Mitacs Globalink Research Internship offers two-way mobility between Canada and Mitacs partner countries. Senior undergraduate and graduate students may be eligible to apply for projects in universities of Canada. For more information refer to link.

Warwick Manufacturing Group

IIT Kharagpur has an active student internship program with the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) at the the University of Warwick, UK where every year they offer funded internships to about 10 UG and PG students. As part of the internship programme, the student spends 2-3 months at WMG working on a project jointly formulated by his/her home supervisor at IIT Kharagpur and host supervisor at WMG. After coming back from the internship the student is expected to continue working on the same project at IITKGP for his/her BTP or MTP.

The announcement for the WMG projects are expected to be released in October 2019 for the Summer 2020 program.

For more information click here.

Institute Funding

Full financial assistance is available to students for participation in "best" academic international conferences. This scheme is available to Post-Doctoral, Doctoral, Masters as well as undergraduate students. The complete list of "best" conferences is available with the Academic Section.

The Institute provides financial support of INR 1 lakh plus USD 500 to Dual Doctoral Degree students and doctoral students with joint supervisors abroad. The support covers one round-trip international travel and visa charges for a visit of at least 90 days to the Host Institute. The doctoral student must complete his/her registration seminar before undertaking the visit.

Further details may be found from Dean PGS&R and the Academic Section.

Foreign Govt. Scholarships

The Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Government of India, maintains a list of scholarships offered by various countries around the world to Indian students. The complete list may be found at: link.

Charpak Scholarship

This scholarship is designed for exchange students from all the streams and fields of study, enrolled in an Indian institution, for a period of one to four months (duration of an academic semester) at the Bachelor’s or Master’s degree level. The Charpak Exchange Program offers Charpak AME Scholarship (Allocation Mensuelle d’Entretien) with the following benefits to scholarship awardees based on merit: : - Living allowance of 615 euros - Medical insurance coverage (approx. 300 euros / academic year) - Student visa fee waiver (16,500 INR approx.) - Assistance to find affordable student accommodation.

To view the call for Raman Charpak Fellowship 2019, click here.

IITKGP Foundation Scholarship (Internship)

The IITKGP Foundation of USA has instituted a fund for the students of IIT Kharagpur, to be awarded each year for availing high-quality international research and professional internships. Grants of USD 3000-5000 will be awarded to around 15 exceedingly meritorious students across all levels and departments/schools/centres based on the quality of the host institution/company, the quality of the proposed internship and the academic standing of the applicant. The awardee can also arrange additional sources of support, if necessary but should duly disclose them to the Foundation. Application procedure: Log in to the Foreign training portal

IITKGP Foundation Student Competition Support

The IITKGP Foundation of USA has set up top-up funding for IITKGP student teams for attending various international competitions. Only those teams who qualify for Institute travel grant for attending the competition are eligible to apply. Please contact OIR for more details.


The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), as a publicly funded, self-governing organisation of the institutions of higher education in Germany, promotes international academic exchange as well as educational co-operation with developing countries through a variety of funding and scholarship programmes. For more information refer to link.

Fulbright Scholarship

The Fulbright Program is administered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually. Roughly 1,600 U.S. students, 4,000 foreign students, 1,200 U.S. scholars, and 900 visiting scholars receive awards, in addition to several hundred teachers and professionals. For more information refer to link.


The Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF), established under an agreement between the Governments of India and the United States of America in March 2000, is an autonomous, not for profit society that promotes and catalyzes Indo-US bilateral collaborations in science, technology, engineering and biomedical research through substantive interaction among government, academia and industry.

Newton Bhabha

The British Council- India, the Department of Science and Technology (DST), the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), India and Indian Higher Education Institutions invite applications for funding to support short-term PhD placements between UK and Indian institutions. DBT is offering opportunity for the UK and Indian PhD scholars to spend a period of their study (2 to 4 months) in Indian and UK higher education institutions taking place between March 2020 to December 2020.

Key Dates for 2020 applications:

  • Deadline for receipt of applications: 8 October 2019
  • Selection results announced in December 2019
  • Placements to take place between: March 2020 and December 2020

For more information click here.

National and International Conferences/ Seminars/ Workshops

Financial assistance is available to students for presenting papers in National and International Conferences/Seminars/Workshops. International visits may be to SAARC as well as to non-SAARC Countries. Financial assistance can cover registration fees, boarding, lodging and travel allowances. Full-time students at all levels (under-graduate, post-graduate and research students, and Post-Doctoral Fellows) are eligible. To find out more, please contact the Academic Section.

For Conference:

  1. Student will go to their own ERP a/c

  2. Click link: Financial support for International participation

  3. Open link -> fill up details -> take print -> put all required enclosures

  4. Drop application with Dean PG Secretary

  5. If the student is taking part in a conference listed under: “Best academic conferences”, they will receive full support. If not, Partial support.

  6. Decision is taken by the ‘Monitoring Committee Meeting

  7. Full support includes: Visa charges, TA, DA, Accommodation and registration charges

  8. Partial Support includes: Visa, TA and registration charges.