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To do a Doctorate in selected research areas at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), India:

  • Renewable Energy
  • Health
  • Climate Change
  • Good Governance

Who can apply?

Very well qualified post graduates from Bangladesh and Nepal

What can be funded?

4 years PhD programme in selected research areas at IIT Bombay, India, including a 6 month research period in Germany

Duration of the funding

The scholarship will initially be awarded for one year only; thereafter extension for the following year will be granted only after assessment of individual performance by IITB as per existent IITB norms and approval by DAAD. The maximum period of funding will be four academic years.

Value

  • Stipend of € 400 per month
  • Annual Study and research subsidy
  • Final thesis subsidy
  • Admission and tuition fees
  • Travel allowance toward return air fare from home country to India
  • Travel allowance toward return air fare from India to Germany
  • Stipend of 1000 € during research period in Germany (6 month)
  • Compulsory health insurance in India and Germany

Selection

Applicants must apply simultaneously to IITB and DAAD New Delhi for scholarship. Only applicants who are selected by IIT Bombay for admission are eligible for a DAAD scholarship.
The final decision about the selection will be announced at the end of May 2018.

What requirements must be met?

1. Applicants have to fulfill the requirements for the PhD programme they are applying for. For detailed information refer to the point „Contact and Consulting“
2. In addition, for DAAD scholarship applicants have to fulfill the following requirements:

  • There should not be a gap of more than 6 years between the award of last degree (M.Tech, M.Sc. etc.) and application deadline
  • Candidates must be Bangladeshi / Nepali nationals

Language skills

English language skills:
TOEFL: paper based: 580 overall and 4.0 in the Test of Written English; computer based: 240 overall and 4.0 in essay writing; internet based: 95 overall and 20 in writing
or
IELTS: 6 or more in each section and an overall score of 6.5

Application documents

1. Admission to IIT Bombay:

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For application form and the required documents refer to the respective PhD programmes at the website of IITB.
e-mail: Dean.ir.office@iitb.ac.in

2. Application for DAAD scholarship:
The application procedure occurs online through the DAAD portal. You are also required to send one copy of the "Application summary" (PDF file), which is generated in the DAAD portal after the online application procedure has been completed, and the required two recent references from university teachers by post to the Regional Office in New Delhi.
Please note: The first and last name filled in the application form should be identical to the name in the passport.
Please note that the access to the application portal only appears while the current application period is running. After the application deadline has expired, the portal for this programme is not available until the next application period. The access to the DAAD portal generally opens about 6 weeks before the application deadline at the latest.

1. Documents to be uploaded to the DAAD Portal

  • Full curriculum vitae in tabular form (max. 3 pages)
  • Detailed description of previous and intended research work
  • A recent TOEFL/IELTS certificate
  • School leaving certificate*
  • Academic transcripts*
  • Awarded academic degrees*

2. To be submitted by post:
  • The "Application summary", which is generated in the portal in PDF format and which can be printed out after the online application procedure is completed; please send 1 copy to the application address
  • Two references from university teachers which provide information about your qualifications. Please regard the instructions given on the tab "Submitting an application“.
The referee’s title and academic status should be clearly indicated in this (with official rubber-stamp). These should be confidential (in sealed envelopes) and should be recent-dated..
Certificates, proof of credits, certifications and translations may be scanned in non-certified form and uploaded to the DAAD portal. The DAAD Head Office in Bonn will only request certified copies of the submitted documents in paper form if a grant is awarded.

Please note
  • Your application is only valid if you submit all the required documents to the DAAD portal (see Item 1) and by post (see Item 2). The postmark date serves as proof that the application has been dispatched on time.
  • The DAAD portal closes at 24.00 hrs. Central European Time (CET) on the last application day.
  • Late or incomplete applications cannot be considered. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their applications are complete.
  • The application documents remain with the DAAD. Data relating to applicants is saved by the DAAD in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act insofar as this data is needed to process the application.

Only complete applications submitted simultaneously to IITB for the admission to the PhD programme and to DAAD for the scholarship will be considered.
It is mandatory for the selected PhD candidates to perform Teaching Assistant (TA) duties of 8 hrs per week at IIT Bombay.

