The Study In India (SII) programme is a flagship project introduced by the Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India. The programme has been put together to facilitate and encourage international students to study in premier Indian institutes.
The Study in India programme invites students from all around the globe to explore the educational opportunities offered by top Indian institutes and pursue their higher education in India. Major benefits of studying in India with the Study in India Programme include:
Three pillars of the Study in India Programme include:
The list of the institutes and courses offered under the Study in India programme can be found by clicking on the ‘Courses’ page present on the top of the homepage of the SII website.
SII-partner institutes offer a range of courses across various disciplines. It has over 2600 courses ranging from popular courses like Engineering, Law, Humanities, Arts, Allied Health to niche courses such as Yoga, Buddhist Studies, etc.
REGISTRATION AND CHOICE FILLING
You need to fill in different information across the three sections of the application and the sections include:
You have to fill in a minimum of 3 institute preferences during choice filling and there is no upper limit on the preference you give. Please rank your choices carefully as the final allocation of the institute (during counselling) is done on the basis of the preferences set by you.
If the grades/GPA in your mark sheets is not as per the Indian education system then refer to this link https://www.studyinindia.gov.in/GradesConversion, to check the conversions.
COSTS AND FEES
The average living cost for an international student in India, per month, amounts to approximately $400. This cost excludes the tuition fee. A general breakup of monthly expenses is indicated below:
|Particulars||Indicative Monthly Expenses|
|Food & Housekeeping||$100|
** Please note, the costs may vary from city to city.
The tuition fees vary across courses and institutes. You may find the details of the same through the Courses page present on the homepage.
The decision to provide additional concessions on your fees (over and above financial concessions awarded to you through SII) depends entirely on the institute. You may confirm the same at the time of admission from the institute itself.
India has the world’s second-largest higher education network, with more than 42,000 colleges and 1000 universities. SII has partnered with 160 top-ranked institutes, offering 2600+ courses across a range of disciplines.
Once an institute has been allotted, it cannot be changed. But if the institute permits, the allotted course can be changed.
IShort-term, Diploma, Certification-based and Long term degrees are provided under niche courses in disciplines such as Buddhist Studies, Yoga, etc.
There are no medical courses under the Study in India programme. However, SII-partner institutes offer Allied Medical courses, such as Anesthesia Technology, Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technology, etc.
Your dashboard should reflect the category of Partner Institute Scholarship that you have been awarded.
GLOBALLY ACCEPTED DEGREES
Follow the link to have a look at the NIRF rankings of Indian universities - https://www.nirfindia.org/2021/UniversityRanking.html
The added advantage of the Study in India Programme is quality assurance wherein it partners up with institutes that:
Yes, all courses with the SII-partner institutes are recognised globally, not only for higher education but also for employment opportunities.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS
English is the medium of instruction in all the Study in India partner institutes.
It varies from institute to institute, but generally, scores of IELTS or TOEFL are considered. However, you are advised to check the specific eligibility criteria set by the SII partner institute while applying.
If you have secured the required scores in English proficiency tests such as IELTS or TOEFL or scored the required marks in the institute’s English aptitude test then you are eligible to study in India.
You need to download and take a printout of the visa form from the given link - https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/. After filling it, submit the completed form with supporting documents to your nearest embassy. For further information, please connect with the nearest Indian Embassy or High Commission.
NOTE: Due to ongoing situations, visa regulations are constantly changing for every country, please check your country’s visa process before applying.
The fees for a student visa is different for different countries. Generally, the amount ranges from $14 to $118 but the students are advised to check the fees by contacting the Indian mission/embassy present in their home country.
Documents Required to apply for a student visa are:
DISCLAIMER: However, the requirement of documents for student visas may differ across countries. You are required to confirm the same from the nearest Indian embassy.
No, you will not get a work visa in India after graduation.
You will not receive medical insurance with an Indian student visa. However, some institutes do provide medical insurance to their international students.
NOTE: It is advised that each international student should get medical insurance.
The second round of counselling is conducted for the students who do not get the allotment from any institute or got rejected by the institute in the first round. PLEASE NOTE: This depends on whether the next institute in your preference list still accepting students under the respective course.
SII has shared your details with the institutes and Institutes will accept or reject your application after checking the documents uploaded. The status will be updated by the institute only.
Generally, the result obtained contains essential information such as the Allotted Institute, Discipline, Qualification, Program Level, Specialization, Partner Institute Scholarship and Institute Action Status.
NRIs are now eligible to apply for the Study in India programme. However, they will not be eligible for the SII Scholarship.
Study in India offers scholarships up to USD 3200 to meritorious students through PRAGATII Exam. If the total fees exceed this amount, the remaining balance will have to be paid by the student.
Please Note: The SII Scholarship will be given for pursuing UG and PG courses in India. However, it will not be given to international students pursuing a PhD degree in India.
Students who submit their application form before the deadline will be eligible to sit for PRAGATII Exam & subsequently for the SII scholarship.
The SII Scholarship amount will be given to the institutes directly and no amount will be paid to any student.
The Study in India Scholarship covers tuition fees, accommodation & canteen costs. However, the Fee Waiver only offers concessions on the tuition fees (of the course that the student is pursuing).