International Students

Who may apply under the ‘International Student’ category?

The following may apply under the category of ‘International Students’:

  • Foreign nationals
  • PIO (Person of Indian Origin)/ OCI (Overseas Citizenship of India) card holders
  • NRI students
  • NRI sponsored students
  1. ADMISSION POLICY

The policy applies to the following Candidates:

  • Foreign Nationals
  • Candidate who holds a passport/ Citizenship of a country other than India
  • A Candidate who has an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) or Person of Indian Origin (PIO) Card and also holds a Passport of a country other than India
  • Non-Resident Indian (NRI)
  • Indian Citizen whose qualifying examination is from an International Board/Foreign University

Centre for International Students

The university has set up a Centre for International Students (IIS-TIE), as a single window, to guide the foreign nationals and NRI candidates regarding the admission process and other formalities. Reservation The university offers reservations up to 5% of the seats in UG and PG programmes of study to Foreign Nationals and NRI students.

Eligibility

Eligibility for admission to Under Graduate Programmes Admissions to the Undergraduate courses are based purely on the student’s performance in the Senior Secondary (class XII) or equivalent examination as recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi. Students from foreign countries will generally be admitted in the beginning of the academic year. However, students may also be admitted under the Exchange Programme for which there is the requirement of a Memorandum of Understanding. On the spot admissions are granted to overseas students subject to verification of their eligibility qualifications and availability of seats.

For all programmes offered at UG level, the minimum eligibility is a senior school examination certificate (class 12) from any recognized or accredited board of education in India or abroad.

Eligibility for Admission to Post Graduate Programmes

For admission to a Postgraduate programme, the student must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University with a minimum percentage of marks/ grades as prescribed by the University. 

For PG programmes, candidates must have obtained a Bachelor’s degree under the 10+2+3 or equivalent pattern from any recognized university or institute in India or abroad. The eligibility criterion for different programmes is the same as applicable for Indian students, mentioned in the academic handbook and prospectus of the university.

Eligibility for Admission to Ph.D. Programmes

For admission to Ph.D. programmes, the student must hold a postgraduate degree with at least 55/50 percentage of marks respectively from a recognized University. Admission to Ph.D. programmes is subject to qualifying the Research Entrance Test (RET) conducted by the University and fulfillment of other conditions as outlined in IIS (Deemed to be University) Ph.D.  bylaws. All inter national students wishing to undertake any research work or join a Ph.D. programme are required to obtain prior security clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs and approval of the Department of Secondary and Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

A foreign national/ NRI student may be considered for admission to PhD programme without requiring Research Entrance Test (RET) clearance as per following

provisions:

  • A foreign national who is a recipient of the fellowship of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) or cultural exchange fellowship of the Government of India or a recipient of a research fellowship sponsored by the Government of his/her own country.
  • A self-financing foreign national who is admitted through the Embassies/High commission of his/her country in India or admitted under an MOU with due clearance from the Indian Missions abroad and granted a research Visa.
  • The equivalence of the degree possessed by the foreign applicants is settled by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). However the Research Admission Committee (RAC) of the concerned faculty of the University examines the degrees and certificates and takes necessary decision regarding specialization and pre-requisites for the proposed research before their admission. A foreign national is admitted to the Ph. D. programme only if the degree possessed by them entitles them for enrolment as Ph. D. scholar in the universities of his/her own country, provided that the same are not lower than the criterion prescribed by IISU Byelaws, else the criterion of this University shall apply.
  • The supernumerary quota for self-financing foreign nationals shall be restricted to a maximum of 15% of the total available seats in a department/discipline.

Requirement for Certified Transcripts

Certified transcripts in English language, listing all the courses with marks or grades obtained are required as evidence of academic performance. Transcripts in languages other than English are not acceptable.

Requirement for Equivalence Certificate

All the candidates with foreign certificates/degrees must obtain an equivalence certificate from Association of Indian Universities (AIU) (www.aiuweb.org), which can be obtained from AIU office located at 16 Comrade Indrajit Gupta Marg, New Delhi. The candidates can refer to the link http://www.aiu.ac.in/Evaluation/evaluation.asp for details of the same. Application for admission will be considered only when equivalence certificate is obtained and submitted at the admission office in the university. In case, if the law so demand, when a foreign national is given admission to any programme by the university, the required information (such as name of the candidate, nationality, address,  course being pursued, purpose and duration of the stay in India) will be submitted to the Department of Home and External Affairs and/or local police.