Application deadline

The deadline for submission of applications at IIT Bombay and at DAAD New Delhi office is 15th January 2018

Application location

1) Application for admission to the PhD programme at IIT Bombay must be submitted to:
Dy. Registrar / Asst. Registrar (Academic)
Academic Section
IIT Bombay
2nd floor, Main Building
Powai, Mumbai – 400 076
Maharashtra, India
(please superscribe on the envelope “International Student Application”)

2) Application for the DAAD scholarship must be submitted to:
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Regional Office New Delhi
Ms Pooja Midha
Programme Officer
3rd Floor, South Block
DLTA Complex
R.K. Khanna Stadium
1 Africa Avenue
New Delhi – 110029
India

Information and advisory centres

Information and advice centres
German Academic Exchange Service
Regional Office New Delhi

Ms Pooja Midha
Programme Officer
3rd Floor, South Block
DLTA Complex
R.K. Khanna Stadium
1 Africa Avenue
New Delhi – 110029

Board Number: +91 11 66465500 (Ext.: 511)
e-mail: midha@daaddelhi.org

More detailed information

Financial Information

Information Brochure for PhD 2017-2018

Information on International students at IITB

DAAD New Delhi: http://www.daaddelhi.org

General information on the application via DAAD portal

You can access the DAAD portal by clicking "Application portal" at the end of the page. Here you will find an online application form in which you can enter your application data.

This is what you have to do:

1. Register in the DAAD Portal (Read notes about registering in the portal)
2. Request references (if necessary according to the call for proposals, see "Application procedure")
The form, which has to be completed by a referee, has to be generated in the DAAD portal in the section "Request reference" after registration and downloaded. Please send the form by e-mail to your referee and ask for the completed reference form to be returned to you in a sealed envelope. In each case, please provide your referee with the application address thus enabling him/her to send the recommendation letter there direct.
Please note that the form for completion by a referee can only be generated during the application period (from about 6 weeks before the application deadline).
Please generate one form for each referee.
References are confidential and should not be read by the applicant. The unopened envelope should be enclosed with the printed "Application summary" generated in the portal (see Item 4). Please note: If the call for proposals requires you to send several copies of your application by post to the application address (see "Application documents" in the section "Application procedure"), you will also need several copies of your reference in several envelopes, which you must then enclose with your printed "Application summary".
3. Applying online in the DAAD Portal (Read notes on applying in the portal)

  • Download and complete the online application form
  • Prepare application documents
  • If necessary, translate documents (unless they are already in German or English).
  • Scan paper documents (except references) and save in PDF format. Please note that you can only upload PDF files to the portal.
  • Upload the completed application form and the required appendices (except references and any work samples which you might have to submit) to the portal in PDF format. Translations, if applicable, should be uploaded together with the document issued in the original language.
  • Submit the uploaded application documents online.

Sending application documents by post
Submit the printed "Application summary" – if necessary with several copies (see "Application procedure/Application documents") by post. Please do not enclose any other documents that have not been uploaded to the portal with the printed "Application summary" – except the required references (in sealed envelopes) and a work sample if applicable!
Information for applicants from non-EU countries:
Please remember to specify the exact contents of your postal consignment in the documents for the customs authorities, e.g. "Application for a scholarship with application documents, a reference and a DVD with work samples (no commercial goods)".

Please note:
If you have any technical questions or problems your local information and advice centres could not help you with, please do not hesitate to contact our technical Portal hotline: +49 (0228) 882-888 or via e-mail portal@daad.de, open every weekday from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.
Please consider this when you are planning your application.

Basic-Requirements

Status: Graduates
Country of Origin:
Only specified

The scholarship for this programme is restricted to certain countries of origin. You can find an explanation for this on the details page of the scholarship programme under the application requirements.

Subject:
Only specified

Restricted to the following disciplines:

  • Law, Economics and Social Sciences
  • Mathematics/Natural Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Engineering
Further application requirements »