Frequently Asked Questions

Q 1. Why should I study abroad?

Ans : International Opportunities through tie-ups with different universities are always affordable. You can take advantage of partnership discounts and tuition waivers. - You get the chance to choose from so many short-term and long-term opportunities. Application process is made as easy as possible and we are there with you through it all. - Any employer would prefer a candidate with a good international exposure over others. International programs directly lead to personal and professional transformation of students. The knowledge and experience gives you an edge over others.

Q 2. How will I know whether I am eligible for a semester program or not?

Ans : For any program, the basic requirement is a passport and a minimum of one semester/year at CU. Semester Exchange Programs are on first come-first serve basis. The program requirements (including proof of English language) that you need to study abroad will differ depending on the educational qualifications and the type of program you want to pursue.

Q 3. What is the difference between semester exchange and semester abroad?

Ans : An exchange is a special agreement between two universities, so education for you is free abroad, i.e. you don't have to pay semester tuition fees in the international university. But, you need to pay it at CU. Part-time is generally not allowed under this agreement. There are very limited seats available, as you are getting international education by paying a certain amount of fee at Chandigarh University.
An abroad program means that you need to pay semester tuition fees at the international university but not at CU. Part-time work is allowed for approximately 20hr/week. The seats here are unlimited.
The cost differs with the change of fee as the tuition fee is higher than what you pay at CU. There is not much difference in the number of opportunities available in both the programs. It is just the matter of tie ups that we have. Our tie-ups in Australia, UK & USA are semester abroad programs.

Q 4. What is the difference between articulation and credit transfer program?

Ans : An articulation program is a fixed duration program, i.e., if you have completed 2 years at CU, you can complete the remaining duration abroad. This is in the case of our tie-up in Canada.
Credit transfer program means that a certain number of credits that you have earned during your study at CU will be transferred and for the remaining of them, you are expected to earn abroad. The duration of your degree can vary. This is in the case of our tie-ups in the USA & Australia.

Q 5. What is the application process?

Ans : The application process has been simplified for you. It starts by registering your name in OIR. We then compile your documents to send your nomination for admissions. Once you have been selected, you will have to fulfil their requirements and complete the admission process. Then comes the booking of your accommodation; the visa process and the booking of air-tickets. We generally hold a pre-departure session before you leave, so that you aren’t unprepared once you land there.

Q 6. What help will I be provided during the application procedure?

Ans : You get regular updates via email once your application procedure gets started. There is nothing that you are required to do independently. You will be guided at every step. You are required to submit an application for further help from counsellors. If there is an interview for admission or visa, you have to go through an intensive training to put an end to any chance of rejections.

Q 7. What kind of summer programs is available?

Ans: You have the chance to spend your summer in the top universities of the world including Harvard University, Oxford University, University of California Berkeley, Stanford University, University of British Columbia and York University. These are our premium programs that have eligibility criteria.
Besides, we also have several course wise summer schools available in variant countries including the USA, South Korea, France, Thailand, Vietnam and Russia.

Q 8. Which countries can I move to complete my master’s course?

Ans: You can literally do your masters anywhere across the globe! Our tie-ups cover 6 continent presences in over 64 countries and 275+ universities. You can tap the benefit of partnership scholarships and tuition waivers.
Among the number of students who have enrolled for studying abroad in our university, overall 90%+ of them went abroad with a scholarship from their respective universities.

Q 9. What is the EPS program and for which courses is it available?

Ans: European Project Semester is our most favourite program as it provides international and industrial exposure within 6 months. Students from Engineering, management & fashion designing can take up a 2 month study in Italy and 4 month training at European MNCs.
And here’s the best part- You can get paid if you have prior work experience in your field!

Q 10. How to get started with the application process?

Ans: You need to get started at least 6 months before the beginning of the program. You can get registered with us through your CUIMS portal- “ICTS services” (for application to ICTS programs) and “OIR Services” (for all other programs). Once you have registered with us, our counsellor will get back to you for further assistance.

Q 11. What documentation do I need to start applying the online application forms?

Ans: The main documents that are important for application are - passport copy, your university DMC, 10th & 12th certificates and student resume. Certain programs require Statement of purpose, IELTS and other documents.

Q 12. Can I work while studying abroad?

Ans: This depends on the type of visa you will be holding. A short-term visa generally doesn’t allow part-time opportunities, while long term programs allow paid part-time up to 20hr/week & full-time work during vacations.

Q 13. What is the right time to start applying?

Ans: studying abroad. For more information, you can connect with us on our Instagram page- @cu.international .

Q 14. I don’t know any other language. Will this be a problem?

Ans: English is used as a language of instruction in our partner universities. We only advertise English-taught courses. So, you will not be required to provide a proof for a different language. However, it is always good to know a few words of the foreign tongue as it will make your study abroad experience more interesting.

Q 15. Where will I live while studying abroad?

Ans: Our Partner Universities will provide you with different accommodation options once you are accepted. Before you leave for abroad, you will be booking your stay which will be closest to the university.

Q 16. I am an Aerospace Engineering student. What semester opportunities do I have?

Ans: Opportunities for exchange program are available in IPSA France and SPBPU Russia. You can opt for semester training option in Italy through European Project semester program.

