International Students Centre and Collaborations (ISCC)

About ISCC

International Students Centre and Collaborations (ISCC) has the following main objectives:

  • foster international collaborations with reputed universities and institutions abroad for joint research projects,
  • faculty and student development and exchange,
  • joint programs like workshops and seminars, and
  • foster and strengthen cultural relations and mutual understanding for a better world

The ISCC  is headed by a Director supported by the Deputy Director and Assistant Director who are  in contact with the international institutions/organizations/Universities/ Embassies/Consulates of the foreign countries for providing required information for the benefit of the prospective foreign students. The Centre provides a single window system to facilitate the international students with all kinds of services that they require. It deals with the admission and guidance of international students.  International students will be given admission into undergraduate, postgraduate, research and professional courses of MZU through the ISCC.

Further enquiries / correspondence should be addressed to:-

The Director,

International Students Centre and Collaborations (ISCC)

Mizoram University,


Tanhril– 796004,

Mizoram, India.

Phone: +91 – 0389- 2330654 ,

Cell: +91- 9436140870/ 9862363430

e- mail ID:



Director, ISCC:

Prof. H.K. Laldinpuii Fente

Email: /

Phone: +91-9436140870


Deputy Director, ISCC:

Dr. Laltanpuii Ralte

Email: /

Phone: +91-9862363430


Assistant Director, ISCC:

Dr. John Zothanzama

Email: /


Phone: +91-9774103023



These rules define the procedure for the admission of International students to various

courses. These rules are based on General Guidelines issued by the University Grants

Commission (UGC), Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and Statutory / Regulatory

directives issued from time to time.

a)The university agrees in principle to admit International students to the Post-Graduate,

Undergraduate and Ph.D. programmes to provide educational opportunities to International

students in different fields in three ways:

i) on full time basis,

ii) on Indian Government and foreign government scholarship/fellowshipprogrammes

such as the Cultural Exchange Fellowship Program of ICCR, USIEF – Fulbright,

Humboldt Fellowships, ICSSR and UGC schemes etc.

iii) As semester students to audit/credit the course or courses

b)The International Students Centre and Collaborations office is the single window for all the

foreign nationals who wish to seek admission in Mizoram University in different

programmes. It also serves as the window for collaborations between Mizoram University

and Universities in and outside India.

c)International Student means (i) a student candidate who holds a Passport/ Citizenship of a

country other than India, (ii) a student candidate who has an OCI/ PIO Card and also holds a

Passport of a country other than India.

d) International students will be considered for admission over and above the existing seat

allotment in each department and under each faculty member.


1. Eligibility& Qualification:

International Students seeking admission in any programme will have to satisfy the minimum

eligibility criteria for admission to the various programmes of study as prescribed by the

University. The qualifications required for eligibility for admission to different programmes

can be checked in detail from the prospectus or university website. The minimum educational

qualification for admission of International students in various programmes is same as for


i)Candidates seeking admission to any program must have studied the allied

subjects of the concerned program at the Undergraduate(XII), Graduate (Degree)

or Post Graduate(Masters) level prior to seeking admission.

ii)For the Graduate course(Degree), only the students who have studied and

passed the qualifying examination from a school located in foreign country shall

be considered. This will include the student studying in school and / or college

situated in foreign country, even if the concerned school / college is affiliated to

any Board of secondary Higher Secondary education or a University in India.

However, wards of NRI / PIO / FN, who is studying for the qualifying

examination in school / college located in India, are excluded.

iii) In case of any school that follows the American system of education, the

candidate must have studied the allied subjects at “AP” (Advanced Placement)

level and must have minimum C grade in these subjects.

iv) The candidate shall get equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian

University (AIU), New Delhi. Only those students who have qualified from

Foreign Universities or Boards of Higher Education, recognized as equivalent by

the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) are eligible for admission. When

required, a reference will be made to AIU to check the equivalent.

