Application Deadline: October 31, 2019 (Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.)
University or Organization: Government of India
Department: Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)
Course Level: PhD
Award: Fully-funded fellowships
Access Mode: Online
Number of Awards: 1000
Nationality: Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) students
The award can be taken in India
Eligible Countries: Applications from 10 ASEAN countries are accepted. ASEAN comprises Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam.
Acceptable Course or Subjects: The PhD program will be awarded in any subject in India’s foremost technical education centres (IITs):
IIT (ISM) Dhanbad
IIT (BHU) Varanasi
Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must a citizen of ASEAN countries.
How to Apply
How to Apply: Applicants apply online on the portal. To apply, applicants are required to take admission in one of an IITs in India. Explore IITs and apply for a fully-funded PhD program.
Supporting Documents: ASEAN students applying for the fellowships will require a student visa with an admission letter from IIT and last education certificate.
Admission Requirements: Entry requirements vary according to IITs. So before starting your application you should check the institute in which you want to pursue the PhD of your choice at various IITs.
Language Requirement: Check language requirement in your selected Institute in which you want to study
Visa Application is to be filled online at indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/.
Applicants may be asked to provide additional documents, if needed, by the consular officer – Passport, photographs, and Signatures.
Applicants must check the full detail for a student visa.
The Government of India will provide a total budget outlay of INR 300 crore (approximately USD 45 million) in up to 1000 integrated PhD Fellowships. The benefits are as the following:
The maximum tenure of each fellowship is 5 years
Winners will receive a stipend per month as the following: INR 31,000/- for the first 2 years and INR 35,000/- for the next three years
Fellows will receive a research grant up to INR 170,000/- for research expenses such as travel, books, and contingency
The program will also provide accommodation (monthly house rent allowance) up to 24% – as per Govt. norms (depending on the city) – of the stipend, if hostel accommodation not provided.