Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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The most common questions regarding registrations, costs and fees, scholarships and fee waivers, courses, recognized degrees, English language skills, visa regulations, and admissions asked by international students are given as follows:

1. What are the benefits of studying in India with Study in India?

SII is a collaborative project by the MOE, Government of India. The program helps the global student community to study in globally-recognized premier institutes across India.

  • The SII program provides for 2000+ scholarships, valued at USD3500 each per annum for meritorious students.
  • SII-partner institutes provide tuition fee waivers, ranging from 25%, 50% and 100%, to meritorious students.
  • SII will provide end-to-end consultation and support to students applying to SII.
  • SII has a 24/7 call support to clarify student queries throughout the process starting from registration till final admission in college.

2. How many courses and institutes are covered under Study in India?

India has the world’s second largest higher education network, with around 40,000 colleges and an approximate 1000 universities, which include both public and private institutes. SII has partnered with India’s top ranked 114 institutes, offering an approximate 2600 courses,which include mainstream courses and niche disciplines.

3. What courses do I have access to with Study in India?

SII-partner institutes offer a plethora of courses across various disciplines. The SII program has over 2600 courses ranging from Engineering, Law, Humanities, Arts, Allied Sciences, Business, while offering niche courses such as Yoga and Ayurveda.

1.What should I fill in the postal code field, if my country doesn’t have one?

If your country does not have a ZIP code or a postal code, you’d need to fill the following on the application:
Choose the country, ideally the ZIP code would automatically be locked for any entries, if the country does not have a postal code. However, in case the ZIP code field is still open for entry, then enter your country details and add 000000 on the ZIP code field. If the system still doesn’t approve the ZIP code given, please reach out to us on our Toll Free Number – +91120-6565065

2. I’m having trouble with grade conversion, how may I proceed?

Follow the given link – https://www.studyinindia.gov.in/GradesConversion, for a list of grade conversion guidelines for your reference. This list should provide you with the equivalents of grades, GPAs and percentages. This list also appears on the choice-filling section for your perusal. If you need further help, you can get in touch with us on our Toll Free Number – +91120-6565065.

3. Is there a registration fee for the Ind-SAT exam?

You will not have to pay to write the Ind-SAT exam. However, you’re eligible to appear for the Ind-SAT exam only if you’ve submitted your application to SII. You’ll be notified about applications for the Ind-SAT exam via email and a notice will be displayed on the Student Dashboard.

1. What is the annual average living cost for an international student?

The average cost for an international student is an estimated USD 5500. While the average tuition fees in India can vary across institutes – both public and private, living costs would be around USD2500, according to the student’s living standards and city of stay.

2. What costs are covered under the SII Scholarship?

The SII Scholarship would ideally cover the following costs – admission fees, tuition fees, accommodation and food (canteen) expenses. However, if the annual fees is more than USD3500, then the scholarship would cover a part of the mentioned costs. Please note, the scholarship will not provide for a stipend or any out-of-pocket expenses.

3. How much is the average tuition fee in India?

Tuition fees vary across private and public institutes. However, the average cost of tuition fees in India would be an approximate USD3000 , taking into account various factors.

4. Is there a registration fee for the Ind-SAT exam?

You will not have to pay to write the Ind-SAT exam. However, you’re eligible to appear for the Ind-SAT exam only if you’ve submitted your application to SII. You’ll be notified about applications for the Ind-SAT exam via email and a notice will be displayed on the Student Dashboard.

1. What are the eligibility criteria to apply to the SII Scholarship?

To be eligible for the SII Scholarship, students should have registered with SII, completed
an application on our website – www.studyinindia.gov.in and been inducted into a SIIpartner institute. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of the following.

  • Students should have had a meritorious academic history in his / her secondary school, higher secondary school, and / or latest academic qualification.
  • Students from the given list of countries on the website may appear for the Ind-SAT exam that is conducted by the SII team, and a merit list would be generated for the second-wave of shortlisting.
  • The final shortlist will be contacted by the SII team.

2. Do I get a tuition waiver if I haven’t received any scholarship?

Your dashboard should reflect either the scholarship or the fee waiver that you have been awarded. However, if neither has been displayed, then you haven’t received any waiver or scholarship.

3. What is the difference between ‘Tuition Fee Waiver’ and ‘SII Scholarship’?

Tuition Fee Waivers range from 100%, 50% and 25% means that the institute will give this much discount in tuition fee only. SII Scholarship – INR 250,000 given to institutes covering all the charges, if the charges are more than 250,000 then the difference will be paid by students.

1. How many courses and institutes are covered under Study in India?

India has the world’s second largest higher education network, with around 40,000 colleges and an approximate 1000 universities, which include both public and private institutes. SII has partnered with India’s top ranked 114 institutes, offering an approximate 2600 courses, which include mainstream courses and niche disciplines.

2. What courses do I have access to with Study in India?

SII-partner institutes offer a plethora of courses across various disciplines. The SII program has over 2600 courses ranging from Engineering, Law, Humanities, Arts, Allied Sciences, Business, while offering niche courses such as Yoga and Ayurveda.

3. Can I change my course midway?

While it is subjective, essentially if the institute allows a change of course, then it is acceptable. However, if you are an undergraduate student who is pursuing a course for 3 years, then you could only change into another undergraduate course which is 3 years long. For further clarifications, feel free to contact us on our Toll Free Number – +91120-6565065 or on our WhatsApp Number -+918130013265.

4. How are certifications provided for niche courses?

Institutes will provide necessary certifications to students.

5. Can I apply for medical courses with SII?

SII-partner institutes only offer allied medical science courses, such as Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technology, within the medical education universe. India is home to some of the best medical colleges which offer quality and affordable medical education. However, SII has not partnered with such institutes yet. For more information on pure medical courses, follow the link https://ntaneet.nic.in/ntaneet/welcome.aspx.