Minimum GPA: 3.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Fall 2024
  • Academic Year 2024-25
  • Spring 2025


Kristen Grace

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning


This program does not have capacity constraints; no back-up is required.

Opportunity Description

Ashoka University is a leading liberal arts university serving 4,500 domestic and international students. As a Cornell Global Hubs partner, Ashoka fosters high-impact opportunities and international exchange for Cornell students. 

Ashoka University seeks to provide a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary education to students, to help them think critically about issues from multiple perspectives in order to become leaders with a commitment to public service. More information about the centers and institutes hosted by Ashoka University are on the Ashoka University website. 

A residential university, Ashoka boasts an active student life on a modern campus.

What is unique about Sonipat, India

Rajiv Ghandi Education City is a planned city in Sonipat, approximately 27 miles or 45 minutes outside Delhi. Multiple institutions of higher education are located in Sonipat with regular travel into Delhi easily available.

The largest metropolitan area in India, Delhi is home to nearly 28 million people, and has been a center of political power since the early 13th century.  

Home to more than 1.35 billion people, India is poised to remain a superpower for much of the twenty-first century.  The most substantial economy in South Asia, India hosts large manufacturing conglomerates, the tech innovation of Bangalore, as well as a large agricultural sector.

In addition to its modern economic dynamism, India has been a center of civilization for more than two thousand years and is the home of three major world religions. With a physical landmass reaching from the heights of the Himalayas in the north and deep into the Indian Ocean in the south, the geography of the nation is as varied as its citizens.

Academic Calendar

  • Fall: Mid-August (orientation) - Mid-December
  • Spring: Late January - Mid-May

For details, refer to Ashoka's Academic Calendar

Things to consider before applying

  • Review the information on the Education Abroad Office’s Get Started page for important considerations on academics and finances, and a guide to next steps
  • Find answers on the Education Abroad FAQ and resource pages for Cornell study abroad policy, health, and safety updates
  • Still have questions?  Visit the Get Advice page and learn how to connect with an Education Abroad Advisors
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How do I apply?

Applying to study on an exchange program is a two-step process. The Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit your nomination to the exchange partner.  Exchanges may have limited spaces, so early applications are encouraged.

  1. For Cornell approval and nomination, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by your college and the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page, or earlier, if filled.
  2. Once nominated by Cornell, complete an external application specifically for exchange students Schools typically admit the students nominated by exchange partners, but you must complete this process for them to review your application and offer you a place.