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Nalanda University Admissions for the Masters’ programmes for the Academic Session 2021-22 is Open

Online application form: https://online.nalandauniv.edu.in/app/

 Nalanda University is an avant-garde, postgraduate, research-intensive international institution of academic excellence for the pursuit of intellectual, philosophical, historical, and spiritual studies and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. The University is with the Ministry of External Affairs, GoI and supported by the 17 Member countries of the East Asia Summit.

Nalanda University is currently offering following 2yrs Post Graduate Masters’ Programmes:

  1. MBA in Sustainable Development and Management


  1. MSc in Ecology and Environment Studies


  1. MA in Buddhist Studies, Philosophy & Comparative Religion


  1. MA in Historical Studies


 Soon to be advertised:

i)  Hindu Studies ii) Literary Studies in English iii) Public Health

 Eligibility /Criteria for the above said Masters’ Programmes: https://nalandauniv.edu.in/admissions/eligibility-criteria/ 

  • Minimum criteria is 55% or 2.2/4.0 GPA or equivalent Grade Point Average(GPA) in Undergraduate Students from any educational stream i.e Humanities/Sciences/ Engineering/ Management/Law etc. can apply for any of the programmes at Nalanda University.
  • Self-Introduction/Bio-Note Statement (Not more than 250 words)
  • Statement of Purpose (SoP)
    1. Why do you want to study at Nalanda University? (100 words)
    2. The reasons for choosing the programme (300 – 500 words)
  • Proof of English proficiency is required for students coming from non English speaking countries/medium:
  • TOEFL/IELTS or any other standard certification in English
  • The candidate having full-time degree-level course, entirely taught and assessed in English exempted from submitting any certification in English

For MBA in Sustainable Development and Management (in addition to the above criteria)

  1. For Indian students, a minimum score of 70 percentile in CAT or XAT or MAT is
  2. For International students, a minimum credit score/GPA at Undergraduate level to be 0/4.0 GPA or equivalent GPA or relevant GMAT score

For Working Executives:

  1. Minimum 5 years of working experience
  2. No Objection Certificate is required from employer for working executives/sponsored candidates/ candidates on sabbatical/candidates recommended by PSUs/GOI
  • CAT/XAT/MAT score will not be applicable to experienced/working

Fee for Masters’ Programme: https://nalandauniv.edu.in/admissions/fees/ 

  1. Academic Related Fee (for two years): US$ 3422 (for MBA) and US$ 2066 (for Masters’)
  1. Residence and Meal Charges (2 ) : US$ 2152 to 2920


  1. Students can apply for external funding/scholarships offered by the Government of India
    1. ICCR Scholarship: http://a2ascholarships.iccr.gov.in (select Nalanda University as a first choice)
    2. Study in India: https://www.studyinindia.gov.in/ (select Nalanda University as a first choice)
  2. The University has few scholarships for students from Developing To be considered for scholarship, the student has to submit an online application and attend an online interview.

Admission Process: https://nalandauniv.edu.in/admissions/admission-process/

Step1: Student need to fill online application form: https://online.nalandauniv.edu.in/app/ Step 2: Based on the eligibility criteria, fully completed applications will be shortlisted

Step 3: Shortlisted candidates will be asked to appear for an interview over Video call

Interviews for all the programmes will start from 31st March 2021.

Step 4: Selected candidates will be informed through email

For any queries, students can visit Nalanda University webpage ( www.nalandauniv.edu.in) or write to foreignstudents@nalandauniv.edu.in