Support Services

Student support services 

A single package for international students (only for foreign students), will be charged USD 300 along with the tuition fee to cover one-time visa registration, airport pick up and insurance.

International students wishing to avail visa extension would approach IR office for providing the service. The standard applicable fee as determined by the Government of India and incidental charges/local transport charges will be borne by the student. A formal notice to their effect will be displayed in IR.

The student support service fee 

The fee is non-refundable, non-transferable under any circumstances. Also the students have to intimate their itinerary at least a week in advance to the Office of International Relations (OIR); otherwise the OIR will not be responsible for any lapse in the airport pickup. The arriving students will be picked up by their senior international students studying at SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) and will assist them till they get into the hostel room.

For NRI category, airport pickup can be arranged on request, on actuals (taxi hire), provided they give sufficient advance notice in writing to OIR.

Health Insurance

  • Health insurance is mandatory for foreign students, the policy will be obtained by OIR and given to the students. For NRI students, we strongly recommend that they procure a health insurance policy, through OIR, or on their own with one of the health insurance companies operating in India.
  • SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) has its own Medical College and multi-specialty hospital on campus, at close proximity to the hostels. A 24 x 7 emergency service is available at SRM Hospital with Ambulance facility. Students can avail the medical facilities in the hospital at concessional charges.

Campus life

The campus in SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) is friendly, lively and safe. Students from all parts of India study, presently the students from northern part of India outnumber the southern counterparts. Most of the students speak in English, Tamil and Hindi while the working class speak in Tamil and English. Nearly 50% of the students stay on-campus in hostels and the remaining outside the campus, in nearby private residences or commute daily from the city. Indian students are very sociable, friendly and helpful in nature among the student community. The campus is self-sufficient with department stores, a 24-hour hospital, gymnasium, sit outs, eateries, restaurant, food courts, book stall, banks and ATMs, Post Office, money changer, bus shuttles, and security services. There is a huge auditorium where weekend entertainments are shown. As the campus is well connected with rail and road transport, students prefer to do week end shopping and entertainment at downtown. Personal counseling is available to all students to enhance mental health, interpersonal relationships, academic performance, and career development.

English Language Support for the International Students

SRM has a tie up with one of the leading English language companies, ELS, a USA based organisation that offers world class support in the English language. It is also a pathway centre for studentsfrom non-English speaking countries who wish to attain the fluency in the English language that is needed to gain entry into SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) courses and programmes. Details of the ELS programmes can be obtained from OIR or by contacting ELS direct at Basic Labs Building, Room: 302, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University),Tel:  +91 99 4065 8681, Email: srm.els@srmuniv.edu.in