Multidisciplinary International Degrees

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (AMRITA) and the University of Arizona (UArizona) have launched collaborative, multidisciplinary initiatives delivering international level, high standard curriculums that lead to a combination of online and on campus programs. These unique programs, specially designed by Amrita & UArizona, open multiple pathways for students from India and around the world to earn degrees in a wide range of disciplines.

Mission of the Program

To address challenges in equitable accessibility of global education opportunities and to transform pedagogy to a more structured, adaptable, and student-centric experience that will increase student-faculty engagement and learning outcomes. 

The collaborative programs seek:

  • To offer an affordable platform for Indian and International students to earn globally competitive degrees from some of the best universities in the world. 
  • To produce creative thinkers, leaders, and innovators to address current global sustainability and humanitarian challenges.

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International Degree Pathway (IDP)

IDP facilitates earning an International Degree from UArizona while gaining campus experience at Amrita in India as well as at the UArizona campus at Tucson in the US. Students get the best of both worlds: a degree from UArizona, at a cost which is just about 50% of the original cost that a student would pay had he/she pursued the course in the US. After completing the first two years at Amrita, students who wish to continue their education in the US can spend their remaining years at UArizona’s campus taking the outstanding coursework towards their degrees. These students will be enrolled as UArizona students and considered as exchange students for Amrita. While they are at Amrita, students will have full access to all campus facilities, Labs, Workshops along with academic support of our highly accomplished international faculty. This option gives students avenues to directly explore other training programs and internships, with a chance to interact with UArizona students and highly ranked faculty in person.

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Global Campus Experience (GCE)

This pathway will allow students to stay at Amrita to earn their UArizona degree for a fraction of the cost of a US degree. During the progression of their degree, students may also spend one semester at UArizona main campus in Tucson at a reduced cost through the Study Arizona program. Each student will be enrolled as a UArizona student and will be considered as an exchange student with Amrita. While they are at Amrita, students will have full access to all campus facilities, Labs, Workshops along with academic support from our highly accomplished international faculty.


Dual Degree Program (DDP)

This program will be jointly administered by Amrita and UArizona and will adopt the internationally recognized flip classroom approach. The program will enable students to earn a second degree from UArizona, providing the option to spend up to one year at Arizona’s main campus at Tucson. Students enrolled in this program will earn two degrees, one from Amrita and one from UArizona.

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Undergraduate Eligibility

To enroll in UArizona’s undergraduate courses, applicants must have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in higher secondary school. If an applicant is from a country where English is not an official language, then English proficiency must be demonstrated through an international English language test such as TOFEL, IELTS, etc. In case an applicant doesn't have TOEFL or IELTS score, he can also fulfill English Proficiency requirements through our partnership with the University of Arizona Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) Endorsement Pathway, which can be taken online. There are number of other options for students to prove English proficiency: You may refer;

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Post Graduate Eligibility

To enroll in UArizona’s graduate courses, applicants must have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in their undergrad. If an applicant is from a country where English is not an official language, then English proficiency must be demonstrated through an international English language test such as TOFEL, IELTS, etc. In case an applicant doesn't have TOEFL or IELTS score, he can also fulfill English Proficiency requirements through our partnership with the University of Arizona Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) Endorsement Pathway, which can be taken online. There are number of other options for students to prove English proficiency: You may refer;

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Our goal at Amrita is to make education affordable for every student who has a keen interest in pursuing a career in a chosen field. This approach has motivated us to offer these courses at fees which are highly discounted when compared to degrees fully on the University of Arizona U.S. campus.

  • Fees for undergraduate courses of UArizona is 10,000 USD per year while studying at Amrita for International Degree Pathway Programs.
  • Fees for graduate courses are approximately 8,000 USD per year while studying at Amrita for International Degree Pathway Programs.

Hostel/living expenses, medical insurance, etc are in addition to the above tuition fees. Amount mentioned above may vary depending upon the courses selected.

Important Dates, Deadlines: Arizona

  • Fall A 2020
    Class Start and End Dates: August 24, 2020 to October 14, 2020 Admission Application Deadline: August 3, 2020
  • Fall B 2020
    Class Start and End Dates: October 15, 2020 to December 17, 2020 Admission Application Deadline: September 15, 2020
  • Spring A 2021
    Class Start and End Dates: January 13, 2021 to March 5, 2021 Admission Application Deadline: December 1, 2020
  • Spring B 2021
    Class Start and End Dates: March 6, 2021 to May 13, 2021 Admission Application Deadline: February 15, 2021

Important Dates & Deadlines: Amrita First semester will be conducted online. Based on Indian Govt instruction. Likely to be September.

