Are you looking to pursue foreign language courses at EFLU (English and Foreign Language University) for the academic session 2023-2024?
Dedicated to studying English and foreign languages, EFL is one of the best universities and only one of its kind in India.
Established in 1958, the language courses at EFL University are offered through three campuses: Hyderabad is the main campus.
They built two regional branches in Shillong (1973) and Lucknow (1979) to cater to Northeast and North India.
The EFLU regularly conducts national and international seminars, conferences, events, and workshops and invites eminent researchers to address the students’ research methodology and state of research in languages.
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About EFL University
The EFLU is the only University in India and South Asia that focuses exclusively on teaching languages.
The University’s primary thrust is to conduct advanced research and training in various tongues, such as French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Persian, Chinese, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
The area includes teacher education, teaching materials, history, literature, linguistics, traditions, and cultural studies.
The EFL University has a Memorandum of Understanding with 14 Universities in 9 countries, including the USA, UK, France, Germany, Belgium, and Italy.
Students are sent on student-exchange programs to other Universities abroad, which hones their research skills.
EFL University has had a long tradition of inviting internationally reputed scholars, intellectuals, and visiting and guest faculty for public lectures, seminars, and conferences.
1. EFLU Hyderabad
Today, the University has seven schools, 5 in the English Division and 2 in the Foreign Languages Division, and 26 Departments.
EFL University Hyderabad offers graduate, postgraduate, and Ph.D. doctorate research programs.
It also provides pg diplomas, short-term certificates, diplomas, and Advanced Diploma courses and degrees through the distance mode.
The Hyderabad center has a Ramesh Mohan Library, which provides resources for research.
The library has massive stockholding of nearly two lakh books, access to many international journals on different databases, e-books, CDs, videotapes, and inter-library loan facilities on request.
It has also digitized around 1600 dissertations submitted by research students, accessible on the University’s website.
EFL offers scholarships and other incentives to encourage students to join the research programs.
The Foreign Languages Division at EFLU offers courses in Arabic, Persian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Russian from beginners certificate level or zero-level to Ph.D.
All programs offer a multidisciplinary syllabus emphasizing literature, language, and culture.
EFLU offers Foreign Language courses at Hyderabad through two schools, the School of European Languages and the School of Arab and Asian studies.
There are four departments in the School of European Languages:
1) Department of French and Francophone Studies,
2) Department of Germanic Studies,
3) Department of Russian Studies and
4) Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies.
European languages occupy a place of eminence in the cultural world as a whole.
Of all the European tongues, French, German, Spanish, and Russian are four popular foreign languages in India and some most taught languages globally.
Department of French, Germanic Studies, Russian Studies, Hispanic and Italian studies under the School of European Languages also promote research in linguistics and phonetics, translation, literature, and teaching of the corresponding language.
The different departments also organize seminars, events, talks, workshops, conferences, extension lectures, and colloquiums.
A) School of European Languages
Part-Time courses in European Languages (French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian)
- 1-year Certificate of Proficiency in French / German / Spanish / Italian / Russian.
- 1-year part-time Diploma of Proficiency French / German / Spanish / Italian / Russian.
- 1-year Advanced Diploma of Proficiency French / German / Spanish / Italian / Russian.
- 1-year Intensive Advanced Diploma / Intensive Higher Advanced Diploma in Russian
- Russian is also offered as an optional course at the undergraduate level.
Full-time courses in European Languages (French, Spanish, German, Russian)
- 3-year BA (Hons.) in French / German / Spanish / Russian.
- 2-year MA in French / German / Spanish / Russian Language & Literature.
- M.Phil / Ph.D. Research Degree in French / German / Spanish / Russian Language & Literature.
There are two departments in the School of Arab and Asian studies.
Both departments offer several foreign language courses at the EFLU Hyderabad campus.
B) Department of Arab and Asian Studies
Part-Time courses in Arab & Asian languages. (Arabic, Persian, Japanese, Chinese & Korean)
- 1-year part-time Certificate of Proficiency in Arabic / Persian / Japanese / Chinese / Korean.
- 1-year part-time Diploma of Proficiency in Arabic / Persian / Japanese / Chinese / Korean.
