The University Foreign Relations Office (UFRO) was established on 31st of December 1999, on the eve of the Millennium Year 2000. The University established UFRO as a nodal agency to deal with various issues relating to the admission of international students and exchange programmes involving several foreign universities. It is operating as a single window agency. The intake of Foreign Nationals into Osmania University has been increasing tremendously year by year.
Osmania University is now emerging as a frontline International University. The University now is a host to students from several foreign countries. Over 400 foreign students, from some 27 countries, are currently on rolls studying in different colleges and university departments spread over various faculties. The countries of their origin being Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, Mauritius, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Yemen, Ethiopia, Oman, Uganda, Nepal, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Canada, USA, Pakistan, Palestine, Syria, Sri Lanka, Djibouti, UAE, Denmark, Europia, Trinidad (W.I) and UK. Realising the importance of catering to the needs of foreign students the University, in December 1999, established a University Foreign Relations Office (UFRO). The UFRO assists in fostering relations between universities both Indian and foreign and helps in exchange programmes involving staff, scholars and students.
UFRO facilitates admission of foreign students at Osmania University and assists in fostering relations with foreign universities and helps in developing exchange programmes involving staff, scholars and students. To achieve these objectives, it
The University has a good track record of International Collaboration with leading institutions abroad. In the wake of globalisation the University strongly believes that international co-operation holds the key to the pursuit of excellence in higher learning. As such it is developing more linkages with universities all over the world. The University faculty and students are encouraged to avail the services of UFRO, when exploring possibilities of international exchange programmes. The office of UFRO will assist in all such exchange programmes, including reciprocal arrangement of exchanges and exchanges based on MoU between OU and foreign universities. The UFRO also assists the University in contacting its alumni and forging links with off-shore alumni association of Osmania University.
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