How to Apply

Full Programme (Degree) students:

Anyone who is not a national of India will be considered as an international student for the purposes of admission and fees.

Admission criteria

For undergraduate programs

International students interested in pursuing their undergraduate studies at IIT Bombay i.e. B.Tech., Dual Degree & 5-year Integrated M.Sc. programs, have to appear for the Joint Entrance Examination conducted by the IITs. For more details, please visit :

For admission to the 2 yr. M.Sc. and M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree programs

International students interested in pursuing these programs have to appear for the Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. conducted by the IITs. For more details, please visit :

For other postgraduate programs

International students can seek admission to various Postgraduate and Research Programmes (M.Tech., M.Phil., M.Des., & Ph.D.), under the following categories:-

Self-financing Students
ICCR Scholarship (Government of India)
Foreign Government Sponsorships

Students seeking admission in any one of the aforesaid categories will have to satisfy the minimum eligibility criteria for admission to the programmes as prescribed by the Institute. But merely fulfilling the minimum eligibility criteria does not guarantee the selection of a candidate into any program.


The Academic Rules & Regulations applicable to Indian students with regard to eligibility and evaluation are applicable to International Students also, as outlined in the brochures (please see :

Admission Procedure for postgraduate programmes (M.Tech., M.Phil., M.Des., & Ph.D.)

Self-finance category
The International Students, who wish to join under Self-finance Category, are required to submit their applications to the Academic Office at IIT Bombay. These applications are scrutinized by the respective departments of IIT Bombay. In case the applicant is found suitable for admission, an offer letter will be sent to him/her from the Academic Office, IIT Bombay.

ICCR Scholarship (Government of India)

Candidates desirous of admission under this Fellowship Programme are required to apply through the Indian High Commission/Embassy as the case may be, in their respective Countries. They will send the application to ICCR, Government of India and then ICCR will forward the application/s to the Academic Office at IIT Bombay for consideration. In case the candidate is found suitable for admission, an offer letter will be sent to him/her through Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi.

Foreign Government Sponsorships

The application should be submitted to the Academic Office at IIT Bombay, either by the candidate or the sponsoring authority. In case the candidate is found suitable for admission, an offer letter will be sent to him/her or the sponsoring authority (as applicable).


(1)The competent Committees of the Departments are the ultimate decision makers in accepting the students.

(2)Students interested in pursuing the Master of Management degree should directly contact the Head of SJM School of Management ( , ) for the application process.

Documents required

(Applications will be processed only on submission of all the requisite documents within the application deadline)

International students are required to submit following documents

  1. Application form
    M.Tech. & M.Phil.: Click Here
    M.Des : Click Here     M.Des admission brochure:   Important Dates for M.Des Admission 2021:
    Ph.D. : Click Here
  2. Copy of the grade transcripts with the explanation of the assigned grades. (Certified English translation is required, if the document is in other language).
  3. Statement of purpose.
  4. Bio-Data / Curriculum vitae / Resume
  5. Financial undertaking :
    -- -A letter of recommendation from the Govt. certifying that the fees will be paid by the Govt., or
    -- -A copy of the student’s bank statement showing a balance of at least US $ 10000 (in case of the 2-yr. post graduate program) or US $ 20000 (in case of a Ph.D. program)
  6. Personal particulars of Foreign Scholars coming to India (Click Here )
  7. Three recommendation letters – at least one recommendation should be about the student’s academic performance issued by a faculty member.
  8. Documentary proof to illustrate fluency in English language.

If English is not the first language or language of medium of instruction (during secondary & higher education), a pass in any of the following two tests will be required

The Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL), administered by the Educational Testing Service in the US, in which scores of at least 580 overall and 4.0 in the Test of Written English are required. The computer based test requires scores of at least 240 overall and 4.0 in essay writing. The internet based test requires scores of at least 95 overall with a minimum score of 20 in writing.

The International English Language Testing Service(IELTS) test, administered by the British Council, in which scores of 6 or more in each section and an overall score of 6.5 are required.

Test scores more than two years old will not be accepted for consideration.

Copy of the passport (page showing your nationality and personal details).

Fee structure

Fee structure for Full time Postgraduate programmes (M.Tech., M.Phil., M.Des. ) & Ph.D. programmes for Foreign Nationals)
(applicable w.e.f. Autumn semester of the Academic year 2019-20)

A) Fees payable at the time of admissions
Particulars Fees
Admission Fee INR 20,000/-
International Students Association Fee INR 4,000/-
Security Deposits (Refundable) INR 12,000/-
TOTAL INR 36,000/-
B) Per semester (2 semester per year)
Tuition fees
(for students from other than SAARC countries*)
INR 1,50,000/-
Tuition Fees
(for students from SAARC countries;
i.e. Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal,
Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives)
INR 75,000/-
Tuition Fees

FRN – TA scheme & FRN-FA (with tuition waiver) For Ph.D. programme

DAAD scholarship holders from Nepal and Bangladesh under MOU For M.Tech./M.Des./M.Phil. programme

INR 2,500/-

INR 5,000/-
All fees are subject to revision from time to time.

* SAARC Countries : Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives

C) Other fees: (per semester)
Examination fee INR 1000
Registration fee INR 750
Gymkhana fee INR 1750
Student Benevolent Fund INR 500
Medical Fee INR 1500
Hostel Rent @ INR 2000
Electrical & Water charges @ INR 3000
Hostel Establishment Charges @ INR 3000
Mess Establishment Charges @ INR 1550*
Student Accident Insurance Fund (SAIF) INR 200
Total INR 15250

* - To be increased 10% every year, rounded up in multiples of 50. (@ Student not staying in the hostel need not pay these fees)

In addition to the above, every student has to pay Semester Mess Advance of INR 27000/-.

(These are approximate amounts. The actual amounts will be communicated to the students by the respective hostels at the time of joining)

The Foreign National Students are required to pay their fees in the CASH SECTION of the Institute.

The above semester fees are revised, as per the 246th minutes of the BOG held on 23.2.2019.

Mode of Payment of fees

Fees listed under A), B) and C):- Demand Draft in favour of “Registrar, IIT Bombay”.

Fees under D):- Indian Rupees:- Cash

In cases where the fees are being wire transferred to IIT Bombay by the sponsoring institution, the full amount of the fees should be credited to the Institute. Bank charges, if any, should be borne by the sender.

A very limited number of tuition fee waivers may be given to exceptionally brilliant Doctoral students. The candidate may get in touch with the Heads of the corresponding Departments about the tuition fee waiver policy.

Application deadlines

Admission for Autumn Semester for M.Tech., M.Phil., M.Des., & Ph.D. Applications to reach the Academic Office on or before 15th January of every year.
Admission for Spring Semester only for Ph. D. Programme Applications to reach the Academic Office on or before 15th July of every year.

Applications are to be sent to :

(Please superscribe on the envelope “International Student Application”)

Dy. Registrar / Asst. Registrar (Academic)
Academic Section,
IIT Bombay,
2nd floor, Main Building,
Powai, Mumbai – 400 076
Maharashtra, India.
Ph: +91- 22- 2576 7044