Twining (Transfer) Degree


SRM Academy for International Program

“A cultivated mind is one to which the fountains of knowledge have been opened, and which has been taught, in any tolerable degree, to exercise its faculties”

-John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism, II, 1863

Twinning / Transfer programs allow SRM to offer Bachelors (UG) and Masters (PG) degree programs which will have their regular curricula. The existing curricula may be supplemented by additional curricula of the partnering universities if desired by SRM. Through twinning / transfer programs, SRM students will be able to earn several credits during the course of their normal study in SRM. Students will have the opportunity either to complete their studies in SRM or to transfer their credits to the partnering universities at any time after completing two year of their studies in SRM. Students, who opt for transfer, can then finish their degree programs by completing the remainder of credits in residence at the partnering universities. .

The number of credits to be waived for students admitted on transfer basis will be at the discretion of the partnering universities. Students enrolling in the graduate and post-graduate programs in the partnering universities will be given degrees and diplomas by the partnering universities after successful completion of study. Transfer students will be charged the prevailing tuition by the partnering universities. Students who do not plan to go to the partnering universities and students who have been unable to get visas will complete their program of study in SRM, would be awarded degrees by SRM.

SRM  Academy  for International Programme (AIP)  is designed to stimulate curiosity for and love for learning , which  widens  the  scope  of  educational opportunity and access  for  students.  SRM  University  works  closely  with leading universities around the world to offer an affordable way of getting an internationally recognised  qualification. In response  to enquiries from parents  and  students  across the country  for (i) Twining (Transfer)  Degree overseas (ii) Dual Degree overseas, AIP is well positioned  to offer such programmes in collaboration with world’s best universities to provide students with skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century ans well as empower all students to be engaged citizens of the world.. The eligibility requirements are different for the regular programs.

Program Structure:

This is structured as 2+ 2 program at the Bachelors level. For  instance,  students enrolling  with  SRM  for  Undergraduate  engineering program  will complete  their  two  years  of  study  at  SRM, India and later move over to the partnering university in USA and  other  countries  and  complete  the  rest  of  the programme in two or more years to secure BS from overseas. SRM University will not award the B.Tech Degree. Refer SRM website for list of Universities. Similar arrangement (1 + 1) at Masters level is also being worked out with few universities.


  • SRM is strengthened by access to the latest curricular development in the partnering institution
  • Substantial cost savings due to reduced number of years spent overseas
  • Take up overseas job with a lucrative pay package, to recover all educational cost just in a year or so
  • Flexibility in choosing from a wide range of subjects, many of which are not offered at any institute in India.
  • Opportunity to learn in two different cultural environments and thus becoming well-rounded learners
  • Opportunity to pursue Master's degree programmes at the same university abroad or any other top university across the world, possibly with Teaching or Research Assistantship, making your Master's degree inexpensive.

Partner and Non - Partnering Universities

You would have an option to choose from over 70 top class universities from USA, UK and Australia. This includes, to cite a few, USA | Cornell University, Purude University, Texas A&M University, University of Southern California, University of California Davis, University of California Davis Los Angeles, University of California Irvine, University of Wisconsin - Madison, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Northeastern University, University of Pittsburgh CANADA | University of Toronto, McMaster University, McGill University UK | Warwick University, University of Manchester, University of Birmingham AUSTRALIA | University of Western Australia, Queen's University NEW ZELAND | University of Auckland.

It is subjected to acceptance by the hosting university and seat availability and students meeting their admission criteria.

Partnering Universities:




University of Pittsburgh

Virginia Commonwealth University

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Missouri State University





Warwick University

Lancaster University

Birmingham City University

University of Dundee

Queen Mary University London





University of Applied Science Bochum and its consortium






University of New South Wales


La Trobe University





Admission Procedure:

All students who are desirous of pursuing Twinning / Transfer degree must first enroll into an equivalent degree program of SRM University through the regular admission process of SRM University. After enrolling in the regular degree program of SRM University the student must register, at the earliest, with the Office of International Relations for the Twinning / Transfer degree program. The Office of IR will counsel and guide the students in choosing the right university / program  that will meet their career objectives and affordability. Admission to the Bachelors (UG) / Masters (PG) Twining Program is purely on merit based on academic performance at 12th Standard / equivalent and the first year of study at SRM, assessment of ambition and excitement level, good communication skills, good testimonials / credentials and right supportive family background.  A separate registration and application form for twinning / transfer degree program is available with the office of IR or can be downloaded from the website. To download Application Click here. 

Though all efforts will be taken by office of IR to satisfy the choice of the university that the student desires to pursue the twinning / transfer degree, it is subject to acceptance by the hosting university and seat availability and students meeting their admission criteria. In the unlikely scenario of the student not getting admission to the University of his / her choice then the student can continue in the degree program enrolled for at SRM and get degree from SRM. The transfer / twinning degree option is available under all degree programs of the faculty of Engineering & Technology, Management, and Science & Humanities.


Undergraduate (UG) Programs Twining Program

A pass in 10+2 or its equivalent with:

  • Minimum 80% aggregate in Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry for Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum 80% aggregate in Biology, Physics and Chemistry for Biotechnology Engineering
  • Minimum of 80% aggregate in other streams (Science and Humanities)
  • High ambition and excitement level and good communication skills with right supportive family background

Graduate (PG) Programs Twining Program

A pass in the relevant degree or its equivalent with:

  • Minimum 70% aggregate at the Bachelors degree.
  • High ambition and excitement level and good communication skills with right supportive family background

Tuition Fees and Costs

Undergraduate - Twining Program in Engineering and Technology



Annual Tuition fee

Annual Living
Expenses (hostel
and food)

Travel, Visa, Insurance and other costs

Resident Indian

Non-Resident Indian / Foreign Nationals / Sponsored

Year 1

SRM University

As applicable for the regular program enrolled in SRM

USD 10,000 / USD 8,000 as applicable

Approx. Rs 70, 000 to 1,25,000


Year 2

SRM University

Rs 4,50,000

USD 10,000

Approx. Rs70, 000 to 1,25,000


Year 3

Partnering / Non- Partnering University campus in USA, UK,
Australia etc

Approx. USD 15,000 – USD 25,000

Prevailing International student tuition fee of the partnering university. Approx. USD 8,000 – USD 10,000

Approx. USD 2,500 to USD 3,000

Year 4

Partnering / Non- Partnering University campus in USA, UK,
Australia etc

Approx. USD 15,000 – USD 25,000

Prevailing International student tuition fee of the partnering university. Approx. USD 8,000 – USD 10,000

USD 500


  • Tuition fees and other applicable fees are to be paid to the respective institutions where they pursue their studies at that year.
  • Information on the discounted tuition fee offered by some partnering universities can be obtained from the Office of International Relations, SRM University.
  • In case of not getting admitted overseas at the end of the second year, you would have the flexibility to complete your B.Tech at SRM University, by paying the annual tuition fees fixed at the time of admission into the first year.  for the remaining duration of study. There will not be any refund / adjustment of the excess fees paid due to registering / applying for the twinning / transfer degree program.

Contact us:

Admission Counselor
Office of International Relations
University Library Building, II Floor,
SRM University,
Kattankulathur 603 203, India.

Tel: +91 44 27456701,  27417253
Fax: +91-44-27455785

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