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Manipal Academy of Higher Education


Manipal Academy of Higher Education, formerly known as Manipal University, is a premier educational institution and one of India’s best private universities. Synonymous for excellence, the university has over 28,000 students from 57 different nations. The University has off-campuses in Mangalore and Bangalore, and off-shore campuses in Dubai(UAE) and Melaka (Malaysia). The Mangalore campus offers medical, dental, and nursing programs. The Bangalore Campus offers programs in Regenerative Medicine. The Dubai campus offers programs in engineering, management and architecture, and the Melaka campus offers programs in medicine and dentistry. Every institute has world class facilities and pedagogy, which are constantly reviewed and upgraded to reflect the latest trends and developments in higher education.

The Manipal Academy of Higher Education campus is ISO 9001:2008 certified, as well as 14001:2004 compliant, which is a series of voluntary standards on Quality and Environmental Management Systems (EMS) by ISO. The EMS certification came in 2008, following a clearly-articulated Environment Management System laid down a year earlier.


Manipal Academy of Higher Education has the best-in- class infrastructure

  • World class classrooms and excellent faculty
  • An environment to nurture research.
  • Over 140 international collaborations
  • Auditoriums, wifi and much more!

Admissions Procedure

Indian: Admissions to some of the courses, Medicine & Engineering in particular, are done through a process which has an online test followed by counselling, which eventually leads to the admission of a student. Admissions are either through online entrance test or are based on qualifying examination marks.

International: Foreign nationals, Non Resident Indians or Indian nationals supported by NRI relatives can apply under Foreign/NRI category. Admissions are done on the basis of marks obtained in the qualifying examination.

Candidates can apply either under General category or Foreign/NRI category. Those submitting applications under both General category and Foreign/NRI categories will be considered only under the General category. Change of category at a later stage is not possible. For MBBS, BDS and BArch Foreign and NRI students studying abroad or if studying in India can be sponsored by only parents who have NRI status.

For candidates applying for the MD/MS/PG Medical Diploma courses he/she must be an NRI or supported by either Parents or Brothers or Sisters or Spouse having an NRI status. Candidates supported by cousin brother/cousin sister, uncle, aunt, brother/sister-in- law or any other person will not be accepted.

However, for all other courses, candidates can be sponsored by parents, brothers and sisters of parents or even their own brothers and sisters with NRI status.

Admission to Manipal Academy of Higher Education is through the online entrance examination, which is held at centres all over India. More details are available at : Click Here

How to Apply

A student applying under Foreign/NRI category for the undergraduate courses can apply either Online or Offline.

  • Fill up your details
  • A photograph and a copy of your signature has to be uploaded
  • An application fee of Rs.2500 may be paid in one of the following ways:
    • Online payment through Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking
    • A Demand Draft of Rs.2500/- has to be made in favour of ‘Manipal Academy of Higher Education’ payable at Manipal or Udupi. The Demand Draft must be couriered to the following address:Deputy Director, International Admissions,Room No. 101,

      Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Madhav Nagar,

      Manipal, Karnataka, India – 576 103

  • Documents listed in the application form to be scanned and sent by email to: /


  • You can also download the pdf form of application.
  • You are required to take a print out of the application form and send the filled- in application form to the following address:Deputy Director, International Admissions,

    Room No. 101,

    Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Madhav Nagar,

    Manipal, Karnataka, India – 576 103

    • Enclose a Demand Draft of Rs. 2500 “drawn in favour of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, payable at Manipal or Udupi” towards the application/ processing fees.
    • Documents to be enclosed as mentioned in the application form.