General Rules & Norms

Quality education at lower cost: Cost of education is lower and quality of education higher

No language bars: English is accepted as a medium of instruction in all higher education institutions .

Sectoral expertise: Institutions provide specialized courses in various sectors such as IT, engineering, agriculture and so on.

Open culture to learn and study: India offers an environment where students from different countries and cultures study and learn cohesively

Opportunity to learn relevant skills for jobs:The strong industry placement driven education in India can be leveraged by the students to seek similar opportunities in their home countries on completion of their academic courses

Strong focus on quality: Students will be assured of the quality of Education because EdCIL only lists institutions that are listed under the Accreditation Bodies such as University Grants Commission(UGC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), National Board of Accreditation (NBA), National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF), Medical Council of India (MCI) etc.

*All Indian colleges and universities are permitted to admit international students as supernumerary of up to 15% of approved intake. In order to offer global quality standards and excellence in university and technical education, Overseas Education Division of EdCIL (India) Limited continuously end eavors to assist you in fulfilling your dream to study in India.

1. What is the Cost of Study in India ?

The cost of education in India is vastly cheaper than the offering in the western world although the quality of education is comparable to some of the best in the world. Have a look at the range of the cost for various disciplines below:-

Various Placement Schemes That EDCIL (india) Limited Offers To International Students

Self-Financing Scheme (SFS)
Admissions are offered to deserving foreign students, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs,) Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) on self financing basis in Under Graduate/Post Graduate/Doctoral Programs etc, in select Indian Institutions associated with EdCIL (India) Limited in the disciplines of English Language, Engineering, Architecture, Medicine, Dentistry, Management, Science, Arts, Commerce, Agriculture, Teachers Training, Para-Medical, Nursing, Hotel Management etc. A large number of Students from Afghanistan, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Botswana, China, Canada, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Madagascar, Mauritius, Nepal, Oman, Qatar, Rwanda, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Syria, Thailand, UAE, Uganda, United Kingdom, USA, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe have been successfully placed by EdCIL under this scheme so far.

Scholarship Program
EdCIL (India) Limited has been successfully executing the Government of India's Scholarship Programs for students of Afghanistan, Bhutan and Nepal and has been assisting them in pursuing their dreams in Higher and Technical Education in India. Under these Schemes,Students are provided financial assistance primarily towards tuition fee, admission fee etc by the respective Governments.

The Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) was introduced by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) in the year 2006.

SPDC 2016-17
SPDC is applicable for undergraduate studies in Professional and Non-professional Courses. The Programme is applicable to Indian Diaspora from 66 identified countries , having larger concentration of Persons of Indian origin. Scholarship is provided to 150 selected students in the categories –

Children of Indian workers in ECR countries studying outside India
Children of ECR countries studying in India. Scholarship amount upto the extent of 75% of Institutional Economic Cost (IEC) -including tuition fee, hostel fees, other charges and excluding mess charges- is admissible to a student upto a maximum of USD 4000 (DASA admitted students) &USD 3600 (non DASA admitted students) per year. Scholarship is continued till the completion of the course. Full details of the SPDC Scheme are available at

Multiple-entry student visas are given to bona fide students to pursue regular studies at recognized institutions inIndia.  Spouse and dependent family members accompanying the applicant must apply for an Entry Visa (NOT Tourist Visa). Its termination date will coincide with the period of the principal visa holder.

Duration and Validity
A Student Visa is a multiple entry visa. A Student Visa is valid for the period of study as approved by the educational institution in India.  The visa duration starts on the day of issuance, and not on the day of entry into India.

Provisional Visa

Due to several reasons such as pending admission tests or other requirements, the applicant may not yet have a firm letter from the university, recognized college or educational institution. In such cases, a provisional visa may be issued on the basis of the provisional admission certificate / letter of offer issued by the institution in India.  A provisional visa is valid for 3 months. If admission is not given or confirmed within the stipulated period, the student will have to leave India. Extension of a provisional student visa is not allowed.

Visa Fees

Country Duration of Visa Consular Fee ICEF Fee Reference Fee Service Fee Total Fee
US Citizens 1 Year (12 Months) Multiple Entry $95.00 $3.00 $0.00 $4.70 $102.70
Other National 1 Year (12 Months) Multiple Entry $75.00 $3.00 $0.00 $4.70 $82.70
Sri Lanka Citizens 1 Year (12 Months) Multiple
2 Years (24 Months) Multiple Entry
$3.00 $20.00 $4.70 $70.00
United Kingdom Citizens 1 Year (12 Months) Multiple Entry $229.00 $3.00 $0.00 $4.70 $236.70

Mentioned below is the list of documents required to study in India:

Pass Certificate of qualifying exams
Evidence of passing the English language proficiency test
Mark Sheet of the qualifying examination
Original Student Visa
Photostat copy of Passport that is duly attested by the notary
Note: The documents required in India vary from university to university. Hence, it is advisable to
check with the institution you are planning to join and make a list of things that are needed.

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