Visiting Student Programme
Ashoka University welcomes undergraduate students of international institutions from across the globe to experience the university’s unique academic offerings through the Visiting Student Programme.
The Visiting Student Programme is specifically designed to foster the exchange of ideas between the undergraduate students of international institutions and those at Ashoka. In keeping with this ethos and despite the restrictions on physical mobility on account of COVID-19; this purpose will be fulfilled by online engagement.
The Visiting Student Programme is designed for undergraduate students currently enrolled full-time at a partner institution of Ashoka University or any other institution abroad.
Visiting students from partner institutions should check with their International Office for their nomination process to apply to Ashoka as a part of the exchange agreement between the two institutions.
Duration and Enrolment
Visiting students can choose to study at Ashoka for any of the following sessions:
· Summer session (6 weeks in July and August)
· One semester (Fall or Spring)
· An academic year (end August to mid-May)
Details of the summer session can be viewed here.
The updated Academic Calendar can be viewed here.
Deadline: May 30, 2021
Fees: USD 2200 for two courses online.
All questions related to summer at Ashoka can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Semester or an academic year
Deadline: June 1 for Fall semester / academic year
November 1 for Spring semester only
Visiting students from other international institutions can write to email@example.com for a semester or an academic year at Ashoka.
As the summer term moved online last year owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Office of Summer Programmes at the university started working on several opportunities for students to meet and interact in a number of forums beyond the classroom. These take the form of social and cultural activities online and include virtual tours of cultural sites of India, speaker series, social mixers, book clubs, coursework-related small group hangouts, reading groups, weekend activities, and more.
The Office of International Programmes provides extensive support to applicants of the programme. From an orientation at the beginning of the programme to inter-cultural support and mentoring throughout; the Office ensures that the visiting students are able to thrive in a new environment.
Different offices at Ashoka, including the Office of Academic Affairs and the faculty, support visiting students for their academic planning, course selection, and advise them during their time at Ashoka.
The Office of Summer Programmes at Ashoka University offers an intensive six-week study programme, during the summer for undergraduate students, held online this year. A range of four-credit courses is offered across disciplines.
With comfortable rooms, fully-equipped common lounges, sports facilities and sprawling lawns, the Ashoka University campus is designed for a vibrant student life. Students can choose from a range of sporting activities including football, frisbee, lawn tennis, basketball, swimming, table tennis, cycling and jogging. Student clubs and societies of academic and extra-curricular nature cover a wide range, from debate society to anime club. Visiting students can actively use these facilities and participate in all the events during their time at Ashoka.
"The best advice I was given was not to expect to get the same out of the courses as the full-time students do. For them, they are foundation courses, but for International students they are more of a window into a different learning culture - the value for me in doing the Summer Semester was the experience of thinking about the same things in a different manner."
Benjamin Cox - King’s College London (Summer 2017)
"At Amherst, I often hear we, the students, will be the leaders of our generation. The same can be true for Ashoka. The quality of education here is excellent — startlingly so for such a young institution. The students are smart, ambitious, and forward-looking."
Shantanu Havaldar – Amherst College (Spring Semester 2017)
"My experience at Ashoka University is above all my expectations. For the past 3 months, I have experienced the Ashoka students’ lifestyle marked by sport, conferences, and events of all kinds. Meeting people from different parts of the world is also a great experience. On the academic level, I enjoy classes at Ashoka, the professors are excellent and learning with them is an honour. Through their advice, they help me to develop my critical mind. Ashoka is definitely an inspiring university."
Beatrice Huon - SciencesPo (Academic Year 2017-18)