Fellowship for International Research Scholars in Technology at IIT Hyderabad (FIRST@IITH)


IIT Hyderabad announces FIRST scheme for supporting bright and motivated international research scholars for pursing PhD at IIT Hyderabad with full financial support.

Minimum Eligibility

Foreign nationals with excellent academic qualifications having a master's degree in engineering/technology in the relevant disciplines and a minimum CGPA of 8.5 (on a 10 point scale or equivalent)


Degree from a top line university in their respective countries, Research output in terms of publications/patents will be given a weightage during shortlisting.

Last date of sending application to first.iar@iith.ac.in: April 30, 2021, 17:00 IST.

FIRST @ IITH Application Procedure
  1. Download the application form here.
  2. Complete the application form in all respects.
  3. Complete the checklist (download here) and the testimonials along with the checklist.
  4. Send the completed application, testimonial and checklist to first.iar@iith.ac.in by 30th April, 2021, 17:00 IST.
  5. Arrange one reference letter from the listed referees to reach first.iar@iith.ac.in by 30th April, 2021, 17:00 IST.