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  • Locations: Pune, India
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Subjects Available: Archaeology, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Cultural and Area Studies, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Science, Fashion Design, Film Studies, Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre), Health Science, Hindi, History, Indian Studies, Journalism, Law, Literature, Mathematics, Media Studies, Medicine, Philosophy, Physics, TV Studies Additional Program Requirements: 2.5 GPA
Credit Load: 12-19 per semester Exchange Program: No
Faculty-Led: No Internship Opportunity: Internships are available
Language of Instruction: English is the primary language of instruction, Language training available at this site, Hindi, Marathi Language Requirement: NO previous study required
SUNY code: 912 Partner University: Symbiosis University
Program Advisor: Stokes, Jay
Program Description:

Symbiosis University


Program Information | Requirements | Academics | Support Services | Housing | Cost Estimates | Resources

Program Information

UAlbany partners with the Knowledge Exchange Institute (KEI) to offers a summer, a semester, or an academic year of study at Symbiosis University. The program at Symbiosis gives students the opportunity to take wide variety of courses in diverse subject areas such as business administration, social sciences, and international relations.  


Juniors, seniors, and exceptional sophomores are eligible to participate. Applications are welcome from students in all majors. For the Symbiosis program, applicants should have a minimum overall 2.5 GPA. A higher GPA in your major is preferred.


The program curriculum offers a wide selection of courses in the following academic and professional concentrations:

  •     Business, Law & Diplomacy
  •     Computer Science & Software Engineering
  •     Environment & Management
  •     Fashion Design, Styling & Merchandising
  •     Indian Culture & Languages
  •     Industrial & Product Design
  •     Journalism, Communications & Media
  •     Medicine, Health & Nutrition
  •     Media & Film
  •     Science, Math & Engineering
  •     Tourism & Hospitality Management

Students can earn up to 18 credits (with internship) per semester.  Hindi and Indian Studies required. 

General Education Information for UAlbany students: Credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement. Three credits of foreign language study will satisfy the Foreign Language requirement.  No additional approval is required for you to earn these General Education credits. You may file a request to have additional courses approved.

Support Services

Albany hosts a general orientation session on campus during the semester prior to participation on the program. The program at Symbiosis University begins with a required orientation program designed to introduce students to the basics of daily life in India.

UAlbany staff is available throughout the year to assist students and their parents.  The on-site director at Symbiosis serves as an experienced resource for solving problems for students while overseas.


Students live on campus in double-occupancy rooms. Each room is equipped with two beds, desks and dressers. Rooms are shared with Indian, international or American students - depending on your interest and availability.

The partial meal plan includes 5 dinners per week at the Symbiosis cafeteria. The cafeteria serves a choice of Indian staples. There is, of course, a myriad of restaurants and cafes to choose from in Pune. Compared to the USA, the cost of food is inexpensive.


Please download the most recent estimate of costs here:  India Symbiosis University Non-exchange 2017-18 REV 080917.pdf
Request a summer cost estimate by emailing

Click here for more information on Program Costs and Financial Aid




Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018
03/15/2018 07/30/2018 05/09/2019
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Fall 2018 03/01/2018
03/15/2018 07/30/2018 12/12/2018
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This program is currently not accepting applications.