About International Office
Galgotias University’s vision is to rapidly evolve into a centre of international learning excellence that provides a high-quality, globally-oriented educational experience to students. As part of this endeavor, a full- fledged international office has been set up at the university.
The International Office will make GU a “home away from home” by taking care of the special needs of international students and visiting faculty so they feel welcome here and enjoy their experience at GU and in India. This office acts as a liaison between international student community/professors and the different Schools and Departments at GU. It also serves as the nodal point for information and assistance to all International students and visitors.
The objectives of the International Office at GU are to
- Encourage and welcome international students to study at GU
- Initiate and maintain cooperation with international institutions
- Invite eminent faculty from abroad
- Promote faculty and student exchange
- Initiate joint academic and research programs
- Provide support to international students in all matters including immigration formalities
Services offered to International Students
- Admission formalities and registration for new students
- Arranging for pickup of international students and visitors from the airport on arrival
- Assisting with accommodation for international students
- Welcome and orientation program for new students
- Help with visa extensions and registration
- Counseling services for problems related to personal, professional or cultural issues
- Facilitation of English as a Second Language (ESL) Program for students from non-English speaking countries
- Providing international students, a platform to display their talents and the culture of their country through the International Students Club
Clubs for International Students
Galgotias University encourages international students to freely express themselves and provides them a platform to come and work as a team. This platform- Galgotias University International Students Club provides students an opportunity to display their skills and share their culture. The activities of GUISC promote international understanding and friendship among students as well as give them an insight into the different cultures of the world.
Galgotias University Student Clubs encourage students to participate in extra-curricular activities. With over 40+ different activity clubs, international students can find more than one to associate with and give wings to their talent.
International student Programs
Organizations need people who are adaptable to change and thrive in uncertain situations. With the globalization of business, intercultural awareness has become imperative. Galgotias University has forged international collaborations for student exchange programs and to provide international exposure and learning opportunities to students.
The detailed information about the various activities regarding International Student Exchange Programs will be circulated to the student group email ids or to their respective School/Departments. Interested Students may also contact the International Relations Office of Galgotias University for More Information.
In the student exchange program, Galgotias University students take transfer for one semester to the collaborating institution.Galgotias University exchange students pay reduced tuition fees to the partner universities. Credits of courses passed in the semester exchange would be transferred from Galgotias University and vice versa after the courses have mapped and approved in advance by both Galgotias University and the partner universities
Student exchange programme is open to all students of the first year and the second year. However, Galgotias University may nominate a student or may cancel nomination of a student for exchange programme if found not suitable as per the academic or discipline norms.
Galgotias University policy on student exchange explains all rules and regulations regarding the programme. Students applying for exchange program need to sign the policy on student exchange in order to be considered for screening process.
Under the exchange programme, students may or may not pay tuition fee to the partner university. The student is supposed to bear airfare, accommodation, insurance and other personal expenses while visiting Partner University. Some of the universities demand tuition fees which will be announced separately.
Students receive transcript/ certificates from Partner Universities which get translated into Galgotias University Grade System.
In case any student has appeared in the final year graduation examination in the year of admission, he/she must ensure before leaving for student exchange programme that he/she has submitted his/her Final Year Graduation Marks Sheet for inspection and returned by the Registrar / Administrative Office with a copy of marks sheet latest by deadline date, of the calendar year, as per admission norms.
Foundation and Bridge Courses for International Students
Students from all countries who wish to enroll into regular programs of Galgotias University can enroll into a free of cost preparatory program which is available in combination of intensive English Training combined with Basic Computer Skills.
The English Language program is designed to develop skills needed for success in any English speaking environment. The program focuses on all four areas including reading; writing listening and speaking. The trainers of the program are experienced to cater to the needs of students from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. After successful completion of the program, the students will be awarded an English Proficiency Certificate and Basic computer training certificate .