The University starts its admission process in January. 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.
SEATS on offer at the Schools for 2017-18:
1. School of Ecology and Environment Studies (SEES) - 40
2. School of Historical Studies (SHS) - 25
3. School of Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religions (SBS-PCR) - 25
The University is currently accepting applications for Round II in all the Schools.
If the seats are filled after any round of application, the University is not obliged to go for next round e.g. if in the School of Historical Studies (SHS) we get 25 students after the interviews are conducted for the first round of applicants, the admission window for SHS will be closed. Similarly if the University does not get suitable candidates for the 25 seats even after third round of application, a fourth round may also be conducted.
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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