Eligibility and Procedure

Eligibility and Procedure

Who can Apply

  • Foreign Nationals
  • Non Resident Indians (NRI)

Direct Admission

  • NRI candidates can apply directly through NRI category for admission to B.Tech. Degree programme
  • NRI candidates are also eligible to apply for VITEEE
  • For Admission under the foreign category, candidates must be foreign nationals/ Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs) studying in any country. The fee should be paid only in USD by the Sponsor.

Dr C Vijayakumar
Director (International Relations)
VIT University, Vellore – 632014
Phone: +91-416-220-2131
Email: global@vit.ac.in

Eligibility Criteria

NRI and Foreign candidates: Candidates, should fulfill the following minimum eligibility criteria to seek admission under NRI / FOREIGN category.


  • English as one of the subjects in the qualifying Examination.
  • For admission to B.Tech courses, candidates should have completed 12 years of schooling (equivalent to the 10+2 system of Indian Education) with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or Biology or Biotechnology as compulsory subjects
  • Minimum average of 60% in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) or Biology or Biotechnology (PCB) in standard XII or Equivalent Degree -Usually it is Grade ‘C’, to be produced with equivalent marks
  • In case if they have studied Physical science with a combination of Physics and Chemistry as subjects in the qualifying examination, they should produce the certificate of approval from the school to that effect and also proper approval from AIU / Board of Studies.
  • Candidates who have studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are eligible for all the B.Tech. Degree programmes
  • Candidates who have studied Physics, Chemistry and Biology are eligible for B.Tech. Bio-Medical Engineering and Biotechnology programmes. They are also eligible for B.Tech. Computer Science and Engineering (spec. in Bioinformatics), but after joining, registering Mathematics as bridge course is mandatory
  • Candidates whose date of birth falls on or after 1st July 1996 are eligible to apply
  • For candidates having NRI status, the Sponsorship should be given only by the parent (either father or mother ONLY) living abroad [Sponsorship by a relative/friend is not acceptable]
  • NRI candidates should produce Employer Certificate of the sponsor -either Father or Mother
  • A valid passport and Visa copies


  • English should have been studied in the higher secondary level OR the candidate should have studied in an English medium school.
  • Mathematics and Physics are compulsory two subjects at A level/Form VI/ Senior VI or its equivalent.
  •  The third subject can be either Chemistry / Computer Sciences / Electronics / Biotechnology / Biology. For those interested in pursuing B.Tech. Biotechnology or Biomedical engineering, the eligible combination is either Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) OR Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB).
  •  Minimum of 60% aggregate marks in these subjects (usually it is “C” grade) in standard XII or its equivalent. For candidates from Nepal, minimum of 60% aggregate in the above subjects for Class 11 and Class 12 put-together is mandatory.
  • For grade points, equivalency marks card attained from the school is to be produced.
  • Candidate must present proof of foreign nationality, i.e., Valid Passport or National ID.


The following are considered equivalent to the 10+2 system of Indian Education. They should also produce equivalent marks for the corresponding grades.

  • GCE Examination of UK with Higher grades in five subjects at the Ordinary level (O level) and Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics / Biology at the Advanced level A level.
  •  High School Certificate Examination, University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, UK.
  • International Baccalaureate Examination of Geneva.
  • High School Graduation from accredited institutions of USA.
  • 12 years High School - Grade 12 pass from the accredited institutions of Canada
  • 12 years High School Graduation / Diploma / Certificate of an approved Board Schools of China, Thailand, Indonesia, Bhutan, Syria, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, UAE and other Gulf Countries.
  • 12 years Secondary Stage qualifications of National Examination Board / Council of Ministry of Education of Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania Uganda and Rwanda.
  • High School Certificate HSC and Cambridge School Certificate A level from the accredited institutions of Mauritius.
  • Any other examination of the foreign country as found equivalent to 10+2 examination of India by Association of Indian Universities AIU


Admission is based on merit (marks/grades obtained in the qualifying examination-refer the Eligibility Norms) and availability of seats

Important Dates

Issue of application form October 2019
Last date to fill Application form April 2020

Note: The filled-out application form along with necessary enclosures* are to be duly uploaded along with the form Kindly do not send the hardcopy of the application form.

Documents to be uploaded along with the application form:

  • Copy of X Mark statement or any age proof certificate

  • Copy of XI Mark statement (if available) or a copy of pre-final semester mark statement

  • Copy of XII Mark statement / Equivalent degree Examination marks -if passed out- or a copy of XI Mark Statement -For pursuing candidate-

  • Employment Certificate (if available)

  •  Valid Passport and Visa Copies of the candidate and the parent / Copy of citizenship card -for foreign candidates-

  • Passport size photograph

  • It is mandatory to submit the Employment Certificate and Sponsorship letter at the time of admission

Important Instructions


The candidate should fulfil the academic eligibility criteria for confirming the admission.

  • After admission, while scrutinizing the records if a candidate is found not eligible, the admission will stand cancelled at the discretion of the Management.
  • In case of a student found not eligible, the refund will be given as per the norms of VIT.
  • International students are expected to abide by the rules of the University. The code of conduct that is applicable to Indian students studying in the university is applicable to them as well.


  • All candidates admitted to the Institute shall maintain good conduct, pay the requisite tuition fees and other charges by the due dates, attend their classes regularly and abide by the rules and regulations of the Institute. If at any point of time, the conduct and character of a candidate is not satisfactory or is of a suspicious nature, the Management reserves the right, without assigning any reason, to make him /her vacate the hostel or expel him/her from the university.

Ragging is totally prohibited in the institution and anyone found guilty of ragging and/or abetting ragging, whether actively or passively, or being a part of a conspiracy to promote ragging, is liable to be punished in accordance with these regulations as well as under the provisions of any penal law for the time being force.

  • Ragging juniors in any form are forbidden. If anyone found ragging his / her juniors, he/she can be rusticated from the institute.
  • It is mandatory that candidates and parents have to sign an undertaking at the time of admission Format will be issued by the Admissions office

For any query relating to admission 2017-2018, Please contact us through email: global@vit.ac.in

Sponsorship Letter and Employers certificate format

Contact Us

General queries:

  • International Relations Office
  • # 109, Floor I, Dr.M.G.R. Block
  • VIT Vellore - 632014
  • Tamil Nadu, India
  • Phone :+91-416-220 2131 / 3118
  • Fax : +91-416-2243118 / 2243092
  • Email :international@vit.ac.in