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Study in Pune

Pune by night (c)

As one of the fastest developing countries in the world, where fine traditional craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technology intermingles, India offers exciting prospects for designers from all fields. The city of Pune offers and intense and manifold cultural experience.

The context of Pune, with its 4 million inhabitants, provides a number of opportunities in terms of industrial and institutional partnerships. With a vibrant design community that boasts of product designers, Interior designers, architects, space and exhibition designers, fashion designers, design studios; Maharashtra’s cultural capital is evolving into a hotspot for design. With a design event calendar that is set throughout the year with exciting events, the India studio encourages and offers a lot of learning outside the classroom as well. Pune is also often ranked No. 1 in terms of living conditions and infrastructure. It is the Indian city with most trees and its student atmosphere is tangible and stimulating.

India gives the opportunity to live a true transcultural experience

Obtain an Indian visa

After the confirmation of your admission at l’École de design Nantes Atlantique, you need to start the administrative procedures to obtain a student visa for India.

Students are required to apply for a multi-entry student visa for a 25 months period.
This visa is obtained after a formal application including many documents (passeport, pictures, online form from the Indian government, etc).

According to the instructions of the Embassy of India, it is not possible to apply for a student visa more than 20 days before the starting date of your curriculum or internship. A visa enquiry may be accepted, modified or refused by the Embassy of India or may lead to additional checks at any time.
Therefore the embassy does not advise to purchase the plane ticket before the visa obtention.

For more information, check the visa application page.


The Shaniwar Wada fort, built in the 18th century, is one of the most visited attractions in Pune. (c)
Daily life in India is fairly affordable