About the Programme

In recognition of the deep and historical ties between India and ASEAN, India's foremost technical education centres, the internationally renowned Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), welcome aspirants from ASEAN countries to apply for PhD fellowships. Applicants apply online on this portal. Those selected get a chance to finish their PhD with funding at par with their Indian counterparts from the Government of India. The funding covers the entire cost of study and living expenses for up to 5 years of their PhD programme.

Fellowship Details

The maximum tenure of each fellowship 5 years
Stipend per month INR 31,000/- for the first 2 years, INR 35,000/- for the remaining duration
Annual Research grant Up to INR 170,000/- for research expenses such as travel, books, contingency

Provisional Results (Last updated: 25th July 2020)

Provisional Results for the application round ending May 5, 2020 (Second Round)

Results for the application round ending October 31, 2019 (First Round)

(Selected candidates will receive the offer letters from their respective IITs.)

The selected candidates can contact their respective IITs for further assistance. See "Contact Us" for the same.

Programme Origin

On 25th January 2018, the eve of Indian Republic Day, the honourable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi, in the presence of the heads of all 10 ASEAN countries, announced 1000 fellowships for ASEAN citizens to pursue the PhD programme at an IIT of their choice. The programme is exclusively for aspirants from ASEAN countries and in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the warm and friendly ties between India and ASEAN.

Selection Procedure

  • Interested candidates apply online on the portal.
  • They choose the IIT and the specific programme/area in the online application.
  • Each IIT a candidate applies to conducts its admission process consisting of application screening, shortlisting, possible online interview, and announces its admission offers, including the waitlist. Candidates selected in multiple programmes give their final acceptance to exactly one, and the consolidated results are announced on this portal after duly operating the waitlist.

Available Fellowships

Total number of fellowships available 1000
Total duration of the programme until graduation of all fellows 7 years
Total number of incoming batches 3

FAQ

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are considered among the best engineering/technology institutions in the world. They are also among India's most well known brands. In a fresh beginning, the Government of India - through this programme, offers fellowships funded by Government of India exclusively for ASEAN aspirants to pursue PhD at an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) of their choice. This an exclusive programme and different from all other Government of India programmes such as Study in India and all other fellowships. Accordingly, it doesn't share any common application procedure with them.

The programme offers fellowships only at IITs, and is not meant for any other Indian educational institution.

Apply online (on this portal) to all programmes you wish to apply for, and every selected candidate is awarded the fellowship for pursuing PhD.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. See the "Important Dates" section on the homepage for the deadline of the current round.

The fellowship include a monthly stipend INR 31,000/- for the first 2 years, INR 35,000/- for the remaining duration, and an annual research grant of Up to INR 170,000/- to be used only for research expenses. The maximum duration of the fellowship is up to 5 years.

The fellowship is at par with that for Indian research scholars and covers the entire cost of study and living expenses for up to 5 years of the PhD programme. It provides an additional contingency fund to cover research expenses such as travel and books. The fellowship include a monthly stipend INR 31,000/- for the first 2 years, INR 35,000/- for the remaining duration and an annual research grant of Up to INR 170,000/- to be used only for research expenses. The tuition and hostel fee is not waived off and the candidate themselves need to pay it. The fees (tuition and hostel) varies from IIT to IIT, indicative tuition and hostel fees of respective IITs can be found by going to explore IIT and clicking on the IIT logo. Further details will be mentioned in the offer letter that the respective IIT sends to the selected candidate.

Hostel fees and Facilities vary from IIT to IIT, details will be provided in the offer letter.

The fellowship provides a stipend to the students INR 31,000/- for the first 2 years, INR 35,000/- for the remaining duration. They can use this money to pay for all their expense including Tuition fees and Hostel fees. Indicative tuition and hostel fees of respective IITs can be found by going to explore IIT and clicking on the IIT logo. Further details will be mentioned in the offer letter that the respective IIT sends to the selected candidate.

Selected candidates are eligible to apply for a student VISA.

Please get in touch with the Indian embassy in your country to find out the fees for VISA, it may vary from country to country.

First incoming visit to India can be reimbursed under your Annual Research Grant amount.

Fellowship amount will be credited every month in the account* of the selected candidate after his/her in-person joining at the campus. The academic registration and other relevant procedures need to be completed before that.

* Bank Account has to be opened only in the recommended Indian Bank of your respective IIT.

Respective IITs will take a call on their processes about the online registrations and classes. The details are being worked out by respective IITs, so please be in touch with your IIT.

Important Dates

Round 1
Opening date for Application 16th September, 2019
Closing date for Application 31st October, 2019
Result Declaration 23rd January, 2020
Round 2
Opening date for Application 5th February, 2020
Initial Closing date for Application 31st March, 2020
Extended Closing date for Application 5th May, 2020
Result Declaration 25th July, 2020