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International Ph.D. Programme 

IISER Pune encourages international students to apply for the IISER Ph.D. or IISER Integrated Ph.D. Programme, starting August 2019.

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International students are recruited via two streams:

  1. Direct admission in IISER Pune
  2. Through the MHRD-supported 'Study in India' Programme

The next round of Direct Admissions in IISER Pune have a March 15, 2019  application deadline with admission criteria as listed below:

Eligibility: Only nationals of countries other than India can apply. At the time of admission, the applicants for the Ph.D. programme must have completed a 4-year undergraduate degree or a Master’s degree, while applicants for integrated Ph.D. programme must have a 3- or 4-year undergraduate degree.

Application Process: Apply by writing to us at international.phd@acads.iiserpune.ac.in with a cover letter, CV, research statement, scan of information pages of passport, transcripts and three letters of recommendation. Do indicate your nationality and describe your academic track record in your CV. In your cover letter, indicate the Department (Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Earth & Climate Sciences, Humanities) of your interest along with names of specific research groups in IISER that are close to your research interest.

Selection: Selection will be based on pre-screening, followed by an interview process with multiple rounds. The process will be defined by individual departments and communicated to the applicants in advance.

Funding: Six International Ph.D. Fellowships, at par with IISER Fellowships, may be available. Tuition fee waiver for meritorious students facing financial hardships.

Deadlines: March 15, 2019 for the application. Interview rounds will be held in March-April, 2019. Where possible, interviews will be conducted by video conference.