Admissions for NRI/PIO/OCI Students in India | Seamedu

NRI/PIO/OCI Students

We attribute Seamedu School of Pro-Expressionism’s growth and success to the people it has been associated with. Wisdom, we believe, is best shared when different minds from diverse cultures come together, shaping new ideas and upholding the sanctity of traditional concepts. The media, communication and entertainment industry is a delightful mishmash of people from different cultural, social and educational backgrounds, and we take pride in contributing to this diversity by embracing individuals from all nationalities and ethnicities.

Youngsters from diverse geographies come together at Seamedu to mingle and network with our local students and faculty members. Our robust infrastructure, facilities and education standards play a massive role in helping everyone achieve their individual and collective goals.

Why Seamedu

With state-of-the-art campuses in three of India’s burgeoning cities, we are widely recognized as a leading media education institute with an exceptional faculty, modern-day course frameworks and great placement opportunities.

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Whether you come from a science, commerce or arts background, we have programs for everyone. Learn more about our offerings and which ones you are eligible to apply for.
Here is a breakdown of the courses we have on offer:

Pune Campus

  • Degree in Film Making
  • Degree in Photography
  • Degree in Visual Effects and Animation for Film and TV
  • Degree in Game Development
  • Degree in Game Art and Design
  • Degree in Sound Engineering
  • Degree in Broadcast Journalism

Bengaluru Campus

  • Degree in Film Making
  • Degree in Photography
  • Degree in Sound Engineering
  • Degree in Visual Effects & Animation
  • Degree in Game Development

Mumbai Campus

  • Degree in Film Making
  • Degree in Photography
  • Degree in Game Development
  • Degree in Sound Engineering

Fees Structure

At Seamedu, we strive to make top quality education accessible to everyone. In this section, you will find a detailed breakdown of course-wise fees and other related details.

UG Degree in Sound Engineering INR 4,80,000 per year (approx. USD 6,080) USD 3,800 per year
UG Degree in Film Making INR 4,00,000 per year (approx. USD 6,080) USD 2,888 per year
UG Degree in Photography INR 4,00,000 per year (approx. USD 6,080) USD 2,888 per year
UG Degree in Game Design INR 3,00,000 per year (approx. USD 4,560) Not Offered
UG Degree in Visual Effects and Animation for Film and T.V INR 3,00,000 per year (approx. USD 4,560) USD 2,432 per year
UG Degree in Game and Mobile Software Development INR 2,50,000 per year (approx. USD 3,800) USD 2,052 per year


Apply for Admission

Please shortlist the course that you would like to pursue. You may also mail us your queries to

  1. Register yourself by clicking here
    on our Online Application Platform.
  2. Fill in all information correctly and accurately as required in the Online Application Platform
  3. Upload the scanned copy of the following documents:
    1. Valid Passport
    2. Marks transcripts of
      1. High school
      2. Bachelor’s Degree (if applicable)
      3. Previous VISA to India if any
  4. Make a payment of $50 (non-refundable) against STAC (Seamedu Technical Assessment and Counseling)

On completion of the above steps, you will receive a confirmation on submission of your application on the registered email ID.

Confirmation of Selection

Within 15 days of your application, you will be intimated about your selection (if selected) by email on your registered email ID. On receipt of the email, please complete the following process:

  1. Login to Seamedu Online Application Platform with your registered Username and Password.
  2. Complete the set of steps as prompted
  3. Make a payment of $160 as processing and eligibility fees and $350 as admission confirmation fee [admission confirmation fee is adjusted against total fees]
    *Both fee amounts are non-refundable
Documentation For Confirmed Admission

On receipt of the Provisional Admission Letter, please complete the following process:

  1. Have all Marks Transcripts attested by the Ministry of Higher Education in your country
  2. Apply for visa at the nearest Indian mission or Indian Embassy in your country (You must take an endorsed Student Visa)
  3. Email us a copy of the attested transcripts and the visa issued
Confirmation of Admission
  1. On arrival in India, you must report to the International Students’ Cell to take admission in person
  2. Fill in and submit the Final Admission Form along with copies of the following documents:
    1. Endorsed Student Visa
    2. Medical Fitness Report / Yellow Fever Vaccination Card
    3. C-Form and House Agreement
    4. 4 Photographs
    5. Complete Payment of Fee / Receipts

Note: Please carry all your original documents for verification. All original documents will be returned to you post verification.
Additional important notes:

  • All foreign students must take the English Language Proficiency Test. Clearance of this test is a must for firm admission.
  • You need to report to the FRO for registration. Students must register within 14 days of arrival in India or they may have to pay late fees.

According to the Government of India, a student visa is meant for students who wish to study in an Indian institute or university.

