There are many graduate institutions across Africa, but what sets the African School of Economics apart?


Our students are part of a small, intellectually stimulating community that includes international peers, alumni, faculty and visiting staff. Members of ASE’s community are committed to public service, activism and academic growth. With fewer than 100 graduate students enrolled at any given time, you are guaranteed to make lasting friendships and develop strong professional networks.

Research Facilities

Students are expected to play an active role in one of the many ongoing research projects within ASE’s three research centers, The Institute for Empirical Research in Political Economy (IERPE)The Institute for African Studies (IAS) and The Institute for Finance and Management (IFM). By directly participating on projects relating to global issues of development, finance and economics, students broaden their knowledge of world affairs and gain crucial professional experience


ASE’s curriculum is rigorous, combining compulsory coursework with specialized classes on a wide variety of topics. Our students also participate in academic and professional development workshops that allow them to bridge theory with reality, relating their coursework with real-world careers.

Financial Aid

ASE’s commitment to Financial Aid is renowned as one of the only institutions in Africa that invests hundreds of thousands of dollars annually in its students. All students are considered for financial assistance based on their academic achievements, with additional opportunities available to students with demonstrated need.