India has a high growth economy, a rapidly expanding middle class and many fantastic universities that consistently appear in global university rankings. As a result, India is fast becoming a popular destination for international students.
Here’s why you should study in India
India has beautiful beaches, incredible food and iconic architecture. India offers international students a unique opportunity to study at world class academic institutions, while experiencing its rich culture and benefiting from its affordable cost of living. Indian universities have produced the CEO’s of many of the world's most influential companies like Microsoft, Google, Twitter and Adobe.
India has just overtaken the UK as the world’s 5th largest economy and the country’s GDP is expected to accelerate at a staggering rate over the next decade. Mumbai is a major financial centre and Bangalore is producing some of the world's most innovative tech startups.
Students that choose to study in India gain an education and life experience that is truly unique to this amazing country. There’s already large communities of international students from Nepal, Bangladesh, Iran, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Canada, UK and US studying in India.
Tuition Fees & Scholarships
Tuition fees vary greatly depending on the course and university you choose. The typical range is between $1000-$6000 USD per year. International students in India can expect to pay around $5000 USD per year for a bachelor's degree
There are many great scholarships available to international students that want to study in India:
Study In India Scholarship
The Study In India Scholarship is a government funded program that covers 25%-100% of tuition fees at partner universities. This is by far the most popular choice for international students that want a scholarship in India. The scholarship is subject to renewal every year and can help cover tuition, food and accommodation for students.
ICCR General Scholarship Scheme
The Indian Council For Cultural Relations (ICCR) Scholarship program is open to students from over 50 countries and can cover full tuition for an international student’s Bachelors, Masters or Doctoral degree.
Other scholarships international students should consider are:
While living costs in India are rising, the cost of living is generally far lower than countries in Europe and North America.
Here’s some monthly expenses students can expect in 5 of India’s major cities:
You will need a student visa to study in India unless you’re a citizen of Nepal, Bhutan or the Maldives.
The Indian student visa does not allow international students to work part time while studying.
To qualify for an Indian student visa, you’ll need to be accepted into an officially recognized academic institution. If your application is successful, you will be granted a visa for the duration of your studies, up to 5 years.
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