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IISER Pune Summer Student Programme for International Students


The International Summer Student Programme (ISSP) allows IISER Pune to host international students for internships during the summer months. The programme provides an opportunity for promising students to work with IISER Pune faculty and experience a stimulating environment on our campus. Research activities at IISER Pune span both theory and experiment in Biology, Chemistry, Humanities and Social Sciences, Data Science, Earth and Climate Science, Mathematics, and Physics with a strong focus on interdisciplinary research. The programme allows IISER Pune to broaden our outreach to research scholars across the globe, it facilitates the exchange of ideas and best practices, cultivates new academic contacts, and offers reciprocity with the partner institutions. 

Programme Specifics 

The programme is up to 12 weeks, from May 15 to August 15.   

The programme supports the selected summer students during the period of the project by providing accommodation and limited financial support towards subsistence.

The programme will provide orientation, opportunities to share research experiences, and social gatherings.

Eligibility and Requirements

1. Internship applicants must be currently enrolled students, at institutions outside of India, studying in the

  • 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of an undergraduate programme,
  • 1st or 2nd year of a master's programme, or
  • Doctoral programme

2. Excellent academic record in their present programme

3. You may list up to three faculty as preferences.


Applicants must use the web-based registration form to apply for the summer programme.