Who Can Apply

Who Can Apply

Who Can Apply (Undergraduate Courses)

Manipal University earmarks 15% of seats for international students under foreign/NRI category which include foreign citizens, PIO Card Holders, OCI (Overseas Citizens of India), Non-Resident Indians and NRI sponsored students (sponsored by NRI parents, parents’ brother/sister* and candidates brother/sister*).


Admissions are based on the candidate's performance in the 10+2 of India or equivalent examination and satisfying the guidlines set forth by the governing councils for medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, allied health, engineering, architecture, etc. Admission is based on the marks/grades obtained in the 10+2of India or equivalent examination and on a first-come basis for all courses except medical (MBBS) and dental(BDS) courses which is based on the NEET ranking and B Arch based on NATA conducted by the Council of Architecture.


International students are not required to take the entrance examination conducted for resident Indian students for all courses except medical(MBBS), dental (BDS) and architecture (B Arch). 


Admission under Foreign/NRI category for MBBS and BDS courses, will be made on the basis of valid score inthe All India overall rank obtained in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).


The information regarding the admission process for MBBS and BDS courses under Foreign/NRI category will be updated in our website as and when received from the concerned authorities. 


Foreign citizens with PIO or OCI and Non-Resident Indians can also apply under general category.  Applications are separate for both the categories.  However, candidates who have confirmed their admission under Foreign/NRI category cannot shift to General Category under any circumstances.


*not applicable for MBBS/B Arch courses

Note: For details regarding NEET- http://www.dciindia.org.in/Admin/NewsArchives/Ministry.PDF



Admission under foreign/NRI category is direct based on the marks/grades obtained in the 10+2 of India or equivalent examination and on a first - come basis for all courses except MBBS, BDS and B Arch. Admission to MBBS and BDS courses is based on the valid scores in the NEET and B Arch based on the NATA scores.  We do not have any middlemen or agents for admission.  Parents/candidates are requested to contact the International Admissions Office for queries regarding foreign/NRI category admissions either by phone : +91-820-2571000 / 2922400 or by e-mail : foradmission@manipal.edu or intladm@manipal.edu