Such student visas are issued for the duration of the academic course or for a period of five years (whichever is less). These can only be granted based on letters of admission from universities or recognized educational institutions in India.

Children of NRIs and PIOs cardholders need not procure a student visa. Other international students need student visas or research visas for Doctoral-level courses.

Eligibility for Student Visa

If you are applying on a scholarship issued by the Government of India, the respective Indian Missions is advised by the ICCR to issue a regular student visa after your enrolment is confirmed.

However, if you are applying as a self-financing student, you need to produce letters of admission from the university.

If you are applying as a research student, synopsis of the research project countersigned by the sponsoring institution in India along with letter of approval and a No Objection Certificate from the concerned Ministries in India should be acquired and submitted.

Note: Processing of applications for research may take up to three months.

Visit the Government of India website for complete information about how to apply for an Indian visa.

Living & Studying in Pune

Pune is the second largest city in the state of Maharashtra and is less than 100 miles away from the media centre and bustling capital city of Mumbai. It is also known as ‘Oxford of the East’ due to the number and variety of higher educational institutions that have a stellar standing among colleges and universities nationwide. Over the past few decades, Pune has become a melting pot of cultures from various parts of India and many other countries due to a growing presence of students enrolling in a variety of courses, ranging from arts and science to media, animation and information technology, just to name a few.

Pune’s appeal for those seeking higher education really lies in the student-friendly ambience it exudes.Colleges offer a host of degree courses, along with strong teaching faculty to guide students.

International students can find information and help they need with not just international admission centres at their colleges, but also with the helpful (and huge) student community here. Outstation and foreign students can find a place to stay in in a hassle-free manner in the hostel facilities available at colleges or in the large variety of apartments that are part of the growing real estate business here.

The city is home to thriving restaurants and cafés, and regularly hosts delightful musical and cultural events around the year. For those who love sight-seeing, there are scenic getaways and places of historic interest like forts and museums nearby that are a window to the rich past of this city.

Living & Studying in Bengaluru

‘The Garden City’; ‘Silicon Valley of India’; ‘hottest destination for students and professionals’ – the city of Bengaluru goes by many such befitting descriptions and names that ensure its reputation precedes it. The capital of the southern state of Karnataka is home to well over 8 million people. Earlier known as Bengaluru, it is particularly popular among students who have finished high school and are eager to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate courses or other forms of higher education.

Among the top reasons for Bengaluru’s immense popularity among students is its established status as India’s top IT city. Multinational firms and of late, startups have taken a liking to the city and this draws a lot of students to study here and subsequently kick start their careers. The city boasts of a host of educational institutions in medicine, media, engineering, art, animation and myriad other fields. Many colleges and universities meet national standards of specialized education. The enjoyable weather that lasts nearly thorough out the year, along with its reputation for safety, has made Bengaluru a comfortable choice for thousands of students every year.

While Bengaluru is still developing and expanding in its infrastructure, it is considered one of the prettiest citites in India with beautiful buildings, museums and evergreen parks. Students can stay in affordable housing schemes and hostels and can travel across the city in easy-to-find and well-connected public transport services that include buses and metro trains.

There are many famous tourist destinations peppered through the city and around it for those who want to dive into historic and cultural heritage of Bengaluru. Its appeal as a thriving ecosystem for education and work, along with a vibrant student community and a wide range of restaurants and cafés, make Bangalore an irresistible and promising mélange of fun and learning.


Seamedu School of Pro-Expressionism provides accommodation assistance to all international students. You can contact our student guidance counselors to learn more about stay facilities near the campuses.

Hostel fees for international students at Bengaluru campus
(On Campus):
Single – 1480 USD (P. A.)
Twin sharing – 1380 USD (P.A.)

Approximate cost of lodging and food at Pune and Bengaluru Campus
(Off Campus):
2760 USD (P.A.)

Can international students in India work part-time while they study?

No. According to law, the Government of India does not permit international students to work while they study in India.

Do international students in India need to have any insurance?

All international students must have health and travel insurance.

What documents should I have upon arrival?
  • Immunization records
  • Medical fitness
  • Relevant visa
What registrations must international students do after arrival?

Yes, you need to ensure your documentation and/or registration are completed with these:

  • Customs
  • Foreigners Regional Registration Officer (FRRO)
  • The police
Does Seamedu offer diploma courses for international students?

No, Seamedu School of Pro-Expressionism does not offer diploma courses or certifications to international students. We only provide degree courses for our international students.

Who can I meet for help with questions about my documents, rules or forms mandatory for international students?

Address of FRRO:
Foreigners Regional Registration Officer,
Bureau of Immigration,
(M.H.A) Government of India,
TTMC A Block, 5th floor, BMTC Bus Stand Building,
K. H. Road, Shanthinagara
Bangalore – 560027
Contact: Assistant FRRO, Intelligence

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