How to Apply

How to Apply

Welcome to IIT Kharagpur!

IITKGP welcomes you on your new journey to study, explore and learn. Foreign nationals can either apply for Degree Programs (Master/Doctoral) or Non-Degree Programs (Course work / Research not leading to a degree) on this portal. Admission into IIT Kharagpur's undergraduate programs is conducted by the Joint Admission Board.

We encourage you to explore the appropriate Department/School/Center first. If you are interested in research, please start a dialogue with potential mentors. If you are interested in coursework, please find out which courses are being offered during your visit and what are their pre-requisites.

Once you have decided, please fill up the appropriate application form (degree/ non-degree) and remember:

  1. All fields as mandatory. Incomplete application will not be considered. In case any field is not applicable then please put ‘NA’.
  2. It can take up to an hour to complete the application.
  3. Personal details must be as per your passport.
  4. The complete application will require scanned copies of your passport, current official transcripts, past educational degrees, your curriculum vitae and a statement of research interest in PDF Format. Please note that your application will be processed only after we receive these scanned copies.
  5. The application fee is INR 500 for all candidates except those applying through ICCR/EDCIL(SII) as this fee is exempted for them.


Application Form for degree programs

(In case you are unable to apply through the portal, please fill up this offline form and send it with all attachments to ir-office@adm.iitkgp.ac.in.The application fee may be paid at this link.)

Application deadlines for Master's programs

July admission

  • 28th February for early decision applications
  • 30th April for late decision applications

Application deadlines for Doctoral programs

July admission

  • 28th February for early decision applications
  • 30th April for late decision applications

January admission

  • 15th August for early decision applications
  • 30th September for late decision applications


Application Form for non-degree programs

(In case you are unable to apply through the portal, please fill up this offline form and send it with all attachments to ir-office@adm.iitkgp.ac.in.The application fee may be paid at this link.)

Application deadlines for Coursework

July admission

  • 28th February for early decision applications
  • 30th April for late decision applications

January admission

  • 15th August for early decision applications
  • 30th September for late decision applications

Application deadlines for Research

No deadline (rolling admission)