  1. How do I choose which undergraduate program of the AMRITA / UArizona degrees is best for me and what are the cost differentials?

    IDP (International Degree Pathway) is best suited for undergraduate students who are desirous of studying in the US but cannot travel now due to COVID-19. You are to enroll at UArizona as a full-time undergraduate student and at AMRITA as an exchange student during the period you are studying at Amrita.  All of the UArizona courses will be delivered online when you are in Amrita. Students will have access to all campus facilities such as Library, Labs, Workshops along with academic support from our highly accomplished international faculty while at Amrita.  

    During year 1 and 2 at Amrita, you will be paying a highly discounted tuition fee of $10000 per year. Once you travel to UArizona in years 3 and 4, you will pay a reduced fee especially discounted for Amrita students.  You will be granted a UArizona undergraduate degree. Your UArizona degree will be exactly what UArizona students receive who are on-site all four years.  If you are enrolled in a STEM program at UArizona and spend a minimum of one year at UArizona, you will also receive an OPT Certificate that will allow you to work in the U.S. in your area of study for one year. 

    GCE (Global Campus Experience) is best suited for undergraduate students who would like to earn a US degree along with a one-semester campus experience at UArizona. You are to enroll at UArizona as a fulltime student and as an exchange student at Amrita. You will be paying a highly discounted tuition fee of $10000 per year. All of the UArizona courses will be delivered online when you are in Amrita. Students will have access to all campus facilities, Labs, Workshops along with academic support from our highly accomplished international faculty. You have the option to travel to UArizona for one semester, the only additional cost will be towards the credits you are taking at UArizona.You will be granted a UArizona undergraduate degree for a much lower fee than someone who was not previously registered at AMRITA. Your UArizona degree will be exactly what UArizona students receive in the US for a similar program.

    DDP (Dual Degree Program) is best for undergraduate students who are enrolled full time with Amrita for a degree program and are also keen to pursue a UArizona degree simultaneously to have an international edge. You are to enroll at UArizona for the individual courses required in your field of study. You will be paying normal Amrita fees plus substantially reduced UArizona tuition fees for the courses enrolled on a per credit basis.   You have the option to travel to UArizona for one year, additional cost will be for the credits you are taking.  You will be granted a UArizona undergraduate degree and an undergraduate degree from Amrita after successful completion of the course.

    If you are enrolled in a STEM program at UArizona and spend a minimum of one year at UArizona, you will also receive an OPT Certificate that will allow you to work in the U.S. in your area of study for one year. Your UArizona degree will be exactly what UArizona students receive in the US for a similar course. 

  2. How do I choose which graduate program of the AMRITA / UArizona degrees is best for me?

    IDP (International Degree Pathway) is best suited for graduate students who are desirous of studying in the US but cannot travel now due to COVID-19. You will be enrolled at UArizona as a full-time graduate student and at Amrita as an exchange student. All of the UArizona courses will be delivered online when you are in Amrita. Students will have access to all campus facilities,Labs, Workshops along with academic support from  our highly accomplished international faculty while in Amrita.  Once you travel to UArizona, Tuscon in your second year to become an on-site student there, you will pay a specially reduced tuition fee for the courses chosen on a per credit basis. You will be granted a UArizona graduate degree.  If you are enrolled in a STEM program at UArizona and spend a minimum of one year at UArizona, you will also receive an OPT Certificate that will allow you to work in the U.S. in your area of study for one year. Your UArizona degree will be exactly what UArizona on-site students receive.

    GCE (Global Campus Experience) is best suited for graduate students who would like to earn a US degree along with a one-semester campus experience at UArizona.  You are to enroll at UArizona as a full time graduate student and at Amrita as an exchange student. You will be paying a reduced fee (especially discounted for Amrita students) depending upon the courses chosen. All of the UArizona courses will be delivered online when you are in Amrita. Students will have  access to all campus facilities, Labs, Workshops along with academic support from  our highly accomplished international faculty during their stay at Amrita. You have an option to travel to UArizona, Tucson for one on-site semester, the additional cost will be the per credit unit fee for courses taken during the semester. You will be granted a UArizona graduate degree . GCE students have an option to take up Amrita courses to earn a dual Degree.

    DDP (Dual Degree Program) is best for graduate students who are enrolled full time with Amrita for a degree program and are also keen to pursue a UArizona graduate degree simultaneously to have an international edge. You are to enroll at UArizona for the individual courses required in your field of study.You will be paying normal Amrita fees plus substantially reduced UArizona tuition fees for the courses enrolled on a per credit basis. You have the option to travel to UArizona, Tucson during year 2 to pursue your remaining graduate program.You will pay a specially reduced tuition fee for the courses chosen on a per credit basis to UArizona. You will be granted a UArizona graduate degree and a graduate degree from AMRITA.  If you are enrolled in a STEM program at UArizona and spend a minimum of one year at UArizona, you will also receive an OPT Certificate that will allow you to work in the U.S. in your area of study for one year. Your UArizona degree will be exactly what UArizona on-site students receive.