Requirement for Medical Insurance and Medical Fitness Certificate

Foreign Nationals and NRI students are required to have medical insurance in order to meet the medical treatment expenses, which are not available at the university medical facility. They also need to undergo medical examination and obtain medical fitness certificate. As per government rules, all international students entering India on a student visa have to be tested for HIV and will not be given admission if found to be positive.

Requirement of English Language Proficiency Certificate

If the candidate is from a country where English is not the primary language, she is required to submit English language proficiency certificate/ TOEFL score (minimum 60)/ IELTS score (minimum 6) before admission.

Admission Process of Foreign Nationals and NRI Candidates

The NRI and foreign students can access the information regarding admissions and courses offered from the university website, www.iisuniv.ac.in. Candidates keen on admission can fill up the online admission form for “International Students” available on the university website and submit the same along with the required documents before the deadline.

Once, the applications are received and scrutinized by the university, an admission offer is sent to interested eligible candidates for VISA applications etc. After the VISA clearance, the candidate may submit confirmation for seeking admission and deposit fees online. However, for courses, where GD/PI are necessary and in research degree programmes, the candidates are required to visit the University for completing the admission formalities and pay the required fees.

After, the candidate arrives at the university; the Centre for International Students of the university offers them with one stop support facilities, where information regarding residential arrangements, language support and other facilities available on the campus is provided to make their stay comfortable.

The documents required at the time of admission are as follows:

  • Marks card/s of the qualifying examination passed
  • Equivalence certificate issued by AIU
  • Transfer certificate
  • Nationality Certificate (Xerox copy)
  • Passport (Xerox copy)
  • Student Visa (for UG and PG programmes)*
  • Research Visa (for M.Phil. and Ph.D.  Programmes)
  • Accreditation certificate of the school / University
  • Insurance certificate
  • Degree/ Diploma certificates
  • Conduct certificate
  • Date of birth certificate
  • Certified transcripts in English language listing all the courses with marks or grades obtained/ Table showing the equivalent marks for the grades awarded
  • Three passport size photo duly signed by the candidate

* All international students will require a Student Visa for joining a full time course.

The visa should be valid for the prescribed duration of the course, however, it is not required in the case of (non-resident Indian) NRI students. Those students who are pursuing a full time course in any other institution do not require a separate visa for joining a part time course, provided that their current visa is valid for the entire duration of the course.

Fee Structure 

The fee structure for all the programmes offered by the university is different for foreign nationals and NRI’s as compared to national candidates.

Hostel Facility 

The university offers hostel accommodation to the foreign and NRI students on payment of the required fees. However, the students can also take on rent private apartments near the university campus.

Medical Facility

The University maintains an “Infirmary” with a qualified nursing Superintendent on duty throughout the day, to provide and facilitate medical assistance and fitness counseling to all the students and staff members. The Infirmary at the University is equipped with the necessary first aid facilities, such as beds, observation table, stretcher, wheel chair, weighing machine, Sphygmomanometer and other requisite medical aids. A Homeopathic doctor and a physician visit the campus on a daily basis. Also doctors with speciality are available on call at any time as per the requirement. The university has tie up with neighboring hospitals for emergency services.

Note:

  1. Admission of international students will be confirmed only after

verification of original certificates, medical fitness test and payment of

required fees.

   2. Within a week of arrival in India, candidates are required to get

registered with the police in the Foreigner Regional Registration Office

(FRRO) of the local Police.

 

IIS TIE

The University offers a single window support service to the international students through its International Cell, known as IIS-TIE. The cell oversees and manages the existing and future international relationships, collaborations, and partnerships contributing to the university strategic aims towards internationalization. The cell facilitates the foreign students with all adequate infrastructure, quality education environment, adequate lodging & boarding facilities. It is a Single Window to the foreign students for the solutions of all their queries and grievances.

