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» Announcement of the IISc' International Research programme 2018 results


Thank you for your interest in pursuing a Full-time degree programme at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. IISc offers its highly-competitive Full-Time International Programmes, exclusively in research that leads to M.Tech (Research) Engineering and Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees.

Basic eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply for admission through this mechanism, you must be a foreign national not holding an Overseas Citizenship of India. Indian citizens i.e. those holding an Indian passport (whether residing in India or abroad) need to apply through the the regular admission process. Similarly, persons of Indian origin holding non-Indian passports can apply for admission through the regular process of admission for Indian citizens provided they hold an Overseas Citizenship of India as per section 7B(1) of the Indian Citizenship Act, 1955. In addition, they need to satisfy all the eligibility criteria for admission prescribed for Indian citizens.

Foreign students are eligible to apply only for a Ph.D. programme or an M.Tech (Research) Engineering programme. They are NOT eligible to apply for an integrated Ph.D. programme, ME/MTech and undergraduate programme.

The citizens from Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, UAE, Nepal and Singapore are strongly encouraged to take the GATE International examination, being held at centers in these countries. GATE online application closes on October 5, 2017. If you are in India for your current education or employment, GATE center examination can be taken in any of the centers in India. For more details, please visit:

Eligibility Criteria for Individual Programmes

  • For Ph.D. programme: A Masters degree or a four-year undergraduate degree in an appropriate discipline. Departments offering a Ph.D. programme and their respective eligibility criteria are listed in this page.

  • For M.Tech (Research) Engineering programme: A four-year undergraduate degree in an appropriate discipline. Departments offering a M.Tech (Research) Engineering programme and their respective eligibility criteria are listed in this page.

Application Procedure

Required supporting documents

  • Transcripts, degree certificate (if available) and three recommendation letters (on their professional letter heads or from their official Institutional email i.d.) from persons familiar with the academic credentials of the candidate.

  • Strongly encouraged to submit (if available): GATE or GRE scores.

Additional Information

  • Each applicant can select a maximum of 3 Departments/Centres.

  • There is no application fee.

  • For any questions, contact us at

Applications must be submitted online before February 05, 2018.

Application Processing

  • After ensuring completeness of your application form, Office of International Relations (OIR) will forward it to the appropriate Departments/Centres.

  • If a Department screening committee shortlists you, a Departmental Committee will interview you using the web or the telephone.

  • If you are currently in India you are to be appear in person for the interview.

  • If you are selected for a programme at the IISc, OIR will mail admission offer letters by end of April, 2018.

  • Selected candidates will be required to join the Institute by August 1, 2018 after completing all the necessary formalities.

Financial Support

If you are selected, you will be offered hostel accommodation and a fellowship by IISc. The fellowship amount will be equal to that offered to Indian students. This fellowship is usually adequate to pay tuition fees, hostel and mess fees and cover your living expenses.

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Office of International Relations
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore 560 012 India.

Phone: + 91 80 2293 2560
Fax: + 91 80 2360 2567