Admission Rules

The Office of International Studies and Programme is the nodal point for admission into St. Xavier’s College for international students. Students from foreign countries will generally be admitted in the beginning of each academic year from July. However students can also be admitted under Exchange Programs which are covered by special collaborative arrangements or Memorandum of Understanding.

Admissions are based purely on the candidate's performance in the 10 + 2 or equivalent examination and satisfying the guidelines of respective councils. The admission procedure, application form and fees are different from domestic students applying for admissions. It is therefore important to take great care to visit the appropriate link meant only for International students.


It is to be noted the medium of instruction will be English. 


Categories of International Students

Foreign National (FN): Students holding passport issued by foreign countries including people of Indian origin who have acquired the nationality of foreign countries.

Non Resident Indians (NRI)/ Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI): Non Resident Indian students who have studied and passed the qualifying examinations (11th and 12th) from schools or colleges situated in foreign countries. 


Who Can Apply?

Foreign nationals, PIO card holders, OCI (Dual citizens) and NRI students can apply under the category of International students. 


Admission Procedure: 
Admission of all international students will be done through the 

Office of the International Studies and Programme (Room #7)

St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous)

30 Mother Teresa Sarani,

Kolkata – 700016, INDIA

Email:, Phone: +91 33 2255 1288


Points to Note:

  • Candidates can apply for any of the programs offered by St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata only through the Study in India Portal a flagship project introduced by the Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India.
  • Submission of the application does not mean acceptance of eligibility.
  • Final eligibility for admission will be decided by St. Xavier’s College only after physical verification of all the required documents in Original.
  • Nepalese, Bhutanese, NRI, and OCI students do not require a visa. 


Study in India Portal Link-


Admission Process

  • Register on SII Portal: Create your profile on the Study in India portal to explore academic institutes and programs.
  • Apply to St. Xavier's College: Submit your application to St. Xavier's College through the SII portal.
  • Receive Admission Offer: Upon evaluation, you will receive an admission offer from St. Xavier's College.
  • Visa Processing: Streamline your visa processing securely through advanced encryption on the SII portal.
  • Join St. Xavier's College: Once your visa is processed, easily join St. Xavier's College and begin your educational journey.
  • FRRO Registration: Complete your FRRO registration with support from compliance officers.


Documents Required (in original along with a Photocopy of each): 

  1. All School / University Degree certificates and marks sheets/transcripts along with grade conversion documents. 

    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. 

  2. The College fees are to be paid through online mode after the verification process at the time of admission. Note: Developed countries pay double the fees. All other countries remain at par with Indian Students.

  3. Passport with personal details and address page.

  4. Visa with arrival stamp [Nepalese, Bhutanese, PIO and OCI are to provide supporting documents]

  5. PIO / OCI document (in case of document holder)

  6. Physical fitness certificate from a registered Physician 

  7. Income certificate from the competent authority, in case the guardian is self-employed. 

  8. English Proficiency Certificate (This is only applicable if the instruction of study in the qualifying examination is not in the English medium.)

  9. Association of Indian Universities Equivalence certificate. Kindly check

  10. C-Form / Proof of address for Day scholar students. 


Eligibility Qualifications: 
Students having qualification recognized as equivalent by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) are eligible for admission. 

  1. Under this category the students who have studied and passed the qualifying examination from a school located in foreign country shall be considered. This excludes the students studying in institutions affiliated to the Boards of Secondary Education or Universities located in India.
  2. If the name of the Board/University issuing the degree/Certificate is not in the list of AIU, the candidate shall get equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian University (AIU), New Delhi.


Click here for AIU-recognised-Boards-and-Universities List


Each course has specific Eligibility Criteria; please check the respective course for specific eligibility criteria. It is the responsibility of the student to ascertain whether they possess the requisite qualifications for admission.


English Proficiency Certificate

  • This is only applicable, if the instruction of study in qualifying examination is not in the English medium.
  • Applicants for any undergraduate or postgraduate course of study should include an original or certified true copy of one of the following:
IELTS Academic Version6.5 with no individual band below 6
Cambridge Proficiency in English (CPE)Grade C
Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE)

Grade A

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 (with no section score below 59)



Paper based 570 with a TWE (test of written English) score of 4.5

 Computer based 233 with a score of 4.5 in the essay

 Internet based 90 with a written score of 21


Equivalence Certificate :
For issue of Equivalence Certificate, US $ 200 or equivalent Indian currency payable through Demand Draft favouring "Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi” is required.
For prescribed application form and Detailed Guidelines of Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi" for International Admission are available on 



Travel insurance 
Travel insurance is necessary for traveling to India and it also acts as an additional security in the case of unanticipated contingencies like cancellation or interruption of travel plans, lost or damaged luggage, travel delays, accident, etc. 
Students, who are not covered by travel insurance, shall be compounded by a financial burden in case of any personal tragedy. Though each and every mishap is not covered by travel insurance, still, it covers most of the unfortunate circumstances. Check the small print of your insurance policy carefully to see if there is any exclusion. 
If anything goes wrong, you need to file a claim. For the purpose, keep your boarding passes, ticket copies and receipts for expenses paid during your trip as a proof.


Foreigners' Registration Office 

Please find below the relevant rules and regulations regarding Foreigners Registration in India. This information has been issued by the Police Commissioner's Office, Kolkata


General Instructions

Every foreigner coming to India must have valid Passport and Visa to enter and to continue his /her /their stay in India. The foreigner should always carry documents of his identification viz

  1. Passport with Visa endorsed.
  2. Registration Certificate issued by Registration Officer.
  3. Residential Permit issued by FRRO/FRO.

The foreigner is under obligation to produce above documents to any Police officer on demand for inspection.


Registration of Foreigners

Foreigners entering in India on long term visa i.e. for a period more than 180 days on Student Visa, Employment Visa, Research Visa, Medical Visa and Missionary Visa are required to get themselves registered within 14 days of their arrival with the concerned FRRO/FRO.

Students arriving on short term Provisional Visa (Valid for 180 days or less) need not register but they should confirm their admission within stipulated visa period or else they will be required to go back to their country.

Once the admission is confirmed the students on short term Provisional Student Visa should approach concerned FRRO/FRO for registration and extension.

The above rules will not be applicable to Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Afghani nationals.

  • Pakistani Nationals to report within 24 hours after their arrival
  • Afghan Nationals to report within 7 days of their arrival &
  • Bangladesh Nationals on Student Visa within 7 days and on other visas within 24 hours of their arrival


Documents Required for Registration

  • Application Forms (4 Copies)
  • Photographs (4 Copies)
  • Copies of Passport-Photo Page, Validity Page, Visa Page, Arrival Stamp Page
  • Proof of Residence (Leave & License agreement and C-Form from the owner is required to be submitted within 24 hours to FRO.
  • Bonafide Certificate / Letter of Provisional Admission from University/College/Institution in case of Student Visa


Extension of Student Visa

Extension of Student Visa is done locally by FRO. As long as foreigner is Bonafide student and studying in recognized University / Institute, extension is provided up to five years or duration of program, whichever is less, on year to year basis.


For more information and details please find below website address:

FRO Kolkata Address


237, A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata..

Telephone No: 033-22900549(T)

Office Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm for Visa/ R.P. Extension, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for New Registration

Websites: Indian FRRO |      Bureau of Immigration |