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NRI/FOREIGN ADMISSION PROCEDURE

Admission of Foreign / NRI Students:

Foreign / NRI Students who wish to study at Vels University are required to fulfil the admission procedures, complete relevant admission forms, provide all necessary documents and pay the Processing, Eligibility and Tuition Fees.

For admission to specific program, the requirement of subjects studied shall be same for both National / Foreign Students / NRI as prescribed in the Admission Prospectus.


Eligibility for Admission to Graduate Programs:

For any discipline, applicant must have completed 12 years of formal schooling. Students meeting the eligibility criteria as prescribed in the Admission prospectus would be considered for admission. Evidence of required academic performance must be in the form of certified English transcripts listing all the courses with grades or marks earned. Transcripts in languages other than English are not acceptable.


Eligibility for Admission to Post Graduate Programs:

For any discipline, applicant must have completed 12 years of formal education at the school level followed by a Bachelor's Degree of at least 3 years duration. Students meeting the eligibility criteria as prescribed in the Admission prospectus would be considered for admission. However, the admission to post graduate courses is rather restricted and the applicant should have an excellent academic record to stand a fair chance for admission.


Procedure for Applying and seeking Equivalence Certificate:

Admission Application Form of Foreign / NRI students must have an Equivalence Certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), www.aiuweb.org


The students are advised to send the following documents to the Association of Indian Universities for obtaining Equivalence Certificate:

  • 1. Degree / Certificate together with the year-wise Academic Transcript duly authenticated by the Indian Embassy in the Country or its concerned Foreign Mission in India.
  • 2. Accreditation status of the University/Institute which the student has last attended.
  • 3. Copies of the academic Certificates from Higher Secondary onwards (where necessary)

The SERVICE CHARGE for issue of Equivalence Certificate as applicable is payable through Demand Draft in favour of “Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi”.

The onus of Certification for Equivalence from AIU is on the candidate and application will be considered only after the Equivalence Certificate is submitted.


Provisional Offer of Admission will be given to short listed applicants subject to confirmation based on the following:

  • 1. If the student is eligible for the said program and theres a seat available for the course applied for, then a provisional eligibility letter will be issued.
  • 2. This provisional eligibility cum admission letter will enable the student to obtain a Student Visa from the Indian Mission in his/her home country.
  • 3. Only on the production of a Student Visa, endorsed to Vels University, the student will be given the final admission to the course of his/her choice, provided a seat in that particular course is available at that point of time.
  • 3. Only on the production of a Student Visa, endorsed to Vels University, the student will be given the final admission to the course of his/her choice, provided a seat in that particular course is available at that point of time.
  • 5. Student visa endorsed to Vels University for joining full time Course. No other endorsement will be accepted. The visa should be valid for the prescribed duration of the course.
  • 6. Submission of Medical Test Report within a week from the date of admission from a Registered Medical Practitioner OR a Medical Practitioner nominated by Vels University.
  • 7. Adequate Medical Insurance Cover.
  • 8. All Foreign / NRI students will be required to register themselves with the concerned District Foreigners Registration Officer / Foreigners Regional Registration Officers, within 14 days of your first arrival in India.
The following documents are required at the time of registration with the Foreigners Registration Officer
Photocopy of Passport and visa
Four Photographs
Details of Residence in India
HIV / AIDS Test Report from one of the WHO recognized Institutions
Provisional Admission Letter from Vels University in support of your student visa.
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