fees. Wheaton will also pay for one round trip flight to Ghana and international health and emergency insurance.
Fees billed by Wheaton will be charged to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July/December).
Federal, state, Wheaton need-based and merit scholarships will be applied to these charges for Wheaton-approved programs. Students must consult with the Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) for a comprehensive review of their aid.
Please do your research as housing and meal costs vary greatly from program to program. This Ashesi budget worksheet.pdf
can help you estimate the total costs of your program. Refer to the Ashesi website for an overview of all additional expenses, which may include visas, international cell phones, and discretionary expenses. Ashesi will cover the cost of textbooks.