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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 2020.

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 will be for the session starting in August 2020, and the details for this will be available by April 2020.

Admission criteria are 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 Science, 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. Where possible, interviews will be conducted by video conference.

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