Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) offered admissions to foreign nationals (including OCI/NRI) to support bright and motivated international scholars to pursue their doctoral studies at IIT Hyderabad.


IIT Hyderabad announced the call for admission for the January-2024 academic semester intake of Fellowship for International Research Scholars in Technology at IIT Hyderabad (FIRST@IITH) & Self Finance for supporting bright and motivated international scholars to pursue their doctoral studies at IIT Hyderabad. The details of the fellowship are given below.

About IIT Hyderabad

IIT Hyderabad (IITH), established in 2008, is ranked among the top 10 Engineering institutions in India in National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) for the past 8 years, ever since NIRF rankings have been started (ranked 8 in 2023 rankings). IITH is ranked 3rd in NIRF-Innovation Rankings-2023, crossing many older IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Kharagpur, Guwahati and Roorkee). In QS 2024 world rankings IITH is ranked 691-700 and ranked 11th among Indian engineering institutions. IITH has been striving for excellence passionately with a motto of “Inventing and Innovating in Technology for Humanity (IITH)”. The unique features of IITH and the recent initiatives are captured below.

Some Important Statistics:

• 4200+ students (1200 PhD, 1300 PG, 1700 UG students), ~300 faculty and ~300 staff.

• 9000+ Scopus publications with 1,35,000+ citations, 2220+ projects worth of Rs. 890+ Cr, 190+ patents and 130+ startups (which have created 1000+ jobs and Rs. 1200+ Cr revenue).

As a part of strengthening the international engagement, IIT Hyderabad is proud to announce the call for admission for the January 2024 intake of Fellowship for International Research Scholars in Technology (FIRST@IITH) scheme and self finance ( ) for supporting bright and motivated international research scholars for pursuing PhD at IIT Hyderabad.



> Foreign Nationals (including OCI/NRI) with Excellent Academic qualifications having a Master's degree in Engineering / Technology in the relevant disciplines can apply.
> The medium of instruction across all courses would be English. The candidates applying for the courses at IITH are supposed to have a functional knowledge of English, which implies that they should have the ability to read, write, understand and speak the language.

Selection process

Shortlisting followed by an online interview.

Departments Offering

Artificial Intelligence, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Climate Change, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Design, Electrical Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Management, Liberal Arts, Materials Science & Metallurgical Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Heritage Science & Technology

Documents Required

1) Academic Transcripts, UG & PG Grade cards (in English) from University
2) Statement of Purpose
3) Two Recommendation Letters
4) GRE Score (Optional)
5) TOEFL/IELTS Score may be a requirement if the student schooling is not in English
6) Proof of Financing copy of the student’s bank statement showing balance of US $ 20,000
7) Passport Size Photo
8) Passport copy

Application Procedure

ø For details and downloading the application form visit:

ø Forward the completed application form along with along with the receipt of payment of application fee and electronic copies of the testimonials to:[at]iith[dot]ac[dot]in with a subject line “Application for Direct Admission for PhD Program”

ø Request at least one referee to send a reference letter to[at]iith[dot]ac[dot]in

ø Last date of send application by email: November 10, 2023 / 17:00 IST

More details can be seen in the link.


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