Frequently Asked Questions

If you are an International student looking for admission in Indian colleges, the best resources you can have is, the help of Eduzina. Eduzina can give you access to number of institutions, Eduzina have a good relationship and trust with the leading institutions, With this in mind, it makes sense to ensure you are guided to place yourself in an institution that you deserve.
With the help of our FAQ (frequently asked questions) about Indian Institutions Admission process, you stand to make right decision & right choice of your admission.

Q. What is a student visa?

A. India offers various kinds of visas, depending on the purpose of visit. Student visa is a visa specifically for the students to desire to come to India for education purpose. Student Visas are issued for the duration of the academic course of study or for a period of five years whichever is less, on the basis of letters of admission from Universities/recognised colleges or educational institutions in India. The children of NRIs and PIOs cardholders need not procure a student visa. Other international students need student visa or research visa for Doctoral level courses.

Q. What are the prerequisites for procuring a student visa? From where can one avail student visa?

A. Students need to procure confirmed letters of admission from universities or recognised colleges and institutions. Student visas can be obtained from any of the Indian Missions.

Q. What are the pre-requisites for procuring a student visa?

A. To apply/ be eligible for a student visa, you need to conform to the following conditions. If you are on Government of India scholarship, the respective Indian Missions would be advised by Indian Council for Cultural Relations(External website that opens in a new window) (ICCR) to issue a regular student visa after your admission in an Indian university is confirmed. However, if you are coming as a self-financing student, you need to produce letters of admission from universities or recognised colleges and institutions in India for obtaining the regular student visa. If you are coming as a research student, synopsis of the research project countersigned by the sponsoring institution in India along with letter of approval and a no objection certificate from the concerned Ministries in India should be submitted for necessary visa. Note: Processing of applications for research may take about three months.

Q. Can I get the visa even if I don't have a confirmed admission letter?

A. There is nothing to worry if your admission is still not confirmed. Students who do not have confirmed letters of admission from universities or institutions are issued Provisional Student Visa by the Indian Missions abroad, on the basis of provisional letters of admissions. However Provisional Student Visa is valid for 3 months. Within these 3 months, your admission needs to be confirmed otherwise you will have to leave India. Note: No extension of Provisional Student Visa is permitted.

Q. Can I change my University/ College after coming to India?

A. You need to mention the name of the Institute while applying for the visa, which is then mentioned on the visa. A request for change of university or institution subsequently made cannot be considered. In this case you would be required to go back to your home country and apply for a new visa.

Q. Can I get my tourist visa converted to a student visa?

A. "Change of purpose" of visit of international students to India is not allowed once they arrive in India. Therefore, if you come to India on tourist or any other type of visa, you cannot get this visa changed to student visa. According to government regulations, if an international student coming to India on a tourist or any other type of visa (except a student visa ), obtains admission into a university or any institution in India, the student will be required to return to his country and obtain a new visa (i.e. a student visa) from the Indian mission there. To avoid this situation, all self- financing international students are advised to obtain regular or provisional student visa from Indian missions abroad by producing confirmed or provisional letters of admission from a university or an institution.

Q. Can I get a Student Visa directly from Indian Missions abroad?

A. Yes, you can, provided you have confirmed admission to a course in a reputed/recognised institute in India.

Q. Are there any rules and regulations that I need to conform to for VISA?

A. Yes, while applying for the visa you need to keep in mind the following regulations: Passport valid for a minimum of six months beyond the date of intended departure from India which should accompany your visa application. Students holding other nationalities (other than the country where applying for visa), should submit proof of long-term (at least three years)/ permanent residence in the country (where applying). For citizen of other countries, a reference has to be made to their country of residence for which an additional fee is applicable and will involve extra processing time. Please refrain from making inquiries about the status of application during this time.

