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  • NIRF – 5th best university in India, 2021
  • No.1 Private University In India
  • NAAC – A+ Grade 3.70
  • Institution of Eminence – UGC
What are the courses available in amrita?
Opportunities available for the students
Campus selection

Yes, for every course, campus interviews will be there.

  • Over 200 companies visit the campus every year
  • Dream option available for placed students to go for higher packages / better job profiles
  • Average salary is Rs. 5.4 Lakhs per annum
  • Highest CTC is Rs. 43.33 Lakhs per annum
  • Highest stipend for Internship offered is Rs. 1 Lakhs per annum
  • 95% students of the 2019 batch got placed

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The student can join in the second year, when he completes the diploma course?

As per AIU regulations, if the student should have maximum three years of Diploma certificate can join the course in second year

Do I need to submit an immunization record?

Yes, all students must submit an immunization record. Amrita requires all entering students to provide proof of immunity for a number of infectious diseases. (compulsory to Africans)

Do I need health insurance?

Yes, all international students are required to have health insurance, once they got admission letter from the university

Can the application fee be waived for international students?

No, we do not waive the amrita application fee or the Common Application fee for international students except in very rare circumstances.

Who can apply?
  • Foreign nationals (persons of foreign origin) who meet the minimum eligibility criterion for any specific academic program as mentioned in https://amrita.edu/admissions/ are eligible to apply for an International admission
  • International admission is offered for Under-Graduate, Post-Graduate, Ph.D (Full Time / Part Time) courses
  • Full time Under-Graduate applicants must be within the age group of 17 years to 23 years
How can I apply in Amrita?
  • International admission applicants must apply through the AOAP portal https://aoap.amrita.edu/international/index
  • Admission requests sent by Email, WhatsApp and / or any other means are also to be channelised through the AOAP portal
  • The application is considered for admission if it meets the minimum eligibility requirements that have been laid by the University for the specific course
Is there any Scholarship for the applicants?
What are the clauses to maintain the Scholarship?
What is the admission process?

Step :1 – Communicating with students in whatsapp / mail/ phone call for the application queries

Step : 2 – Collection and verification of students transcripts

Step : 3 – Online interview with the respective Department

Step : 4 – Issuing Offer Letter.

Step : 5 – Acceptance of Offer letter with the students and parents signature

Step : 6 – Issuing Admission Confirmation Letter

Step : 7 – Issuing Invitation and Visa Letter

Step : 8 – Induction about Amrita Rules and Regulations, and Travel rules & restrictions

Step : 9 – Fee Payment (Online in USD only exception for Nepaliese)

Step : 10 – Arriving to the Campus

Are admitted students able to stay outside the campus during the course of study?
  • UG and PG students must stay in the accommodation allocated by the university
  • The student must follow all hostel rules and guidelines at all times
  • Ph.D. students have the option to stay either in the university allocated accommodation or may choose to stay outside the campus premises.  In the event that the student stays outside the campus, the student must make their own arrangements for food
  • Exceptions with regards to accommodation will be considered on a case to case basis
What about the University mess food?
  • Vegetarian food will be provided at the university mess facility
  • The International office must ensure that each campus provides a wholesome, nutritious as well as neutral cuisine to the international students
  • Food allergies that have been communicated by student(s) must be clearly communicated to the respective university mess
Do I need medical insurance?

It is mandatory for everyone to have medical insurance before arriving in India. The insurance should cover the entire duration of your stay in India with the duration clearly stated. It is advisable that the student gets a general check-up done before departure, to ensure that he / she does not suffer from any major ailment(s)

Is it necessary for the candidate to have both GRE and TOEFL scores?

Mandatory for Ph.D. programs.

Will I have access to WiFi?

Yes. You will have access to Students WiFi on the institution campus.

What is the procedure of FRRO Process?
  • Any student arriving to study in Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham must arrive only on a Student Visa / Research Visa.
  • Visas of any other nature will not be entertained for study purposes. Any exceptions will need to be considered on a case to case basis with FRRO
  • All FRRO documentation is done on the e-FRRO portal with the assistance of the Amrita International office representative
  • Upon arrival on campus, the student needs to submit the following forms on the e-FRRO portal.
    • Form C – This form helps the authorities locate and track foreigners in India to enhance security and safety. Upon arrival in India, the student needs to fill the Form C within 24 hrs of arrival on campus with the assistance of the Amrita International office representative.

