Application Process

In Round 1, applicants will need to go to and fill out the following:  

Application Form

  • To start your application, click on register with an active email address. Your login details will be emailed to this email account after due verification. All relevant information will be communicated to you on this registered email address only.
  • You should provide all the information sought in the application, in the mandatory and non-mandatory sections too, as it will help us better evaluate your application.
  • You should attach mandatory documents like scanned copies of your Bachelor’s degree or provisional degree, your Bachelor’s mark-sheets/transcripts, and your Passport Sized Photograph. The photograph should be a front-facing profile picture (2 x 2) with a neutral background. If acceptable, this photograph may be used to create your University ID. 
  • Please keep scanned copies of your relevant documents, a recent 2×2 colour headshot and signature handy for uploading.
  • If you have appeared for qualifying examinations and are waiting for examination results, put “Awaited” in the relevant column.
  • If your entrance exam (SAT/ACT/ UGAT/GRE/JSAT) score is not available at the time of application, put “Awaited” in the relevant column.
  • You should attach relevant documents (certificates, artwork, writing samples, letters of recommendation, etc.) for the extra-curricular section to substantiate your listed activities.
  • Click SUBMIT at the end, after you pay the application fee and complete the form.
  • An Online Application Number will be displayed when you successfully submit the online form by making the payment. Use this Application Number as a reference when you communicate with us.      

Personal Statement (At least 400 Words)

All applicants need to submit a personal statement. This is a short reflective piece where you get a chance to tell us a bit more about yourself and what you think the Admissions and Faculty teams need to know about you. While there is no preferred format, the personal statement should give the reader a good sense of your personality and who you are. It should not be specific to a programme.

If you apply for multiple programmes, your personal statement will transfer to your new application. There is no need to submit a second personal statement.

Supplemental Questions​

For each individual programme, applicants will be asked to answer at least three additional questions. This is a chance for you to describe your interest in the programme you are applying to in more detail. Some programmes may give you the opportunity to provide websites, blogs, and portfolios as part of your application.  

If you apply for multiple programmes, you have a different set of supplemental questions for each programme

Selected applicants will advance to Round 2. In this round, applicants will need to do the following:

Faculty Interview (In-Person or Remotely) *

This is the most important part of the application process. Applicants who get to this round will have an interview with a member of the faculty for their respective schools. There is no set format for these interviews, but it is a chance for the faculty to ask the applicant questions and the applicant to find out more about a programme from someone directly. The emphasis in these interviews is placed on oral communication, confidence, curiosity, clarity of expression, and nuanced thinking.

Some applicants may be asked to complete a second interview**. This does not mean that the applicant is a weak applicant. Sometimes the faculty requests an additional opinion or wants the applicant to speak to the faculty member aligned to the applicant’s interests.

Jindal Scholastic Aptitude Test (JSAT)

If you have not taken or do not plan on taking the SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT-India Examination, then you will be required to complete the JSAT Examination. Please go to the JSAT Page for more information:

Applicants who get through Round 2 will be given a Provisional Offer of Admission pending their Graduation and any additional information required by a school.

Successful applicants will have seven (7) days (including weekends) to accept or decline the offer. If an applicant declines the offer or does not respond before the end of the seven days, their application is declared inactive. 

Successful applicants are required to pay the Refundable Registration Fee to secure their seat.

Once the applicant has submitted her Bachelor’s degree or provisional certificate, applicants will be given their Final Offer of Admissions.

Congratulations and Welcome to the JGU Family!

Waitlisted Applicants

Applicants may also be waitlisted depending on their results. Waitlisted applicants are requested to upload their Bachelor’s degree and transcripts as soon as they are released. Such applicants may also be asked to do an additional interview. Waitlists will only be examined after 1 June 2021.