Step-wise procedure

Bachelors and Masters degree program

Please note that the office of International Relations, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) which handles the admission of NRI and Foreign students for all programs offered by the university, works predominantly through email. The applicants are also encouraged and advised to use the electronic media most effectively.


Step 1

Candidates can apply to any of the programs offered by SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) in any one of the three modes:

  • Apply online through (Home > Admission > Admission International ) and pay the application fee of USD 50/- or INR 2500/- by credit /debit card.
  • Download the application form from (Home > Admission > Admission International ) and submit the filled-in application form with a bank draft or NRE Cheque for USD 50/- or INR 2500/- in favour of SRMIST payable in Chennai
  • Obtain directly from the Office of International Relations, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) , Kattankulathur, India and submit the filled-in application form with a bank draft or NRE Cheque for USD 50/- or INR 2500/- in favour of SRMIST payable in Chennai

All applicants are always encouraged to use the online mode for quick processing.


Step 2

Fill up the application carefully without missing any detail. If the marks are not known or not available at the time of filling the application, please indicate "Results are awaited" in the marks/grade column. Candidates whose results are generally released not earlier than June may send the forecast / predicted / term results duly endorsed by the head of their school. The candidate is expected to send the marks to the university as soon as it is available to ascertain the eligibility. It is to be noted that the application will be considered only if the marks are made available to the university within the stipulated date. If the marks sheets of the qualifying examination are not submitted within the stipulated date, SRM cannot be held responsible for the lost opportunities or career.

Step 3

Attach/upload the following documents:

  • 10th and 12th / Bachelor / Masters degree certificate along with marks sheet/transcript. Both front and back sides of the mark sheet are to be copied and sent in order to get additional information about the grade equivalence, passing requirements etc. If the content in the marks sheet is not in English, then the certified English translated version must also be submitted in addition to the native language certificate. In case the results have not been released, then the predicted marks/grades or the term result of the qualifying examination must be submitted.
  • Proof of NRI status of the student/ parent/ sponsor
  • Copy of the passport of the applicant (Personal details page)
  • Copy of passport of parent /sponsor (personal details page)
  • Soft copy of the latest Passport size colour photograph (in download / hard copy application, additional photo to be affixed on the application)

If available at the time of application:

  • Eligibility certificate obtained from Association of Indian Universities (AIU) (Applicable only for MBBS and BDS)
  • Migration Certificate

Step 4

Applicants who have chosen the download / direct mode must submit the hard copy of the filled-in application along with necessary documents, on or before 15th June, 2013 to:

The Dean / Principal Counseling Officer,
Office of International Relations,
SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University),
2nd floor Central library building(West wing),
Kattankulathur - 603 203, Chennai (Madras), India.
Tel: +91-44- 27456701 Mobile: +91-9003177786

Step 5

Acknowledgement: On receipt of the completed application along with the prescribed application fee, an application number would be allotted and emailed to the applicant. We may request for additional or missing information, if any. Please quote the application number in all your correspondences related to admissions.


15 th June 2013 Last date for receipt of filled-in application
20thJune 2013 Last date for receipt of all necessary documents including Mark/ Grade Sheets
30thJune 2013 Last date for payment of full Tuition Fee for programs in Engineering & Technology, Science and Humanities
15thJuly 2013 Last date for payment of full Tuition Fee for programs in Medicine & Health Sciences

Ph.D applicants please refer website (Home > Admission > Admission International > procedure for PhD Admissions (OR) click


Step 6

Provisional Admission

  • Based on the predicted scores /Term result / final scores, if the eligibility requirements for the program applied for have been found to be satisfied, then the provisional admission letter will be emailed with details of tuition fee and other fees payable. This provisional admission letter is not valid for visa purposes.
  • It is very important that the students who have submitted the predicted / forecasted/ Term results must submit the actual marks / grade sheet of the qualifying examination as soon as it is available and has to meet the eligibility requirements for the program.
  • Candidates who studied in schools other than CBSE schools and applying for MBBS/BDS must produce equivalence certificate obtained from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi ( before the confirmed admission letter is issued.

Step 7

Fee Payment: The tuition, hostel/ accommodation, Registration fee, examination fee and other applicable fees must be paid in US Dollars by electronic transfer only within 10 days from the date of receipt of the provisional admission letter (Email). FEES REMITTED MUST BE EXCLUSIVE OF BANK CHARGES. The university is not responsible for non-delivery of the e-mail for any reasons what-so-ever. The bank details for electronic transfer will be provided in the provisional admission letter that will be sent to the applicant by email.

Step 8

Immediately after effecting the wire transfer, fill up all details in the "DETAILS OF THE ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFER" form, scan and send it to by email. This is mandatory and very important to effect proper and timely credit.


