South Asian University – SAU New Delhi PhD Admission 2019

SAU Admission 2019

South Asian University ( SAU ) invites applications to the admission for PhD programs for the academic year 2019.

SAU Admission 2019 PhD Course Specializations

  • PhD in Applied Mathematics
  • PhD in Computer Science
  • PhD in Biotechnology
  • PhD in Economics
  • PhD in International Relations
  • PhD in Sociology
  • PhD in Legal Studies

SAU Admission 2019 Eligibility

PhD in Applied Mathematics

  • A minimum of 17 years of regular education ( 12 years of regular schooling + a 3 – year Bachelor’s degree and a 2 – year Master’s degree or 4 – year Bachelor’s degree + a 1 year Master’s degree leading to an MA / MSc / MTech degree in Mathematics / Computer Science / Statistics / Operations Research / Physics or 12 years of regular schooling + an integrated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree of at least 5 years duration in Mathematics / Computer Science / Statistics / Operations Research / Physics ) from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries, with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade.

PhD in Computer Science

  • A minimum of 17 years of regular education ( 12 years of regular schooling + a 3 – year Bachelor’s degree and a 2-year Master’s degree or 4 – year Bachelor’s degree + a 1 year Master’s degree leading to leading to an MSc / MTech degree in Computer Science or allied* disciplines ) from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries, with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade. Applicants with 12 years of regular schooling + an integrated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree of at least 5 years duration are also eligible.

PhD in Biotechnology

  • A minimum of 17 years of regular education ( 12 years of regular schooling + a 3 – year Bachelor’s degree and a 2 – year Master’s degree or 4 – year Bachelor’s degree + a 1 year Master’s degree leading to MSc or MTech degree in any branch of the Biological Sciences or an MD / MS / MSc ) from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries, with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade.

PhD in Economics

  • A minimum of 17 years of regular education ( 12 years of regular schooling + a 3 – year Bachelor’s degree and a 2 – year Master’s degree or 4 – year Bachelor’s degree + a 1 year Master’s degree leading to to an MA / MSc degree in Economics or related specializations ) from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries, with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate or an equivalent grade.

PhD in International Relations

  • A minimum of 17 years of regular education ( 12 years of regular schooling + a 3 – year Bachelor’s degree and a 2-year Master’s degree or 4 – year Bachelor’s degree + a 1 year Master’s degree in International Relations or related disciplines like Political Science, Economics, Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, History, Philosophy, Linguistics, Mass Communications, Education, Geography, Law, Social Work, Development Studies, Criminology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Post – Colonial Studies, English, Comparative Literature and Comparative Religious Studies ) from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries, with a minimum of 50% marks, or an equivalent grade.

PhD in Sociology

  • A minimum of 17 years of regular education ( 12 years of regular schooling + a 3 – year Bachelor’s degree and a 2 – year Master’s degree or 4 – year Bachelor’s degree + a 1 year Master’s degree in Sociology or related disciplines like Political Science, Economics, Psychology, Social Anthropology, History, Philosophy, Linguistics, Mass Communication, Education, Geography, Law, Social Work, Development Studies, Criminology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Post – Colonial Studies, English, Comparative Literature, Comparative Religious Studies or Sociology of Science ) from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries, with a minimum of 50% marks or an equivalent grade.

PhD in Legal Studies

  • 12 years of schooling + a 5 – year integrated BA / BBA / BSc /  LLB programme or 4 – year law degree or a 2 or 3 – year Bachelor’s degree followed by a 3 – year LLB programme + a 2 – year / 1 year LLM programme from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries, with a minimum of 50% marks or an equivalent grade. Those who have an LLB degree followed by a one-year LLM degree must have a minimum of 60% marks to be eligible to apply.

SAU Admission 2019 Application Form

  • South Asian University admission application form will be available at website www.sau.int.
  • An Entrance Test will be conducted simultaneously throughout the SAARC region 15th April, 2019. The fee for appearing in the Entrance Test is US $10 or  [rupee] 650/-.
  • Applications for admission will be accepted only online and payment must be made by credit/debit cards or net banking. Those who cannot pay the application fee online still need to fill and submit the online application form.
  • They can then courier a bank draft for US$ 10 or [rupee] 650/- drawn in favour of “South Asian University” payable at New Delhi to the

Deputy Registrar Admissions,
South Asian University,
Akbar Bhawan,
Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi 110021, India.