Q. What are the formalities that foreign students should do on arrival?

A. Foreign students holding Student Visa of more than 180 days are required to register himself/herself with the local Foreigners Regional Registration Officer(External website that opens in a new window) (FRRO) within 14 days of arrival.

Q. What should a foreign student do for extension of his/her Student Visa?

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

Q. How many entries are allowed to foreign students?

A. Normally one entry. However, on veritable reasons, a foreign student can apply for additional entries at Visa Facilitation Centre, Foreigners Division, Ministry of Home Affairs, Jaisalmer House, 26, Mansingh Road, New Delhi - 110003.

Q. When a foreign student travels abroad on a return visa & he/she re-enters India after expiry of 90 days from the date of departure from India, will he/she be given entry?

A. Return VISA given to students is valid for re-entry to India within a period of 90 days only. In such case a foreigner should obtain a fresh student visa from Indian Mission abroad to enter into India and then can take regular extension on the basis of fresh authentic certificate from college/university.

Q. Can a registered student, who has completed his graduation, get extension for Post Graduate courses by FRRO/FRO?

A. Yes. A registered student, who has completed graduation, can apply for extension to carryout a post graduate course from concerned FRRO/FRO cum Superintendent of Police provided he produces an authentic certificate from his institution.

Q. If a foreign student who has come on a student visa joins a new course will fresh visa fee be charged from him?

A. Yes, on permission of undertaking a new course, a fresh visa fee is charged.

Q. Whether visa fee can be charged from foreign students every year?

A. Visa fee is charged once at the time of issuance of Student visa for completion of the course or for 5 years whichever is less. In case of 'Provisional Student VISA' when a student seeks regular admission in any college/university then a one time course fee is charged which is valid for the duration of the course or for 5 years whichever is less. If the visa is issued for a period less than the duration of the course, then the visa would be extended by the concerned authorities without charging any additional fees

Q. Can foreign students with Indian Student Visa visit the restricted/prohibited areas?

A. Yes, foreign students can visit the restricted and prohibited areas in India after getting a valid Resident Permit as visa alone is not sufficient to visit such places.

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How much is the Visa fee?

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Student visa is very cheap option and it varies from country to country.

It can be in the range of 50 USD to 300 USD.

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Q. How to apply?

A. Applying to 100 plus Indian universities is extremely easy. You just need good internet and your academic results handy when applying for Study in India program with Eduzina.com Follow the steps below: Step 1: Type www.eduzina.com Step 2: Click on APPLY NOW Step 3: Fill the application form Step 4: Select course(s) of your choice. You can select maximum 5 and minimum 2 courses. Step 5: Upload your recent academic results, please make sure you are uploading documents in GPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF format. File size should not exceed 5 MB. Notes: 1. PDF format is not supported while uploading your academic results. 2. Upload your academic results only; uploading your picture / photo will lead to cancellation of application. (Approximately 30% application get cancelled only due to uploading irrelevant documents)

Q. When do I apply? / What is the deadline? / When is application closing?

A. Applications to Indian universities for full-time courses are made through Eduzina.com. Regardless of the course or university that you're applying to, you'll need to have a good grasp of the deadlines, as missing them could jeopardize your application. Academic session in India starts between June to September, depending on course and university. Application closes as soon as the university / Institution complete its international intake for the year. Each university / Institution is allotted to admit maximum 15% International students. Hence it is advised that you must apply as soon as possible.

Q. How much I have to pay?

A. When you apply through Eduzina.com, your application to 100 plus Indian universities / Institutions is completely free for limited period. The tuition / other fees you will pay depend on the course & university in which you enroll. When you apply, Indian Universities contact you with “Offer of Admission”. In “Offer of Admission” they will mention about your fee. Depending on your budget or choice, you can select the university and take final admission. India is most economical destination for study abroad. Tuition fee and other expenses are 5 to 10 time lower then Europe or Australia.

