Depending on the purpose of visit, India offers various kinds of visas. Student Visa is a visa specifically for the students wanting to come to India for education purpose. Generally Student Visas are issued for the duration of the academic course of study or for a period of five years whichever is less, on the basis of letters of admission from Universities/recognized colleges or educational institutions in India. However it is the discretion of the Indian High Commission to decide the duration of the Student Visa. The children of NRIs and PIOs cardholders need not procure a Student Visa. Other international students need Student Visa or Research Visa for Doctoral level courses.
In order to apply or be eligible for a Student Visa, you need to conform to the following conditions:-

If you are on Government of India scholarships, the respective Indian Missions would be advised by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) to issue a regular Student Visa after your admission in an Indian university/Institute is confirmed.
If you are coming as a self-financing student, you need to produce admission confirmation letter of admission (Acceptance Letter) of CPU.
If you are coming as a research student, synopsis of the research project countersigned by the sponsoring institution in India along with letter of approval and No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the concerned Ministries in India should be submitted for necessary visa.

Note: Processing of applications for research may take about three months
If you are not having confirmation letters of admission from a university or an institution you can get Provisional Student Visa by the Indian Missions abroad, on the basis of provisional letters of admissions. However Provisional Student Visa is valid for 3 months. Within these 3 months, your admission needs to be confirmed otherwise you will have to leave India.No extension of Provisional Student Visa is permitted.
No, it is not allowed to change the University/College. You need to mention the name of the Institute while applying for the visa, which is then mentioned on the visa. A request for change of university or institution subsequently made cannot be considered. In this case, you would be required to go back to your home country and apply for a new visa.
If you come to India on Tourist or any other type of Visa, you cannot get that Visa changed to Student Visa. According to the government regulations, if an international student coming to India on a Tourist or any other type of Visa (except a Student Visa), obtains admission into a university or any institution in India, the student will be required to return to his/her home country and obtain a new visa (i.e. the Student Visa) from the Indian mission there.
Yes, while applying for the visa you need to keep in mind the following regulations:
Passport valid for a minimum of six months beyond the date of intended departure from India should accompany the visa application.
Students holding other nationalities (other than the country where applying for visa), should submit proof of long-term (at least three years)/ permanent residence in the country (where applying).
For citizen of other countries, a reference has to be made to their country of residence for which an additional fee is applicable and will involve extra processing time. Please refrain from making inquiries about the status of application during this time.
Student Visas can be obtained from any of the Indian Missions.
Yes, you can get a Student Visa from Indian Missions abroad, provided you have confirmed admission to a course in a reputed/recognized institute in India.
The Student Visa fee depends on the nationality of the passport holder and type/duration of visa applied. This fee is payable in the local currency as well. Please check with the Indian embassy in your country for exact visa fee.
International students holding Student Visa of more than 180 days are required to register themselves with the local Foreigners Regional Registration Officer (FRRO) within 14 days of arrival.
It is mandatory for all international students to register themselves with local FRRO, within 14 days of their arrival in India (arrival date mentioned on Visa), from 15th day late registration fee USD 30$ (Rs 1800) will be charged by FRRO Office. Student has to register him/her self by using the link http://indianfrro.gov.in/frro
Following documents are required for registration:- Format Max size
1) Passport (Photo and validity page). pdf 200 KB
2) Visa (visa and immigration stamp page). pdf 200 KB
3) Bonafide certificate for Registration. pdf 200 KB
4) Local address proof (Hostlers can upload Bonafide certificate). pdf 200 KB
5) Photograph (passport size). jpg 50 KB

For any information feel free to visit, CP Tower, Road No. 1, IPIA, Kota (Raj.) India - 324005
In case you want to get your Student Visa extended you should approach the local Foreigners Regional Registration Officer (FRROs)/ District Superintendents of Police (FROs) with authentic certificate, proof of adequate financial standing etc. The Visa can be extended for a period of one year at a time up to the duration of the course or 5 years whichever is less for students pursuing full time and regular course in a recognized university or institution, subject to due sponsorship by the Institution and nothing adverse stands against the foreigner. This is a complete online process and students have to fill the online FRRO extension form and then visit the FRRO office to show the certificates and collect the FRRO. Student can apply for visa extension by using the link http://indianfrro.gov.in/frro
Following documents are required for extension of Visa:- Format Max size
1) Passport (Photo and validity page). pdf 200 KB
2) Visa (visa and immigration stamp page). pdf 200 KB
3) Bonafide certificate for Extension. pdf 200 KB
4) Local address proof (Hostlers can upload Bonafide certificate). pdf 200 KB
5) Bank account details pdf 200 KB
6) FRRO pdf 200 KB
7) Photograph (passport size). jpg 50 KB