- 1-year part-time Advanced Diploma of Proficiency in Arabic / Korean.
- 1-year part-time Diploma in Translation (Arabic – English).
Full-time courses in Arab studies and Asian languages. (Arabic and Japanese)
- 3-year full-time BA (Hons.) in Arabic / Japanese / Korean / Chinese / Persian.
- 2-year full-time MA in Arabic / Japanese Language & Literature.
- 1-year full-time Post-graduate Diploma in Teaching of Arabic (PGDTA)
- Ph.D. Research Degree in Arabic Language & Literature.
Read → (i) Learn languages at JNU (ii) Delhi University (iii) Jamia Millia Islamia (iv) BHU language courses (v) Mumbai University (vi) VBU (vii) Language Courses at Hyderabad (viii) Language classes at Lucknow (ix) IGNOU – SOFL (x) Doon University.
2. EFLU Shillong
Nestled among the pines in one of the most scenic cities of North-East India, it established the EFLU Shillong Campus in 1973.
The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) Shillong Campus offers certificate, diploma, and advanced diploma courses in French, Russian, German, and Spanish.
The teaching hours are 150 hours approx for each program.
3. EFLU Lucknow
The EFL University Lucknow campus, established in 1979, is housed in the Moti Mahal Campus, Rana Pratap Marg.
The sessions generally start in July every year.
Most of these Part-time classes typically begin in the mornings (7-9 am) or evenings (6-8 pm).
- Certificate in Russian, French, Spanish, and German (Non-Intensive Mode).
- Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Russian, French, and Spanish (Non-Intensive Mode).
- Certificate and Diploma of Proficiency in Russian (Intensive Mode).
Admission Procedure and Eligibility Criteria
- No prior knowledge in the corresponding language is required for admission in Certificate courses. However, for Diploma and Advanced Diploma, if one has done the proficiency from some other institution other than the EFL University, one has to write the Entrance Test.
- For BA (Hons.) – Pass in the Intermediate/10+2 examination or its equivalent with 50% marks for general/OBC and 45% for SC/ST candidates, English is one of the subjects.
- For MA – You need a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a B1 level proficiency certificate or Advanced Diploma in the same language.
- For Post-graduate Diploma in Teaching of Arabic (PGDTA) – MA in Arabic / Arabic Literature/ Linguistics / Teaching of Arabic with 55% marks for general/OBC, 50% marks for SC/ST candidates.
- For Ph.D. – MA in a similar language with 55% marks for general/OBC, 50% marks for SC/ST candidates. Candidates are required to give an interview before the Head of the Department after having cleared the Ph.D. The Entrance Test is conducted by the University every year.
EFL University Entrance Test
Admission in BA (Hons.), MA and Ph.D. are done through all India entrance exams.
All entrance tests, except for Ph.D. programs, are based on multiple-choice type questions on the OMR sheet and are electronically evaluated to eliminate errors.
The duration of each entrance test is two hours. Interview dates for Ph.D. programs will be announced at a later date.
Admission 2023-2024 (Dates, Courses, Seats)
- Start of Online Application Process — Yet to be announced.
- Closing of Online Application Process — Yet to be announced.
- Entrance Exam Date (UG/PG) — Yet to be announced.
- Entrance Exam Date (Ph.D./Research) — Yet to be announced.
- Admission and Registration for selected candidates – Yet to be announced.
- Courses offered (UG)— BA in Arabic, Chinese, Korean, French, Japanese, German, Spanish, Russian, and Persian.
- Courses offered (PG) — MA in Arabic, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, and PGDTA in Arabic.
- Courses offered (Doctorate) — Ph.D. in French, German, Spanish, and Russian.
- Total Number of Seats — 20 for each course except Ph.D.
- Entrance Test Centers — 25 cities across India.
- e-Prospectus for 2023-2024 — LINK
For queries about EFLU admissions
- Contact: 040- 27689 733/647/447. (10 am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday).
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sir, is there French M.A. in distance mode?
Sir can I take admission to a part-time Korean language course while pursuing under graduation.
How about the classes in EFLU for part time course sir , do we should attend daily or else on weekends?
They are not regular, but a few classes a week. But the schedule and duration varies depending on language and course.
