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Study in India: Tuition Fees & Scholarships

Most Indian schools charge between $3,300 and $7,800 per academic year, regardless of the level of study. Degrees that require the frequent use of facilities, like medicine or engineering, will generally veer towards the higher end of this spectrum. As for PhD students, positions are generally unpaid but do come with a monthly stipend of at least 25,000INR ($340). 

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There is financial help available from the Indian government, but only after you’ve been in India for three consecutive years. This is why you need to provide evidence of financial self-sufficiency when applying for a study visa. 

As for scholarships, they are plentiful. The Indian government is actively seeking to encourage and recruit international students. It’s no secret that the Indian government wants to make the country as popular a study abroad destination as the US or the UK. 

The most prestigious of these is the Study in India Scholarship. The scholarship offers a completely free ride for recipients and can be awarded for up to five academic years. There is a monthly cap on living costs, but it’s a high one. The scholarship even includes free Hindi lessons, giving you a strong launch pad into the world’s second-largest labor market. This scholarship is unfortunately not open to those with Pakistani passports.

Study in India

India is a country with a world-famous cuisine, magnificent architecture and a welcoming atmosphere. This section tells you more about this vast country.

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Education in India

Want to learn about how the higher education system works in India? India is a great destination for a variety of students, given its good programs, lower fees and its world-renowned culture and history. Take a minute to find out more about the structure of the education system in India!

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Student Visas

Do you need a visa to enter India to study? Learn more about the student visa process, and what you need to enter the country, depending on your citizenship. 

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Housing & Living Costs

No matter where you study abroad, it’s important to create a budget in advance so that you’re prepared. Therefore, we’ve detailed average living and housing costs so that you can get a better idea of what you would be paying as a student in India.

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Language & Culture

India is a country rich in history and culture. Find out more about what the country offers in terms of language, culture, and more! We also talk about how to stay safe in India in this section.

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Application Process

Learn more about how to apply to Indian schools and the documentation you need to do it in this section.

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Last update: 15 Mar 2021

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