Indian Institute of Science Bangalore - IISC Bangalore



Bettina Dinter

RWTHworldwide: Asia


+49 241 80 90812




The Indian Institute of Science, IISc for short, in Bangalore, which was founded in 1909, is an elite Indian research institution. It is primarily oriented towards graduated scientists.

It offers over 2000 scientists opportunities for post-doc stays and doctoral dissertations in 45 institutes. IISc leads all other academic institutions in India with its publications and was ranked as the best university in India in 2004, by the SJTU Institute in the People's Republic of China.

The campus is located in the north of Bangalore and encompasses an area of about 1.6 square kilometers, that was purposefully shaped with many native and exotic plants.

General Information







Number of Students



Indian Institute of Science

International Office at the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore


Type of Agreement

University partnership

Who can apply?

  • Bachelor students in their last year of study who wish to study or do research at IISc Bangalore and continue with a Master program there
  • Master students
  • Doctoral candidates

Type of Stay

Studies and research

Length of Stay

One to two semesters

Time of Stay

Upon arrangement with the partner university

Number of Exchange Placements


Study Details

Semester Dates

1st semester: August to November
2nd semester: January to May

Study Possibilities

Faculties and Institutes

Division of Biological Sciences


BioInformatics Centre

Centre for Ecological Sciences

Centre for Neuroscience

Microbiology & Cell Biology

Molecular Biophysics Unit

Molecular Reproduction, Development & Genetics

Division of Chemical Sciences

  • Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
  • Materials Research Centre
  • NMR Research Centre
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit

Division of Electrical Sciences

  • Centre for Electronic Design & Technology
  • Computer Science & Automation
  • Electrical Communication Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering

Division of Mathematical & Physical Sciences

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics Programme
  • Centre for Contemporary Studies
  • Centre for Cryogenic Technology
  • Centre for High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation and Applied Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Division of Mechanical Sciences

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Centre for Product Design & Manufacturing
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Advaced Facility for Microscopy and Microanalysis, kurz AFMM
  • Mechanical Engineering

Centres under the Director

  • Archives and Publication Cell
  • Centre for Continuing Education
  • Centre for Nano Science and Engineering, kurz CeNSE
  • Centre for Scientific & Industrial Consultancy
  • Center for Sponsored Schemes and Projects, kurz CSSP
  • Digital Information Services Centre
  • J.R.D.Tata Memorial Library
  • National Centre for Science Information
  • Supercomputer Education & Research Centre

Division of Earth and Environmental Sciences

  • Civil Engineering
  • Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
  • Centre for Earth Sciences, kurz CEaS
  • Centre for Sustainable Technologies, formerly known as ASTRA
  • Management Studies
  • Center for infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning, kurz CiSTUP
Divecha Centre for Climate Change

Course Offerings

All courses are held in English.

Prerequisites for the Application Very good academic performance
Language Requirements

Very good English skills
TOEFL is not required
Abitur certificate or certificate from the Language Center is required

Submit application in the International Office application portal
Application Deadline in the International Office

December 15: 1-2 semesters starting in the winter semester of the upcoming academic year

August 15: 1 semester starting the summer semester of the upcoming academic year – only for allocation of remaining spots

Tuition Fees Tuition fees waived
Average Cost of Living 300 to 400 euros
Funding Possibilities

BAföG for abroad
RWTH scholarship database
DAAD scholarship database
PROMOS scholarships abroad
Financing Study Abroad

Practical Information
Accommodations Support from the partner university: Yes
Health Insurance Students are responsible for having sufficient insurance coverage. We highly recommend health insurance and private liability insurance for abroad. Some partner universities have particular requirements for insurance protection.
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Additional Information

Foreign Office