Since January 2022, Ashesi University in Ghana and ETH Zurich have been offering a joint Master’s programme in Mechatronic Engineering. 40 students from 7 African countries are currently studying at Ashesi University. A third cohort has been selected and will start their studies in 2024. The programme is delivered in block courses developed and taught in tandem by faculty from both universities. 

The programme is founded on a strong partnership between Ashesi University, ETH Zurich, industry and supporting partners. This collaboration is maintained through regular visits and exchanges.

Mechatronics encompasses a range of technologies that empower a variety of daily life applications ranging from automation of household equipment to “smart” manufacturing, self-driving cars, surgical robots and robotic space exploration. Delivered at Ashesi University by faculty from Ashesi and ETH Zurich, this Master’s Programme equips students with specialist competences and wide range of skills to pursue a career in this dynamic and future oriented field.

Students will build research and innovation competences through industrial internships and a Master project work where they will combine theory and practice with a focus on topics that suit their interests and career plans, guided by experts from academia and industry whose teaching and training are informed by world-?class research and expertise.

The involvement of our industry partners – ABB, Barry Callebaut, Bühler, HPW, Holcim, Nestlé, and Tetra Pak – all of whom are operationally present in Africa, ensures that the programme addresses regional market needs. In addition to providing mentorship and industrial internships, our industry partners offer full scholarships and direct job opportunities in the region after the successful completion of the programme.


Programme Highlights

  • Fully Funded Educational Programme: Full scholarships covering tuition, academic fees, laptop & equipment, accommodation, health insurance, one trip home each year, monthly stipend for other living expenses
  • Mentorship: Personal career development, supported by profesional experts and guided by an experienced mentor
  • Internship: Challenging hands-?on assignments in learning by doing
  • Job Offer: Our global-?leading industry partners and other companies in the region provide job opportunities after graduation
  • Three-Year Programme with Two Certificates: Master of Advance Studies (MAS) from ETH Zurich and Master of Science (MSc) from Ashesi University

Awarded Degrees & Certificates: On completion, students will receive a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) from ETH Zurich and a Master of Science (MSc) from Ashesi University. There are no diploma substitutes.

Fully-funded programme

  • No tuition fees
  • Full scholarships covering living expenses, travel and other programme costs
  • 3-year duration, 2 certificates
  • A $50 application fee applies

This option is only available if you apply and are selected for an industry scholarship.

Scholarship Courses

  • Mechatronic Engineering


Admission Requirements

  • BSc or MSc in Electrical, Electronic, Computer, Mechanical, Process and Mechatronics Engineering
  • Second Class Upper or better
  • Proficiency in English

Selection Criteria

  • Academic Qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Extracurricular Achievements
  • Working/Internship Experience
  • Demonstration of Motivation

Method of Application

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For More Information,

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Application Deadline: July 31, 2024.