The University follows Rolling Admissions. We evaluate the Applications as they arrive, by shortlisting and interviewing the candidates at regular intervals. The shortlisted candidates will be interviewed from January 2017 onward. The candidates appearing in their final examination of their Bachelor’s degree in 2017 may also register for Admission.
The seats are limited and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Early applications help in securing the seat in the School and accommodation of choice. To avoid disappointment on these fronts it is advisable to apply for admissions at the earliest.
Graduate studies in Nalanda University is intense and intellectually demanding. Applicants should be prepared to immerse themselves in a rigorous academic schedule that involves both classroom and field work.
The University presently offers post graduate programmes in the Schools of Historical Studies and Ecology and Environment Studies. From the academic year 2016-17, a new programme is offered by the School of Buddhist Studies, Comparative Religion and Philosophy.
Graduate work in Nalanda is multidisciplinary, intense and intellectually demanding. The University has high academic standards, the minimum requirement is a Bachelors degree and proficiency in English language. Each School may however have a higher eligibility criteria.
The process includes a preliminary shortlisting based on eligibility, academic performance, and completeness of the Application form and final shortlisting based on qualitative aspects like SoP, referee’s recommendation, written work etc. The final selection is after a Personal Interview of the Candidate.
All applicants should demonstrate a high level of competence in the English language, as all courses will be conducted in English.
English language test scores of TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, PTE, STEP are accepted.
The University awards freeships each year in the form of tuition fees waiver to the admitted candidates in need of financial assistance. The admission policy at the University is fully need blind, it is assumed that the admitted candidates are meritorious.
The Tuition fees is a composite fees that a student pays towards academic and allied activities at Nalanda University. Admission fees is a onetime non-refundable fees that a student pays at the time of confirming his/her admission at Nalanda University.
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