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ISEP Direct - University of Hyderabad
Hyderabad, India (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Full Year,
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Program Sponsor: ISEP 
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Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:
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University of Hyderabad

Program Snapshot

Students who attend University of Hyderabad have the unique opportunity to experience life in India, both inside the classroom and out. Students take classes in a variety of different fields, including the very popular Study in India Program (SIP), an inter-disciplinary program that offers course options such as the study of Indian languages, social sciences, humanities and performing arts. Students also have many opportunities to join clubs, attend educational seminars and participate in a number of excursions and fieldtrips. Whether it's experiencing the Taj Mahal first-hand or practicing yoga with an expert, University of Hyderabad offers an adventure for everyone to enjoy.

Fast Facts

Hyderabad, India (pop. 6.5 million)
Student Enrollment: 3,000
Language of instruction: English
University Website
Study in India Program
Course Offerings


India, the world's largest democracy, is home to an ancient, rich and varied civilization. Hyderabad, the state capital of Andhra Pradesh, is the point where Northern and Southern Indian languages meet and where Hindu and Islamic civilizations mingle. Hyderabad's rich tradition in art/poetry, calligraphy, architecture, dance and music is an old regional strength. Modern urban Hyderabad's information technology base, enterprising financial institutions, and trend-setting youth cultures bring this vigor into a new landscape.

Program Type

ISEP-Direct academic year, semester, or summer

ISEP-Direct site for students from all member institutions.
Summer program available.

Program Dates

Academic year: July to late April/early May; Semester 1: July to early December; Semester 2: late December/early January to late April/early May.


Courses are offered in subjects including English Literature, Hindi, Telugu, Urdu, Sanskrit, Anthropology, Applied Linguistics, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Communication (which include Television Production), Comparative Literature, Computer Sciences, Dance, Economics, Electronics, History, Management, Mathematics, Painting, Philosophy, Physics, Plant and Animal Sciences, Political Science, Sculpture, Sociology, Statistics, Theater, and Translation Studies. Interdisciplinary courses include Cognitive Sciences, Earth Sciences, Folk Culture, High Energy Materials, Human Rights, Indian Diaspora, Nanotechnology, Regional Studies, Simulation and Modeling, Women's Studies, etc.

Housing and Meals

Students are housed on campus in single/double occupancy rooms with common bathrooms in every floor. ISEP-direct program includes a meal plan and orientation with a tour of the city.


All important information will be provided in detail during the orientation session. The ISEP coordinator will also advise each ISEP student concerning their planned course of study before the student registers. Other specific examples of what will be covered during orientation include:
  • Information Session on Daily Life in India
  • City Tour and Campus Orientation
  • Visa Information Session
  • Safety in India Session
  • Visa/Police Registration Information Session
  • Medical Assessment
  • Course Registration & Advising Session

Student Activities

Students have access to sports facilities available on campus where they play football, volleyball, cricket, and also indoor games like chess, badminton, and table tennis. Students also have free access to all the cultural programs on campus.


The first Central (federally funded) University to be established in Southern India (in 1974), the University of Hyderabad is a premier postgraduate and research university, with over 300 faculty and 3000 students. It was recognized by the National Information System for Science & Technology in 1999 as the only "High Output-High Impact" university among the top 10 academic institutions in India. The University Grants Commission of India has placed the University of Hyderabad in a group of the nation's top five "Universities with Potential for Excellence". The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has awarded the highest rating (A*****) to the University.

The University's Study in India Program (SIP) is an interdisciplinary initiative that emphasizes heritage, continuity and change in India. The unique aspect of SIP has been that the students' interests have been given primary attention. One-on-one counseling via e-mail, contact prior to arrival and in person, meeting after arrival, provided by the SIP faculty and student counselors, lead to a good match between students' preferences and the courses they take. In some cases, independent studies are devised for SIP students.

ISEP-Exchange programs allow students to participate in reciprocal exchanges with students at ISEP member institutions worldwide, while paying their home university tuition. Students attending US universities that are ISEP-Exchange members are eligible to apply for these programs at other international ISEP-Exchange member universities. Chances of placement vary by location.

ISEP-Direct programs allow students to enroll directly in a host institution abroad, instead of exchanging places with another student. Chances of placement are typically excellent for qualified applicants and some sites offer special academic programs and excursions. Students attending US universities that are either ISEP-Exchange members or ISEP-Direct members can participate in ISEP-Direct programs abroad.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 03/15/2018 TBA TBA
Full Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.