TWAS-DBT Postgraduate Fellowship Program (Scholarships for international students in India)

1 SCHOLARSHIP A DAY

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INTRODUCTION

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of the Ministry of Science and Technology in India, and TWAS have established a fellowship programme for foreign scholars from developing countries who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in biotechnology.


ELIGIBILITY
  • Be a maximum age of 35 years on 31 December of the application year.

  • Be nationals of a developing country (other than India).

  • Must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in India or any developed country.

  • Hold a Master's or equivalent degree in science or engineering.

  • For SANDWICH Fellowships, be registered PhD students in their home country and provide the "Registration and No Objection Certificate" from the HOME university (sample is included in the application form); OR

  • For FULL-TIME Fellowships; be willing to register at a university in India.

  • Be accepted at a biotechnology institution in India (see sample Acceptance Letter that can be downloaded below or included in the application form). N.B. Requests for acceptance must be directed to the chosen host institution(s), and NOT to DBT.

  • Provide evidence of proficiency in English, if medium of education was not English;

  • Provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship;

  • Not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship;

  • Be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.

BENEFITS
  • DBT will provide a monthly stipend to cover for living costs, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. In addition, the fellowship holder will receive a house rent allowance.

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