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  • INTERNATIONAL STUDY AT IITGN

    IIT Gandhinagar welcomes international students to study and perform cutting-edge research, to attend courses or to undertake internships or project study.

  • ENRICHING AND DIVERSE

    IITGN’s study abroad programme is intended to enrich and diversify a student’s academic experience through exposure to a variety of courses, research opportunities and cultural experiences.

  • PROJECTS AND INTERNSHIPS

    International undergraduate and graduate students can take courses, undertake projects or participate in internship opportunities at IIT Gandhinagar.

  • GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

    Study abroad programmesserve to broaden intercultural awareness and promote global citizenship.

  • CRITICAL THINKING

    IITGN’s academic programmes strive to nurture critical thinking and creative minds.

Welcome

IIT Gandhinagar welcomes international students to study and perform cutting-edge research, to attend courses or to undertake internships or project study. IITGN’s international education programs reflect the institute’s vision and commitment to providing high quality education without geographical boundaries, enhancing the diversity of its student body and forming strategic partnerships around the world.

Admission is currently open to post-graduate programs across several disciplines. Undergraduate and graduate students may apply for admission to pursue non-degree coursework.

This webpage provides information for international students contemplating full-time post-graduate education or non-degree programs at IIT Gandhinagar. Foreign citizens may apply through this page. Indian passport holders (regardless of country of residence), persons of Indian origin and overseas citizens of India should apply through the regular admission process.

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International Admissions

WHY IITGN?
IIT Gandhinagar is a dynamic academic institution with a vision to become a leading provider of a well-rounded, world-class education. Our principles dictate that we provide an enabling environment for nurturing critical and creative minds, and propel them to greater heights of excellence in their pursuits. It is with that objective in mind, that we have structured our academic programs, our research initiatives and our partnerships with industry and other academic institutions around the world.

We provide an education that is free of rigid disciplinary boundaries and where minds can truly wander and wonder without being confined to the limits of traditional schools of thought. We place a tremendous emphasis on innovation, and strive to inculcate cutting edge and unprecedented strategies into our curricular as well as extra-curricular activities. We are home to some of the best faculty in India, and our growing student body is vibrant and diverse. We aspire to become one of the top destinations in India for top quality education and cutting edge research. We invite you to be a part of this exciting journey.

PROGRAMS
International students can earn their post-graduate degrees (Master’s and/or Ph.D.) at IIT Gandhinagar. In addition IIT Gandhinagar offers part-time non-degree programs for international undergraduate or post-graduate students.

1. Master’s Degree Programs
International students can study for a Master’s degree from IIT Gandhinagar. Master’s programs are presently offered in:

M.Tech in:

  1. Chemical Engineering
  2. Civil Engineering
  3. Electrical Engineering
  4. Materials Science and Engineering
  5. Mechanical Engineering

M.Sc. in:

  1. Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Mathematics
  4. Cognitive Science

M.A. in:

  1. Society and Culture

For more details about these Master’s degree programs, please click here

2. Ph.D.Degree Programs
International students can also earn a Ph. D. degree at IIT Gandhinagar. Ph. D. degrees are offered in:

  1. Biological Engineering
  2. Chemical Engineering
  3. Chemistry
  4. Civil Engineering
  5. Cognitive Science
  6. Computer Science and Engineering
  7. Earth Sciences
  8. Electrical Engineering
  9. English
  10. Materials Science and Engineering
  11. Mathematics
  12. Mechanical Engineering
  13. Philosophy
  14. Physics
  15. Political Science
  16. Psychology
  17. Social Epidemiology
  18. Sociology
  19. South Asian Studies
  20. Ancient and Medieval India

General information about the PhD program and its requirements can be found here

3. Non-Degree Programs
International undergraduate and graduate students can take courses, undertake projects or participate in internship opportunities at IIT Gandhinagar. Such experiences do not lead to a degree from IIT Gandhinagar, but are intended to enrich and diversify a student’s academic experience through exposure to a variety of courses and research opportunities. For example, a student may spend a full semester at the Institute (taking five courses or equivalent), simply attend a single course, undertake a short-duration project with a particular faculty member, or participate in a summer internship at the institute. International students are welcomed for such activities and their participation is highly encouraged.

