Study in India
What’s it like studying in the country with the second-highest population, the country with the most populous democracy, and the country that has six total national religions? Probably unlike anything you’ve experienced before. Is it possible to get an overload of culture? Let’s hope not, because that’s precisely how it feels to pursue a Bachelor’s or Master’s in India.
For decades, students from all over the world have imagined themselves swimming in this endless stream of diverse music, food, and art that exist together in India’s massive landscape. Such an environment also makes studying there both exciting and hugely enriching.
Why Study in India?
Universities in India have built an amazing reputation for high academic prestige and for producing some of the smartest minds in the world. Specifically, the Engineering, Science, and Technology degree programmes have been known to produce some of the top tech geniuses of Silicon Valley.
Also, luckily for you, India requires that all universities be accredited. This means that, no matter which university you attend, your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree will be recognised at other universities and major companies in and outside of India.
Considering India has the second-largest English-speaking population in the world, international students will be perfectly fine not only succeeding in their courses, but buying food or going to movies. Add in all that delightful dancing and there’s really no reason not to study in India.
What to Study in India
In India, students can find pretty much any subject they are interested in. There isn’t necessarily a rule for picking a discipline that you’re interested in; but we can share some of the options that are quite popular among international students.
Major cities in India
India is quite a massive, diverse country, with a lot of regional differences, traditions, and customs. There are some big cities and some smaller villages. But, major cities that come to mind are:
Which universities to attend in India
Universities in India have quite a long history, and many of them follow the old British models. There are several dozen options to pick from. But here is a list of some universities we like:
How to apply to universities in India
When you’ve selected the programme that you want to study, you merely have to use the official website from the university of your choice, and submit your materials there.
Be sure to prepare the following materials ready for your application:
- A scan of your degree(s)/diploma(s)
- Your CV
- The transcripts or records the courses you have taken
- A scanned copy of your diploma (high school or Bachelor’s)
- A scan of your passport
- Testing scores
- A motivation letter and/or personal statement
- An indication of your financial situation and ability to support your studies
Helpful ways to make sure you qualify for an Indian university
Take Preparation Courses: These kinds of courses enable degree-seeking students to get an extra educational boost just before they start their Master’s degree or other post-graduate degree programmes. Try a pre-M.B.A., pre-Law, or pre-Medicine programme, as well as any other foundation or preparation courses that will allow you to study in the degree programme of your choice;
Improve your English through an English-language prep course: If you’re attending a degree programme in India, you will need to prove that your language skills are good enough to participate in the classes and understand the lectures. These courses will also prepare you for any of the English-language tests that universities require.
To apply to study in India, you’ll need to provide proof you have a diploma for your English proficiency.
The certificates generally accepted by the universities in India are:
- C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency
Still, you should always check on your university’s website, just to be sure what the exact requirements are.