ASEAN PhD Fellowships

About the Program

On 25th January 2018, the eve of Indian Republic Day, the honorable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi, in the presence of the heads of all 10 ASEAN countries, announced 1000 fellowships for ASEAN citizens to pursue the PhD program at an IIT of their choice. The program is exclusively for aspirants from ASEAN countries and is in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the warm and friendly ties between India and ASEAN.

In recognition of the deep and historical ties between India and ASEAN, India’s foremost technical education centers, the internationally renowned Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), welcome aspirants from ASEAN countries to apply for PhD fellowships. Applicants can apply online on the portal. Those selected get a chance to finish their PhD with funding at par with their Indian counterparts from the Government of India. The funding covers the entire cost of study and living expenses for up to 5 years of their PhD program.



As per IITM guidelines. Students are requested to visit the respective department websites for the eligibility criteria. 


Visit the ASEAN page for application start date and deadline details


Will the selection be done separately by the IIT’s?

Yes, IITM scrutinizes each application received. The candidates are selected based on our own selection procedures.

Will the IIT’s announce the results to the students?

No, the results are sent to the ASEAN office and will be published only on the ASEAN website.

Do I have to pay the tuition fees and other living expenses at IITM?

Yes, students are requested to pay all their fees at IITM with the stipend received from the ASEAN fellowship.



Ms. Deepa Alexander

Principal program administrator Global Academic Initiatives

Tel: 044-22574928


Ms. Caroline Wilson

Associate program administrator

Email :
Tel: 044-22574928

Ms. Akshaya Shridhar

Associate program administrator Global Academic Initiatives

Tel: 044-22574928

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