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International Students

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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.

International students may apply to degree-granting post-graduate programs across several disciplines. Undergraduate degree-granting programs are currently not offered.

This webpage provides information for international students contemplating full-time post-graduate education 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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  • Why IITGN?

    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.

  • Campus highlights

    Campus highlights

    1. Serene, Nature-friendly Campus with Exciting Wildlife and Educational Environment

    2. International Standard Sports Complex

    3. Air Conditioned Hostel Rooms

    4. Excellent Classrooms and Fully Equipped Laboratories

  • Programs


    International students can earn their post-graduate degrees (Master’s and/or Ph.D.) at IIT Gandhinagar.

    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. Biological Engineering
      2. Chemical Engineering
      3. Civil Engineering
      4. Computer Science and Engineering
      5. Earth System Science
      6. Electrical Engineering
      7. Materials Engineering
      8. Mechanical Engineering

    • M.Sc. In:

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

    • M.A. in:

      1. Society and Culture

    • 2. Ph.D Degree Programs

      International students can study for a Ph.D degree from IIT Gandhinagar. Ph.D degree programs are presently offered in:

    • Ph.D.Degree Programs
      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 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

  • Cost

    One-time admission fee: $500
    Security deposit: INR 5000
    (To be refunded upon graduation)

    Costs per semester

    For students from SAARC countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.)

    Tuition Fee: $1000

    Other costs (includes food, accommodation, laundry and misc): 43,500 INR (approximately)

    For students from Non-SAARC countries

    Tuition Fee: $2000

    Other costs (includes food, accommodation, laundry and misc): 43,500 INR (approximately)

  • Support

    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 (admission@iitgn.ac.in) with a brief statement of financial need.

    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 Procedure


    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.


    1. You will reach a confirmation page, which will show your application number. Please save the application form pdf for future reference.
    2. After an initial check regarding completeness of your application, your application will be forwarded to the appropriate discipline.
    3. 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).
    4. If you are found suitable for admission, an offer letter will be sent subsequently.
    5. In case of any query, you may write to us at admission@iitgn.ac.in.

  • Alternate Application Channels
  • After Admission


    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.


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


    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.


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

  • Focus Areas

    To know about the research activities at IIT Gandhinagar, please click here.You may also want to check the profiles of faculty members in the disciplines of Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Earth Science, Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering at IIT Gandhinagar to know more about their research areas.

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    Current Students

    Name of the Student Country Program Discipline
    Wahidullah Hakim Safi Afghanistan PhD CE
    Kinley Mehra USA PhD CG
    Ishva Patel Canada BTech ME
    Shrimay Shah USA BTech EE
    Chandan Roy Bangladesh MA HSS
    Manan Shah UK MSc PH
    Ran Bdr Biswa Bhutan MTech CE
    Sandesh Tripathi Nepal MTech CE
    Mekdes Wubet Bezabh Ethiopia MTech BE
    Biki Kumar Sah Kalwar Nepal MTech ME
    Shaswata Das Bangladesh MTech EE
    Shambhavi Agrawal OCI - USA BTech CE
    Nishi Hemang Shah OCI - USA BTech- MTech Dual degree EE
    Avanti Kedar Karmarkar USA MSc CG
    Aryan Mani Jha Nepal MTech EE
    Avinash Kumar Jha Nepal MTech CE
    Ashish Kumar Sah Nepal MTech CSE
    Bigyan Suryabanshee Nepal MSc MA
    Ambika Neela Bangladesh MTech EE
    Anil Chaudhary Nepal MTech CE
    Bhabya Thakur Nepal MTech CE
    Bishal Teli Nepal MTech EE
    Tanmay Saurave Bangladesh MTech CSE
    Brian Mwigo Uganda MTech CL
    Rakesh Thakur Nepal MTech CSE