Sir part-time courses in eflu. Please give me information about the admission date.
For that, you have to contact the university.
Sir, I wanted to study part-time in foreign language courses. Could you please give me the information about when will be the course started? I didn’t get any information about part-time courses.
Contact the university for the same. They have a different procedure.
I want to take admission to a cop in Korean in eflu. After that, I can take admission to a diploma. So if I complete the diploma can I take direct admission to the second year of BA hons Korean??
No. After the diploma, you can consider the Advanced Diplo. The lateral entry to BA 2nd year is not possible as both are different types of courses.
Thank you sir!
Also can you please tell me some good universities for pursuing a cop in Korean? So far I only know eflu and jnu. Other than these which universities offer cop in Korean? Is it better to pursue cop from university or at a private institute??
There are many universities like DU, Jamia, Kolkata University, Jadavpur University, BHU, BCU, Manipur University, to name a few. I wrote an article, “Korean courses in India,” that covers all educational institutions offering Korean programs with all details. Private institutions are usually better though very few are good ones, like KCC in Delhi, Chennai, Patna, and Kolkata.
Sir, one last question.
If I do cop in Korean, then a diploma and advanced diploma will I get a job as a translator or interpreter? Are there job opportunities after completing a diploma/ advanced diploma??
Yes, you can, depending on your engagement with the Korean language and job availability in the market.
Vikash, very informative post, the link to Eflu led me to the 2020 admission, could you share details about the 2021 admission?
EFLU is yet to publish the prospectus and the dates for 2021-20222. You can track their official website for the latest notification regarding admission for the upcoming academic term.
Hello, thank you for providing concise information about the foreign languages courses. I decided to study the Chinese language around September 2020 and had checked the website for admission notification. But when it was finally posted around 7th January 2021, I missed it. Ever since I had been on the lookout for information about 2021-22 admissions for CoP in the Chinese language. The information is scarce – will there be another admission opportunity in July, as the 1st-semester exam results (for Feb 2021 batch) were released last week or so. Also, I understand that the selection criteria is point-based, which is not quite explained in any previous years’ notifications. I am B.Tech graduate, and had hoped my chances of selection will be higher. Can you please inform me how the points are calculated? Will there really be another opportunity for the September batch for CoP or is the admission only yearly?
CoP course is provided on an annual basis. Because of COVID-19, the last 1.5-year academic terms were quite uncertain with limited information. Moreover, most dates were delayed, it becomes a difficult task to track. Either you can wait for the CoP forms. Alternatively, you can also study at any private institute and take the HSK test to gain recognized diplomas.
Thank you for your reply, sir! I did scour Google for private institutions but the fees were a bit over the budget for me. Also, I felt leery about the creditably of these institutions. Hence, I had been waiting for EFLU admissions. Thank you again, for answering some of my doubts.
Wish you all the best, Shreya!
I want to do certificate course in Korean language. Plz suggest me which college offers certificate in Korean.
There are many options like EFLU, Bengaluru Central University, BHU, DU, IGNOU, to name a few.
Hello, Are they commencing part-time courses for German proficiency this year? if yes, when can we apply?
They don’t have customized courses for various German proficiency tests. Instead, they offer certificates, diplomas, and advanced diplomas. They will start the admission process for part-time courses soon.
Thank you 🙂
I like to study BA Arabic with another foreign language. Is there any entrance test? How can apply for that?
Yes, there is an entrance test. You can apply when the forms are available in May-July. Check their official website for the latest updates.
I can’t find the link when I follow the instructions given on their site. Is the admission for the entrance test starts?
The admissions procedure has not yet begun. When it does, you can find the e-prospectus on the official EFL website.
Ok sir. Thank you.
Sir, I am a humanities student. What are the career options in the Korean language in the field of humanities?
Some opportunities exist with nearly all the stream, but English and economics are a bit more popular. But jobs combining Korean and humanity are fairly low. Most works are related to technical fields, management, or Korean language specialist.
Hi, I completed my BE and thinking to give the entrance exam for English literature in EFLU. Can you please tell me how it is possible?
I don’t track English-related courses. So, can’t confirm.
Have they started the online applications for the Part-time Spanish and French languages for the year 2021 – 22 at EFL Univ. Hyderabad?
