With over 350+ international MoUs across the globe, Vellore Institute of Technology has a strong international presence abroad. The International Relations office of Vellore Institute of Technology with institutes and universities all over the world helps the students to explore diverse environments and various cultures across the world. International Relations team help the institute to connect students and faculty with peers many foreign institutions abroad. The international partner universities are spread in various countries throughout the world – USA, Canada, UK,Australia, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and South America.
The list of international partnering university is quite long and visit the below link to check them out!
VIT provides education to students not only from India but also from abroad. The growing number of foreign students on campus to pursue their education and research stands as a testimony to VIT's transformation into an International Institute.
The students get a chance to visit other international partner universities in their final semester under the Semester Abroad Programme (SAP). VIT’s Semester Abroad programme aims to encourage students from all streams to pursue their courses and capstone project in one of the international partner universities abroad. The Office of International Relations organizes a roadshow to students in their pre-final year and all are invited to participate. The Semester Abroad Programme (SAP) is pursued by both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
VIT also offers an International Transfer Programme (ITP) where the students can opt for studying at a partner university after completing a minimum of 2 ( two) years of their bachelor’s degree in VIT. The students can opt for International Transfer Programme in partner universities in the USA, UK, Belgium, Sweden or Australia. This international program is offered to Engineering streams. The International Relations of VIT also brings in over 175+ faculty from foreign universities to take up teaching and research assignments at VIT. International programs don’t end here. There are internships summer and winter schools available all over the globe for the students to earn a fellowship, valuable work and study experience.
International Relations would help in the considerable increase in the presence of foreign students and faculty on the campus. Such presence would help in a student-friendly, diverse environment with faculty experienced in many major fields. With the latest addition of the Institute of Eminence to VIT, there is an expected increase in International Relations with various universities around the world.
His Excellency Jean de Dieu MOUKAGNI-IWANGOU, Minister of State Ministry of Higher Education of Scientific Research and Technology Transfer, Government of Gabon and Mr Serge Thierry MANDOUKOU OMBRGUE, Cultural Counsellor, Embassy of Gabon in India visited VIT stall at the FICCI Higher Education Summit held at New Delhi.
Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) today has signed a MoU with School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) of George Washington University (GWU) to establish a Preferred International Partnership Program that allows students who have obtained their bachelor’s degree within the five years preceding their application to GWU or who will graduate with a bachelor’s degree from VIT in the year preceding their application to GWU the option to apply for a GWUSEAS Graduate degree program with Graduate Program application fee waiver and enhanced opportunity for scholarships.
Dr. G. Viswanathan, Founder & Chancellor - VIT, and Dr. R. Seenivasan, Dy. Director of International Relations (North America), Dr. Harkmore Lee - Associate Vice President International Programmes & Global Education and Dean - College of Professional & Global Education, Cal. State LA represented during this MoU signing ceremony held at the Cal. State campus, Los Angeles, USA.
This MoU will facilitate various opportunities for student exchange & faculty exchange programmes in addition to joint study programs and research activities between the two institutions.
Dr. G. Viswanathan, Chancellor - VIT University along with Dr. R. Seenivasan, Dy. Director International Relations (IR) Office VIT, Dr. Pranesh B. Aswath Provost & Vice President, for Academic Affairs University of Texas at Arlington, Dallas, USA and various dignitaries from UTA were present during this historic occasion.
This MoU will foster student exchange & faculty exchange programmes in addition to joint study programs and research activities between the two institutions.
As a part of the visit to US higher education institutions, our honourable Chancellor Dr. G. Viswanathan along with Dr. R. Seenivasan, Dy. Director International Relations (North America) met Dr.Jun Wang, Assistant Provost Strategic Initiatives and International Recruitment, Dr David Dai, Associate Director Strategic Initiatives and International Recruitment & Dr Michael Schmelzle Director, International Students & Scholars from the University of California, Riverside USA during academic cooperation meeting held at UCR campus , for strong academic, research cooperation and exchange programmes between the two institutions.