Admissions 2021


Applications open for all students. Keep watching this space for additional details.
Currently, the University is offering the following programs:

Masters (M.A./M.Sc./MBA)

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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) *

Ph.D applications will be called separately *

All applicants need to 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.


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    Programmes Offered

    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.

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    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.

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    Admission Procedure

    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.

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    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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