FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Any applicant holding a passport of any country other than India, including applicants of Indian origin who are not Indian nationals/passport holders, are defined as International Students.

Non-Resident Indians (NRI's) or dependents of Non-Resident Indians who have studied and passed qualifying examinations from schools or colleges outside India are defined as International Students and entitled to enroll under this category.

Dependents of NRI's studying in India are not defined as NRI/International students

Students must fulfil minimum eligibility requirements as laid down for their chosen program at UPES.

UPES must be satisfied that candidates applying for admission to undergraduate programs must have obtained higher secondary school certificate (with minimum percentage of marks as prescribed) and taken requisite courses necessary to meet the eligibility criteria for the Program of admission.

For admission to a postgraduate Program at UPES, the equivalence for the Undergraduate Degree earned by the candidate in his/her country shall be obtained from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). In certain cases, students may be requested to obtain the necessary certification from AIU in this regard.

It is recommended that students have the following:

1. School of Business: MBA programs: GMAT score of 600.

2. School of Engineering: Undergraduate programs: SAT score of 1500/Postgraduate programs: GRE Score of 1700 (cumulative).

Students from non-English speaking countries should satisfy UPES that they have adequate proficiency in English to be able to undertake the program of their choice. If required, an undertaking from such students shall be taken to undergo the English Language Training for a specific period (depending on the proficiency to be assessed by UPES on arrival) before starting the actual Program of admission. Qualifying TOEFL/IELTS or equivalent may not be mandatory but strongly advised.

Students must possess a valid passport and Visa for the duration of study.

All international students are required by law to register with the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO)/local police authorities as per regulation of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. At present, this must be within 14 days of arrival in India but please check this information with your Consulate/Embassy/High Commission before departure as these rules are subject to change.

Students must comply with visa rules and registration requirements and keep abreast of any changes. Accordingly, students are responsible for ensuring that their visas are valid throughout the period of study at UPES and to maintain their registration with the FRRO/local police.

Students can request assistance from UPES for preliminary registration formalities in Dehradun.