ASU has partnered with the Mastercard Foundation to provide access to quality education to high-achieving African students who face significant economic barriers. Phase I provided access to undergraduate degrees to 120 African students. The program is currently in its Phase II with a special focus on Strengthening Institutional Linkages. The 3+1+1 in partnership with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Ashesi University where students complete their first three years of undergraduate degrees at the two partner institutions and an accelerated Masters degree at ASU in the fields of engineering and business. The program is currently in its eighth cohort of fifty-nine students from seven African countries.