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Admissions Rules

1.0 General

The University agrees in principle to admit Foreign Nationals/NRI students to the Postgraduate, Undergraduate and Ph. D. programmes in different fields on full time basis to provide educational opportunities to Foreign Nationals/NRI students and thereby generate resources for funding the cost of education and development of facilities.

1.1 International Division for Foreign Nationals/NRI students (IDFS):

There is an “International Division” for Foreign Nationals /NRI students (IDFS) set up at Sharda University as a single window to deal with admission and guidance of Foreign Nationals /NRI students. This Cell will not only control the admission of the students but will also provide necessary guidance for securing admission. All letters relating to Foreign Nationals /NRI students should be addressed to the IDFS Advisor of the University.

2.0 Category of Foreign Nationals/NRI

Foreign Nationals /NRI students are categorized as follows

  • Sponsored by the Govt. of India (through ICCR) on cultural exchange programme
  • Sponsored by the home country of the concerned Foreign Nationals/NRI students and/or funding agencies
  • Self-financing direct entry (with the clearance of Govt. of India)
  • NRI students

2.1 Qualification

The eligibility required for admission to different programmes can be checked in detail from the prospectus or University website. The minimum educational qualification for admission of Foreign Nationals/NRI in various programmes is same as for Indians. Only those students who have qualified from Foreign Universities or Boards of Higher Education, recognized as equivalent by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) are eligible for admission. When required, a reference will be made to AIU to check the equivalent.

2.2 Requirement of Visa

Full time programmes
All the Foreign Nationals/NRI students will require a student visa endorsed to only Sharda University for joining full time programmes. No other endorsement is acceptable. Students wishing to join a research programme will require a research visa endorsed to Sharda University. The visa should be valid for the prescribed duration of the course or for a maximum of five years. Study visa applications require an unconditional offer from a recognized Indian educational institute.

All students staying in India longer than 6 months are required to register with the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO). The following documents are required for registration

  • Photocopy of the passport and initial visa
  • Four photographs of the applicant
  • Details of residents in India
  • HIV test report from one of the WHO recognized institutions for people in the age group of 15 to 60
  • Bona fides certificate from the university/college/institution
  • Proof of Bank Account/sufficient funds for non-scholarship students

2.3 No-objection

Foreign Nationals/NRI students do not require to submit a No Objection Certificate for joining professional courses, however all Foreign Nationals/NRI students willing to undertake any research work or join a Ph. D. or M. Phil. programmes will have to obtain prior security clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs and the approval of Department of Secondary & Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and must be on the research visa endorsed to this Institution.

2.4 Medical Test

All Foreign Nationals/NRI students will have to undergo a medical fitness test including HIV test before taking final admission.

2.5 Medical Insurance

It is advised that all Foreign Nationals/NRI students take a medical insurance policy to meet the expenses of medical treatments (which are not available in the university health centre) during the stay at the university. A copy of the said insurance policy should be submitted at the time of final admission.

2.6 Proficiency in English

IELTS is mandatory for all Foreign Nationals/NRI students who have been granted provisional admission to any of the programmes at Sharda University

  • 5.5 for all programmes except medical.
  • 6.0 for medical, dentistry and nursing courses.

A Foreign Nationals/NRI student shall be exempted from this course provided

  • The student has passed the qualifying examination in English medium
  • The student has a valid score in Proficiency Test in English like TOFEL and IELTS.

3.0 Admission

3.1 Admission Information

Student willing to join the University for various programmes will get the information about the application form, eligibility requirements, courses available and admission procedure from the prospectus or the website of the University.

3.2 Provisional Admission Form

The application for provisional admission is to be submitted to the IDFS along with the prescribed fees on or before the last date specified. The IDFS will then check the eligibility and issue the provisional eligibility letter. This is required to get the visa and to complete other formalities.

3.3 Provisional Admission procedure

Stage I

  • Move to our website to apply online
  • Click the link provided for International admission
  • Fill the form with all initial details and submit it for further follow-up
  • The IDFS will issue the provisional eligibility letter after scrutinizing the forms and on the basis of credentials verified by the University and the Association of Indian University

Stage II

For further approach, forward all scanned documents as listed below to IDFS email


List of required documents

1 X / SSC Marks Sheet / ‘O’ Level Certificate.
2 XII / HSSC / Intermediate Marks Sheet / ‘A’ Level Certificate
3 Leaving / Transfer Certificate
4 Graduation Mark Sheets
5 Migration Certificate*.
6 Photocopy of  Visa / Passport.
  • After checking applicant eligibility criteria, we will forward the consent approval with elaborated process on students’ email id.
  • After receiving the approval of the application, the applicant has to deposit USD 500 towards registration and other formalities. For bank details click here.
  • After receipt of registration amount the applicant will receive a provisional admission letter for applying student visa.
  • Personal interview with verification along with the full fee deposition is the final step for the conversion of provisional admission into confirmed admission.

3.4 Final admission

After obtaining the provisional eligibility letter the following requirements have to be fulfilled:

3.4.1 Visa

3.4.2 No objection certificate/equivalence

3.4.3 Fee

3.4.4 Medical test

The students may conduct the following tests at their country failing which they will have to undergo these tests at India before taking admission.

  • HIV test
  • Hepatitis surface Antigen (HBsAg)/ Australia Antigen