Before You Arrive


The Office of International Affairs and Global Initiatives also assists inbound students arriving at JGU to pursue their higher education in various forms. Inbound (exchange) students are the students from another university (referred as home institution) coming to O.P. Jindal Global University (referred as host institution) as part of the collaboration agreement between the two universities.

If you are an international student joining O.P. Jindal Global University’s diverse community, the Office of International Affairs and Global Initiatives is here to guide you through the process of preparing for your arrival in Sonipat and settling into JGU’s environment. Before making your arrival plans, obtain your place at JGU by accepting the study offer, and ensure that you make necessary arrangements for paying your tuition fees for smooth processing of your arrival at JGU.

We suggest you apply for your study visa as early as possible to ensure that your travel schedule is not hindered by any delays in your visa.

Apply for your Visa.
Allow a minimum of 12 weeks (or longer) to get your study visa, especially during peak periods when there is high demand (due to many students applying) or during the holiday season when the embassies and consulates will be closed. Apply as soon as possible, do write to us for any supporting documents you need from IAGI.

Prepare your documents.
Ensure that all your documents are up-to-date before travelling to India, pay special attention to your:
1. Passport
Make certain that:
it is valid for the full length of your stay in India
your name in the passport is the same as your supporting documents from JGU.

2. Visa
Be sure to check it covers the full duration of your programme of study, if not consult the Indian Embassy or Consulate immediately before travelling to India.
On arrival, at the Immigration and customs, you might be asked copies of documents to verify your visa and immigration status. Ensure that you carry copies of the supporting documents in your hand luggage for a quick and hassle-free on arrival experience in India.

Pre-Arrival Information

O. P. Jindal Global University is a residential university, all students will be provided accommodation on campus. The University’s Hall of residence is designed by a French architect. The accommodation for male and female students are different and each follow international norms. To find out more about housing on campus, visit:

Medical Aid cover
Ensure that you have medical aid cover as it is mandatory for a study visa and entry into India. It should cover you for the full duration of your study in India. Always keep your medical aid cover details with you.

Carry any medicines you regularly take to ensure adequate supply because the ingredients in the prescriptions sometimes vary country-wise.