CPU helps in extension of visa of the students who have already been studying at CPU Campus For any information feel free to visit: - CP Tower, Road No. 1, IPIA, Kota (Raj.) India - 324005
Yes, a registered student, who has completed graduation, can apply for visa extension to pursue a post graduate course from concerned FRRO/FRO cum Superintendent of Police provided he produces an authentic certificate from his/her institution. The International office of CPU helps the students in the registration process
Visa fee is charged once at the time of issuance of Student Visa for completion of the course or for 5 years whichever is less.
In case of ‘Provisional Student Visa’ when a student seeks regular admission in any college/university then onetime fee is charged which is valid for the duration of the course or for 5 years whichever is less.
If the visa is issued for a period less than the duration of the course, then the visa would be extended by the concerned authorities without charging any additional fees but concerned FRRO office may have nominal processing charges.
Yes, you can pursue M. Phil on Student Visa.
You must have valid Indian visa for visiting back to your country. In case your visa has expired then you first need to apply for the renewal of Visa from the FRRO office. Once you have valid visa then you can apply for the return exit permit online and collect from the FRRO office in Kota. It is very important that you carry the exit permit as this is required to be produced at the airport immigration.
You must complete the No –Dues formalities at the universities and you must check and ensure that you don’t have any pending courses that are required for the completion of the program. Apply for transcripts, migration certificate, provisional degree, character certificate
Once you have valid visa then you can apply for the exit permit online and collect from the FRRO office in Kota. It is very important that you carry the exit permit as this is required to be produced at the airport immigration. In case your visa has expired then you first need to apply for the renewal of Visa from the FRRO office.
Yes, if it is a single entry visa and you return back home then you needs to apply for the fresh Visa at the Indian High Commission in your home country. Please ensure that you carry your transcript and your bonafide student certificate from the university before leaving, as this would be required and needs to be submitted at the time of visa application.
You need to bring:-
  • Valid Passport (Minimum Validity should be at-least for the full duration of the program)
  • Letter of admission issued by the University (Should carry this in the hand luggage as will be required at the airport for the immigration purpose).
  • Should carry the Yellow Fever Injection Card and Polio Drop Certification if you are travelling from Africa. (Should carry this in the hand luggage as will be required at the airport for the immigration purpose).
  • Make sure that you carry the originals, copies of your certificates/degrees and 10 passport size photographs.
  • Ensure that you obtain visa from Indian Embassy/ High Commission endorsed on the name of Career Point University.
  • Residence proof issued by the government which clearly defines your address in English. In case the same is not available then please get the attested residential proof in English.
  • International Medical Insurance (valid in India) for the complete duration of the program, also assures that you are medically fit to pursue the course before you leave your country.
  • Ensure that your fee has been received by the University and you should carry the fee receipt and the proof of transfer.
You should have following handy:
  • Passport
  • Provisional admission letter & admission confirmation Letter issued by the CPU
  • Yellow Fewer card (If travelling from Africa)
University has a full-fledged shopping mall in the university campus itself and you can purchase most of the products on the campus itself
Temperature in Kota ranges between 35 – 45 degree Celsius during summers and 5 – 20 degree Celsius during winters. Here the winter season starts around October or November so the warm material (blankets, quilts, woollen, warm clothes etc) must be brought accordingly.
Reporting Schedule at CPU is program wise , however it generally starts on First Week of August every year. You may please visit CPU website under the induction head for updates.
In India the currency being used is Indian National Rupee (INR). You can carry all your money in form of Travellers Cheques, which can be easily redeemed at the airport as well as a number of foreign exchange offices and banks. Money Exchange is also available here with in the campus. If you want to bring some cash then please bring in the USD or Euros as these are
Yes, there is an ATM within in the university campus and it accepts the VISA, MasterCard and Maestro powered cards. Though there are regulation to withdraw amount up to certain limit only on daily basis.
Yes, it is advisable that before you are out of the airport you should get some money exchanged at the airport to Indian currency. Not every shop in India or taxi service will accept credit/debit cards thus you should have some India currency on you as you leave the airport.

