Government of India Fully-Funded PhD Fellowships for ASEAN Students at IITs in India

Government of India Fully-Funded PhD Fellowships for ASEAN Students at IITs in India

Application Deadline: October 31, 2019 (Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.)

Brief Description

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 Bhilai

IIT Bhubaneswar

IIT Bombay

IIT Delhi

IIT (ISM) Dhanbad

IIT Dharwad

IIT Gandhinagar


IIT Guwahati

IIT Hyderabad

IIT Indore

IIT Jammu

IIT Jodhpur

IIT Kanpur

IIT Kharagpur

IIT Madras

IIT Mandi

IIT Palakkad

IIT Patna

IIT Roorkee

IIT Ropar

IIT Tirupati

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 Procedure:

Visa Application is to be filled online at

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.

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