I don’t know. You can contact the university directly.
Hello Sir! I am a postgraduate in English Literature and I am thinking of taking admission in a certificate course in French. So that I can be acquainted with a foreign language. But I don’t know much about the language except some basic French words. Would this be a little help for my future? Maybe I can pursue my further studies in the same language. Please guide me.
No, a little French knowledge won’t help much. If you just want to study French part-time, you can consider one of the private institutes or Alliance Française. You will learn more practical French in less time. You can take the DELF test to gain a globally recognized diploma.
Sir, I am a postgraduate in English literature. Now I want to do a course in translation (from Hindi to English and vice versa). Does EFLU Lucknow offer this course, and is there any scope in translation without a foreign language?
I’m not sure about that as I don’t track these two languages. However, I’m sure there are opportunities for translation work involving English and Hindi.
Sir, I want to pursue MA in French from EFLU but I don’t know the French texts. I should read in order to prepare for the entrance. Please help me out.
Without a good command of French, it is not possible to crack the entrance. One needs French knowledge similar to BA or Advanced Diploma in French, or DELF B1/B2.
Yes sir I am pursuing ba from BHU currently.
Great. Then, you can prepare for the same. You can check the last few year’s QPs to evaluate your level.
Sir, when do we have the admissions for advanced diploma in Spanish language?
The University will announce the dates for entrance. In the meanwhile, you can contact them for the latest updates.
I would like to take admission in diploma French. I completed my certificate course from IIT Kanpur. When is the date to apply?
They are yet to announce the dates for 2021-22. You can also contact the University.
Hello Sir, I wanted to do M.A English from EFLU in Distance mode. I’ve researched the same online, but I only get information on how the program works and how we can apply for the course. But in reality, I am not able to find any way that gets me to the registration page of the course or to the online admission for the course. Could you please help me with that?
I’m not sure about English courses as I don’t track them. You can contact the University for the same.
Sir, I’m a 3rd year BA Malayalam literature student. I want to apply for a PG course in English at eflu for the academic year 2021-22. Is it possible for me to apply for it since I took a degree in another language?
Although I don’t track English courses, I guess you can apply for it. You need a good command of English and knowledge similar to English honors to pass the EFLU entrance for an MA in English.
Is there a ‘multilingual and intercultural studies’ degree course in eflu or in Hyderabad like in Manipal?
I’m not aware of such degree courses. Maybe, you can consider a UG degree program in one language and simultaneously study another language part-time.
After 12th, how many ug courses can we study at a time at eflu? And please suggest the best combination degree courses? Is there an integrated ba+ ma degree course?
Since BA is a full-time degree program, thus you can consider only one. There is no best combination, choose the one as per long term goal and interest. To my knowledge, unlike JNU and DOON University, EFLU doesn’t offer a 5-year integrated course. However, you can reconfirm from university.
Sir, I got admission into BA (Hons)Spanish. Is this language ok for my future? Do I need to learn the basics in Spanish before joining this course? Please guide me.
Yes, Spanish is good for the future. You don’t need prior knowledge as the BA program starts from a zero level.
I have got admission in EFLU- Hyderabad BA (Hons) – German main. Any future scope for employment if I take this course?
Yes, the future is full of job opportunities.
Thank you for the kind reply. What type of profession/ job opportunities, will I get after taking BA Hons in German in EFLU?
You can find any job requiring the German language in MNCs and Indian companies that do business with German-speaking regions. You can also explore possibilities in Tourism, teaching, and translation. I’d suggest pursuing an MA in German after the bachelor’s program as it will enhance job prospects with a better salary.
This is Praneeth. May I know the admission date for cop Korean 2020? I have been searching and stay tuned to the website but no luck. Could you help me with the date?
It would be better to contact the University for the latest updates. They may or may not be offering a part-time course for the current academic term due to COVID-19. Recently, they started an 80-hour Japanese online program.
Does it provide ma in Japanese?
Sir, do I need prior knowledge of a particular subject before doing a diploma in it?
Hello sir! Is the EFLU application for the part-time course in foreign languages 2020-21 open now?
For part-time programs, you have to contact the respective EFL campus. The dates and courses vary.