      Subsequently, if the student stays away from the campus for more than 24 hrs, the student needs to submit the Form C for each place / accommodation (University, Hotel, Guesthouse, resort, private house, etc.) he / she chooses to be in during his stay outside the campus. This should be with the approval of the International Office representative

    • Form S – This form is used to capture information about foreign nationals admitted in Indian educational institutions. If the visa is valid for more than 180 days, it is mandatory for the international student to register themselves using the Form S within 14 days from date of arrival in India.

      In certain cases, a Bonafide letter , Undertaking letter is required from the respective HOD to complete the student’s FRRO registration.

  • The International Office representative needs to submit each international student’s attendance and results on the e-FRRO portal once in 6 months.
  • The student must inform the International office representative 2 days in advance if he plans to exit from the campus. The campus coordinator / International office representative is responsible to complete the FRRO exit formalities for the student once the student leaves the campus premises

Visa Requirements

  1. two passport-size photographs.
  2. completed visa application form with all information
  3. letter from your host institution indicating that you have been admitted (or, in the case of the provisional visa, that you have applied)
  4. proof of financial support is adequate to cover your tuition and stay in India.
What should a foreign student do for the extension of his/her Student Visa?

He/she should approach the local FRRO/FRO with an authentic certificate, proof of adequate financial standing etc.

Admission Discontinuation
  • Any student who discontinues admission within 1 month of date of joining, will be refunded 10% of the tuition fee paid
  • If the student discontinues admission after 1 month from date of joining, refund will be at the discretion of the management after considering the number of months that the student has been in the university
  • Refunds are not applicable for Amrita scholarship students and Medical science students
How do I request additional information on the program or application materials?

For any admission related queries, please contact

International Admission Team

Amrita Center for International Programs (ACIP)

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,

Whatsapp or Call : +91 799 433 5819 / +91 9446406100

Mail Id: internationaladmission@amrita.edu

Who is a “Foreign National”?

A candidate is considered as a “Foreign National” who

  • Holds a passport/ Citizenship of a country other than India. OR
  • Has an OCI/ PIO card and also holds a Passport of a country other than India.

 

Note: • An applicant having an OCI card and studying throughout India will be considered as a “Foreign National”.

  • Non-Resident Indian (NRI) / Indian Citizen whose qualifying examination is from an International Board/ Foreign University will NOT BE CONSIDERED as Foreign National.

 

What type of visa should I have to study at Amrita?

We require all students to acquire a student visa in order to receive any recognition/credits for the coursework or internship completed at Amrita. We cannot accept students who come on a tourist visa.

Where can we get the Student Visa?

Student Visas can be obtained from any of the Indian Embassy in their country.

How much is the Student Visa fee?

The Student Visa fee depends on the nationality of the passport holder and type/duration of visa applied. Check with the Indian embassy in your country for an exact visa fee.

What should I do when I arrive in India?

Once you have rested and gotten in touch with the Center for International Programs, it is imperative that you register with the local Foreigners Regional Registration Officer (FRRO) within 14 days of arrival if you have come to India on a Student or a Research Visa and plan to stay more than 2 months (60 days). Registration facilities are not provided at the airport but in the office of FRROs or District Superintendents of Police. A member of the Amrita Center for International Programs can accompany students to the local FRRO but all transportation charges must be paid by students.

What should I do for extension of my Student Visa?

In case you want to get your Student Visa extended you should approach the AMRITA CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS (ACIP) Department, they will coordinate with local Foreigners Regional Registration Officer (FRROs)/ District Superintendents of Police (FROs) with authentic certificate, proof of adequate financial standing etc. The Visa can be extended for a period of one year at a time up to the duration of the course or 5 years whichever is less for students pursuing full time and nothing adverse stands against the foreigner. This is a complete online process and students have to fill the online FRRO extension form and then visit the FRRO office to show the certificates and collect the FRRO.

What are the formalities if I just want to visit my home country during my vacation or other such cases?

You must have a valid Indian visa for visiting back to your country. Once you have a valid visa then you can apply for the return exit permit online and collect it from the FRRO office with the help of the Amrita International office. It is very important that you carry the exit permit as this is required to be produced at the airport immigration.