Equivalence Certificate :For issue of Equivalence Certificate, the required fee in US $ or

equivalent Indian currency payable through Demand Draft favouring “Association of Indian

Universities, New Delhi” is required. For prescribed application form to be submitted to the

Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi refer detailed guidelines of Association of

Indian Universities, New Delhi for international admission available on


2.1 Admission information:

Student willing to join the university for various programmes will get the information about

the application form and the information on the eligibility requirements, courses available

and admission procedure from the prospectus or the website of the university.

2.2 Provisional admission form:

The application for provisional admission is to be submitted to the ISCC office along with the

prescribed fees on or before the last date specified. The office will then check the eligibility

and issue the provisional eligibility letter. This is required to get the visa and to complete

other formalities.

2.3 Provisional Admission procedure:

i)Application for provisional eligibility in the prescribed form can be downloaded from the

university website. A prescribed eligibility fee (USD 30-50)has to be deposited along with

the form before the last date specified.

ii)Attach with this application form photocopies of the statement of marks of the last

qualifying examinations duly attested by:

a. Indian Embassy in International country, or

b. High Commissioner of students country in India, or

c. Ministry of Education in International country.

d. In case of Ph.D. course enclose a copy of the outline of the proposed research along

with the application form.

iii)Attach Migration Certificate in original with the application form. This is obligatory for

those coming from any other Statutory Indian University.

iv)Attach affidavit to the application form relating to the gap between year of passing and the

last qualifying examination and the date of application for admission to Mizoram

University(not required for Ph.D. programmes).

v)The ISCC office will issue the provisional eligibility letter after scrutinizing the forms and

on the basis of credentials verified by the University and the Association of Indian

University. Only those applicants who fulfill the eligibility requirements and are

recommended for admission is issued a provisional admission letter by the ISCC office

pending approval of the concerned department. The provisional admission letter is sent to the

applicant’s Embassy in New Delhi, Indian High Commission in applicant’s Home country

and a scanned copy of the letter to the applicant’s email address.

2.4 Final admission:

After obtaining the provisional eligibility letter the following requirements have to be


i) Visa:

All the International students will require a student visa endorsed to only Mizoram University

for joining the Undergraduate Programme, Post-Graduate Programme, Certificate or Diploma

Programme, and M. Phil. Programme. No other endorsement is acceptable. Students wishing

to join a PhD programme will require a Research Visa endorsed to Mizoram University. All

visas should be valid for the prescribed duration of the course.

ii) No objection certificate:

International students do not require to submit a No Objection Certificate for joining

professional courses, however all International students willing to undertake any research

work or join a Ph. D. or M. Phil. programmes will have to obtain prior security clearance

from the Ministry of Home Affairs and the approval of Department of Secondary & Higher

Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and must be on

the research visa endorsed to Mizoram University.

iii) Fee (as per existing structure)

iv) Medical& Fitness test:

The students may conduct the following tests in their country failing which they will have to

undergo these tests in India.

i) HIV test

ii) Hepatitis surface Antigen (HBsAg)/ Australia Antigen before admission.

v)English proficiency test:

An International student shall be required to produce a valid certificate of test for English

language or be exempted from this provided –

i) The student has passed the qualifying examination in English medium, or

ii) The student has a valid score in Proficiency Test in English like TOEFL and


3. Examination and Award of Degrees & Diplomas

The procedure for examination, payment of examination fees, issue of mark sheet, issue of

passing certificates and award of degrees will be same as for the Indian students doing same




Foreign students may also be admitted for studies under Indian Government and

foreign government scholarship/fellowship programmes such as the Cultural Exchange

Fellowship Program of ICCR, USIEF, and Humboldt Fellowships etc. The foreign

students seeking admission under the programmes are required to process their applications

through the institutions and agencies in charge of the programs in India and abroad. In the

event of their selection and approval of affiliating faculty, the students and the organizing

institutions will be informed about their selection.


Foreign students studying a regular course in their respective universities in their own

country may join the University for a semester or two to audit/credit the course(s) in any of

the Centre/Schools of Study. If admission is given for auditing, Certificate of Participation

will be issued by the faculty In-Charge of the course and if admission is given for credit, End-

Semester Grade Sheet will be issued by the University, subject to the condition that they will

be attending the semester classes and appearing in the End Semester Examination.