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Frequently Asked Questions

All International Applicants can apply for admission online by following the below mentioned basic steps:


Tuition fee/hostel fee should be paid directly to the University account using bank fee due invoice AND DD in favor of Chandigarh Educational Trust Regd. via (i)-Swift and wire transfer. (ii)- DD Students will be personally responsible if they deposit their Tuition/Hostel fee to the Education Consultant/Admission Office in their country

Please note: The fee should be transferred before reporting to the campus.

Yes, you will be required to pay a fixed amount of INR 3500 (approx.) at Chandigarh University along with your academic tuition fee. This medical insurance will cover your Hospitalization/Surgery/accidental death cover for the period of one year. For subsequent years, the health insurance premium amount will be debited into your school fee account on a yearly basis. You are supposed to pay a Medical Insurance premium along with your School Fee.

  • CU Fest Fee
  • Uniform Fee
  • Fresher’s Party
  • Examination fee (only for SAARC country students i.e. Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives, and Afghanistan)
  • Training & Placement (Optional)
  • Industry Visits

Both semester fee & Hostel fee shall be payable in advance, Student needs to pay the first Semester Fee on or before arriving at the Campus. Subsequently, you are required to pay an Even semester fee in November (tentatively) and for an Odd semester in April (tentatively). Also, note that Annual Hostel Fee shall be paid in advance along with the payment of the Odd semester fee. This payment cycle shall be maintained throughout the program for every student.

International Students are advised to strictly pay their fee before the due dates as they may be barred from appearing in the examinations without clearing their fee balance. Further, academic results will also be withheld for such candidates. A late fee penalty will be charged from them as per university policy.

You are strongly advised to pay any remaining balance Tuition fee for your semester before joining your classes and pay your Hostel accommodation fee before you check in to the University Hostel facility. The delay in any or both of the above may result in blocking of your academic attendance and/or cancellation of your Hostel and food facility with immediate effect.

International Students are advised to strictly pay their fee using online mode i.e. Swift Transfer using Bank fee Due Invoice + Acceptance Letter sent at the time of admission. Cash Handling Charges are applicable in case of a cash payment of a fee. (Minimum INR 500 will be charged by the university accounts department at the time of depositing cash/per transaction.)

Hostel Accommodation fee is to be paid on yearly basis in advance as there is only one academic intake.

Free basic units are allowed in the hostel. Students will be required to pay for the excess electricity bill.


Uniform code depends upon the Academic course, which you have selected (mandatory to purchase Uniform from Campus). There are some courses like Hotel Management, Airlines & Airport Management, and Law, etc. where students are supposed to wear a proper uniform as per the program requirement. For all other courses, students are required to follow the Formal Dress Code as recommended by the University. National Dress is allowed only during weekends.

The Uniforms are available within the campus and can be purchased at the time of the beginning of your classes. Students are strongly advised not to purchase the Uniforms from shops outside the campus.

You are required to meet Mr. Harpreet Sidhu (Department of International Admissions) at Block A1, for completing your reporting formalities & obtaining your UID (University Identification Number).

Yes, you can carry your National dress or other cultural material like musical instruments, etc. on campus. You can wear the same during specific cultural events, International festivals, stage performances, etc. to exhibit your culture and traditions. National Dress is not allowed during your regular Classes on weekdays.

You can apply for buying an Indian Sim card using photocopies of either your passport & Visa or your University Identity Card along with your 2 passport size photographs at the various mobile shops anywhere. To avoid roaming charges, you are advised to purchase a sim card from Punjab state.

Yes, you get Wi-Fi login credentials from Mr. Harpreet Sidhu (International Admissions Department) once you confirm you’re reporting to the campus. The temporary password can be used for up to 4 days only after which you will be required to login with your UID and Password (DOB in the format 01JAN1994) inside the campus using your Tabs, Smartphone, Laptop, Tab, Surface, etc. There are separate Computer labs as well inside the Campus where the students can do necessary internet surfing.

If in any case, you are reporting late to the University after your admission, your lectures attendance might run short for each day you come late after the session has begun. In case of such an event, you are advised to seek prior permission in writing with a valid reason for reporting late to the University. You may send your application to international@cumail.in

If you couldn’t submit some of your Transcripts and Qualification Documents at the time of admission, you are required to submit them within a week of reporting at the University. The students whose result has been declared have to submit their Transcripts and Qualification Documents at the time of reporting & registration. For the students whose result is awaited and not yet declared, they must submit an undertaking that their Transcripts and Qualification Documents will be submitted for verification immediately (within one week) after their results get published.

