Foreign Nationals can seek admission to various Postgraduate and Research Programmes at IIT PATNA under the following categories:
The candidates in this category will be those who do not have any financial support and will have to bear all expenses on their own. On approval/selection of student by concerned department/centre, international relation (IR) Cell will request the student to send a signed statement from the student certifying that he/she will bear all the charges including the tuition fees, accommodation, food charges and all other incidental charges during the course of their stay at IIT Patna. He/she will also bear travel cost from his/her home country to India (Patna). Student should attach either a bank statement showing that they have enough finances in their own bank account or a letter from their parents or sponsors certifying that they will support all the expenses incurred by the student as mentioned above.
Government Supported (Foreign/ICCR):
These candidates will be supported by their own governments under some MoUs or sponsored by any government or supported by cultural exchange programme (ICCR). In case of foreign sponsorship, the application should be submitted to IIT Patna, 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 to the sponsoring authority (as applicable). Candidates desirous of admission under ICCR 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 IIT Patna 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. On approval/selection of student by concerned department/centre, Office of international relation (IR) will request the student to send a letter of recommendation from the Govt. certifying that fees will be paid by the Govt.
Through Projects: A selected student may also seek research assistantship by contacting individual faculty members. Based on the provision of research grants a faculty member may provide research assistantship to the foreign student for M.Tech (for project period only) and PhD at IIT Patna.