The centre provides them with the information regarding admission, along with guidance and assistance to help adjust to a new academic environment. The centre also enables the students to acclimatize themselves not only with the institution but also with the city, especially with regard to its culture and language. To know more about our International Cell please visit the IIS-TIE website

Discipline
International students shall have to abide by all the rules and the code of conduct as applicable to the Indian students of the University.

Change of Course & Transfers
An international student, who has been granted admission to a particular course at the University, shall be allowed to change the course as per the University norms.
Transfer from one institution in India to another is ordinarily not allowed. In exceptional cases, the Students’ Counselling Centre may permit this, based on the eligibility rules and subject to the approval of the Management of the University.

Examination and Award of Degree
The procedure for examination, payment of examination fee, issuance of marks list, passing certificates and award of degrees will be the same as that for the Indian student at the University.

Refund policy
The decision pertaining to the refund of fees will be at the discretion of the Management of the University.

English Language Support for the International Students
The Department of English and Foreign Languages at IIS (Deemed to be University) offers need-based programmes, customized to equip the international students, from non-English speaking countries, with the English Language requirements for the Undergraduate and Postgraduate degree programmes.

Admission to Part Time Courses
International students who enroll themselves for full time courses in any other institution can be given admission to the part time courses only if they

  1. hold a valid visa for the duration of the part time course (separate visa is not required); and
  2. fulfill the prescribed eligibility qualifications for the course.

Eligibility for admission to Under Graduate Programmes

Admissions to the Undergraduate courses are based purely on the student’s performance in the Senior Secondary (class XII) or equivalent examination as recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi.

Students from foreign countries will generally be admitted in the beginning of the academic year. However, students may also be admitted under the Exchange Programme for which there is the requirement of a Memorandum of Understanding. On the spot admissions are granted to overseas students subject to verification of their eligibility qualifications and availability of seats. For all programmes offered at UG level, the minimum eligibility is a senior school examination certificate (class 12) from any recognized or accredited board of education in India or abroad. Eligibility for Admission to Post Graduate Programmes For admission to a Postgraduate programme, the student must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University with a minimum percentage of marks/ grades as prescribed by the University.

For PG programmes, candidates must have obtained a Bachelor’s degree under the 10+2+3 or equivalent pattern from any recognized university or institute in India or abroad. The eligibility criterion for different programmes is the same as applicable for Indian students, mentioned in the academic handbook and prospectus of the university.

Eligibility for Admission to Ph.D. Programmes

For admission to Ph.D. programmes, the student must hold a postgraduate degree with at least 55/50 percentage of marks respectively from a recognized University. Admission to Ph.D. programmes is subject to qualifying the Research Entrance Test (RET) conducted by the University and fulfillment of other conditions as outlined in IIS (Deemed to be University) Ph.D.  bylaws. All international students wishing to

undertake any research work or join a Ph.D. programme are required to obtain prior security clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs and approval of the Department of Secondary and Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development,

Government of India. A foreign national/ NRI student may be considered for admission to PhD programme without requiring Research Entrance Test (RET) clearance as per following provisions:

A foreign national who is a recipient of the fellowship of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) or cultural exchange fellowship of the Government of India or a recipient of a research fellowship sponsored by the Government of his/her own country. A self-financing foreign national who is admitted through the Embassies/High commission of his/her country in India or admitted under an MOU with due clearance from the Indian Missions abroad and granted a research Visa. 

The equivalence of the degree possessed by the foreign applicants is settled by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). However the Research Admission Committee (RAC) of the concerned faculty of the University examines the degrees and certificates and takes necessary decision regarding specialization and pre-requisites for the proposed research before their admission. A foreign national is admitted to the Ph. D. programme only if the degree possessed by them entitles them for enrolment as Ph. D. scholar in the universities of his/her own country, provided that the same are not lower than the criterion prescribed by IISU Byelaws, else the criterion of this University shall apply. The supernumerary quota for self-financing foreign nationals shall be restricted to a maximum of 15% of the total available seats in a department/ discipline.



The fee structure for all the programmes offered by the university is different for foreign nationals and NRI’s as compared to national candidates.

 

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