For postgraduate programs, most of the good universities prefer a first class: however there are universities, which accept students with high second class. In the undergraduate level, most of the good universities look for 70% or higher in +2/PUC. However there are students who have been admitted to good universities with just a high second-class degree.

Most common admission intakes are in February and July. In addition, some universities admit students in Oct/November term for programs like MBA/MIT. The students need to plan well in advance due to the fact that the embassy takes about 6-8 weeks for the PVA (Provisional Visa Announcement) and final visa.