Q. My Email already exists?

A. Have you applied previously on Eduzina.com - If Yes; then system will not permit to apply again. As system allows you to apply only once. If you have not applied previously and facing this problem then write to us at ask@eduzina.com

Q. I can’t upload my academic results?

A. Please make sure you are uploading documents in .JPEG, .PNG, .BMP, .GIF format. File size should not exceed 5 MB. Note: 1.PDF format is not supported while uploading your academic results. 2.Upload your academic results only; uploading your picture / photo will lead to cancellation of application. (Approximately 30% applications get cancelled only due to uploading irrelevant documents)

Q. I have applied, what will happen next?

A. Once you have applied your application goes to various Indian universities and they check your eligibility to join the preferred course. If universities select you they send you an “Offer of Admission”. This offer of admission can be conditional or unconditional. What is Conditional / unconditional Offer of admission? Offer Letter: Does a conditional offer means you still need to meet the requirements – usually exam results / Fee payments. In conditional offer of admission university may ask to provide certain documents or may ask to make some financial commitments as per the university policy. In case of financial commitment you are advised to visit the university official website and collect the bank details. Admission Letter: Does an unconditional offer means you've got a place, although there might still be a few things to arrange. In this case university will email you “Admission Letter” and other documents those are required for you to obtain visa. If you haven’t received admission letter within a week you must write to us at ask@eduzina.com

Q. What is Conditional / unconditional Offer of admission?

A. Offer Letter: Does a conditional offer means you still need to meet the requirements – usually exam results / Fee payments. In conditional offer of admission university may ask to provide certain documents or may ask to make some financial commitments as per the university policy. In case of financial commitment you are advised to visit the university official website and collect the bank details. Admission Letter: Does an unconditional offer means you've got a place, although there might still be a few things to arrange. In this case university will email you “Admission Letter” and other documents those are required for you to obtain visa. If you haven’t received admission letter within a week you must write to us at ask@eduzina.com

Q. How long it takes to get “Offer of Admission”?

A. Average time to get Offer of admissions is two weeks. When you get an offer of admission you will receive an email notification. You can expect up-to eight Offer of Admissions. You may get first offer of admission in 2 - 3 days which means you may get more offer of admissions within two weeks. You may get up-to 8 “Offer of Admissions”, however this depends upon the course you selected. Like students who applied for Medicine may get 1 -2 Offers, whereas students who applied for Engineering may get up-to 8 offers.

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Where can I check my “Offer of Admission”

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Step 1: Log into www.eduzina.com


Step 2: Go to “Student Login” and login with your credentials (Sent to your email, when you apply online)


Step 3: Under “Offer of admission” find “View.”




Step 4: View the "Offer of Admissions"


Step 5: Accept the Offer




Q. I don’t have Login credentials?

A. Login credentials are auto generated and sent to your email when you apply. If you don’t see it in your mailbox, it is advised to check in Spam / Promotion folder. If you find it in spam / Promotion folder you must mark it as not a Spam and Move it to Primary mail box. It is advised to mark it STAR. This will ensure that you receive all necessary communication on time.

Q. I can’t find / forgot Login credentials?

A. If you can’t find / forgot login credentials then you should set a new password. Step 1: Visit www.eduzina.com Step 2: Click on Login Step 3: Find Forgot Password Step 4: Enter your email Step 5: A reset link will be sent to your email id. (If you still don’t see a Reset Link in your mailbox, it is advised to check it in Spam / Promotion folder. If you find it in spam / Promotion folder you must mark it as not a Spam and Move it to Primary mail box. It is advised to mark it STAR. This will ensure that you receive all necessary communication on time.)

Q. I have not received any Offer of Admission, what should I do now?

A. Well, this may happen due to following reasons: • Incomplete application • Academic results not attached • Results attached but image / scan is not of good quality If you have not received any offer than you must correct your application by the following process: Step 1: Visit www.eduzina.com Step 2: Go to Login and Select Student Login Step 3: Enter your credentials (Sent to your email, when you apply online) Step 4: EDIT you profile and upload relevant documents It is advised to complete your profile; this will help universities to give you best offers.

