In the gateway between northern and southern India, you’ll gain insight into the linguistic, culinary, political, religious, and cultural diversity of this fascinating country.
What is unique about this program?
- Choose from classes specially designed for international students, as well as a vast selection of direct-enroll options at an award-winning university.
- Choose from extensive course options including those for majors in English literature, political science, South Asian history, philosophy, sociology, visual arts, biology, and biochemistry
- Take non-credit classes in traditional Indian music, Kathak and Bollywood dance, Henna Design, and Indian culinary practice taught by experts
- Visit ancient mosques, temples, religious centers, and Golconda Fort
- Enjoy Yoga practice sessions
- Community Engagement to do volunteer work with local NGOs
Hyderabad is a city of juxtaposition – old and new, north and south, Hindu and Muslim. Once ruled by bejeweled Nizams, it’s now a global hub for biotech, animation, information tech, amazing food, and domestic travel. The sprawling city is an urban stew of construction, music, clothing shops, inconceivable traffic, food bazaars, department stores, global businesses like Microsoft and Google, and magnificent ancient architecture.
Founded in 1974, the University of Hyderabad was ranked number one in India in 2010 by the Times of India, and won the Visitor’s Awards for Central Universities for Best University, Innovation, and Research for 2015. Primarily a post-graduate university with 5,000 students and 12 schools, it has a sprawling 2,300-acre campus, 45 minutes from downtown.
How do I choose among programs?
- See the Office of Global Learning’s “Selecting a Program” page for information on program types and considerations
- Use the search features on the Experience Cornell Opportunities page to filter for programs approved by your college, and by particular subject areas
- Go to the “Get Advice” page for information on drop-in advising hours, scheduling an advising appointment, returned student contacts, and college advisors for study abroad
- Find out about upcoming events, check out FAQs, and read stories from returned study abroad students
How do I apply?
Applying to study abroad is a two-step process. You may complete both steps simultaneously, but the Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit any approval or nomination to the program.
- For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page.
- For Program Admission, complete an external application directly on the program’s webpage, using the link in the “Snapshot” section. (Note: This deadline may be in advance of the general Cornell deadline for approval. Many programs fill by rolling admission.)