Q 17. I am a Civil Engineering student. What semester opportunities do I have?

Ans: Opportunities for exchange program are available in France, Russia, South Korea, Georgia and Taiwan.
Semester abroad program is available in USA, UK and Australia.

Q 18. I am an Electrical Engineering student. What semester opportunities do I have?

Ans: Opportunities for exchange program are available in Spain, Mexico, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea and Brazil. Semester abroad program is available in the USA, UK and Australia.

Q 19. I am a Computer Science Engineering student. What semester opportunities do I have?

Ans: Opportunities for exchange program are available in France, Spain, Cape Town, Mexico, South Korea, Georgia and Taiwan. Semester abroad program is available in USA, UK and Australia.

Q 20.I am an MBA student. What semester opportunities do I have?

Ans: Opportunities for exchange program are available in Poland, Germany, Belgium, Mexico, South Korea, Georgia, Taiwan and Vietnam. Semester abroad program is available in USA, UK and Australia.

21. I am a BBA/BCOM student. What semester opportunities do I have?

Answer: Opportunities for exchange program are available in- Poland, Japan, Belgium, Cape Town, South Korea, Georgia, Taiwan, Vietnam and Finland. Semester abroad program is available in USA, UK and Australia.

22. I am a BCA student. What semester opportunities do I have?

Answer: Opportunities for exchange program are available in France, Spain, Cape Town Mexico, South Korea, Georgia and Taiwan. Semester abroad program is available in USA, UK and Australia.

23. I am an HHM student. What semester opportunities do I have?

Answer: Opportunities for exchange program are available in Italy, Belgium, South Korea, Cape Town, Mexico, Georgia, Taiwan and Finland. Semester abroad program is available in USA, UK and Australia.

24. I am an Architecture student. What semester opportunities do I have?

Answer: Opportunities for exchange program are available in South Korea and Belgium. Semester abroad program is available in the Australia.

25. I am a BBA LLB/ BCOM LLB Engineering student. What semester opportunities do I have?

Answer: Opportunities for exchange program are available in Lodz University Poland. Semester abroad program is available in Australia and UK.

26. I am a Mechanical Engineering student. What semester opportunities do I have?

Answer: Opportunities for exchange program are available in France, Spain, Mexico, South Korea and Taiwan. Semester abroad program is available in USA, UK and Australia.

27. I am a biotechnology student. What semester opportunities do I have?

Answer: Opportunities for exchange program are available in France, Brazil and Poland. Semester abroad is available in Australia.

28. I am a Petroleum Engineering student. What semester opportunities do I have?

Answer: Opportunities for exchange program are available in Mexico IPN. Semester abroad program is available in the Curtin University, Australia.

29. I am an Electronics and Communication Engineering student. What semester opportunities do I have?

Answer: Opportunities for exchange program are available in France, Spain, Mexico and Taiwan. Semester abroad program is available in Australia and USA.

30. I am a Chemical Engineering student. What semester opportunities do I have?

Answer: Opportunities for exchange program are available in South Korea, Spain, Mexico, Georgia and Poland. Semester abroad program is available in the USA.

31. I am a Journalism student. What semester opportunities do I have?

Answer: Opportunities for exchange program are available in South Korea, Belgium, Mexico and Taiwan. Semester abroad program is available in the Australia, UK & USA.

32. I am a fashion designing student. What semester opportunities do I have?

Answer: You can pursue your training in Italy through EPS Program. Semester abroad opportunity is available in Birmingham City University and Glasgow Caledonian University UK.

33. I am an automotive engineering student. What semester opportunities do I have?

Answer: You can pursue your training in Italy through EPS Program. Semester abroad opportunity is available in Birmingham City University UK.

34.I am an Animation student. What semester opportunities do I have?

Answer: Opportunities for exchange program are available in Mexico IPN. Semester abroad program is available in the Curtin University, Australia.

35. I am studying Agricultural sciences. What semester opportunities do I have?

Answer: Semester abroad program is available in the University Of North Alabama USA & Curtin University Australia.

36. I am a Mechatronics engineering student. What semester opportunities do I have?

Answer: Semester abroad program is available in the Deakin University Australia & Birmingham City University UK. You can also opt for EPS Program for study plus training opportunity.

37. Can I get in touch with those who have already been abroad?

Answer: Yes definitely. We conduct various alumni sessions and informative webinars for you to learn from the experiences of our Alumni members. You can also get connected with them through our official Instagram Page- @cu.international .

38. I am unable to make up my mind on what program to choose. What shall I do?

Answer: Easy Peasy. You can book an appointment with our counsellors who will guide you in your decision-making and clarify your doubts. To book an appointment, connect with us on Instagram- @cu.international

39. What if I have backlogs? Can I put my application for the semester program?

Answer: Backlogs can be accepted but after analysing. You need a minimum of 6 CGPA to be eligible for a semester exchange program.

40. I want information regarding the ICTS Program, where will I get it?

Answer: For ICTS Program information on university details, tuition cost, accommodation options, eligibility criteria, scholarships and more, visit our website- www.cuchd.in/studyabroad