The Office of International Admissions of Manipal University (MU) is the nodal point for international students. Foreign/ NRI students from abroad (outside India) will generally be admitted at the beginning of the academic year commencing in July/ August every year.
MU earmarks certain percentage of seats for international students which include, foreign citizens, PIO Card Holders, OCI (Overseas Citizens of India), Non-Resident Indians and NRI sponsored students under the Foreign/ NRI category. The admissions are based on merit and marks/grades obtained in the qualifying examination (equivalent to the +2 examinations of India). International students are not required to take the entrance examination conducted by Manipal University for resident Indian students.
Categories of International Students
Foreign Students: Students holding the passport issued by foreign countries including people of Indian origin who have acquired the nationality of foreign countries are classified as foreign students
Non Resident Indians (NRI): An NRI student is one who has an NRI status. Students who have studied their qualifying examination (equivalent to the +2 of India) from schools or colleges abroad (outside India) will be considered as NRI/ International students.
NRI Sponsored Students: An NRI sponsored student is an Indian citizen whose direct blood relative (Parents, Grand Parents, Parents direct Brother/Sister or Candidates direct Brother/Sister) is an NRI.
Eligibility: To be eligible for the MBBS course the study of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English is essential in the qualifying examination i.e. +2 of India or any equivalent examination and should secure a minimum of 60% marks. Admissions are based on merit.
Fees: The tuition fee for the MBBS course is US$ 162,000 which is paid in five annual installments. Hostel and mess charges are extra.
Step 1: (a) Download the application from this website OR
(b) Get the application form by writing to the Deputy Director, International Admissions, Manipal University, Manipal 576104, Karnataka, India. Please note the application form for Resident Indian students and International students are different.
Step 2: Fill up the application form. If the final marks/ results are available, then attach the results. If the marks/ grades are not known or not available at the time of filling the application, please indicate ‘Results are awaited’ in the marks/ grades column. Students who will be appearing for the GCE ‘A’ Levels and IB examinations in June 2011 will have to enclose forecast/ predicted results certified by the school. All other candidates are expected to send their final results to the University as soon as it is available to ascertain their eligibility. It is to be noted that the application will be considered only if the marks/grades are made available to the University within the stipulated date.
Step 3: Attach the following documents:
(a) Certified copy (English translated) of the marks/ grade sheet of the qualifying examination
(b) Certified copy of the grade equivalence to marks by Boards/Schools
(c) Copy of the passport
(d) Proof of NRI status of the student/ parents/ sponsorer
(e) Passport size photograph (recent)
(f) Application fee of US $ 50 or Indian ` 2500 in the form of a bank draft/cashier’s check in favour of ‘Manipal University'. If paid in Indian rupees, then the draft should be payable at Manipal or Udupi.
Step 4: Submit the filled-in application along with the necessary documents to:
The Deputy Director
Step 5: Acknowledgement: When the application is received, the candidate will be sent a letter of acknowledgement with an application number informing that the application has been received. Students will also be intimated if additional information is required. Acknowledgement will be sent by email to the candidate/parents.
Step 6: Provisional Admission: On satisfying all the eligibility requirements, the provisional admission/offer letter will be e-mailed and hard copy will be posted to the candidate. For all courses other than MBBS provisional admission/ offer letters will be issued on first come basis if the student meets the eligibility requirements. Students who have submitted the forecast or predicted or pre-board results, letters of provisional admission/offer letter (conditional) will be sent. The letter will state when the first installment course/tuition fee should be paid. Provisional admission/offer letter for MBBS course will be sent based on merit in the first week of April/June 2011.
Step 7: Confirmed Admission: A letter of confirmed admission will be issued when the first installment course fee/tuition fee as mentioned in the provisional admission/offer letter is received by the University. The confirmed admission letter may be used by foreign students to apply for their student visa from the Indian Embassy.
Step 8: Final Information Package: Four weeks prior to the commencement of classes, information pertaining to things to do on arrival, academic calendar, details of hotels, etc will be sent. This letter will also indicate the date of final registration at Manipal University.
Step 9: Final Registration: Students are advised to reach Manipal or Mangalore campuses 1-2 days prior to the commencement of classes and report to the Office of the Deputy Director, International Admissions, Manipal University for submission of their official or original mark sheets/ transcripts and other documents as listed in the confirmed admission letter. Thereafter candidates will be issued an 'Admission Order'. Only after the admission formalities are completed, will students be permitted to move into the allotted hostels.
Step 10: Registration at FRRO: It is part of the normal mandatory process that all foreign students holding foreign citizenship have to register with the Foreigner's Registration Office (FRO) within the stipulated timeframe of their arrival in India. A student who is a PIO Card holder is also required to register with the FRO. Manipal University will provide the necessary assistance in this regard.