International Relations


Fellowship for International Research Scholars in Technology at IIT Hyderabad – India

The Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IIT Hyderabad), India, is introducing Fellowship for International Research Scholars in Technology at IIT Hyderabad (FIRST@IITH) for attracting motivated and bright foreign students to pursue their doctoral studies at IIT Hyderabad.

The details of the fellowship are given below and also available in the attached flyer. In this regard we urge you to kindly share this scholarship opportunity to the leading Universities in the respective country of location of the Honorable Indian Mission.

About IIT Hyderabad

IIT Hyderabad is one among the 2nd generation of IITs started by the Government of India. Today IITH offers 11 B.Tech programs, 1 B.Des Program, 3 M.Sc programs, 18 M.Tech programs, 1 M.Des program, 1 MA Program and 15 Ph.D. programs in all branches of engineering, science, liberal arts and design.

The very foundation of IIT Hyderabad is based on research and innovation. The vibrant research culture is evident from the number of patents and publications that IITH has. At IITH, students are given a plethora of choices, which they diligently choose with the help of a faculty advisor. Courses that last for a semester are almost a foregone story at IITH. From 14-15 academic year onwards, all B.Tech programs started offering courses that are of smaller credits; called the fractal academics; very carefully designed to keep the students’ enthusiasm and keep them in pace with state of the art from 1st semester till 8th semester.

IITH, in the past couple of years, has been highly successful in building tie-ups with leading academic institutions around the globe. IITH is creating a unique holistic educational ecosystem that offers interactive learning, a highly flexible academic structure, cutting-edge research, strong industry collaboration, and entrepreneurship. It is providing an environment wherein students and faculty are not afraid to translate their dreams into realities.

IIT Hyderabad is placed in National Institute Ranking Framework Ranking #8 and is among the top 10 from India in the QS World Rankings As a part of strengthening the international engagement, IIT Hyderabad is proud to announce the Fellowship for International Research Scholars in Technology (FIRST@IITH) scheme ( for supporting bright and motivated international research scholars for pursuing PhD at IIT Hyderabad with full financial support.

The details of the fellowship are:

  • Minimum Eligibility Foreign nationals with excellent academic qualifications having a master’s degree in engineering/technology in the relevant disciplines and a minimum CGPA of 8.5 (on a 10 point scale or equivalent).
  • Desirable Degree from a topline university in their respective countries, Research output in terms of publications/patents will be given a weightage during shortlisting. Selection process Shortlisting followed by an online interview.

Financial Support Duration of the fellowship: 4 years Fellowship amount: INR 60,000/- per month Contingency support: Up to INR 1,00,000/- per year Application Procedure- For details and downloading the application form visit:

-Forward the completed application form along with electronic copies of the testimonials to: Request at least one referee to send a reference letter to There is no application fees- Last date of send application by email: April 15, 2021/17:00 IST