Study in Gujarat

Plan Your Stay

Gujarat is one of the most economically viable states for foreign students and outside state students. The cost of quality education is much less than that charged by institutions of similar or even better repute in other developed nations. Even for outside state students, studying in Gujarat does not add much to their costs.

For students, hostel facilities are provided by the respective educational institution, the hostel fee on average ranges between INR 50,000/- (USD 900) per annum to INR 2,00,00/- (USD 2500) per annum. The fee is inclusive of mess charges. The average daily living cost in Gujarat is about USD 10 which majorly accounts for travel expenses and remaining towards food expenses.

If a student wishes to stay outside the hostel, many paying guest facility, private student hostel, homestays and properties on rent are available. On average at INR 6,000- INR 12,000 per month (USD 90 to USD 200) one can find a good stay option depending upon one's personal preferences of sharing and single room accommodation and agreeable amenities and services.

Other costs (monthly average)

  • Living/Accommodation: INR 8,000 (USD 120)

  • Utility Bills: INR 300-INR 700 (USD 5-10)

  • Public Transport: INR 1,500-INR 3,000 (USD 20-40)

  • Leisure: INR 1,500-INR 3,000 (USD 20-40)

      The costs are extremely affordable as compared to various developing countries and extremely low when compared to other developed nations such as the US and UK. Even for outside state students, the costs are not much higher (if at all) than the costs incurred in their home cities. Moreover, the quality of education has undergone significant transformation and development over the last decade and with thrust from the Government of Gujarat, many other initiatives are underway to provide opportunities to all students.

      Do’s

      • A proper Visa to enter and stay in India is a must for international students and they must ensure that all documents are complete and secured. For Indian students, it is advisable to carry a Government issued identity card on hard or soft copy

      • Be apprised of the campus rules and regulations of your institute

      • It is advisable to obtain adequate travel and health insurance

      • Take personal responsibility for your travel choices, your safety, finances and behaviour, including abiding by the laws of the land and any region-specific beliefs

      • Organize your finances to cover your planned travel

      • Protect your passport and other govt ID proof, report promptly if it is lost, stolen or damaged

      For international students,

      • Make sure your passport is valid (with at least six months validity from your planned date of return and will not expire while you are in India

      • Make copies of your passport (including visa pages), insurance policy, traveller’s cheque, visas and academic documents. Carry one copy in a separate place away from the originals and leave a copy with someone at home

      Don’ts:

      • Don't break the law or indulge in unlawful activities

      • Don't enter places of worship without moderate dressing and shoes on

      • Don't walk over or touch books or newspapers with your feet. For Indian people, they are a metaphor of God's learning and hence considered sacred

      • Don't smoke in public, across the nation smoking in public places is a criminal offence. The Liquor is strictly prohibited in State.


          • Depending on where and how you want to travel, Gujarat's wide infrastructure and public transport system connect each corner of the state to another via Air, Road, or Rail transport. The state is also working to use its rivers as waterways and provide commercial ferry services for people.

          • The road network in the state is one of the most well maintained and connected one in the country, Hundreds of private and state-government run bus services are available that connect all corners of the state. One can always opt for private cab services for intercity travels though they cost much higher than the public bus service. All major cities have a robust public transportation system and also have cab aggregators available.

          • Railways has always been the lifeline of the nation. Gujarat has a well-connected rail network, the major junctions are Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Dwarka, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Vapi and Valsad. There are hundreds of other smaller stations that connect small towns and villages.

          • Gujarat has 17 operational airports, all major tourist destinations and other important cities and ports are served by these airports, the major airport of the state is in Ahmedabad- Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (AMD), the airport is well connected with all major cities of India and possesses operators that provide within the state air services via gliders and smaller commercial aircraft.

                • For students, accommodation is available in hostels located in university/institutions campus, other options are also easily available in the vicinity of the campus.
                • Guardians accompanying students can avail one of many stay options available, ranging from budget stays to luxury hotels depending upon one's budget.
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