Q. I have received Offer of Admissions, what should I do now?

A. Your offer is valid for the term to which you have been accepted, meaning admission cannot be deferred unless otherwise indicated. Follow these steps to accept your offer of admission. Step 1: Go to Eduzina.com Step 2: Click on Student Login and login with your credentials Step 3: Under “Student Profile,” find “View Status.” Click on “Accept or Decline Offer.”

Q. What system of education is followed in Indian Universities??

A. Mostly the system of education here is Semester-based where each semester is of about 6 months. But there are certain universities which follow an yearly based system. You can read the brochure of the universities in case of any queries.

Q. Are programmes offered by Indian Universities recognized/approved by any authority body??

A. It is mandatory for all universities/institutions offering professional and technical courses in India to be recognized by the national level statutory bodies established for the maintenance of norms and standards. Indian degrees are recognised worldwide.

Q. What are the courses / programmes offered by Indian Universities?

A. Indian Universities offer course/ programmes in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, allied health, biotechnology, engineering, architecture, interior design, fashion design, hotel management, culinary arts, media & communication, business management, commerce, humanities and animation.

Q. What is the duration of the courses/programmes?

A. The duration of the courses/programmes depends upon the course you have opted for.

Q. What is the medium of instruction in the classes?

A. English.

Q. How much is the fees?

A. Tuition fee depends upon the course applied for and the university. Once you apply, Indian Universities/Institutions give you offer of admission mentioning the tuition fees in it.

Q. What are the other fees that need to be paid apart from tuition fee?

A. At eduzina, we emphasise and inform universities /Institutions to mention everything in Offer of admission. You are advised to check for other fee with university at the time of finalizing the admission. Other fee depends upon course and university. Universities/Institutions charge for following fee apart from tuition fee: Registration fee, Admission fee, University fee, Eligibility fee, Approval fee, AIU fee, Lab, Library fee, sports, Hostel (Food & Accommodation), Some Institutions may charge for airport pickup, insurance and police registration on arrival in India.

Q. Is there any provision for concession or scholarships?

A. University/Institution may offer scholarship at the time of offer of admission, in most cases this is certain percentage scholarship in tuition fee only.

Q. Can an NRI/Foreign Nationals student pay the course /tuition fee in Indian rupees?

A. Yes, Course/ tuition fee can be paid either in US Dollars or in Indian Rupees.

Q. Is working part-time permitted?

A. No, as per the Government of India law, the International students are not permitted while they are studying in India.

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Will one's cell phone and SIM card still work in India? If not, how does one buy them?

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International roaming services of your service provider may be quite expensive.

Buying a prepaid SIM in India can be a much cheaper option.

Phone specifications: In most countries, mobile phones are locked as per the frequency of the local mobile services providers. One should get it unlocked, so that it will work in India OR If you have a dual SIM phone, then insert a new prepaid Indian SIM into the additional slot.

Documentation: With the Government of India tightening regulations on the sale of prepaid SIM cards to foreigners, you need to be prepared to submit the following documents to the vendor along with an application form.

Two color passport photographs of yourself.
A photocopy of the personal details page of your passport.
You will also have to produce your passport for verification, after which it will be returned to you.
A photocopy of your Indian visa. Once again, you will have to show the original visa for verification.
A photocopy of the proof of your home address in your country of residence. This could be your passport, driver’s license or any other Government issued document.

Remember to carry the original document along for verification. Proof of where you will be staying in India.

A letter from your University confirming that you are a student will suffice.

Where to buy a SIM card:
On arrival in India, you can buy a SIM card at the international airport from the kiosks of mobile service providers, which are located almost immediately after you clear customs. Alternatively, you can also buy the SIM card from the stores of the cell phone vendors in the downtown areas, including shopping malls.

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