NRI / Foreign National Students


Over and above the regular seats, 10% seats are reserved for NRI / Industry-Sponsored / candidates who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria. The NRI/ Industry Sponsored Candidate shall be interviewed and the selection shall be done on merit basis. NRI/ Industry sponsored candidates are required to pay twice the tuition fee in case of Noida & Hyderabad Campuse and 50% extra tuition fee for other campuses in addition to the other components of the fee.


Non Resident Indians, who are citizens of India holding an Indian passport and have temporarily immigrated to another country for six months or more for work, residence or any other purpose and who meet eligibility and admission requirements of FDDI can also apply for admission.

Only a person who is a NRI himself/herself may seek admission and no other candidate without NRI status would be eligible. Admission under this category shall be made on the basis of merit. If any or all seats from the NRI quota remain unfilled, the resulting vacancy shall be filled on merit of the applicants for admission.

The vacant seats under NRI / Industry-Sponsored/ Foreign Nationals category will not be offered to any regular candidate.

Candidates may apply for admission under NRI/ Industry Sponsored category. Please visit the FDDI website for regular updates regarding submission of Application Form under this category.


Out of this 10% allocation, 5% seats are reserved for the foreigners/ PIO. Further out of this, 5% Allocation of seats for the foreigners/PIO with maximum 2 seats per programme per campus will be considered for 25% scholarship/ concession in Tuition Fee under Study in India Programme.

The scholarship will be awarded in order of merit prepared on the basis of score achieved in TOEFL/ GRE/ GMAT/ SAT (as the case may be) by the students of above mentioned categories applying under ‘Study in India’ scheme of Government of India.

Foreign Nationals (whether residing in India or abroad) who meet the prescribed eligibility and admission requirements of FDDI can also apply for admission via

The selection of eligible candidates of this category for admission in FDDI will be based on their TOFEL/SAT/GMAT/GRE scores (as the case may be) and not on the basis of the Entrance examination. The availability of seats & fee structure for this category of candidates may be seen @


A person of Indian origin possessing foreign citizenship (except that of Pakistan and Bangladesh) without ‘NRI’ status, who holds a foreign passport at the time of application, consideration for admission and during the period of his/her study, he/she or anyone/both of his/her parents or anyone/both of his/her grandparents is (or was)/are (or were) citizen(s) of India by virtue of the provisions of the Constitution of India or Sec. 2(b) of Citizenship Act, 1955 (Act No. 57 of 1955).