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Admission FAQs


Will a post graduate diploma really make a difference to my career?


In today’s increasingly competitive marketplace, employers place greater value on training and education than ever before. Employers are looking for employees who have an extra edge over other applicants in terms of education. This holds true for clinical research industry as well. Having formal and specialized technical education increases your chances of getting the breakthrough you are looking for. You need something more than just a degree, that extra edge, and James Lind Institutes academic courses are your perfect solution.


What courses do you offer?


James Lind Institute offers multiple academic clinical research, healthcare management, medical affairs and medical journalism programs. For a detailed list of available programs please click here: Programs List

How long does it take to complete a post graduate diploma from James Lind Institute?


It usually takes 6 months to complete a post graduate diploma and about 8 months to complete an advanced diploma from James Lind Institute . This will depend on which clinical research course you are enrolled in and on your individual learning capability.


How much is the tuition fee?


Please use our online course tuition fee calculator here to know the tuition fee applicable to you.


Does James Lind Institute offer any scholarships?


Yes, you may be eligible for scholarship. Visit the scholarships page of this website to know if you are eligible for it. Scholarships per year are limited so apply early if you qualify for it.


How much time will it take for me to get access to my academic course after I submit my admission form?


After your application form is received by our admission representatives and your program fee payment is confirmed you will receive access to your program usually 1 day prior to the next scheduled start date.


What are the admissions requirements?


Admission into a course requires the applicant to meet certain acceptance requirements. Please visit the course specific webpage of the course you intend to enroll in for detailed acceptance requirements.


How much is the admission fee?


James Lind Institute does not charge any admission fee to process your application for admission. You only need to pay your course fee as applicable.


How much salary can I earn after I finish my course at JLI?


Having studied in an academic course from James Lind Institute greatly increases your chances of earning your dream job and to realize your career aspirations. How much you will earn will depend on which job profile you are intending to take up and how you perform in the industry. Our academic courses at James Lind Institute have been developed by industry professionals. Courses are completely industry oriented and fully equip you to excel from the very first day of your job. On request, we at JLI can also provide you with salary ranges for related entry-level positions.


Why is James Lind Institute a good choice for me?


James Lind Institute is a logical choice for you as it offers multiple benefits. All academic programs at JLI are accredited, globally accepted and have been developed by industry professionals. Apart from the core knowledge of the subject, our courses also equip students with all the other skills required to succeed in the industry. James Lind Institute offers its students the ability to study at their own pace. We make sure that our students are completing all study modules and assignments on time. James Lind Institute also assigns mentors/tutors to each student. They are available for the student throughout their program duration. JLI is the first online institute in the country to offer its students various important distinguished features like the following:

Mock drills All the courses comprise of mock exercises online with industry professionals. This gives students a real life experience of the prospective job functions they are expected perform in the Industry.

Tutorship opportunities At JLI the advanced/outgoing students get an opportunity to tutor the junior students by providing additional or complimentary lectures through the same portal they have themselves studied from and will be duly certified by the James Lind Institute. This opportunity is provided to students who have shown extensive understanding of clinical research based upon the learning provided and their activity on the Online Campus Tutoring Center (OCTC) of the Institute.

Personalized Profile Page All the students enrolling for a course at JLI are provided with a permanent personalized profile page on the JLI website. This page is a gateway for the student to the industry giving him /her the professional networking attitude which goes a long way for a brilliant career.
This page is searchable on the web and carries the complete profile of the student including the certificates from JLI.
This profile page gets JLI students very close to prospective employers and expedites the process of acquiring a desirable career.


How do I order my transcript from James Lind Institute?


Once you have successfully completed your program, one transcript will be sent to you along with your program completion certificate at no cost. If you need more copies you can contact the student success team coordinator (SSTC) for the same.


Do you accept International Students?


Yes, James Lind Institute accepts International students. Please see the definition of international applicant and further details here. James Lind Institute has students from more than 40 countries enrolled across various academic programs.


Are the programs accredited?


Yes, all programs offered by James Lind Institute are accredited by the International Association for Distance Learning, UK. The International Association for Distance Learning (IADL) was established to promote excellence in open, distance and online learning and offers system validation and recognition for course providers worldwide. Further, James Lind Institute is a proud member of the prestigious International Council for Distance Learning & Education which has a consultative partner status with UNESCO.
JLI is also fully accredited by the AMERICAN BOARD OF ACCREDITATION SERVICES (ABAS) as per ISO 9001:2008 standards for providing Training & Education Programs related to clinical research, pharmacovigilance, medical writing, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and allied sectors.




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