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The Office of International Admissions of Manipal University (MU) is the nodal point for international students. Foreign/ NRI students will be admitted at the beginning of the academic year commencing in July/ August every year.

MU earmarks 15% of the total seats for international students which include, foreign citizens, PIO Card Holders, Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), Non-Resident Indians and NRI sponsored students under the Foreign/ NRI category. The admissions are based on merit based one the marks/grades obtained in the qualifying examination(equivalent to the 10+2 examinations of India). International students are not required to take the entrance examination conducted for resident Indian students.

Just sent in an email to the Office of International Admissions for any further details/queries (

Note: NRI sponsored seats (except sponsored by parent) are not available for the MBBS course at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal and Mangalore, for the BDS course at Manipal College of  Dental Sciences, Manipal and Mangalore and for B Arch at the Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Design, MIT, Manipal.




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 are Indian citizens but have studied their qualifying examination (equivalent to the 10+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, Parents' direct Brother/Sister or Candidates' direct Brother/Sister) is an NRI.