What is the fee amount and mode of payment?
  • The Fee structure for the program is strictly based on the Provisional Offer Letter (POL) issued to the student. No other fee structure will be applicable
  • Annual Tuition Fee includes Exam fees, Library fees, and / or the Caution Deposit
  • Fee payments are to be made in US Dollars (USD), with the exception of Nepalese students who can make the payments in INR
  • The payment should be made before reaching the campus. Late payment will not be encouraged
  • All fees are to be transferred to the bank account details as provided by the International office
  • A copy of the fee transfer must be sent by the student to the International office in order to acknowledge the payment receipt
I have made the provisional fee payment and when should I pay my balance fee? Should I pay it in installments?

In case you have not yet submitted your complete Tuition and Accommodation fee, kindly submit it before reporting at the university and send us the payment transfer proof with valid reason for paying the fee in instalments. You should also carry the payment transfer proofs along with you. You will not be allowed to start your classes until the complete semester Tuition fee and annual fee for accommodation is paid.

What should I bring with me?

It is highly recommended that students have the following with them:

  • Online Amrita Application Form
  • Educational certificates both original and xerox (English Translate copies need both xerox and originals)
  • Offer letter signed copies
  • Admission Letter
  • Bank statement – last three months
  • Fees payment receipt (if any)
  • Passport
  • Passport size photographs (20)
  • Student visa
  • Students national id card (both original and xerox copies)
  • Indian Sim Card
  • Students should carry the Yellow Fever Injection Card and Polio Drop Certification if you are traveling from Africa. (Should carry this in the hand luggage as will be required at the airport for the immigration purpose).
  • Medical Certificate
  • Covid Vaccination Certificate
  • RTPCR Test report
  • N95 Mask – 10nos
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Mosquito repellent/net
  • Cotton clothes
  • Bedsheets (2)
  • Towels
  • Pillow covers
  • Extra pillows (if needed)
Medical Insurance For International Students

International Medical Insurance (valid in India) for the complete duration of the program, also assures that you are medically fit to pursue the course before you leave your country.

Before arriving at the Amrita University, students will have to take out an international insurance policy to cover expenses arising from medical treatment and accidents; the cost of this insurance will be paid by the students themselves. Students shall provide proof of having taken out this insurance policy at their country before leaving; failure to do so will exclude them from admission at the university. 

In addition, students should also bring
  • Medicine,
  • cotton clothes,
  •  A light rain jacket,
  • sunglasses,
  • An umbrella
  • Mosquito net

Most of these items can be obtained after reaching India but it is advised that students come prepared.

Is there a dress code for students?

Yes. Amrita is fairly strict about the way students dress. It is imperative that all students dress modestly and abide by the customs and norms observed by the institution. Jeans, 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.

AIU Process:

Association of Indian Universities (AIU) is the process of receiving equivalency degree certificates from the government of india.

Documents required for AIU process:

  • Association of Indian Universities (AIU) equivalency certificate for Grade 12, if Grade 12 has been done from a school / institution / board outside India

AIU process should be done by the student online.

How do I open a bank account?

To open an account, you need to bring your

  • Passport size photo
  • College reference letter (optional)
  • Passport copy
  • FRRO Certificate
How do I get a cell phone connection?

The Center for International Programs will aid you in applying for and acquiring a sim card (also can buy the indian sim in the airport after your arrival)  but you need to purchase your phone separately. Please bring copies of your passport, proof of address in India (hostel/guest house), and passport size photographs.

How do I get a data card (Internet) for my laptop?

The Center will aid you in applying for and acquiring a wifi for your laptop. The Internet will be provided in classrooms and Wi-Fi is available in campuses. If you wish, however, to have 24/7 internet access on your laptop, it would be beneficial to purchase a data card. Please bring copies of your passport, visa copy and passport size photographs.

What is the typical voltage rating in India?

230VAC, 50 Hz

Who do I contact if I have any problems, concerns, or questions?

For any admission related queries, please contact

International Admission Team

Amrita Center for International Programs (ACIP)

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,

Whatsapp or Call : +91 799 433 5819 / +91 9446406100

Mail Id: internationaladmission@amrita.edu

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