Step 9

Confirmed Admission:

Once the (a) full annual tuition fees (b) registration fees and (c) examination fees, for the first year, are received and credited into our account, and on receipt of final mark sheets, the letter of confirmed admission will be sent by email. Please note that the fee has to be paid within the stipulated date and the admission will be confirmed on "Merit-cum-First Come First Serve" basis. Failure to pay the full tuition fees will automatically deprive the applicant of the admission opportunity and the university reserves the right to admit other eligible applicants without further notice. SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) cannot be held responsible for any lost opportunities or loss/damages arising thereof. The confirmed admission letter may be used by foreign students to apply for student visa, ticketing, insurance and others.

Step 10

Pre-enrollment : Pre-enrollment is the process of verifying the original certificates, obtaining declarations from the parents/student, and issuing the Admit Card, on arrival to the campus. The university will send a separate communication detailing the procedure for pre-enrollment, commencement of classes and other information necessary for completing the admission formalities. The candidates are advised to look at the website for the actual date of commencement of first year classes.


Step 11

Registration: Students are advised to reach SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) at least 2-3 days prior to the commencement of classes and report to the Office of the International Relations to complete the above admission formalities. The following documents in original are to be submitted at the time of registration:


  • Degree or Pass certificate of the qualifying examination
  • Grade/mark sheet of the qualifying examination
  • Translated versions of all documents, if they are not in English
  • Copy of Passport with a valid student visa (Original will be returned after verification)
  • Equivalence certificate from Association of Indian Universities wherever applicable
  • Migration Certificate (If applicable)
  • Duly filled and signed Declaration forms - Parent (Form A1), Student (Form A2)
  • Financial support (Form A3)
  • Filled-in Form A4 (Required by the local government)
  • Recent Passport-size photographs - 15 Nos. (May be required at different departments)

At the time of admission you may be required to pay, wherever applicable, additional fees towards, first year books, clinical or laboratory materials, transport etc. These additional fees should be remitted only by bank draft in Indian Rupees. Only after the admission formalities are completed, will the student be permitted to move into the allotted hostels.


Step 12

Medical Certification:

Within 10 days of joining SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University), Students will have to undergo a medical examination as per government rules which stipulate that all international students entering India on student visa have to be tested for HIV/others. Students will not be given admission if found positive.


Step 13

Security Registration:

It is part of the normal mandatory process that within the stipulated timeframe of arrival in India, the student has to register his/ her name with the police in the Foreigner Regional Registration Office (FRRO). The timeframe may vary from 24 hours to 14 days of arrival depending on the country of origin. A student with a PIO card also must register at the FRRO. Only OCI card holders need not register. SRM would only provide necessary assistance in this regard. The applicable immigration processing fees and other related expenses have to be additionally borne by the student


Course Change

No change of course is allowed after the issue of confirmed admission letter.


Examination and Award of Degree

The process of examination, grading, and award of the degree is no different from that of Indian students. Each semester all students have to pay the applicable examination fees as and when announced.


Step-wise Procedure for Admission to Ph.D Program for International Students



  • Download the application form from our website
  • Send the filled-up application along with necessary documents and Demand draft to the Office of International Relations.
  • The application must be accompanied with a
    • (I) 2 to 3 page write-up about the proposed research work clearly indicating the problem to be studied, current research going on around the world in that area, gaps identified in the current research works, scope of your proposed work, references etc. This write-up is very critical for impressing on the department / university to accept you as a research scholar.
    • (II) Power Point Presentation (PPT) not exceeding 15 slides, on the proposed research work outlining the points mentioned in (I) above
  • The write-up and the PPT will be assessed by the Research Coordination Committee (RCC) of the concerned department. The RCC, if necessary, can call for a video/tele conference to assess the candidate's suitability in terms of technical knowledge, communication skills etc. The RCC will identify a supervisor to guide the candidate on his / her research work and based on its recommendation, the Office of International Relations (OIR) will arrange to issue (by email) the Provisional Admission Letter, which is NOT valid for Visa purpose.


  • The tuition and other applicable fees mentioned in the Provisional Admission Letter have to be transferred to SRM account within 10 days from the date of Provisional Admission Letter.
  • On receipt of credit advice from our bankers, OIR will arrange to issue the Confirmed Admission Letter which is valid for visa purpose.
  • On arrival to SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) the candidate must report to the concerned Head of the Department for further instructions.
  • The candidate has to appear before the Doctoral Committee (DC) which will be constituted by the university from a panel of experts suggested by the supervisor, within a month of the candidate reporting to the department.
  • Based on your presentation before the DC, it will recommend appropriate course work to be undertaken.
  • For further information please refer to the university's PhD regulations available at
  • Last Date for applying : 30th May for August admissions and 30th September for January admissions
Intake Last date for receipt of application Research Coordination Committee (RCC) recommendations Confirmed admission First Doctoral committee meeting
August 30th May 15th July 15th August One month from the date of arrival of the candidate and reporting to the department
January 30th September 15th November 15th December