  • The bank draft must have the name of the candidate, application number and the programme applied for at the back of the bank draft. However, registration will be done only on receipt of the bank draft.

SAU Admission 2019 Selection Procedure

  • The admission procedure for the PhD programme consists of an Entrance Test followed by an interview. Students are required to score at least 50% marks in both, the Entrance Test and the interview separately, to be eligible for admission.
  • The admission procedure for all PhD courses is given below :

PhD in Applied Mathematics

  • Entrance Test and Interview. A minimum of 50% marks will have to be secured separately, in both the Entrance Test and the Interview, in order to be eligible for admission. The weightage of the Entrance Test will be 70 marks and the weightage of the Interview will be 30 marks.

PhD in Computer Science

  • Admission Procedure will consist of 2 phases, an Entrance Test followed by an Interview. The Entrance Test will carry a weightage of 70 marks and the interview will carry a weightage of 30 marks. A minimum of 50% marks will have to be secured separately, in both the written test and the interview, in order to be eligible for admission.

PhD in Biotechnology

  • Admission Procedure will consist of an Entrance Test and an Interview. The Entrance Test will carry a weightage of 70 marks and the Interview will carry a weightage of 30 marks. A minimum of 50% marks will have to be secured separately in both, the Entrance Test and the Interview, in order to be eligible for admission.

PhD in Economics

  • Admission Procedure will consist of 2 phases. The first phase consists of an Entrance Test and the minimum marks required to clear the Entrance Test will be 25 ( out of 50 ). Those who are short-listed for the second phase will have to submit a written research proposal and face an interview. A minimum of 50% marks will have to be secured separately, in both the written test and the interview, in order to be eligible for admission. The final merit list will be prepared by totalling the marks obtained in both the phases.

PhD in International Relations

  • Admission Procedure will consist of two phases. The first phase consists of an Entrance Test and the minimum marks required to clear the Entrance Test will be 50%. Those who are shortlisted for the second phase will have to submit a written research proposal, a statement of purpose, two letters of recommendation and face an interview. The final merit list will be prepared by totalling the marks obtained in both the phases.

PhD in Sociology

  • Admission Procedure will consist of two phases. The first phase consists of an Entrance Test and the minimum marks required to clear the Entrance Test will be 50%. Because seats are few and there is a high level of competition, the final shortlisting is done based on a cut off mark decided every year above 50%. Those who are shortlisted for the second phase will have to submit a written research proposal, a statement of purpose, two letters of recommendation and face an interview. The final merit list will be prepared by totalling the marks obtained in both the phases.

PhD in Legal Studies

  • Admission Procedure will comprise an Entrance Test followed by an Interview. 50% of marks from the Entrance Test will be added to the second phase. Candidates will be evaluated out of an overall score of 100 ( 50% from the Entrance Test and 50% from the proposal, statement of purpose and interview ). A minimum of 50% marks will have to be secured separately, in both the Entrance Test and the Interview, in order to be considered for admission.

SAU Admission 2019 Exam Centres

The following is a list of the main cities where the Entrance Test will be conducted :

  • Kabul ( Afghanistan )
  • Chittagong and Dhaka ( Bangladesh )
  • Thimphu and Kanglung ( Bhutan )
  • Male ( Maldives )
  • Kathmandu ( Nepal )
  • Karachi and Lahore ( Pakistan )
  • Colombo ( Sri Lanka )
  • India ( Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna and Thiruvananthapuram )

SAU Admission 2019 Important Dates

S.NoEventDate
1Last Date of Application Submission29th March, 2018
2Date of Availability of Admit Cards10th April, 2019
3Entrance Exam Date15th April, 2018
4Class begins from26th July, 2018

Contact Details

South Asian University,
Akbar Bhavan, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi – 110 021, India,
Phone No. : + 91 – 11 – 24122512 – 14, +91-11-24195000,
Fax No. : 91 – 11 – 2412251,
Email : admissions@sau.ac.in,
Website : www.sau.int.