Incoming Exchange Student Program

VIT is now home to 1,000+ international students from 65 countries, including exchange students from all over the world. Exchange program allow international students to take courses / projects at VIT, India for a semester while paying tuition at their home institution, with the potential to transfer course credit back to their home institutions.

Admission Requirements

You are eligible for an exchange to VIT if you satisfy the following, relevant conditions:

  • You need to be registered as a full-time student at your home institution at the time of your application and while you are on exchange at VIT.
  • Undergraduate students and graduate students for whom the medium of language is English may not have to demonstrate English proficiency.

Exchange Periods

You can study courses with Credit Transfer at VIT Engineering and Science Schools / Research Centers on exchange during our Fall Semester (July – November), or Winter Semester (January – May). (or)
You can do research projects at VIT Engineering Schools / Research Centers for a minimum of 4 months to maximum of 6 months any time during an academic year.

How to apply

Points to be considered:

  • If you wish to do research project during exchange (instead of taking courses) then you will need to indicate that you wish to register in "Research Project" in the Learning Agreement.
  • Whenever possible, you should NOT make financial or other commitments for the exchange (like purchasing airline tickets) until you have received your official letter of admission from VIT.
  • Do not attempt to apply visa or process any immigration requirements until you have received your official letter of admission from VIT.
  • VIT will provide you with information on Government of India immigration requirements after the decision have been made to accept your application.

Deadlines

Courses / Project Semester Nomination Period Learning Agreement submission period Result declaration Study / project period
Courses Winter 1st Aug to 20th Sep 1st Oct to 15th Oct 1st Nov Jan to May
Courses Fall 1st Feb to 20th Mar 1st Apr to 15th Apr 1st May Jul to Nov
Research Project - 4 months prior to project period 3 months prior to project period 2 months prior to project period Any 4 - 6 months of an academic year

Tuition Fee and Cost of Living

Tuition fee for the study courses / research project for the period mentioned in the learning agreement is exempted for the students from partner institutions. Accommodation will be provided at VIT Student Hostels with food. 300 USD per month will be charged for hostel and food for the period mentioned in the learning agreement. Payment links and bank details will be shared with the admission letter. Applicants from non-partner institutions are advised to contact International Exchange Program Coordinator (studentexchange@vit.ac.in) for more details on tuition fees.

Contact

International Exchange Program Coordinator

Vellore Institute of Technology, India

Email: studentexchange@vit.ac.in

Phone +91 416 220 2070 / 2074