Earn U.S. credits or your full degree from the comfort of your home country. Especially during the global pandemic when international travel and securing a visa is difficult, consider taking online classes to further your education until you are able to travel to the U.S. to complete your degree. Amrita in partnership with The University of Arizona brings you the chance to get an international masters degree from the comfort and safety of your own country at a never before price.
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.
TOEFL, minimum score of 79 iBT or 60 on the revised PBT with no section score lower than 15. Individual MyBest scores must also be dated within 2 years of the enrollment term to be considered valid.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS), minimum composite score of 7, with no subject area below a 6 Pearson PTE Academic: minimum score of 60 International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832 Individual departments may require higher scores than the University of Arizona Graduate College. All tests must be dated within 2 years of the enrollment term to be considered valid. Admission requirements are subject to change based on the University of Arizona policy.
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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 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: Amrita First semester will be conducted online. Based on Indian Govt instruction. Likely to be September.
Centre for International Programs
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus,
Kollam - 690 525, Kerala, India
+91- 79-94335819 | +91- 9446406100
How do I choose which graduate program of the AMRITA / UArizona degrees is best for me?
DP (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.
What is the tuition fee for a Postgraduate degree program of UArizona while studying in Amrita?
$ 6900-8100 per year depending on the courses chosen. For additional credits, $300 per credit.
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.
How many credits are needed for a UArizona Masters Degree in IDP Program?
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.
Do I have to pay Amrita fees in addition to the fees mentioned above in USD?
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.
Does UArizona award exactly the same degrees as in the US to IDP/GCE/DDP students?
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?
What is the minimum time I need to study at UArizona campus in the US to be entitled to OPT?
Since IDP 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Will I have access to Wi Fi?
Yes, on campus and in-residence halls.
What is the typical voltage rating in India?
220VAC, 50 Hz
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham was granted Deemed to be University status by UGC in 2003 at which time we had only 1,260 students and 200 faculty. Today we are educating a vibrant student population of over 20,200 with 1,700 faculty, offering more than 250 UG, PG, and Ph.D programs in Engineering, Management, Medical Sciences (including Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Medicine), Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences. With campuses at Coimbatore, Amritapuri, Kochi, Bangalore and Mysore, Amrita is one of the fastest-growing institutions of higher learning in the country. In the short span of 17 years, we have established 180+ collaborations with top international universities. The UGC has also granted graded autonomy to Amrita in 2018 for consistently maintaining high academic standards. We have been re-accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade with a CGPA of 3.4.