About Us Student Visa

A Student visa is granted to an individual who produces proof of admission to a full-time course in a recognized educational institution in India. 

For school education, for higher education (including in South Asian University and Nalanda University), provisional student visa for short term courses and for those coming under Student Exchange Programme.

For studies in Yoga, vedic culture and Indian systems of music and dance and for Buddhist studies.

For Theological studies and for Missionary students.

For Research scholars, visiting research faculty, research scholar on bilateral exchange programme, members of botanical scientific anthropological etc., expeditions.

For those coming for Internship in India (including those coming under French VIE programme).

In case of admission in a medical or para-medical course a letter of approval or a " No Objection Certificate" from the Ministry of Health should be submitted.


(1)  No Student Visa will be issued if it is sponsored by franchise Educational Institutes running off-campus centres, Study Centres of Open Universities offering distance learning programmes, Educational Institutes running “outreach” programmes and offering courses without any statutory sanction from regulatory authorities.

(2)  Student Visa will not be issued for pursuing ‘Short Term Courses’ which are not recognized.     

(3) List of recognised institutions are available on, www.ugc.ac.in http://www.ugc.ac.in/, oldpdf/alluniversity.pdf, http://www.ugc.ac.in/ recog College.aspx, www.mhrd.gov.inhttp://mhrd.gov.in/ institutions.  Further, list of institutes approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is available on their website www.aicte-india.org.

Theological studies

A student visa will be granted for the duration of the course or for a period of one year, whichever is less, to students who want to come to India for theological studies in the following Universities/Institutions:

(1) Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

(2) University of Kolkatta.

(3) Jamia Hamdard, Hamdard Nagar, New Delhi.

(4) Jamia Milia Islamia, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi

(5) Osmania University, Hyderabad.

(6) Gujarat University, Ahmedabad.

(7) North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon.

(8) University of Calicut, Calicut.

(9) Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram.

(10) University of Mumbai, Mumbai.

(11) M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara.

Research Scholar

An individual who desires to undertake research in India should apply   giving the Synopsis, subject of the research, details of places to be visited, letter for recommendation/support from the institute in UK, Original letter of invitation from the Indian institute on their letterhead and evidence of source of funding.