BITS-RMIT PhD Program
Transform your future with a transnational joint PhD from two leading universities – start your research at BITS, then undertake up to one year of your candidature in a scholarship-funded position at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia.Apply for the BITS-RMIT PhD Program
The BITS-RMIT PhD Program is a unique transnational program that allows you to obtain a joint PhD from two leading universities BITS (Birla Institute of Technology and Science) and RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology).
This PhD program is designed specifically for Indian students.
As part of this program, students will receive a generous scholarship with nominal tuition fees from BITS, plus a full RMIT tuition fee scholarship, and stipend for the duration of your time in Melbourne (up to one year) and return flights to Melbourne.
You will have the opportunity to develop your research skills, network with renowned academics, access cutting edge facilities and gain hands-on experience conducting original research across:
- Computer Science and IT
- Humanities and Social Sciences
What makes the BITS-RMIT PhD Program unique?
Minimum qualification requirements
Ensure you meet the requirements specified below before applying. Applications that do not provide evidence of meeting the minimum requirements will not progress further.
- Master’s degree (MTech/MSc, or equivalent with aggregate percentage of 65% or equivalent)*
- GATE Score OR a high score in UGC-NET, CSIR, ICAR, ICMR, DST-INSPIRE**
* Where degree certificate or final year transcripts are not yet available, applicants may upload the previous semester / year transcripts
**Candidates without a valid GATE/ UGC-NET, CSIR, ICAR, ICMR, DST-INSPIRE score can be considered if they have undertaken GATE in the last five years AND/OR have a minimum of two years professional work experience, AND if they meet all other eligibility requirements. Where applicants wish to use the option of providing 2 years professional work experience as evidence – please include evidence within your uploaded documents