The last date for submission of filled in application forms for Engineering / Pharmacy admissions-2024-2025, notified in the Admission Notification No. 238/OIA/OU/2024, dated 14th May, 2024 has been extended from 16th June, 2024 to 22nd June, 2024

Welcome To Osmania University

Osmania University, a premier educational institution in India, welcomes foreign students to its campus. Here, you will find a wide array of Bachelors, Masters, Diploma and Research programmes spread across 12 faculties and 54 departments.

Welcome To Office of the International Affairs

Osmania University has established Office of the International Affairs (OIA)(Formerly OUFRO) in December 1999 in order to cater to the needs of foreign students. The UFRO is the sole point of contact for all admissions into Osmania University.

Centenary Celebrations

Established in 1918, Osmania University is currently celebrating its Centenary, having completed a glorious 100 years. Osmania University is the seventh oldest university in India and the third oldest in South India.


The Osmania University welcomes foreign students to its campus. It is a unique experience studying at this prestigious University. Hyderabad is the cultural capital not only of Telangana State, but of India as well. It has been known for its pursuit of educational excellence and a true representative of Indian culture, where the old mingles with the new; where change and continuity coexist, and modernity meets with tradition. The University has one of its most beautiful campuses in the country with its five constituent colleges.

Students have come to the land that hosts one of the oldest civilizations. Indian civilization has long been known for its tolerance and assimilation. It has been a unity in diversity; where the idea of civic nationalism is uppermost, Indians believe that guests have to be treated with great respect and we hope that you will also respect our culture and tradition in all its variety. It is this cultural pluralism that has sustained this great civilization making it a unique one as well. It is this uniqueness that helps all people, irrespective of colour, race and other physical differences, all of whom the state treats as equals. It is this celebration of diversity and multi-culturalism that has sustained this country as a great democratic experiment. Democracy has had its strong political and cultural roots. The Osmania University stands for all these values that this country stands for.

Students from all over the world are welcome here. We are happy to have these students whom we hope will become citizens of the world and as they go back to their countries as international representatives, carrying knowledge and wisdom from this ancient civilization and a young and modern State back to their countries. Back in their home countries these students will become the cultural ambassadors and representatives of global city of Hyderabad and India.

About Osmania University

Osmania University is one of the premier institutions of higher learning in India epitomizing the national agenda for higher education. It is a “pioneering and performing University which has been conferred the coveted status of University with Potential for Excellence (UPE) by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in the year 2012 making it one of the top ten Universities in the Country. The UGC in 2017 has also accredited the University with the coveted A+ Grade.

Centenary Celebrations

Established in 1917, Osmania University is currently celebrating its centenary. In its 100 years of glorious existance, Osmania University has grown in stature and is currently among the top Universities in India. With a rich heritage gained from a confluence of cultures, Osmania University is the perfect place for foreign students to pursue their education as they aim to become the global citizens of tomorrow.

About UFRO

Osmania University, established in 1918, is the seventh oldest in India, the third oldest in south India and the first to be established in the erstwhile princely state of Hyderabad. It has emerged as one of the premier institutions of higher learning in the country. It was conferred with the coveted status of ‘University with Potential for Excellence’ in the year 2012. It epitomizes the national agenda on higher education for access, equity and quality through expansion, inclusiveness and excellence.

Life in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, the capital city of the State of Telangana in India, is among the top cities in the country. Noted for its confluence of cultures and the IT Hub, Hyderabad’s tremendous growth has put it on the global map. While it zooms ahead to become one of the top metropolitan cities in Asia, Hyderabad has a unique atmosphere and a rich heritage, which has made it one of the top destinations for foreign students in the country. For the 3897 foreign students studying in Osmania University, Hyderabad is like a second home.

I/c Vice-Chancellor's Message

Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS

I/c Vice-Chancellor
Osmania University

Registrar's Message

Prof. Pappula Laxminarayana
Osmania University

Director's Message

Prof. L. Siva Rama Krishna
M. Tech., Ph.D.
Office of the International Affairs, Osmania University &
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, UCE, OU

Joint Director's Message

Prof. P. Saritha Reddy
M.Sc., Ph.D
Professor of Inorganic Chemistry 
Joint Director – 
Office of the International Affairs, O.U.

Joint Director

Prof. V. Srilatha
M.A., Ph.D.
Professor in Political Science,
Joint Director,
Office of the International Affairs,
O. U.

Facilities Offered

International Hostel

UFRO has established an International Students’ Hostel for boys at Tarnaka, Secunderabad, which is a five-minute drive from the main campus of the university.

Medical Insurance

The UFRO offers Health Insurance Policy on compulsory basis, keeping in view the number of ailments that foreign students face with every year.

Degree Award Ceremony

The UFRO holds a Degree Award Ceremony exclusively for all the outgoing foreign graduates every year. The ceremony is a picturesque gathering of the foreign students.

University Library

The Main Library, situated in the heart of the campus, is a state-of-the-art center of learning, spaning an area of 62,000 sq. ft. with a collection of over 600,000 books and journals. 

Student Counseling

The University has established a Student Counseling Centre, ‘Sahayam’, for dealing with the stress and emotional issues faced by the students.

Research and Development

The Central Facilities for Research and Development (CFRD) building is a state-of-the-art research and development center in the campus.


Office of the International Affairs, Osmania University.

#OUB-5, Opposite University College of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad – 500007.



Working Hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 10:30 am to 5:00 pm IST
  • Saturday: 10:30 am to 3:00 pm IS