Study in India

Giving a boost to enroll more foreign students in Indian campuses, the Government projected more than 150 universities and institutions, including the Indian Institutes of Technology and Indian Institutes of Management, as an ideal destination for higher education. The Indian Government offers 15,000 seats for the 2018-19 academic sessions, with 55% of these coming with fee waiver. The Government is aiming at 2,00,000 international students in Indian campuses by 2023. At present, India is hosting around 45,000 international students, which accounts for 1% of the global student mobility. To woo meritorious international students, the government has also announced a number of fee waiver schemes — from complete fee waiver to top 25% meritorious aspirants, 50% fee waiver to the next 25% and 25% to rest of foreign students.

Why International Students are coming to Study in India

India is perceived across the world, especially in the developed nations as a country that sends international students. However, the paradigm has shifted over that past few years and an increasing number of students from various countries are now opting to study in India. Reports suggest that today India in one of the most popular countries for students who are looking to study abroad.

Owing to the digital revolution India has emerged as an IT and communications hub, which has led to its popularity among international students from all over the world. Today India holds offices of top multinational companies of the world. Also, India is highly attractive among foreign students for its forward thinking, diverse culture and widespread use of the English language.

A welcoming atmosphere, non-discriminative approach and an assured educational and career growth is what attracts students from all over the world to India and assured educational and career growth.

Benefits of Studying in India for Foreign Students

Quality Education

Indian universities and institutions are well known worldwide for the quality education they impart.

Low Cost

Compared to various other countries the cost of education in top universities in India is quite low.

Financial Assistance

Indian universities also provide various financial aids for studying in India such as sponsorships, scholarships, education loans, etc.

Unique Programs

Besides conventional courses, a number of top colleges and universities in India provide some of the most unique study programs that include Ayurveda, Sanskrit, and Yoga. While recent measures to initiate collaborations with foreign universities, the rise of top private universities in India, enhanced research facilities, and the extensive use of the English language, it’s evident that India is bound to become a global education hub for quality education.


» Affordable education – Study Abroad in India
» Wide choice
» World-class institutions and faculty
» International exposure
» Networking with world markets
» Friendly environment
» Holistic education
» Come to where the action is
» Building global leaders
» Focusing on the new knowledge economy
» World hub for business process outsourcing
» Develops the creative side of the personality
» Beautiful country, beautiful people
» An experience of a lifetime


» Identifying appropriate course/institution which meets the students needs
» Facilitating determination of eligibility for admission
» Follow-up with the Institutes and arrangement of the provisional admission letters
» Facilitating/obtaining statutory approvals from the concerned authorities
» Receiving the students on arrival in India
» To ensure with the Institutes to provide hostel accommodation
» Making arrangements for preparatory courses, private accommodation etc., if required
» Arrangements for vacation plans
» Acting as local guardian
» Assistance in departure formalities

The academic year in India starts in July. Interested students should therefore apply well in advance.

Scholarships to foreign students

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations offers scholarships to foreign students. VIA will assist to apply to ICCR.