India Announces Admission for ASEAN PhD Fellowship Programme Next Cycle

Thousands of students every year aspire to do their doctoral programme from the best universities around the world. Research shows 16% of students from ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries go outside their home country for their PhD research studies.

To inspire students from ASEAN countries and to enable access to the best university education and research, the Government of India (GOI) launched the ASEAN PhD Fellowship programme. This programme gives the students the opportunity to research at The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). IITs are autonomous public technical and research universities spread across the country.

Now Application portal for next cycle of admission is open for students from ASEAN.

ASEAN PhD Fellowship Programme:  This fellowship is exclusively offered to 1000 students from ASEAN countries to pursue a PhD programme in India at any of the 23 IITs of their choice. The programme also gives the researcher the funding required for up to 5 years including a stipend to cover their living expenses.

Benefits of Fellowships:

The fellowship bears the whole cost of studying and living expenses for up to 5 years of the PhD programme.

It offers an extra contingency fund to cover study costs such as travel and books.

The fellowship includes a monthly stipend of up to INR 31,000 for the first 2 years, INR 35,000 for the remainder of the term.

The scheme would also include up to 24 percent of accommodation (monthly house rent allowance)-as per Govt. Standards (depending on the city) of the scholarship if hostel accommodation is not offered.

Why Study at IIT?  Indian Institutes of technology (IITs) are considered one of the best engineering and technology institutions in the world. IITs offer the lively campus atmosphere and amenities of global universities such as cafeterias, hostels, mini-markets, and even basic health facilities. A few IITs have hostels exclusively for international students to make studying in India an enjoyable and comfortable experience.

Selection Process :  Candidates who wish to apply for ASEAN PhD Fellowship Program need to apply online at our IIT portal. During this process you can choose the specific programme and also define which of the 23 IITs you want to study at.

The respective IIT will screen your application, shortlist you and interview you online. Then the institutes announce their offers of admission, including the waitlist.

If you are selected for multiple programmes, you will need to decide which programme to pursue and then the final accepted student details are reported on the portal.

IIT Delhi is the national coordinating institute for the ASEAN PhD Fellowship Programme for students from ASEAN counties wanting to study in IITs.

How to Apply: One can apply online at on the portal.

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