  3. What is the tuition fee for an Undergraduate degree program of UArizona while studying in Amrita?

    IDP/GCE: $ 10000 per year towards tuition fees.

    DDP : Normal Amrita fees plus UArizona tuition fees @ $233  per credit

  4. What is the tuition fee for a Postgraduate degree program of UArizona while studying in Amrita?

    IDP/GCE: $ 6900-8100 per year depending on the courses chosen. For additional credits, $300 per credit.

    DDP: Normal Amrita fees plus $300 per credit for UArizona enrolled courses.

  5. What are the Tuition fees I have to pay during my study at UArizona in the US?

    For UArizona tuition fees, please refer to weblink

    Tuition fees may vary depending on the course chosen by the student.

    Travel, Living expenses, food & Health Insurance are additional.

    There are significant savings in overall costs ranging between 25% to 50%  if a student enrolls in Amrita & UArizona collaborative programs compared to a student who enrolls directly in University of Arizona and pursues his degree in the US for the full duration of the course.

  6. How many credits are needed for a UArizona Degree in IDP/GCE/Dual degree Program?

    30 credits for UG
    15 credits for PG

  7. While pursuing IDP, do I need to study Amrita courses & if yes how many? Do I need to pay additional fees for these courses to Amrita?

    Yes, you need to complete 2 to 4 courses ( 6 to 12 credits) of your choice to earn credits, at no additional fee.

  8. Do I have to pay Amrita fees in addition to the fees mentioned above in USD?

    No

  9. Do I have to pay Tuition Fee in USD or INR?

    UArizona tuition fee has to be paid in USD. Amrita fee to be paid in INR.

  10. Does UArizona award exactly the same degrees as in the US to IDP/GCE/DDP students?

    Yes

  11. If I decide not to go to the US to be an on-site student at UArizona, will I still be entitled to the OPT to work in the US for one year?

    No

  12. What is the minimum time I need to study at UArizona campus in the US to be entitled to OPT?

    One year

  13. Since IDP and GCE is an online program, why should I join Amrita Campus? I can study at home.

    You can do that, but you will not get campus experience which includes access to experienced faculty, Labs, workshops, Library & learning environment, essential to the completion of the degree.

  14. Do I need Health insurance?

    International students (non-Indian passport holders) need a Health insurance Policy before entering India. International students (including Indian passport holders) need a Health insurance Policy before entering the United States. 

  15. Will I receive a transcript from the University of Arizona?

    Yes, students are admitted to the University of Arizona and receive an official transcript reflecting the credits they earn.

  16. Can I fulfill English proficiency requirements through these programs?

    No, but you can fulfill English Proficiency requirements through our partnership with the University of Arizona Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) Endorsement Pathway, which can be taken online.There are number of other options for students to prove English proficiency.

    One of these options is a University of Arizona assessment (40 USD) that is done completely online.

  17. Who teaches courses?

    University of Arizona faculty members teach all online courses and either University of Arizona faculty or partner university faculty deliver in-person courses. You will have direct and frequent interaction with your University of Arizona faculty member, whether in person or online.

  18. Being an international student, What type of visa should I have to study at AMRITA or at UArizona?

    Student Visa

    Please refer to our web page for more information.

  19. Is there a dress code for students at Amrita?

    Yes. It is imperative that all students dress modestly and abide by the customs and norms observed by the institution. Short tops, short shorts, short skirts, tank tops, overly tight clothes, or torn clothes are NOT allowed to be worn by male or female students. Prior to attending UArizona, we will help you determine their dress code. 

  20. Will I have access to Wi Fi?

    Yes, on campus and in-residence halls.

  21. What is the typical voltage rating in India?

    220VAC, 50 Hz

  22. Whom do I contact if I have any problems, concerns, or questions?

    You can reach us at +91 8978000668 or write a mail to Mr. Ashok Gandhi at ashokgandhi@am.amrita.edu
    You can also write to us at: internationaladmission@amrita.edu

Scholarships are available to deserving students meeting criteria while studying at UArizona upon transfer to the US in year 3 or 4 depending upon the program, to be decided by UArizona solely at their discretion.

Phone:
+91 8978000668 | +91 9446406300

Email:
internationaladmission@amrita.edu | ashokgandhi@am.amrita.edu

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