The portal will reopen from 16th to 25th June to enable foreign students to register for admissions. This has been agreed to be as the second phase of admissions due to the large number of applications.
The University of Delhi (DU) has decided to reopen its admission portal for international students in respect to the large number of applications received this year for various courses offered in undergraduate, postgraduate, M.Phil, PhD, and diploma courses. The varsity usually opens its portal for international students at a much earlier date as compared to for Indian nationals – that is at the beginning of the year itself. The admissions that began on 22nd February had successfully ended much earlier with respect to applications. It seems that this year, the number of applications has been much higher.
The number of foreign students in DU has risen steadily over the last few years. The students mostly belong to countries from the subcontinent like Nepal, Afghanistan, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Vietnam etc. Besides these, there has also been a growth in the number of students enrolled in the University from European and other Asian countries like Japan. The quality of education and the low living cost are some of the reasons for this surge. The University also has taken great care to attract more students with international hostels and special transport services. With more than 3000 applications from international students in the year 2018, the varsity has proven to be an attractive educational opportunity.
The time period for the opening of the portal is from 16th to 25th June. All courses, apart from MBA, have been opened and are receiving applications. The first phase of shortlisting and selection is yet to be completed. After this, the second phase would be considered.
The international students have a quota under which they get selected. These students are chosen on the basis of merit under the concerned department they have applied for or the consideration of the faculty based on the number of seats available.
DU has been able to gain worldwide recognition for its ability to attract foreign students. Colleges like St. Stephens had three students from Japan last year and three students from the USA this year, with more students going to be enrolled in this academic year. Interestingly the college also offers Indian students the opportunity to study in Japan for a year as well. Other colleges of the varsity, too, have a number of foreign students enrolled.
Feature Image Credits: Foreign Students’ Registry