The campus is guarded 24x7 by security guards & CCTV monitoring. Chandigarh University is a complete ragging-free zone.


  • Dedicated Library in every Academic Block, where we facilitate students with the e-library as well and students can easily check for the available books & study material.
  • Central Library is open all 7 days a week.
  • Hi-tech Computer Labs with a Wi-Fi connection during college hours.
  • Department of Student Welfare (DSW) where students can consult the Dean of Student Welfare/ International Student care official at any time regarding any of their concerns.
  • Various branded and local Food Courts and eating joints adjacent to every Academic Block where students can enjoy their meals and snacks at affordable prices.

There are separate rooms in girls and boys hostels for the stay of parents accompanying their children to the University. In case of lack of separate room facility for Parents, they can stay in the same room with the student and avail the hostel food facility. However, prior information about the arrival of parents along with their ward should be made to the International students’ welfare officer or international@cumail.in

Registered Medical Doctor is available on the campus during working hours and there is a separate OPD room for girls and boys along with the three Ambulances inside the campus. Medical Supervisors are also available 24*7 for the students inside their hostels. Also, you may carry the basic Prescribed Medical Kit with you when you report to the campus.

Yes, there are multiple accommodation options available outside the University campus. You can find such accommodations near the University in Kharar or Mohali.

Bed, mattress, cupboards, study table & chair will be provided to the students free of cost. All other necessary stuff like Bed Cover and Toiletries can be purchased from the Tuck Shop available inside the University hostel.


FRO Help Desk (+9185449 63907) available in Block A1 will be coordinating the FRO help desk & will guide you through the entire FRO/Visa extension registration process.

To apply for or be eligible for a Student Visa, you must meet the following requirements: If you are a recipient of a Government of India scholarship, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) will advise the respective Indian Missions to issue a regular Student Visa once your admission to an Indian university/institute has been confirmed. If you are a self-funded student, you must bring CU’s confirmed letters of admission (Acceptance Letter). If you are coming as a research student, you must submit a synopsis of the research project countersigned by the sponsoring institution in India, as well as a letter of approval and a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the relevant Ministries in India. The application process can take up to three months.

Yes, you can obtain a Student Visa from an Indian Mission abroad if you have confirmed admission to a course at a reputable/recognized Indian institute.

Yes, a registered student can apply to the concerned FRRO/FRO cum Superintendent of Police for a visa extension to pursue a postgraduate course, as long as he can produce an authentic certificate from his/her institution. The International admissions Department at CU assists students with registration.

Yes, if you are issued a single entry visa and wish to return home for a vacation or other reason, you must apply for a new visa at the Indian High Commission in your home country. Please bring all of your documents, including your transcript and a genuine certificate from the university, as these will be required at the time of your visa application.

Foreign students can visit restricted and prohibited areas in India after obtaining a valid Resident Permit, as a visa alone is insufficient.


You can use Induction Heaters inside your hostel room for cooking. But you will have to pay the extra electricity consumption bill after the standard consumption is used.

After your final term examination and before the beginning of the next session you can continue to stay in your same Hostel Room for a maximum of one month inside the hostel without paying any extra Hostel fee.

Indian Veg. meals are served in all Hostels, with 2 Non-veg meals in a week. The Food facility fee is included in your Hostel Accommodation fee (if applied for) thus there is no need of paying for the food facility separately. SAARC country students have the option to upgrade their meals by paying a small amount each month.


Yes, we have two banks and 4 ATMs inside the campus. You can open your bank account in any branch and use the ATM facility on various points within the Campus.

We advise you to carry your own laptop while reporting to the campus else the same can purchase it from the local market in Chandigarh.

The medium of instruction in the classes is English.

Yes, you can change the Program once you reach campus before a specific deadline (to be announced by the University) subject to the availability of Seats in that respective Program. A nominal administrative fee may apply.

The University will operate from Monday to Friday (9:30 am to 4:30 pm). However, students may be required to attend the University as per the requirements on weekends/ breaks.

University may impose fine/penalty/suspension in the event of any indiscipline /misbehavior or loss to university property. Action may vary from case to case.

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