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Student Welfare

Each student’s welfare must be checked upon by the respective Campus coordinator / Student Welfare office

Interview & Selection
  • The student selection is based on a 70:30 ratio. 70% weightage is allocated for the marks, while the interview holds 30% weightage.
  • Admission interviews are conducted by a panel consisting of 3-4 expert faculty for each subject area. The student is reviewed and scored by the panelists for the following parameters. Each parameter holds a maximum score of 10.
    • Subject Knowledge
    • Communication skills
    • General Awareness
  • Students are selected for admission based on the scores communicated to the International Admission office after the interview along with the panelist recommendations
FRRO (Foreigners Regional Registration Office) Regulation
  • Upon confirmation of admission, the student must contact the Indian Embassy / High Commission in their respective country for obtaining a Student Visa / Research Visa to study in any of the campuses of Amrita. The Provisional Admission Letter (PAL) and the Visa letter / Bonafide letter issued by Amrita may be used for the visa application
  • 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
Fees Structure & 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
  • Upon arrival at campus, the student must make separate payments for Uniforms, Books and Medical insurance
  • All fees are to be transferred to the bank account details as provided by the International office
  • Fee payments are to be made in US Dollars (USD), with the exception of Nepalese students who can make the payments in INR
  • The first year fees must be remitted to the University before the student reaches the campus. Subsequent annual fee payments are to be made in a single installment at the times specified by the university
  • A copy of the fee transfer must be sent by the student to the International office in order to acknowledge the payment receipt
Eligibility
  • 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
  • Admission exceptions are applicable for the following courses
    • Medicine
    • Ayurveda
    • Nursing
    • Live in Labs
    • Internship
    • Observership
Application
  • International admission applicants must apply through the AOAP portal 
  • 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
Admission
  • The selection is communicated to the student with a Provisional Offer Letter (POL) which offers the student details of the course and fees that he will need to pay for his admission
  • Once the student signs and sends the POL, the Provisional Admission Letter is offered which provides the student with a provisional admission in Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  • The admission is finalized once the student provides the following to the University. 
  • Under-Graduate admission
    • Valid Passport copy / Valid National ID copy
    • Grade 10 and Grade 12 transcripts
    • Association of Indian Universities (AIU) equivalency certificate for Grade 12, if Grade 12 has been done from a school / institution / board outside India
    • Filled Amrita scholarship form, applicable for students who are awarded Amrita scholarship only
    • Fee payment receipt (for the annual fees mentioned in the PAL)
    • Sponsorship letter from the concerned person / organization if the student’s education is being sponsored by any person / organization other than his / her biological parent
    • Security deposit of USD 500 (by all foreign students except Nepalese); INR 10000 (by Nepalese)
  • Post-Graduate admission
    • Valid Passport copy / Valid National ID copy
    • Grade 12 / Diploma transcripts
    • Under-Graduate transcripts and certificate of degree completion
    • Association of Indian Universities (AIU) equivalency certificate for UG transcript, if UG has been done from an institution / board outside India
    • Filled Amrita scholarship form, applicable for students who are awarded Amrita scholarship only
    • Fee payment receipt (for the annual fees mentioned in the PAL)
    • Sponsorship letter from the concerned person / organization if the student’s education is being sponsored by any person / organization other than his / her biological parent
    • Security deposit of USD 500 (by all foreign students except Nepalese); INR 10000 (by Nepalese)
  • Ph.D.
    • Valid Passport copy / Valid National ID copy
    • Grade 12 / Diploma transcripts
    • Under-Graduate transcripts and certificate of degree completion
    • Post-Graduate transcripts and certificate of degree completion
    • Resume
    • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
    • Language Proficiency certificate
    • 3 Recommendation letters
  • The Degrees / Certificates provided by the student must have been recognized and approved by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) / Commonwealth Universities / International Association of Universities (IAU) as equivalent to the corresponding Indian Degrees/ Certificates
  • Nursing courses must get equivalency from The Indian Nursing Council (INC).
Food & Accomodation
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
Accomodation
  • 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
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