Willing to pursue MA German through distance mode. Is it available through eflu?
I would like to join B.A Hons Spanish at EFLU. Could you please tell me the joining process and the timings??
The last date to apply for 2020-2021 is over. You can fill the form in December/January for academic session 2021-22. The admission is through an entrance test. You can check all the details in the e-prospectus (mentioned at the bottom of this article).
I would like to have a diploma in the Korean language. Can you help me out with the admission application date, details regarding exam dates, syllabus for the exam any reference books to prepare for the entrance exam?
The last date is over for the 2020-21 session. You can check the syllabus and other details in e-prospectus.
I am looking to join the IELTS course for the academic year 2020. When will the admission process begin, and what is the procedure?
IELTS course at EFLU? I’m not aware of that.
If I want to do multiple languages at a time. How can I do that?
Enroll in a few institutes and began learning various languages of your choice! Although I don’t suggest learning multiple languages simultaneously. In the age of specialization, Advanced proficiency in one language is better than the only elementary or lower intermediate level in a few!
Can I get the link of previous year question papers for ba foreign languages in EFLU? Can I know how I can study the basics of foreign languages to crack the entrance exam?
Previous year question papers are probably not available, at least not in my knowledge. Prior knowledge in foreign languages is not required to crack the EFLU entrance test. You can check e-prospectus to know the syllabus. Good proficiency in English is necessary for all the programs.
Sir, Which Universities in India conduct entrance test for foreign language courses?
There are dozens of Universities. DU, JNU, BHU, EFL, Pune U, Mumbai U, Kolkata U, Bangalore U, Doon U, JMI, Panjab U, VBU, Hyderabad U, and many more!
Sir, please let me know if there is any coaching centre to crack for foreign language BA, in EFLU or JNU in Kolkata. My daughter could not qualify for JNU this year, she will try next year in both the universities, or how can she prepare for a sure shot? Are the books available enough? Please answer me sir, I will be grateful to you sir, thankyou.
I understand your concern. Unfortunately, I am not aware of any coaching centre that prepares for EFLU or JNU entrance test. The entrance syllabus covers generic topics. Thus any good books along with previous year questions papers are enough. Wish your daughter all the best for the next year!
Sir, is there an entrance exam for any foreign language Certificate of proficiency? Or will they just filter the applications they got and publish the list for the number of seats they have?
There is no entrance test for the Certificate course. Application forms will be available online in June 2019. Admission is done on the basis of marks obtained in 12th. After completing the certificate, the candidates are eligible for direct admission to the Diploma and then Advanced Diploma. The classes for part-time are held either in the morning between 7 to 9 or evening between 6 to 8.
Okay, Thank you for your reply.
Hello Sir very warm morning,
I’m deepak Kumar. I want to take admission in advanced certificate course in Korean language but sir i don’t know how to get. So i requested to you sir, please help me sir.
The last date to apply for Korean Course in EFL is over. You can pick the Korean course as per location and apply accordingly. Here is the entire list — Korean Courses in India.
Sir what is the difference b/w advanced diploma and BA hons. and which one is more beneficial in regards of future in language area?
BA (Hons.) is 3-year full-time degree program whereas Advanced Diploma is 3-year part-time course. The course content of BA is obviously much more than Advanced Diploma. Also, bachelor is required for any job even if you pursue Advanced Diploma. Thus, BA is better!
Sir is eflu application form still available? Can’t find the link from official site.
I have not seen the EFLU Application form. May be EFLU is yet to announce the dates for 2019 session. You can check at their website or contact them.
Sir can you please also suggest any book or publication which can be helpful for the entrance exam for jnu and eflu. Especially for language section.
You can try any book that covers entrance syllabus. I m not aware of anything specific. Also, JNU exam format has changed from this year. They are yet to publish the prospectus for 2019-2020.
Sir would you recommend eflu for pursuing a foreign language? And does it provide a good placement or not?
Yes, EFLU is one of the pioneer University in the field of languages. Although they do offer placement to meritorious students (what i heard sometime back). However, one should not depend on it since number of good offers are limited.
is EFLU UGC approved?
Yes. EFLU is a central university and UGC has approve autonomy to this University.