The Office of International Relations is the nodal point for admission into SRM University for international students. Students from foreign countries will generally be admitted in the beginning of each academic year. 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 governing the engineering, medicine, allied health sciences, and architecture education. The admission procedure, application form and fees are different from domestic students applying under admissions India category. It is therefore important to take great care to visit the appropriate link meant only for International students. International students are exempt from taking the SRM Entrance Examination.

Categories of International Students:
Foreign Students:
Students holding passport issued by foreign countries including people of Indian origin who have acquired the nationality of foreign countries.

Non Resident Indians (NRI):
Non Resident Indian students who have studied and passed the qualifying examinations (11th and 12th) from schools or colleges situated in foreign countries (even if affiliated to the Boards of Secondary Education or Universities located in India). Dependants of NRI's studying in India will not be included as NRI students.

NRI Sponsored Students:
Students are Indian citizens, whose immediate family member (parents, parent's siblings or student's siblings) is an NRI. Once the student is admitted under this category no change in status can be made during the study period even if the status of the sponsor changes.

Who Can Apply?
Foreign nationals, PIO card holders, OCI (Dual citizens), NRI students, and NRI sponsored students can apply under the category of International students. 15% of the seats at SRM University are reserved under this category. PIO and OCI card holders will only be considered equivalent to NRI students as far as education is concerned.
Foreign nationals, PIO card holders, OCI (Dual citizens) and NRI students get preference over NRI sponsored students.