Program duration and fees

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Program details

  • The PhD duration will be maximum 4 years 
  • Students will be co-supervised by academics from both BITS and RMIT throughout their candidature 
  • While at a BITS campus in India, students will complete the required coursework and be required to develop their research proposal for confirmation of candidature by the end of their first year 
  • Students will visit RMIT in Melbourne for up to one year (normally in the second year of their program) 
  • RMIT coursework requirements will be completed when the students are at RMIT.

Costs, fees and scholarships

Costs when at BITS campuses in India

  1. Tuition fees at BITS:
  • Fee to be paid at the time of joining: INR 62,225
  • Annual Fee from the Second Year: INR 49,225 (these amounts are reviewed annually)
  • The First Year Fee includes an Admission Fee of INR 10,000 and a refundable deposit of INR 3,000
  1. Other costs/fees
  • There is a Ph.D. Thesis Submission Fee of INR 15,000 which needs to be paid at the time of thesis submission
  • You will also be required to pay boarding charges which depend on your campus and living arrangements
  1. A Stipend will be made available:
  • Annual Stipend for those with First Degree (B.E. / M.Sc.) Qualification: INR 336,000
  • Annual Stipend for those with Higher Degree (M.E. / M.Tech.) Qualification: INR 372,000
  • In addition, you will receive an annual top-up stipend of around INR 106,000

Costs when at BITS campuses in Dubai

These figures are currently being updated and will be provided shortly

Costs when at RMIT campuses in Australia

  1. Your tuition fees at RMIT
  • You will not have to pay tuition fees at RMIT for the duration of your time in Melbourne (up to one year)
  1. A Stipend will be made available:
  • You will receive a stipend of around A$33,826 per year pro rata to cover your cost of living including accommodation, food and entertainment (this amount is reviewed annually and published on the RMIT website)
  1. Other costs and fees
  • You will be required to pay an RMIT annual student services and amenities fee of around A$326 (this amount is reviewed annually)
  • Your Overseas Student Health Cover (medical insurance) will be paid for by RMIT
  • BITS and RMIT will purchase for you a single return economy class airfare to get you to Melbourne and back. Any additional costs related to travel to and from Melbourne (such as taxis or additional baggage charges) will need to be covered by you.
  • As noted above, many of these figures are estimates based on this year’s relevant costs or stipends. You will be informed annually in advance of each of these amounts.
Note, these figures will be reviewed annually.