Short term visit to IITKGP

Welcome to IIT Kharagpur!

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur also known as IITKGP in short welcomes you on your new journey to study, explore and learn as much as your heart wants and is prepared! Foreign students of recognized Institute/University interested in carrying out Course work / Research not leading to a degree may visit IITKGP for a short period of not exceeding two consecutive semesters with the intervening summer/winter term. The potential students can be accepted as visiting students under the MoU or otherwise. The research scholars visiting IITKGP for thesis/ project work/research work should contact the professors in advance to take their approval for guidance before applying. Foreign students visiting under any governing MoU will be given admission based on the terms and conditions under the MoU as agreed between IITKGP and the Country/ University/Institution concerned.

Getting Started!

Register > Apply > Make Payment* > Complete

Before you begin please make sure that you have taken note of the following:

  • There are a number of things that you should consider such as your eligibility for the proposed visit, important dates, fees and student visa.
  • You should have electronic copies of the following supporting documents in order to proceed with the online application:
  1. Academic transcript/s.
  2. Copy of your valid passport.
  3. Copy of your passport size photo.
  4. Supporting documents for professional experiences (if any), Research Publications (if any).
  5. Any other supporting documents for faculty specific requirements and restrictions (if applicable).

*Payment to be made post arrival in campus.

Application Procedure

Instructions for online application:

  1. Please read this step by step guide carefully. You are encouraged to follow this guide as you are filling out your online application in order to avoid errors in your submission which may cause a delay in the outcome of your application.
  2. First you need to register.
  3. You will receive an ‘Unique Application ID’ once you apply online.
  4. We will assess the application and notify you of the outcome.
  5. You have the option of exiting the application by simply clicking on ‘save and exit’ button of the page of the browser and you can log back in at a later stage using your user id and password.
  6. Application fee of USD 10 (SAARC nationals) and USD 25 (Non-SAARC nationals) is applicable post arrival in campus.
  7. Please note once it is submitted you will not be able to modify or edit any information.

Link to the application form: Application Form

The application portal is in the Beta Stage, and in case you are unable to apply through the portal, please fill up this application form and send it with all attachments to

Tuition fees and other expenditures during your visit:

Tuition and other fees are determined based on Institute's prevailing policy and other governing MoUs (if any).

Post Arrival in the Campus

Registration of the Inbound Foreign Students:

As per Bureau of Immigration (BoI) of Government of India:
“All foreigners (including foreigners of Indian origin) visiting India on long term (more than 180 days) Student Visa, Medical Visa, Research Visa and Employment Visa are required to get themselves registered with the Foreigners Regional Registration Officer (FRRO)/ Foreigners Registration Officer (FRO) concerned having jurisdiction over the place where the foreigner intends to stay, within 14 days of arrival.”
For more details please log on to:

The foreign student should report to the Office of the International Relations (OIR) located at the main building (ground floor) right opposite to the entrance of the Central Library preferably on the first day of their arrival. The OIR will be assisting the student to complete their registration process and also will be assisting with the future course of actions.
They may contact the IR executives in case of any clarification or doubts.