Please see details about the non-degree programs here For any additional information about non-degree programs please email international@iitgn.ac.in.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Fees

Category of Students
 
Fee Applicable to the students of Non-SAARC Countries
 
Fee Applicable to the students of SAARC Countries
Full time Non-Degree Students
 
US $2,500 at the time of admission and US $2,000 in subsequent semesters
 
US $1,500 at the time of admission and US $1,000 in subsequent semesters


Part Time Non-Degree Students*
 
Rs. 3,000/- per credit registered (this excludes housing and food charges)
 
Rs. 3,000/- per credit registered (this excludes housing and food charges)


M.Tech, M.Sc. & M.A. Students (Sponsored)
 
US $2,500 at the time of admission and US $2,000 in subsequent semesters
 
US $1,500 at the time of admission and US $1,000 in subsequent semesters


M.Tech, M.Sc. & M.A. Students (Individual)
 
Rs. 48,750/- at the time of admission and Rs. 39,750/- in subsequent semesters
 
Rs. 48,750/- at the time of admission and Rs. 39,750/- in subsequent semesters


Ph.D (Sponsored)
 
US $2,500 at the time of admission and US $2,000 in subsequent semesters
 
US $1,500 at the time of admission and US $1,000 in subsequent semesters


Ph.D (Individual)
 
Rs. 28,750/- at the time of admission and Rs. 19,750/- in subsequent semesters
 
Rs. 28,750/- at the time of admission and Rs. 19,750/- in subsequent semesters


Note: All fees include housing. Meal charges (approx Rs 13,000 per semester additional). * Part time fees excludes housing and meals.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT
Students joining the Institute, regardless of the program, can be considered for financial support from the Institute. The fellowship amount depends on the degree being pursued and ranges from 50% – 100% of the costs. These awards are decided on merit and need on a case-to-case basis.

To apply for financial assistance, please email the Dean of Academic Affairs (academics@iitgn.ac.in) with a brief statement of financial need.

OTHER FINANCIAL SUPPORT OPTIONS

1. ICCR Scholarship (Government of India)

Applicants wishing to apply under this scholarship scheme need to apply through the Indian High Commission/Embassy in their country of residence. This application will then be sent to the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), which will forward the application to IIT Gandhinagar for further review and processing. If the applicant is found suitable for admission, an offer letter will be sent via the ICCR office in New Delhi. More details about the various scholarship schemes and relevant forms can be found here.

We still recommend that you submit our online application form. Please also mention under the “Additional Relevant Information” section of the form that you are applying under the ICCR scheme. Note that only applications received from ICCR will be processed. Your submission of our online application form will be for our records only.

2. Foreign Government Scholarships

Application documents for candidates being sponsored by governments of their country of residence can be submitted directly by the candidate or the sponsoring authority. If the applicant is found suitable for admission, an offer letter will be sent to the applicant directly or via the sponsor (as applicable).

If applying through a sponsoring authority, we still recommend that you submit out our admission form online. Please also mention under “Additional Relevant Information” section of the form that you are applying through a sponsoring authority. In such cases, your submission of the application form will be used for our records only.

 

 


Application

APPLICATION FORM
All application forms must be submitted online. If you are applying for more than one discipline, please submit a separate application for each discipline. There is NO application fee. You do NOT have to mail a hard copy of the form.

Deadline: There is no deadline for application for the non-degree programs. Applications are welcomed throughout the year.

Deadline: The deadline for application submission is March 25, 2014

AFTER SUBMISSION OF YOUR APPLICATION

  1. You will receive an email confirming that your application was received and an application number will be assigned to you. In response to this email, you must send:
    1. A copy of the identification page of your passport indicating your nationality.
    2. A copy of your transcript in English. If the document is not in English, a certified English translation will be required.

Note that your application will be considered further only upon receipt of these documents

  1. After an initial check regarding completeness of your application, your application will be forwarded to the appropriate discipline.
  2. After an internal review, if you are shortlisted, you will be interviewed and/or a test will be administered by a committee via phone or the Internet (Skype).
  3. If you are found suitable for admission, an offer letter will be sent subsequently.

After Admission

VISA
Students who have secured admission to the part-time non-degree programs or Master’s degree programs (M.Tech, M.Sc. or M.A.) must apply for a Student Visa. Students who have secured admission to the Ph.D. program must apply for a Research Visa.

Please apply for your visa at your nearest Indian Embassy/Consulate with the offer letter from IIT Gandhinagar and other supporting documents. Please note that while IIT Gandhinagar will provide all the necessary assistance, issuance of a Visa is beyond our control.

DOCUMENTS TO CARRY TO IIT GANDHINAGAR
You are required to bring original official transcripts, degree certificates (if available), and other documents about your educational qualifications and experience for verification on the day of joining. In case you have not obtained your degree certificate, you will be required to furnish it within 1 year of joining. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of admission.

HOUSING
Housing is offered to all students either on campus or in off-campus apartments very close to the Institute.

HEALTH INSURANCE
The institute provides basic medical care on its campus. However, it is mandatory that all international students carry adequate health insurance that covers medical costs for the entire duration of their stay at IIT Gandhinagar.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY
The medium of instruction at IITGN is English. IITGN expects all candidates to have basic proficiency in English.