Yes, CPU strongly advises that all the payment should be paid online and the details for the online payment to the university accounts are following:
Modes of Fee Payment:

  • Bank/SWIFT Transfer: Deposited fee in University Account by wire/SWIFT transfer. The Details of the account are as follows -
  • Account Holder Name: Career Point University
  • Account No: 01671450000394
  • Swift Code: HDFCINBBXXX
  • IFSC: HDFC0000167
  • Bank Name: HDFC Bank Ltd, Jhalawar Road, Kota
Online Payment: click here
To check minimum eligibility requirement for admission in a particular programme please visit CPU website www.cpur.in and open INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS >> PROGRAMMES OFFERED
Once you download the application form online, you need to send these following documents:-
  • Completely filled and dully signed application form
  • Transcript (Mark-sheet) of your all previous qualifications.
  • Copy of the passport/ National ID. If you do not hold a passport right now still you can apply and can submit the copy of passport later on.
After assessment of your documents, they will get scutinized by the admission committee for admission eligibility, if accepted you will get
  • A “Provisional Admmission Letter” (PAL), in case you have submitted the transcript of qualifying exam and you are eligible for admission. Then, we will allow you to take provisional admission in the programme applied.
  • An “Admission Conformation Letter” (ACL), and VISA invitation letter, after you submit your admission fee and One Year Tution Fee
You need to mail the change of programe request application to oia@cpur.edu.in with appropriate reason why the change is required. The change of program is completly sunjected to approval from the admission committee.
Once you have submitted your application form with all required documents, we will verify your documents. If you are found eligible for applied programme, you will receive an Provisional Admission Letter from Career Point University. Provisional Admission Letter is not the confirmation of place to study at CPU and cannot be used for Visa application purpose but a Letter that your admission had been Provisionally accpeted based on the document submitted and only Accepted in the University if all the ‘Conditions’ mentioned in the “Provisional Admission Letter” are met with.

An Offer Letter includes details about:
  • The programme fee per semester
  • The Accommodation fee for respective academic year.
  • Admission Fee
  • Scholarship (if applicable)
  • Other useful information for students

Once we receive this application then within 3 working days we will process the application. If you are found eligible, you would be issued the “Provisional Admission Letter” that will have all the details regarding the program.

After receiving your Provisional Admission Letter, once you submit your admission fee and minimun 1 year of tuition fee, university issue you your Admission confirmation letter. This letter confirms your admission and place at CPU and can also be used for Visa application purpose.

The details of total tution, fee admission fee, and accomodation is listed on the provisional admission letter. For more details visit: www.cpur.in
You can use the Fee Structure document in your provisional admission Letter to submit the fee by following Bank Account details payment modes:- Bank/SWIFT Transfer: Deposited fee in University Account by wire/SWIFT transfer. The Details of the account are as follows -
Account Holder Name: Career Point University
Account No: 01671450000394
Swift Code: HDFCINBBXXX
IFSC: HDFC0000167
Bank Name: HDFC Bank Ltd, Jhalawar Road, Kota
Online Payment: click here
After successful submission of admission fee, University will issue you an Admission Confirmation Letter and Visa Invitation Letter CC to your nearest Indian Embassy/Consulate.You will find all the information related to your reporting at CPU in the Acceptance Letter.

University will issue you following documents on confirmation of your admission and will send it through your email.

* Admission Confirmation Letter

* Visa Invitation Letter

* Your CPU id No.

* Receipt of the fee submitted.

Student Visas can be obtained from any of the Indian Missions. For more information regarding student visa please visit http://www.cpur.in/international-courses/Visa-FRRO-Info.php
All International Applicants are required to satisfy one of the following English Requirements irrespective of the Programme in which they are seeking admission. If an applicant is seeking admission in a programme where English is not prescribed as compulsory course in the eligibility condition, even then he/she has to satisfy one of the following English Language requirements:
  • Applicant must have passed English course in 10th or higher examination.  OR
  • Applicant has done his/her education (eligibility qualification or higher) in some university/school where English has been the instruction of language. In such cases, applicant has to provide a proof of the same from the University/School, or has to provide a document that is available on the official website of the University/school. OR
  • In case of applicant who do not fall in any of the above categories they will have to provide one of the

  • following proofs of English Language Proficiency:
    • IELTS BAND of 5.5
    • TOEFL (ICBT) score of 65 or equivalent in any of the TOEFL format
Lovely Professional University welcomes students and interns from different parts of the world to a diverse community of students coming from different places making the University a conglomerate of different cultures. With its global outlook, CPU has much to offer you in the way of learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. CPU is an ideal place for you to pursue higher education and share experiences on a common platform. The University offers cultural clubs, societies, sports facilities, extra lectures, cultural fests and events like One World for increasing the awareness of the world around you and enjoying the University life.
Yes, if you are already studying in any of the Government recognised university then you can apply for the transfer/migration. If you are applying then you should also send us the detail syllabus and curriculum along with your application. The decision on your application may take some time thus it is important to apply in advance.